Chamoniy Zermatt - La Haute Route
Normally the regular program takes 6 days, but it is always good to keep one day of reserve in the end so that there is a little flexibility depending on the weather conditions.
Ability level: For people who regularly exercise/take part in sports and are experienced ski tourers.
In order to do this tour it is necessary to have a good physical shape.
Day 1 - Chamonix - Cabane Trient
Vertical ascent + 1100m; Vertical descent - 1000m
The rendezvous is at 08:00 in Argentières, from the Grands Montets gondola, from where we will take the Aiguille des Grands Montets by cable car. From there, we will ski on the Argentière glacier and we will put seal skins not far from the Argentière hut to reach the Col du Chardonnet (3323m). We will then ski on the upper part of the Saleina Glacier and, after a short climb to the Saleina Window (3261m), we will have the joy of letting ourselves slide to the Trient cabin.
Day 2 - Cabane of the Trient - Cabane Prafleuri
Vertical ascent + 550m; Vertical descent - 2400m
The descent between seracs on the Chamois Window (2985m) will allow us to reach the Val d'Arpette from the Col des Ecandies and to reach a superb descent of more than 1000m to Champex, from where we will gain Le Châble by minibus. From there, we will take the gondola to the top of Mount Fort and ski (then) a steep slope to Lake Petit Mt Fort. We will then hand the skins to cross the Momin pass and arrive at the top of the Rosablanche. A final downhill gentle slope will then lead us to the Prafleuri hut.
Day 3 - Cabane Prafleuri - Cabane des Dix
Vertical ascent + 700m; Vertical descent - 400m
A short climb of twenty minutes will lead us to the Col des Roux where we start the nice descent on the dam of the Ten. After going along, we will reach the Pas du Chat which will allow us to see the beautiful cabin of the Ten, now within reach of our spatulas.
Day 4 - Cabane des Dix - Cabane Vignettes
Vertical ascent + 950m; Vertical descent - 640m
The famous Serpentine wall! It is a piece of choice and the central passage of the Haute Route. After crossing it, we will reach the highest point of our crossing: the Pigne d'Arolla (3790m). After taking advantage of this magnificent promontory to admire the whole of the Rhone, we will descend on the Vignettes cabin.
Day 5 - Cabane Vignettes - Cabane Bertol
Vertical ascent + 1300m; Vertical descent - 1100m
The sunrise will accompany our departure for the Col de l'Eveque and, while skirting the southern foothills of Mount Collon, we will descend quietly to the foot of the high glacier Arolla. From there, a wild climb of about 3h will take us to one of the most famous huts in the Alps, the Bertol hut (3311m).
Day 6 - Cabane Bertol - Zermatt
Vertical ascent + 550m; Vertical descent - 2110m
After a night spent in this cabin perched on a piece of rock, we will attack our last climb towards Tête Blanche, with its breathtaking view of the imperial crown (Matterhorn, Dent Blanche, Weisshorn, Dent d'Hérens ...). The descent of the Stöcki Glacier will take you along the Matterhorn to finally arrive in one of the most famous places of mountaineering: Zermatt!
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