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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.

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Alps

5 Days

Mar, Apr


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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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

 

Details

Accommodation

In refuge and hostel.

More info

Group size: 4 to 8 people.

I will loan you a harness and a transceiver.

Meeting point

At the Täsch train station.

About the guide

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.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

SNGM | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

La Clusaz


What people are saying about Sébastien Laurent

David Pyle

5.00

October, 2022

I had a great time climbing with Sebastien. He modified the trip because of the weather and was able to find dry rock on a wet day. Throughout the trip Sebastien not only provided plenty of climbing but also helped me on skills that I wanted to improve on.

Nathan Wangliao

5.00

September, 2022

Sebastien was a great guide! Thank you :)

Casey White

5.00

June, 2022

Sebastien was a fantastic guide, I had a great time and learned a lot. I would 100% use him again as a guide and the climbing / route choices were great as well

Antonia Mächler

3.00

February, 2022

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Robert Davis

5.00

July, 2021

Excellent course. Sebastien tailored the content to my goals and was a great and thorough instructor. A very enjoyable and educational course.

Lauren

5.00

January, 2019

Gained skills and confidence in ice climbing, as well as some mountaineering skills. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Look forward to working with Seb again.

Slawek Noga

5.00

October, 2018

Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren

david guo

4.00

September, 2018

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Alexandra Robert-rodiere

5.00

January, 2017

Grâce à Sebastien L vous repoussez vos limites! Exigent mais attentif il vous amènera découvrir des paysages hors des sentiers battus...avec la cool attitude. Bref un super guide!

Pascal Le Flao

5.00

February, 2016

Une page superbe, intéressante, un guide talentueux, sympa et simple avec qui on a plaisir à partager notre passion pour la montagne. Merci Sébastien !

Pascal Le Flao

5.00

February, 2016

Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!

D'Jé Titounian

5.00

December, 2015

Super semaine avec Sébastien et Guillaume. Très partant pour refaire un stage!!!

Jorge

5.00

July, 2015

Unforgettable experience, thanks to our guide Sebastien we reached the summit, he prepared us not only with the required skills also with the psychological strength for such an emblematic summit. Also we want to thank Gauthier (from Explore-Share) for his help preparing this expedition.

Dimitri

5.00

April, 2015

It was my first ski touring experience in high montainous areas: it was just unique thanks notably to the way Sébastien managed us in a very professional way. He inspired confidence in our group while this was the very first time for three among us. Congrats.

Gilles

5.00

February, 2015

Nous avons passé trois jours entre Chamonix et La Clusaz, quelques classiques dans les aiguilles rouges et une belle journée au début du massif des Aravis. Nous avons particulièrement apprecié Sébastien pour ces choix en rapport avec notre niveau, sa patience, sa pédagogie juste quand il faut, pro et sympathique,de très bons moments en montagne, sportifs et conviviaux.

Gauthier

5.00

May, 2014

Thanks a lot Sebastien for helping us in getting ready to ascent the Mont Blanc and for letting us discover the incredible Vallée Blanche. It has been an unique experience that we will probably never forget. I hope we can climb an other mountain soon together. Take care. Gauthier

Ghislain

5.00

May, 2014

Sebastien was very professional in guiding us to the top of Mont Blanc! Great atmosphere within the group thanks to his great character. I highly recommend him for anyone wanting to clim the Mont Blanc, no matter his level. Thanks again, Sebastien!

Nicolas

5.00

May, 2014

Sébastien taught us all the bases of glacier climbing. We spent nice days with him in the Vallée Blanche and Mont-Blanc area. He was very patient and pedagogue. Thanks to him we could discover great little summit close to Aiguille du Midi!


 

 

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