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Zinal Haute Route, 7 Day Guided Splitboard Tour

Join Edy, an IFMGA certified guide, on this 7 day splitboarding tour along the spectacular Zinal Haute Route in the Alps of Switzerland.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration7 days
Offer periodMar, Apr
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The Zinal Haute Route is a spellbinding route that will absolutely take your breath away. For 7 thrilling days, starting in the Swiss town of Brig, we will undergo a splitboarding journey that you will never forget.

Throughout this adventure, you will be constantly surrounded by some of the most beautiful peaks in the Swiss Alps. You will also be constantly surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Zinal valley, including several cols and glaciers.

However, you will not just be gazing at the gorgeous peaks that rise high above the valley. Instead, you will get to ascend and descend them as well. A few examples of the mountains you will get to enjoy on this trip include Turtmannspitze (3,080m), Bruneggjoch (3,365m), Bishorn (4,153m), the Blanc de Moming (3,657m), the Tete Blanche (3,710m), and more.

We will also be staying in different mountain huts every night of the splitboarding journey. Hence making every day and every night a varied, unique experience.

Each day will see you trekking from 5 to 8 hours. There will also be ascents of up to 1,400 metres, and descents of up to 1,710 metres. As a result, participants should be in excellent physical condition. It is also required that you have prior splitboarding experience in a similar environment as well.

The Zinal Haute Route is an amazing expedition for anybody who loves splitboarding in the mountains. So if you would like to join me for 7 memorable days in the Swiss Alps, just send me a request. I look forward to hearing from you.

Are you interested in learning about ski touring? If so, I also offer this 5 day ski touring course in the Aosta valley of Italy.

Accommodation

Weishorn hotel or Bella Tola hut, Turtmann hut, Tracuit hut, Arpitetta hut, Mountet hut, and the Schonbiel hut.

Meeting point

The town of Brig, Switzerland.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Bella Tola hut

We will drive up to Saint Luc. After that, we will make our way up to the Meidpass or Turtmannspitze (3,080m) before going to the Weishorn hotel or the Bella Tola Hut. We will be ascending approximately 1,150 metres to 1,400 metres and descending approximately 500 metres to 750 metres. We will be trekking for approximately 5-6 hours.

 

Day 2: Turtmann hut

We will make our way up to the Forcletta col by way of the L’Omen Rosso (3,031m) before splitboarding down to the Turtmanntal and up to the Turtmann hut, where we will spend the night. We will ascent approximately 1,300 metres, and descending approximately 1,100 metres. We will be trekking for approximately 6-7 hours.

Day 3: Tracuit hut

We will make our way up to the Bruneggjoch (3,365m). We will then descend to the Bruneggletscher before going up to the Turtmanngletscher and then to the Tracuit hut, where we will be spending the night. We will be ascending approximately 1,250 metres, and descending approximately 550 metres. We will be trekking for approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 4: Arpitetta hut

We will make our way to the top of the Bishorn (4,153m) then traverse the Col de Milon and on to the Arpitetta hut, where we will spend the night. We will be ascending approximately 1,200 metres, and descending approximately 1,650 metres. We will be trekking for approximately 6-7 hours.

Day 5: Mountet hut

If conditions are good, we will traverse the Blanc de Moming (3,657m) to the Mountet hut, where we will spend the night.  If conditions aren’t agreeable, we will get to the hut via the Val d’Anniviers. We will be ascending approximately 1,100 metres, and descending approximately 1,050 metres. We will be trekking for approximately 7-8 hours.

Day 6: Schonbiel hut

We will ascend to the Col Durand (3,443m) and climb to the top of the Mont Durand (3,611m) before returning to the col. Afterwards, we will descend along the Howanggletscher to the Schonbiel hut (2,694m), where we will spend the night.  We will be ascending approximately 725 metres, and descending approximately 917 metres. We will be trekking for approximately 6-7 hours.

Day 7: Brig

We will ascend to the Tete Blanche (3,710m) along the Stockjigletscher and depending on conditions we can descend along the glacier del Ferpecle to Ferpecle and then to Les Hauderes, or descend to Arolla by crossing the Col del Bertol. For both options, we will then drive to Brig, where the program will end.


About the guide

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I was born in 1966. I was an aspirant Mountain Guide from 1986 and a Mountain Guide (IFMGA) as from 1989. In 1988, I joined the Mountain Guides company of Courmayeur, which was the 1st Italian guiding company and the 2nd in the world in 1850. From 1995 to 2001, I had the role of leading guide with as main function the coordination of the work and the promotion of the guiding programs we were organising.
From 1986, I worked in the Mountain Rescue Team of the Aosta Valley. I became a Mountain Rescue Instructor in 2000. As a mountain guide, I practice a lot mountaineering, rock climbing, off-piste skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing, etc.
The past 22 years, I have climbed with my clients many classic routes in the Alps, of mixed, ice and rock; I have climbed the mountains of South America (Aconcagua in Argentina, Cordillera Blanca in Peru, trekking in Torres del Paine in Chile and Fitz Roy in Argentina, the slopes of Alpamayo Pequeno, Sajama, Huayna Potosi, in Illimani Bolivia, Cayambe, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo in Ecuador). Each year, I keep on travelling the Andes with clients and friends to discover new mountains to satisfy the desire of mountaineering.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1279 each

Group of 2

EUR 1279 each

Group of 3

EUR 1279 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Lifts tickets

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• Along with the guiding fee, the price also includes transfer, but not to and from the airport, cablecar tickets, and half board meals in the hut. However, the price does not include accommodation costs, lunch in the mountain, and airfare.


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