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Haute Route Andermatt to Engelberg

Enjoy the long runs of the Haute Route from Andermatt to Engelberg on this fantastic skiing adventure in the Alps, along with IFMGA certified guide Krister.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Explore the amazing Haute Route on a unique week-long adventure.

  • Discover amazing views and skiing opportunities.

  • Join a certified guide to the best spots from Andermatt to Engelberg.

Description

The ultimate Haute Route ski tour for those who like nice long rides.

On this 1-week ski touring program, we will have the chance to enjoy the traditional Haute Route from Andermatt to Engelberg on skis.  This is a tour that I normally do from mid/late March to mid/late April. It is a pleasant time in the Alps with lots of snow and it’s mostly cold over 3000 meters but at the same time sunny. We have the opportunity to experience a nice combination of cold and fine spring snow.

You need to be fit as it is an intense week with many meters that will be traveled every day. It’s required that you have off-piste and ski touring experience. If you have no experience or if you are not sure about your ability to join, please feel free to get in touch with me, and let’s discuss it.

You’ll find below the program I usually propose. It might be adapted based on the snow and weather conditions before departure.

Please contact me if you are interested in this great adventure, or any other you would like to do in the Alps or elsewhere.


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Itinerary

Day 1: Preparation day in Andermatt

We will do a short ski tour to test the equipment to ensure that everything fits and works. We will prepare and plan our lunches for the tour – possibly lightening up your backpack, etc. We will sleep at the hotel in Andermatt.

Day 2: Realp (1 540m) - Albert Heim Hütte (2 543m)

The first day of the tour starts with a train ride to Realp, located just beyond Andermatt. We will eat a hearty lunch before putting on skins and walking towards Albert Heim hut … If we have energy left, we can continue towards Galenstock and enjoy some nice rides. Otherwise, we can also sit on the terrace and enjoy the awesome view for the rest of the day.

Day 3: Albert Heim Hütte (2543m) - Chelenaalphütte (2350m)

The day starts early. Breakfast is served in the dining room. We will walk about 500 meters up until we get to Winterlücke. There, we will go down directly to Göcheneralpsee.  Or, we can also go through Lochberg depending on the weather. We then continue to Chelenaalptal towards the hut.

Day 4: Chelenaalphütte (2350m) - Steingletcher (1 865m)

We start directly with the skins on and go to Sustenlimi which is about 700 meters up. There, we can choose whether we want to continue moving towards the top of Sustenhorn, 3500 m or just go down directly to Steigletcher where we will find our accommodation at the bottom of the valley. 1700 meters of altitude difference from the top of Sustenhorn … who can refuse that?

Day 5: Steingletcher (1 865m) - Süstlihütte (2 257m)

We will move towards Fünffingerstock and pass through the Obertaljoch pass (about 2 850m). We then have several choices to go down to Sustlibach. A great ride… nice views and hopefully good snow … last bit up towards Süstlihüttan. We can then enjoy some well-deserved drinks.

Day 6: Süstlihütte (2 257m) - Engelberg (1 000m)

The last day begins skinning up to Grassengrat / Stössensattel – a climb of around 600m. It’s perhaps the week’s best ride, an entire 1800 meters downhill. We will pass the Grassen bivouac (very beautiful) just below the mighty southeast wall of the Titlis. Once down in the valley, we take the local bus back to Engelberg.


About the guide

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IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain guide

I'm a certified Mountain Guide since 2003. I have been climbing in most of the continents and putting up new routes in the Alps, Africa and Greenland as well as in Norway and Sweden.

I come from Sweden and I'm now based in Haute Savoie in France.

Please get in touch with me if you wish to discover the Alps, Scandinavia or any other places around the world, walking, climbing or skiing.


Deal opportunities

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Mar 14, 2022 - Mar 18, 2022

EUR 5506 per traveller


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 5340 each

Group of 2

EUR 2670 each

Group of 3

EUR 1780 each

Group of 4

EUR 930 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

- Lunches and drinks

- Personal ski equipment

- Travel to / from Andermatt.

- All transportation throughout the week starting in and return to Andermatt.

- Lift ticket on the preparation day in Andermatt.

- Hotel with breakfast before and after the week

- Compulsory insurance that covers mountain rescue.


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