Haute Route, Chamonix – Zermatt, 8 Day Ski Tour

Join IFMGA certified mountain guide Edward for 8 days along the famous Haute route from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The Haute route is not just a route, but a thrilling journey. It will take you from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland. And over the course of 8 days, you will have the chance to enjoy it, while accumulating enough memories to last a lifetime.

    Throughout the Haute route, you will typically be at altitudes between 2000 and 4000 metres. That means you will not just be near the peaks of the Alps, but amongst them. Just a few examples of the exceptional peaks you will get to see up close are Mont Blanc (4,810m), the Matterhorn (4,478m), Grand Combin (4,314m), Dent Blanche (4,357m), along with many more.

    Every day will see us trekking over long distances, while enjoying marvellous slopes. And at the end of each day, we will stay in various mountain huts. All of these huts have their own unique charm and personalities. And as a result of their locations, as most of them rest at altitudes between 2750 metres and 3500 metres, they also offer their own unique views as well. Thus giving you a constant barrage of gorgeous scenery you can see during the day and night.

    As a result of the long days, to join this trip on the Haute route, you must have previous ski touring and off-piste experience. You should also be in good physical condition as well.

    The Haute route is a true classic in the world of skiing routes. Crossing international borders, while surrounded by some of the most famous mountains in the world, is a dream come true for not only many skiers, but many adventures as well.

    Do you want to join me on this amazing journey? Check out the next departure dates below and send a request to book this trip!

    Please notice this is an open group program, only available on fixed datesIf you are looking for a private option, check out this 4-day freeride training program in Chamonix/Verbier area.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 3
    1790 EUR

    Group of 4
    1790 EUR

    Group of 5
    1790 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc). The price includes the guiding fee, a welcome drink, half board accommodations and necessary avalanche gear, as well as the Champex - le Chable and the Tasch - Chamonix transfers. However, the price does not include necessary skiing equipment, which if you do not already have, can be rented in Chamonix.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Chamonix

    Accommodation

    Various mountain huts along the Haute Route

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    In 1987 I became a certified mountain guide after an intense four-year training program at the Technical University of Munich, thus becoming the first guide from the Netherlands to be IFMGA-certified and probably worldwide one of the first guides not originating from an alpine country. As a guide, I do everything from beginner courses in the Alps to worldwide climbing expeditions to the Seven Summits.

    Based in Switzerland, just a few kilometers from the French town of Chamonix, I offer customized programs, tailor-made for each of my clients. As an alpinist and mountain guide, I’ve participated in many succesful expeditions, including Mt. Everest (north and south sides), Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma (Tibet), Aconcagua (Argentina), Yerupaja South Face and Huascaran (Peru), Ojos del Salado (Chile), Mt Hunter and Denali (Alaska), Elbrus (Russia) Carstensz Pyramid (West Papoua) and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania). I’ve led two UIAA expeditions for talented young climbers: one in China and one in Pakistan. Both were very successful and led to the opening of some new (and sometimes difficult) routes. I’m always looking for new and challenging ski areas and, in recent years, have specialized in ski safaris and ski touring in the Alps, Morocco, Canada, Chile and Scandinavia. Adventure skiing is my passion since a long time and the challenge is to find the best snow and safe skiing and have fun with the group in a remote location. A father of 2, in my spare time, I like to go skiing, mountain biking and climbing with friends and family.

     
     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about -Edward Bekker

     

    Fantastic trip with a great group! Edward made the most of the spring conditions. We were blessed with sunny days - touring in shorts and t-shirts. Beautiful views, skiing over fjords, after great ascents! Long descents, all in all an amazing week!!
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    Kathryn Vine
    My first proper ski touring trip and I didn’t really know what to expect...it was amazing In every respect. The scenery was stunning and accommodation perfect at MIT FabLab. Haakon looked after us at FabLab and Edward out on the mountain. I felt safe and exhilarated at the same time. The group were diverse with a sense of fun and a common interest in being out on the mountains. It really was a privilege for me to share the week with them. I look forward to another trip next winter. Bob
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    Bob Moore
    Fantastic mountain guide with an incredible singing voice!
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    Göran Tammert
     

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