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“Swiss Classics” 4000m summits from Wallis (Saas Valley), 7 days

IFMGA-certified guide Tal invites you to join him on a week-long expedition that will see you climb and ascend some of the best summits in Europe, in the mountaineering adventure-land of The Saas Valley in Switzerland, where an abundance of 4000m plus peaks will satisfy the most fervent climber!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration7 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Explore the stunning Saas Valley!

  • Climb numerous 4000m+ peaks in one week!

  • Check out the gorgeous scenery of this part of Switzerland!

Description

If you join me on my guided expedition of the climbing wonderland that is the Saas Valley, I guarantee you will create unforgettable memories as we tackle 4000m ascent after 4000m ascent, all in 7 action-packed, fun-filled days in this gorgeous part of Switzerland.

Switzerland has the most amount of 4000m plus peaks in the Alps, and close by to the Saas Valley lies some of the most popular of these towering, grand and majestic mountains, such as Breithorn, Straalhorn and Castor.

The surrounding area is like something from a postcard, with the words idyllic and tranquil the first that spring to mind when surveying this delightful alpine countryside.

After meeting on the first day in Chamonix/Argentiere for a safety briefing and gear check, we depart on the second day to a spellbinding glacier located underneath the Allalinhorn, where a training session of your cramponing and glacier travel technique will be held. We then ascend the first 4000m high peak of the week, mighty Allalinhorn, before resting for the night in a cosy mountain hut or valley hotel.

The subsequent 4 days are exclusively dedicated to scaling more enormous 4000m peaks, with the goal being to reach the summit of at least one per day, whilst not forgetting to take advantage of and appreciate the fantastic scenery! The feeling of satisfaction and reward at the end of each day will be immense.

The final day entails a descent back down to the valley, where we drive back to Chamonix to conclude the week, having experienced thrills and adrenaline like no other!

Climbing and mountaineering to your hearts content in Switzerland is what dreams are made of – book now to live them!

For those who seek even more mountaineering adventures, I offer an “Alpine Semester” 12-day mountaineering course in the Austrian Alps, here!

I also offer alpine ice climbing in Chamonix for 6 days, here!

Accommodation

5 nights in mountain huts, 1 night in hotel

More info

The mentioned timetable is exemplary and may vary due to conditions, ability of the participants, safety & weather limitations.

Meeting point

Meeting in Chamonix/Argentiere- the exact hotel’s address will be sent to you before the activity.


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Itinerary

Day 1: Meet

Meeting at 17:00 in Chamonix/Argentiere- the exact hotel’s address will be sent to you before the activity – for a briefing and a gear check.

Day 2: Allalinhorn

A very early start and 2.5 hours drive to Saas Fee in Wallis; with the “Glacier-Express” lift, we ascend the glacier underneath the Allalinhorn, where we practice our cramponing and glacier travel technique while ascending the Allalinhorn (4,020 m) via its normal way. Depending on conditions, we might spend the first night in Wallis in the Britania hut or in a hotel in the valley.

Day 3 to 6: Ascents

Depending on weather and conditions we will spend each day ascending to a different summit. On some of the days, especially if our goal is the Weismiss or the Alphubel, we will start the day using the lift from Saas-Grund or Saas-Fee. If our goal will be the Straalhorn or the Rimpfischorn we will start the day from a hut.

Day 7: Finish

We plan to be in the valley the latest at 16:00 and drive back to Chamonix where we will return the gear and conclude the activity.


About the guide

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I am in the mountains all year-round, either guiding a trip or exploring on my own. Mountain guiding is not only my profession and passion but also my inner calling. I am a qualified IFMGA mountain and ski guide.

In 2012, I established my mountaineering school "Mountains" with the motto: Quality guiding on snow, rock and ice. You can count on a low client to guide ratio, reliable gear and high quality programs led by our talented team of guides. We are not adrenaline junkies - we put safety first and strive to meet and exceed all of our clients' needs.

We take great pride in having more than 30% returning clients and would be thrilled to welcome you to our "Mountains" family during your next rock, snow or ice adventure!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1495 each

Group of 2

EUR 1495 each

Group of 3

EUR 1495 each

Group of 4

EUR 1495 each

Group of 5

EUR 1495 each

Group of 6

EUR 1495 each

Group of 7

EUR 1495 each

Group of 8

EUR 1495 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

Price details

• Price above is per person. Price includes: - 6 days in the mountains. - Planning and guiding by an IFMGA/UIAGM qualified guide/Aspirant. - Transportation throughout the activity - Guides expenses - Climbing gear (ice exes, ropes, harnesses, helmets etc.) - Guiding in a in a max 1:3 ratio Price does not include: - Flights and insurances - Cable cars (twice through the week, up to 60 € per day) - Mountaineering boots (rental) - Overnights in a mountain huts and hotel in the valley (1/2 pension estimated 70 € a night) - Total price estimation 1,900 €


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