Elevation gain: 200 m – Descent : 3000 m. (5 hours). We will meet at 9 in Chamonix for a briefing and equipment check. After a nice descent of the Aiguille des Grands Montets, we will practice avalanche awareness. Then we will go down the Argentiere glacier towards the Argentière hut (2771 m) where we will spend the night.
Elevation gain: 1200 m – Descent : 2400m. (6 to 7 hours). We will begin touring up to the Col du Chardonnet (3325m). Then, we will ski down to the Saleina glacier. From there we will ski up to the Fenêtre de Saleina, then descend underneath the Aiguilles Dorées. After we cross the Trient glacier, we will pass through the Fenêtre de Chamois (2985m), from where we will start skiing down to the Val d’Arpette. The descent will end 1300m further down in Champex. A quick transfer by bus brings us to Le Chable, from where we take the cable car up to Mont Fort. A quick descent and we will be at the Montfort hut.
Elevation gain : 1000m – Descent : 800 m. (6 hours). From Montfort hut (2457 m) we will go to la Chaux pass (2940 m), a quick descent and then we will get to the Momin pass. Then we can ski tour up to the summit of Rosablanche (3336 m). From there, we will have a beautiful ski descent down to the Prafleuri hut.
Elevation gain: 800 m – Descent : 1300 m. (6 hours). Today we will ski tour up and along Lac des Dix. The terrain is quite flat, and a good sliding technique will help us to preserve energy reserves needed for later. Then, we will go through the Pas de Chat, the Pas de Chèvre, then a great descent to Arolla. We will spend the night in a very nice hotel.
Elevation gain : 1343 m (5 hours). Today we will climb up to the Berthol Hut, one of the most beautiful huts in the Haute Route. We will enjoy a spectacular panorama of the Dent Blanche, the Dent d’Hérens, and of course the impressive Matterhorn.
Elevation gain: 550 m- Descent : 2110 m. (4 hours). Finally, on the sixth day, we will ski up to the summit of the beautiful Tête Blanche (3724 m ). From there, we will have amazing views of the Zermatt valley. Then, all is left is enjoying an unforgettable descent down the Stocki glacier and to Zermatt, our final destination. Then, a bus ride will take us back to Chamonix.
IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide -
Sébastien is originally from Toulon. Before he dedicated his time fully to his passion, mountaineering, he has completed a degree in Alpine Geography.
His thirst for adventure took him from countries such as Turkey and Peru to the high mountains of Pakistan .
Since 2000, he work as a Mountain Guide in Chamonix, La Clusaz and all over the world.
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