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Spaghetti tour: 4-day ski traverse in Monte Rosa

A ski traverse in Monte Rosa massif to ascend several 4000s in 4 days. Join Jan, IFMGA certified mountain guide, in the Spaghetti tour.

Private

Alps

4 Days

Apr

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Explore several peaks in Switzerland and Italy.
  • Enjoy a complete mountaineering experience in Monte Rosa.
  • Spend the nights in comfortable mountain huts.

Description

Join me in this magnificent Spaghetti tour: a 4-day ski mountaineering tour around the Monte Rosa massif. During this intense trip we will ascend several peaks in the area, between Italy and Switzerland.

We will meet in Zermatt, from where we go up to Klein Matterhorn by cable car. On the first day, we ascend the famous Breithorn. The second day we conquer two peaks: Castor and Felikhorn. On the third day, we also attempt two 4000ers, Ludwigshohe and the Pyramide Vincent. And before returning to Zermatt on the last day, we will summit Signalkuppe and Zumsteispitze.

So there's no doubt that at the end of this tour you will have climbed enough peaks in the area! In my opinion, it's a great way to explore the Monte Rosa massif. Besides, we spend the nights in Italian mountain huts, enjoying their hospitality and delicious food. In fact, that's where the name of this tour comes from!

Tempted to spend 4 amazing days ascending so many peaks on your skis? Then please send me a request as I would love to guide you up there! Another fantastic option that you can check out is the ski traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2000 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1000 Each

Group of 3

EUR 750 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses


Itinerary

Day 1: Breithorn

We take the cablecar from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn. Ascent of the first 4000we: Breithorn (4164m). Then down to the Guide Val d’Ayas refuge (3420m).

Day 2: Castor - Felikhorn

Today we ascend Castor (4220m) and Felikhorn (4088m). We spend the night at the Quintino Sella refuge (3858m).

Day 3: Ludwigshohe - Pyramide Vincent

Today we go to the Passo del Naso (4150m) and summit the Ludwigshohe (4342m) and the Pyramide Vincent (4215m). Overnight at the Gnifetti refuge.

Day 4: Signalkuppe - Zumsteispitze

On the last day we climb through Lysjoch to Margheritt, the highest hill at Signalkuppe (4554m), and then to the Zumsteispitze peak (4563m). From there, a long descent through Grenzgletscher  to finally reach Zermatt, where the adventure comes to an end.

 

Details

Accommodation

In mountain huts.

Meeting point

At Zermatt.

About the guide

I've been skiing and climbing since my early childhood. I graduated in 2005 from the Univerzity of Hradec Kralove with a Master degree at the Faculty of Education. Since then I worked as a history and PE teacher. I was also running an Outdoor sport's club at that time, spending plenty of time climbing, skiing etc. with my students.

In 2009, I became a full time skiing and climbing instructor.

Licences:
2009 – APUL C ski instructor
2010 – APUL B ski instructor
2011 – APUL telemark and snowboard
2012 – ISIA Mark (International ski instructors association)
– MSMT climbing instructor and Mountain leader
2013 – entered the UIAGM mountain guide education
2014 – passed the UIAGM Aspirant exam.
2015 - Succeeded the UIAGM / IFMGA final exam

Spending your holiday with you would be my pleasure. Whether in winter on a ski tour (in Czech Republic or Austria) or in summer among the spectacular sandstone towers.

It will be, with no doubt, a very pleasant experience for all of us. I'm an easygoing, friendly and reliable person with a good sense for responsibility.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with me !

Languages

Russian | German | English | Czech

Certificates

CAHV | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Trutnov, Czech Republic


What people are saying about Jan Novotny

Bob Jickling

5.00

June, 2022

Guide: Jan Hais! What a great ski tour our threesome had in the Giant Mountains in the spring of 2022, with our guide Jan Hais. The weather was great, as was the culture of alpine huts and mountain lore in the land of the giant, Krkonoše. But the trip was really pulled together in such a successful way by the skill of our guide. He was an expert at understanding our needs. We were strong and experienced in some ways, yet less so in others, particularly in the use of alpine touring gear. Jan expertly knew when to give us room to roam, yet to jump into help when we needed it. Excellent! We did seem to fall through the cracks a little in pre-trip communications—not our guide’s fault. However, Jan listened empathetically to our concerns and his professionalism reassured us. Thank you, Jan Hais. Thanks, too, to the team at Explore-Share for reaching out to us over our pre-trip hiccups.

Iris Jaeken

5.00

August, 2021

it was great! Jiri is a fantastic guide and man, we all enjoyed being with him a lot!!!

Jefferson Dalton

5.00

July, 2021

I had a great time and the guide really made me feel like we were friends on a day of climbing. Would do again! Thank you.

Massimiliano Visintainer

5.00

July, 2021

Since Jan was not available he recommend me to a guide friend of him and everything worked out perfectly. We did a day of cimbing in Adrspach and One in Checky Raj. Amazing experience!

Marijn Vandenberghe

4.00

February, 2019

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Justin

5.00

November, 2018

Jan was an amazing guide and knew the area incredibly well. It was raining the night before and he knew exactly where to go in the Bohemian Paradise where the crags are mostly dry. I had an amazing day of climbing with incredible views at the summit. Jan's expertise in climbing is impressive. I would definitely do this again the next time I'm in the area. I highly recommend him for any climbing excursions!

Jason Lukasek

5.00

June, 2018

Awesome day of climbing provided by Jan. Extremely knowledgeable about the area and a fantastic climber and guide. This trip to Hruboskelsko was amazing in every way and climbing the towers an unbelievable experience. Would highly recommend this trip to all climbers, whether new or experienced.

Jason Stokes

5.00

October, 2017

Jan was amazing, professional, funny, and inspirational. The way he dealt with us and individuals whilst having a joint venture. The climb was amazing, the route selected was perfect for ability. I proposed to my girlfriend at the summit after that amazing ridge. She said yes, Jan was in on it and accommodated this without sacrificing safety. We look forward to using Jan's services again. He was by far the best IMG I have used. Words cannot thank enough for the experience.

Andrew Verge

5.00

May, 2017

We climbed locally in Turnov, which worked out perfectly. Jan was flexible and professional setting up a meeting spot and drove us to the climbing. He struck a perfect balance of grades and led routes I did not want to lead, and gave "laser guided beta" for gear on routes I did lead. We spoke of climbing, history, love, life, and politics while enjoying beautiful scenery. His local knowledge was obvious and enhanced the whole trip. While Czech sandstone is not for the faint of heart, Jan made this side of climbing very accessible and pleasurable far beyond my expectations. 10/10. If this trip is of interest to you, book with complete confidence.

Erika

5.00

April, 2017

I decided to undertake the three day introductory ski touring course with Jan this February in the Krkonose Mountains (Giant Mountains). Over the course of two full days and one evening, Jan and his co-guide Vojta introduced me and the rest of the group to the science, history, gear, and skills of ski touring, all while maintaining a friendly, vibrant atmosphere. Both of the guides had a very professional but warm approach to keeping everyone safe, and made sure we undertook and learned all the safety precautions needed in alpine environments. I didn't have any of my own ski touring gear, so I borrowed everything from the guides - all of the gear was of high quality and worked perfectly. The course was perfectly challenging but fun at the same time, and has gotten me hooked on ski touring. I can't imagine a better way to be introduced to ski touring, with better people - I highly recommend this experience!

Stephen Senn

5.00

January, 2017

I had a magnificent ski-tour from hut to hut in the Giant Mountains. The powder snow conditions were wonderful, the scenery very fine and there is a very good network of comfortable mountain hostels and huts. However, a key element that made my tour such a success was the expert help of the organisers and my guide. Jan Novotny and Roman Kubát have an excellent outdoor store in Vrchlavi and were able to provide me with all the equipment I needed as well as taking care of all the organisation. The guiding service offered by Vojtěch Dvořák was excellent and I give him 10 out of 10 for each of technical expertise, knowledge of the area (including ability to explain many interesting features of history and geography) and care of the client. Thanks to these three, this was an excellent outdoor experience I shall not forget and that I can highly recommend to anybody interested in Alpine ski-touring.




 

 

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