Meeting at 4PM for trip briefing, checking the equipment and dinner. Night at a hotel in Zermatt.
Taxi to Saas Fee and then lift up above the village. Ski ascent of Allalinhon (4027m) and then we descend to Britannia Hut (3030m) where we will spend the next nights.
Ascent of Strahlhorn (4190m), return to Britannia Hut.
Ascent of Alphubel (4206m), then descent to Saas Fee. Taxi to Zermatt.
Cable car up to Klein Matterhorn (3800m), then ascent of Breithorn (4164m) and descent to the Guide d’Ayas Hut (3425m) in Italy.
Ascent of Castor (4226m) or Pollux (4069m). Then ski back to the Swiss side via the Schwaxtor glacier. Overnight in the Monte Rosa Hut (2795m).
We attempt the ascent of Dufourspitze (4634m), the highest summit in Switzerland. Back to the Monte Rosa Hut to spend the night.
Ascent to Zumsteinspitze (4563m), then long descent to Zermatt.
We say goodbye after breakfast.
Hotel in Zermatt and huts in the mountains.
Group size: up to 6 people. If you are more than 3, a second guide will join us.
Not included in the price:
- Personal ski touring & technical equipment
- 3 Hotel nights in Zermatt including Breakfast
- Lift to the Klein Matterhorn
- Dinners while in Zermatt
- Extra charges for single room while lodging in the Valley
- Transportation and lodging costs prior to meeting
- Any additional lifts, train & taxi costs related to a plan change
- Trip cancellation, adventure travel & rescue insurance, medical insurance
I am an IFMGA and ACMG-certified mountain guide based in Nelson, British Columbia. I'm the lead guide at Summit Mountain Guides, a guiding agency I co-founded back in 2007 and which offers year-round guiding services and courses in Canada and Europe.
The mountains of western Canada have been my playground since 1992. I'll be happy to take you mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, hiking or ice climbing in this area I know so well. From day trips to multi-day adventures, I can guarantee an unforgettable and safe experience.
The SMG team of guides will help you with your trip's logistics, safety and contingency plans so that you get the most out of your backcountry experience and can just focus on having an amazing time on the mountain!
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