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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.

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

Description

The ultimate Haute Route tour for those who like nice long rides. The nights are spent in mountain huts with half board that allows us to leave with a light backpack.

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 warm and comfortable. 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 about it.

You’ll find here 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 touring tour during which we will 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)

First day of the tour start with a train ride to Realp located just beyond Andermatt. We will eat a good lunch before putting the skins and start walking towards Albert Heim hut … If we have enough strength we can continue to move on towards Galenstock and get some nice rides. It feels like you want to save some power, we can sit on the terrace and enjoy the awesome view for the rest of the day.

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

Waking up in the foundry is a special experience. Take the time to go out and watch the stars. The day starts early. Breakfast is served in the dining room. We will walk about 500 meters up until we get to Winterlücke. Here we go down directly to Göcheneralpsee. 1000 beautiful altitude difference … Or if we want to go through Lochberg, the weather decides … We then continue into Chelenaalptal towards the hut, about 500 meters height.

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

We start directly with the skins on and go to Sustenlimi which is about 700 meters up. Here we can choose whether we want to continue moving towards the top of Sustenhorn, 3500 m or just go down directly to Steigletcher to the night’s accommodation at the bottom of the valley. 1700 Beautiful altitude meters from the top of Sustenhorn … who can’t refuse that?

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

We are moving 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)

Last day. It starts with a skins up to Grassengrat / Stössensattel – a climb of about 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.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 5506 each

Group of 2

EUR 2753 each

Group of 3

EUR 1836 each

Group of 4

EUR 949 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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