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Haute Route Saas Fee Grand Saint Bernard

A Haute Route dedicated to good skiing

The Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt is a classic, and for some good reasons, one of them being the amazing scenery of big glaciers and 4000m+ peaks in which you live for a week.

Our proposition is a different route in the same area, a Haute Route with a clear focus : riding good snow !

Trip Essentials

Activity:
Ski Touring
When:
18th / 25th of April 2020
Where:
Saas Fee, Switzerland
Level:
C-D,3-4

What is a "Haute Route"?

It's very simply the idea of staying in altitude, ski touring from hut to hut for several days, without going back to the valley. This is a wonderfull way to spend some time away from the regular life, within the peaks and the glaciers. More than just going from A to B, a Haute Route gives many occasions to use the terrain to get the best possible skiing.

The comfort in the mountain huts is variable, from simple to excellent, and more and more of them have even warm showers! All of them are offerimg enough services so that you can skip carrying too much food and gear in your backpack. 

Skiing on glaciers

Ski touring on a glacier is not dangerous...as long as you follow the instructions of your guide!

This is an environnement where discipline is a little bit more important than on an usual ski day. This is the role of your guide to "read" the glacier, and to decide where to put the track on the way up, and where to ski safely on the way down. Some instructions will be given to you, like following the track up or skiing within clear limits, never taking off both skis at once, and so on.... 

Your guide will make sure that you understand how he manages the group on the galciers, so that you can relax and enjoy the ride.

Glacier travelling requires also some specific equipment (see Kit List below), that you can rent from us.

Day By Day Program

Saturday 18th: Arrival & pick up in Geneva. We'll drive to Martigny where we'll spend the first night. We'll check your gear and make sure nothin is missing.

Sunday 19th: Early train to Saas Fee, and lift almost all the way to Brittania Hut (3030m). The rest of the day is dedicated to checking your gear and practising with the beepers and the glacier specific equipment.

Monday 20th: Brittania Hut / Monterosa Hut (2795m). A nice climbe to AlderPass (3789m) via the Allalin glacier.

Thuesday 21st: Monte Rosa, skiing a 4000m peak.

Wednesday 22nd:  Monte Rosa / Schönbiel

Thursday 23rd: Schönbiel / Bertol

Friday 24th: Bertol / Chanrion

Saturday 25th: Chanrion / Bourg Saint Pierre, bus to Martigny and car to Chamonix for a last night of celebration!

Sunday 26th: airport transfer to Geneva.

Budget

Included:

-7 days skiing with a IFMGA mountain guide.

-6 nights in mountain huts with breakfast and dinner.

-glacier specific gear.

-All transportations from/to Geneva airport.

 

Not Included:

-First night in Martigny.

-All lunches and drinks.

-Last night and celebration in Chamonix.

-your personal insurances

PRICE
1590€
per person, in a group of 6.

Kit List

This is what you need to pack for this Haute Route.
Kit List