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Saas Fee ski touring traverse in 5 days

In this demanding ski touring traverse, Sébastien, IFMGA certified guide, will take you up to 4 famous 4000 in Saas Fee, including Alphubel and Allalinhorn.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodMar, Apr
Type of tripNot specified

Description

I invite you to this magnificent ski touring traverse of the 4000s in Saas Fee. During 5 days, we will climb to the top of four famous summits: Alphubel, Allalinhorn, Strahlhorn and Rimpfischhorn. The panorama over the Monte Rosa summits is breathtaking.

This ski touring traverse is geographically in continuation of the Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route. But it’s more demanding than the Haute Route, both physically and technically. Therefore I make it my goal to help each person in the group to progress according to their level.

This is in fact one of my favourite tours! However, due to its difficulty it’s only for people in very good physical shape with a very good off-piste level.

We will progress in a beautiful but demanding glacial environment. During the tour, we will revise how to assess and manage the risks in the mountain, and how to use the AVD, shovel and probe.

Programmed departure dates 2017: April 17th and April 24th. If you want to do the trip in other dates during March or April, it’s possible!

Please note that if you are alone you are welcome to register and I will put a group together. And if you are an established group, contact me for special prices.

Are you up for this amazing challenge? Then please contact me!

Accommodation

In refuge and hostel.

Disclaimer

This is an example of ski touring in the 4000s of Saas Fee. I reserve the right to modify it at any time depending on the level of the participants and the weather conditions.

More info

Group size: 4 to 8 people. I will loan you a harness and a transceiver.

Meeting point

At the Täsch train station.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Täsch - Täsch refuge

We meet at 10AM at the Täsch train station. Leaving from the Mattertal, the Zermatt valley, we ascend through the larch forest until the Ottavan pastures (2214 m). Then we continue to the Tasch refuge (2701 m).
Duration: 4hs
D +1250m

Day 2: Alphubel - Hostel in Saas Fee

We go along the Rouges ridges while ascending towards the Alphubel pass (3782 m), to arrive above the Saas valley. Then, if the level of the participants and the conditions allow, we continue to the Alphubel summit (4206 m). We descend to the Fee glacier and the pistes of the resort until the Saas Fee hostel (1800 m).
Duration: 6:30hs
D +1500/-2400m

Day 3: Allalinhorn - Britannia refuge

From Saas Fee, transfer by cablecar to Felskinn (2989 m). Ascent to the Allalinhorn summit (4027 m), another “accessible”, non technical 4000 in the massif.
Descent and crossing to the Britannia refuge (3030 m).
Duration: 5hs
D +1050/-1000m

Day 4: Strahlhorn - Britannia refuge

We leave the glacial basin of Allalin to go towards the Adler pass (3789 m). We progress in a magnificent glacial environment to reach a secondary top of our 4000 objective of the day. The views over the famous summits of Monte Rosa is breathtaking. Then a last effort to reach the Strahlhorn summit (4190 m). Descent and crossing to the Britannia refuge.
Duration: 6:30hs
D +/-1300m

Day 5: Allalin pass - Shoulder of Rimpfischhorn

We leave in the morning to reach the Allalin pass (3564 m). Then a crossing to get to the less steep slopes of Rimpfischhorn. An aesthetic ascent of this summit (4001 m) will be our last 4000 of the week.
Our good acclimatization allows us to fully enjoy these magical high mountain moments. A long and beautiful descent through all the alpine vegetation stages until Ottafe (2193 m) ends our adventure. Then, transfer back to Täsch in the late afternoon.
Duration: 6:30hs
D +1200/-2000m


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1856 each

Group of 2

EUR 928 each

Group of 3

EUR 619 each

Group of 4

EUR 464 each

Group of 5

EUR 372 each

Group of 6

EUR 310 each

Group of 7

EUR 269 each

Group of 8

EUR 232 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee


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