Ski touring around les Dents du Midi

4 days of ski touring far from the beaten tracks around les Dents du Midi, together with Jean, IFMGA certified mountain guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me for a beautiful 4-day ski touring trip very close to Chamonix, in Les Dents du Midi.

    This is a very small Alpine massif above the Swiss town of Martigny. It has several mountain huts at the edge of impressive lakes, like Emossons Lake and Salanfe Lake.

    It’s not a very usual destination, because the general public does not know of its existence.

    Even though I propose a tentative itinerary for this trip below this description, we can organize each day according to your level and wishes. Besides, I can adapt the route depending on the weather and snow conditions.

    I invite you to contact me if this beautiful ski touring interests you. We will have the opportunity to discuss in detail about the program and your desires.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 4
    580 EUR

    Group of 5
    580 EUR

    Group of 6
    580 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Ascent to the Viel Emosson refuge

      Meeting in Chamonix at 7 AM. Transfer to the Swiss border and the village of Finhaut (1400 m).

      Along a forest path we go up to the Emossons dam. The Mountain hut is located below the old Emosson lake (2205 m). In the afternoon we can go skiing in the Vieux pass.
      – Minimum altitude change: 800 m ascent.
      – Night in unguarded but heated refuge.

    • Day 2Œil de Bœuf – Tour Saliere – Susanfe mountain hut

      From the refuge we reach the Oeil de Bœuf summit. Then by an extraordinary descent on the Finive glacier we join the Emosson lake. Ascent of the Tour Salière pass (2834 m), and descent to the Salanfe cabane (2102 m). It’s possible to climb the edge located between the Tour Salière and the Dôme to do a great ski run down to the refuge.
      – Positive vertical drop: max 1200 m / min 900. Negative vertical drop: max 1050 m / min 750m
      – Night in unguarded but heated refuge.

    • Day 3Susanfe pass – Haute Cime – Dents du Midi refuge

      Ascent of the Susanfe pass (2494 m) and descent to the lake of the same name.

      Ascent to the Dents du Midi cabin. Probably one of the most beautiful views that may exist. We can admire from the Bernese, following the contour ridges throughout the Valais to finish on Mont Blanc.

    • Day 4Luisin pass - Finhaut

      Beautiful descent on Susanfe Lake and then crossing to climb to the Luisin pass.

      Descent to the village of Marecottes in a beautiful wild valley then in the forest. Positive vertical drop: 1200m. Return to the car by train.

      Negative vertical drop: 1810 m.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain hut

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    Group size: 4 to 6 people

    Booking: € 150 in cheque at booking and the rest in cash on the first day of the raid

    Level/difficulty:

    - Good physical condition: 6 hours stages

    - Some sections require the use of crampons

    Equipment:

    - Backpack (40 to 50 liters).

    - Touring skis + sealskins + Knife + poles.

    - Touring ski boots.

    - 1 Pair of spare socks

    - Hat + 1 pair of warm ski gloves + 1 pair of fleece gloves.

    - Waterproof ski clothing Gore Tex type.

    - Fleece fur + warm breathable underwear.

    - Thermos (isothermal gourd).

    - Blanket.

    - Headlamp + batteries.

    - Snow Goggles + sunscreen.

    - Small personal pharmacy + small toilet kit (toothbrush)

    - Identity card + currencies.

    - Crampons (set on shoes) + light ice ax

    - Technical equipment: harness, carabiners 1 screw

    - Avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe

    - I can lend some equipment if you need

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I have been a mountain guide since I was 25 years old. My passion for discovering the mountains of the world has led me to the four corners of the earth. Currently, I am also an instructor at the National School of Skiing and Mountaineering (ENSA).

    Each year, I organize different trips. I'm in charge of each trip's organization and I'm sometimes also the guide who leads the group. It could either be me or one of my 4 guide friends, who I have been working with for years.

    I have been organizing trips around the world for the past 26 years: Alaska, Antractica, Nepal, Mongolia...Over the years, I have organized trips in more than 30 countries.

    In recent years I have had the opportunity to discover:
    - Ski traverse in Greenland
    - Ski touring in Iran, Lebanon, Mongolia, Argentina, Canada
    - Climbing in the Yukon at the Lotus Flower, Jordan, Oman
    - The high summits of Sichuan, Kula Kangri in Tibet, Langtang Ri in Nepal

    I am currently based in Chamonix and the other 3 guides who work with me live nearby as well. If you are interested in traveling far away or discovering the Mont Blanc massif and other places in the Alps, for climbing, ski touring or ice climbing, please contact me. It will be a pleasure for me to organise a trip that meets your expectations.

     
     
    FROM 580 EURper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Jean Annequin

     

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