People per Guide
Type of Trip
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 dates. If you are looking for a private option, check out this 4-day freeride training program in Chamonix/Verbier area.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Half-board meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Personal equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
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.
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