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Chamonix-Zermatt on skis
One of the most beautiful classics in ski touring, linking two capitals of mountaineering: Chamonix and Zermatt. From Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn, these are the most beautiful 4000s that we encounter along these six unforgettable stages in the high mountains!
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Date et lieu de départ
03 Apr, 08:00 – 08 Apr, 17:00
Chamonix Downtown, Chamonix Downtown, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
- Day 1 From the top of the Bochard gondola (2766m), courte downhill ski crossing to reach the Logsnan Glacier (2 700m). We then climb via the Col des Rachasses to the Glacier des Rognons (3,050m). Very nice descent to the Argentière Glacier (2,550m) where we put on our skins to reach the Argentière refuge (2,771m), under the imposing north faces. At the refuge, review the basic techniques of mountaineering (crampons) and safety (avalanche rescue). Positive elevation: 575m / Negative elevation: 750m
- Day 2Ascent on skis to the foot of the Col du Passon (3,028m) which you cross with crampons. We then descend under the north face of the Chardonnet, then put on the skins to cross the Glacier du Tour and reach the Col Supérieur du Tour (3 289m). We pass in Switzerland, descend the long Glacier de Trient, pass by a short technical climb in crampons the Col des Ecandies (2,796m). Last magnificent descent in the Val d'Arpette, to the village of Champex (1,480m).Night in a lodge. Positive elevation: 1,100m / Negative elevation: 1850m
- Day 3Transfer by minibus to Verbier station. We take the ski lifts to reach the foot of the Col de la Chaux (2,940 m), the first climb of the day. We continue with the Col de Momin (3,003 m), from where we reach the Glacier du Grand Désert. The route passes at the foot of the Rosablanche (3,336m) which we can climb there and back. Descent to the Prafleuri hut (2,662m).Night in refuge. Positive elevation: 700m / Negative elevation: 900m
- Day 4First short climb to the Col des Roux (2,804m) from where we see the rest of the day's itinerary. A long descending crossing to the end of the Lac des Dix then a climb via the Pas du Chat (2,385m) to the Dix hut (2,928 m) dominated by Mont Blanc de Cheilon (3,869m).Night in refuge. Positive elevation: 850m / Negative elevation: 400m
- Day 5 The day begins with a short descent to the Tsena Refien Glacier. We go up it to the Pigne d'Arolla (3,796m), where it is possible that we put on the crampons at the passage of the Serpentine around 3600m. From the Pigne d'Arolla, the panorama of the Alps is one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the Haute Route. Nice descent to the Vignettes hut (3,160m).Night in refuge. Positive elevation: 1,000m / Negative elevation: 640m
- Day 6 We go up the Mont Collons glacier to the Col de l'Evêque (3,392m). From there, descent on the Haut Glacier d'Arolla to the Vierge where we put on the skins to reach the Col du Mont Brulé (3,213m), the last slopes of which we climb with crampons. A short descent, and we continue with the Col de Valpelline (3,554m), the last high point of our raid! We embark on our descent towards Zermatt by skiing under the Dent d'Hérens (4,171m) and the Matterhorn (4,478m); a magnificent and unique descent in the Alps. Arrival in Zermatt in the middle of the afternoon.Return by taxi to Chamonix. Positive elevation: 1,130m / Negative elevation: 2,730m
The program is provisional, it is likely to be modified according to the physical condition of the group and the conditions in the mountains.
Price €600/pers, from 4. Supervision only.
Provide half board, picnic and ski lifts for participants and the guide.
Return by taxi from Zermatt not included.
Ski raid - Chamonix-Zermmat
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