Mitschabel 7-day mountain expedition in the Alps

Fede, Spanish IFMGA certified mountain guide invites you to this fantastic 7-day mountain trip in the Mitschabel massif, the highest peak of Switzerland.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

7 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The Canton of Valais, located in Southeastern Switzerland, has the highest concentration of “four-thousanders” of the Alps (about 50 peaks). In addition, here we will find some of the most famous mountains of the world, such as Monte Cervino or Matterhorn.

    But today I’d like to invite you to other important mountain of this region: the Dom of Mitschabel (4,545m). It’s the highest summit in Switzerland. During this 7-day program we will move by the Mitschabel massif, between the Saas and Matter valleys, a prestigious geographical location.

    It will be a trip of pure adventure, starting from Saas Grund. Then we will ascend by the cable car Klein Mattherhorn for a first approach to the Val Di Ayas hut. We will continue discovering the most incredible peaks of the Dom of Mitschabel until our return by day 7.

    If you want to be part of this mountain expedition you should have a good fitness condition. Some basic techniques will be also necessary. Keep in mind that we must use technical gear such as harness, safety carabiners, crampons and ice ax. It is essential that you know how to handle them in height.

    If you’re ready for such an exciting trip send me your request to book your place. I am sure you will love the Dom of Mitschabel as much as I do.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1995 EUR

    Group of 2
    998 EUR

    Group of 3
    665 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     The price does not include: transportation, accommodation in the hut (personal and guide's), cable cars tickets (Saas Grund lodges often offer free ski passes or big discounts for ski lifts), meals, personal gear.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 0Saas Grund

      Travel to Saas Grund and overnight at the Bergfreund Hotel.

    • Day 1Val Di Ayas hut

      Today we will take the cable car Klein Matterhorn (3883 m), the highest in Europe. Approach to the Val Di Ayas Champoluc Hut at 3400 meters (4 walking hours).

    • Day 2The Castor

      We’ll ascend to the Castor at 4223 meters of height. It will be 8 hours in total, with a distance of 8 km and an altitude change of 1200 meters.

    • Day 3Täsch Hut

      On day 3 we’ll reach the Täsch Hütte at 2700 meters. We have 2 approaching options:

      • From Täsch (1450 m). It takes 4,5 hours with an elevation gain of 1200 meters.
      • From Täschalp (2200 m). 500 meters of elevation gain and 2 walking hours.
    • Day 4Alphubel

      We’ll climb Alphubel, at 4206 meters of height. Hiking time: 7-8 hours. Altitude change: 1500 meters.

    • Day 5Dom Hütte

      On day 5 we’ll move to Randa and from there we’ll walk to the Dom hut (1600 meters of elevation gain)

    • Day 6The Dom (4545 m)

      Time to reach the Dom by its normal route or, if conditions allow, by the Festi edge. Descent back to Randa where we’ll spend the night.

    • Day 7Extra day

      Extra day in case of bad weather.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Saas Grund

    Accommodation

    There are several hotels in the area: in St Niklaus (the closest to Randa), in Saas Grund and Tasch. I can help you with the booking if you wish.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Fede was born in1983 in the Basque Country, northern Spain, where he started climbing and visiting the Pyrenees. After studying Business Management, he finally moved to the Pyrenees to be closer to his passion.

    Fede has been working for more than 13 years in the outdoors industry, as a Ski Patrol, Mountain Guide, Canyon Guide and Ski Instructor.

    Nowadays, he is a full-time IFMGA Mountain Guide, sharing with his clients all sorts of activities in the Pyrenees, the Alps, Canada, Norway, Morroco, Peru, and others.

    He has lived in both Canada and France, so he will have no trouble in speaking French, English or Italian.

    Apart from his private trips with his clients, he also works for several well recognized companies, for the filming industry and writes for specialized magazines, for example:
    - Filming safety Consultant for BEAR GRYLLS'S survival shows, such as Running Wild...
    - Ski guide for ICE CREEK LODGE, BC, Canada
    - Instructor and guide for the FRENCH ALPINE CLUB (CAF)
    - Instructor for the MOUNTAIN MEDICINE INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA (IMMED)
    - Instructor for Mountain Training School (MTS), based in Alaska
    - Writer for different Spanish magazines, such as DESNIVEL and GRANDES ESPACIOS.

    Enjoy his human skills and the finest guiding quality. Guaranteed!

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Fede San Sebastián

     

    Fantastic climb! We were the only people climbing the normal route so we had the mountain to ourselves. Fede was great, highly professional, and he assessed the risks very well. Highly recommended!
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    Maris Paurs
    1st class guide. Excellent scramble.
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    Giles Austin
     

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