Enjoy a week at the heart of the Alps as you experience backcountry skiing. The Haute Route is stated in the book of mountains of every ambitious alpinist. The challenge of the first ascent we can only forefeel being on the way for 7 days between 2500 m up to sometimes over 4000m with modern equipment. Still in these days the tour has demand regarding physical state and technique of skiing.
We meet in Herbriggen. After checking the equipment, we drive to Argentiere by bus. There, the cableway brings us to the top station of Grand Montets (3295m). Enjoy the downhill ski and ascent to the Refuge d’Argentiere (2771m).
In the morning, ascend to the Col du Chardonnet (3323m). Then, further across the pass Fenétre du Saleina (3267m) to the Cabane du Trient (3170m). An early start will see you descend to the Col des Ecandies (2796m). Now we are facing a very long ride through the Val d’Arpett to Champex (1477m).
By bus or taxi, we go further to Bourg St. Pierre (1632m) and ascend to the Cabane de Valsorey (3037m).
Day four will see you ascend across the Plateau du Couloir (3650m), the Col du Sonadon (3504m) and to the Cabane de Chanrion (2462m). Prepare for another day of touring as we cross the Glacier du Brenay to the Pigne d’Arolla (3790m). Then, we descend to the Cabane des Vignettes (3158m).
Our last day will see you cross the Col de l’Evéque (3382m), Col du Mont Brulé (3213m) and the Col de Valpelline (3557m). We pass the Schönbiel hut on the way to Zermatt. We take a bus ride from Zermatt to Herbriggen, where we stay at the Hotel for one night.