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Mon, 15 Apr



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!

Chamonix-Zermatt on skis
Chamonix-Zermatt on skis

Date et lieu de départ

15 Apr 2024, 09:00 – 20 Apr 2024, 17:00

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Programme détaillé

Detailed program
  • Day 1 Au  départ du sommet de la télécabine de Bochard (2766m),  courte  _cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_downhill ski crossing to reach the Lognan 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 the skins to reach the Argentière refuge _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_(2,771m), under the imposing north faces. At the refuge, take a look at the   basic mountaineering techniques   (crampons) and safety (rescue _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136_badavalanche).  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 Col Supérieur du Tour and reach the Col Supérieur du Tour Tower (3   289m). We pass in Switzerland, descend the long Glacier  de Trient,   pass by a short technical climb in crampons the Col des Ecandies _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136d_bad5 2,796m). Last magnificent descent in the Val d'Arpette,   to  village of Champex (1,480m).Night in a lodge. Positive elevation: 1,100m / Negative elevation: 1850m
  • Day 3Transfer by minibus to the station  de Verbier. We take the ski lifts to reach the foot   of the Col de la  Chaux (2,940 m), first climb of the day. We follow   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) that   we can climb on a round trip. Descent to the hut of  Prafleuri (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 can see the rest of the day's itinerary. A descending   long crossing   to the end of the Lac des Dix then a   climbed by the Pas du 90-bb34c7 _90-bb3457 -136bad5cf58d_Chat (2,385m) to the Dix hut (2,928m)  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 we may put the  crampons at the passage of the Serpentine around 3600m. From Pigne d'Arolla, the  panorama over 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 glacier  Collons to Col de l'Evêque (3,392m). From there, descent on the Haut  Glacier d'Arolla to the Virgin where we put the skins back on for  joindre Col du Mont Brulé (3,213m), from which we let's go up the last   slopes with crampons. A short descent, and we continue with Col  de Valpelline (3,554m), the last high point of our raid! We   set off on our descent to Zermatt  skiing under the Dent  d'Hérens (4 178m4) );   a magnificent descent and   unique 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   depending on the physical condition of the group and the  conditions 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_montagne.

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.


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