trip duration TRIP DURATION
7 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Alps
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
5 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Sustained
best period OFFER PERIOD
Mar, Apr
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

Join me on this fantastic ski touring week through the Haute Route. We will spend 7-unforgettable days in one of the most legendary ski touring expeditions in the Alps!

The Haute Route links two prestigious capitals of mountaineering: Chamonix, in France, and Zermatt, in Switzerland. It will take us from western Europe’s highest peak, the Mont Blanc, to one of the world’s most famous mountains, the Matterhorn.

Along the way, we will discover the beauty and magnificence of more than 20 glaciers, countless slopes and ever changing landscapes.

The path will take us through steep climbs, narrow ridges and wild glaciers. Sometimes, it will seem as if the route would not go any longer, or as if our path had an abrupt end. Then, we will find a breathtaking steep descent! Also, we will lide on wide slopes, surrounded by one of the most amazing views of the Alps.

Contact me if you want to live the Haute Route experience! We can start planning the perfect program for you. It will be an unforgettable trip!

You can also check my ski touring week in the Lyngen Alps, in Norway. It’s also an amazing program!

Itinerary

Day 1

Chamonix

Arrival in Chamonix. Overnight in the village.

Day 2

Glacier d'Argentiere-Cabane de Trento

With the cable car we will go from Argentiere to Grand Montets (about 3300 m). Descent to Glacier d ‘Argentiere, climb to the Col du Chardonnet (3321 m). Descent to the Glacier de Saleina, climb the Fenetre de Saleina (3261 m). Departure or a short ascent to the Cabane de Trento (3170 m). Overnight.

Day 3

Ski touring-Bourg San Pierre

Today we will have two options:

*Variant A (difficult, only in good conditions): Short ascent towards Aiguilles Dorees. Descent to the Glacier de Saleina. Ascent to the Col Grand Lui. We will be able to cope with the steep climb to the transition with crampons. Facing the imposing Mont Dolent, over giant slopes. we will start a nearly 2000 meters descent to La Fouly in the Val Ferret. A taxi will transfer us to Bourg S. Pierre. Overnight at Hotel Moulin du Valsorey.

*Variant B: Day trip to the Petit Fourche (3512 m) or Aiguille du Tour (3540 m). Descent over the plateau of Trento, short climb to the Col des Escandies (2793 m) and descent through the Val d ‘Arpette to Champex. Taxi transfer to Bourg San Pierre, overnight at Hotel Moulin du Valsorey.

Day 4

Cabane de Valsorey

Ascent from Bourg San Pierre to the Cabane de Valsorey (3030 m).

Day 5

Glacier du Mont Durand-Cabane de Chanrion

Via the Plateau du Couloir and Col du Sonadon (3520 m) we will make a long descent over the Glacier du Mont Durand. Opposite (about 200 m) to Cabane de Chanrion (2462 m).

Day 6

Cabane Vignettes

We will continue either via the Col Nord of the Porton or the Col de la Serpentine to the Pigne d ‘Arolla (3790 m). Descent to Cabane Vignettes.

Day 7

Tete Blanche-Zermatt

Over three spectacular passes and short descents we will get to Tete Blanche (3710 m). Facing the Dent d ‘Herens and Matterhorn, we will start a long descent over Stockji and Zmutt glacier to the Stafelalp or (if possible) to Furi. Overnight in Zermatt

Day 8

Chamonix

By train or shuttle bus, back to Chamonix. 

Price per person

1 Person3000EUR
Group of 21500EUR
Group of 31000EUR
Group of 4850EUR
Group of 5800EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
Price is for guiding fee. Extra costs: Lifts and acomodation half board.

Other details

Skill level required

Advanced
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Chamonix

Accommodation

Cottages and cabins along the way.

I can reserve the cabins for you so you won't have to worry about that (the price of accommodation is not included).

More info

Gear equipment: skis+skins, boots, sticks, avalange rescue equipment, harness,crampons, clothing.
I offer technical equipment for rent (LVS, shovel, avalanche probe, belt and crampons) so please let me know if you'll need anything.

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