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Ski Tour Monte Rosa

6 Day Ski Touring Trip in the Swiss Alps

At 4634m Monte Rosa is the highest mountain in Switzerland and second highest mountain in western Europe. This magnificent mountain is located in the Penine Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland, where we will climb some of the amazing 4000m peaks of the Monte Rosa massif.

Discover the wild and remote backcountry of the Penine Alps with a fully qualified and experienced Chamex mountain guide. Climb majestic peaks and ski untouched snow. Experience the unique atmosphere of the alpine mountain huts.

On this trip we will climb a number of the 4000m peaks in the Valais; the Monte Rosa, Breithorn, Allalinhorn, Stralhorn and the Alphubel. You will enjoy some amazing off-piste ski descents of up to 1800 vertical meters.

Description

Level requirements

This is an advanced, high-altitude ski touring trip; you will need to be an expert in ski touring and be physically strong and fit. We strongly recommend that you do an acclimatisation tour prior to the trip.

If you are not sure if you have the required level of skiing experience and/or fitness, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to advise you on choosing the right trip for your level. 

This trip is recommended for people with experience of ski mountaineering, the ideal preparation is our ski mountaineering course.

Bad Weather

If the weather and/or snow conditions are not favourable for this itinerary, we will find the best solution or plan “B” - another tour of the same level, duration and cost. Safety is our priority and your mountain guide will plan the trip accordingly, to make sure that you have the best possible experience of ski touring in the Alps.

Price

1650€

Price is per person; groups of minimum 4 and maximum 6 persons

Course Dates

Any date on demand

Included

Guide Fees

6 days guided ski touring with an UIAGM qualified mountain guide.

Accommodation (half-board)

5 nights accommodation in mountain huts with breakfast and dinner.

Lift Pass

Zermatt lift pass.

Transport

Group transport to/from Zermatt.

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not Included

Skis / Snowboards

The price does not include skis/snowboards, boots or clothing. If you do not have your own we can help you organise rental, please ask us for details.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take our Search and Rescue mountain insurance - we can organise this for you on request.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Travel to Chamonix

The price does not include flights, airport transfers or any other travel to/from Chamonix. However, we can organise airport transfers for you on request, please contact us for details.

Accommodation

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in the price but we would be happy to advise or organise it on request.

Day 1 : Breithorn Ascent

We will start early in the morning to take a lift up to the Klein Matterhorn. From there, there is only 350 vertical meters to the summit of the Breithorn (4146m).

Then we descend via Breithornpass to the Refufe des Guides d’Ayas for the night.

Ascent: 350m
Descent 800m

Day 2 : Roccia Nera & Schwarztor

We will start by climbing up part of yesterday’s descent to head towards the Col du Schwarztor (3 731m).

The hike will be rewarded by a magnificent descend down to the Monte Rose hut, where we stay for the night.

Ascent: 600m
Descent 1000m

Day 3 : Monte Rosa

Big day! An early start for a long and steady hike up to Dufourspitze better known as Monte Rosa (4 618m).

Your effort will be rewarded by the amazing view of the wild and beautiful landscape. You will also enjoy the long descent back to the Monte Rose hut.

Ascent / Descent 1800m

Day 4 : Adlerpass

A nice hike up towards the Adlerpass (3789 m).

If there is spare time and energy, we can climb the Strahlhorn (4190 m) before we start the descent to the famous Britannia hut for the night.

Ascent 1150m
Descent 800m

Day 5 : Allalinhorn & Saas

An early start to hike up to the Hohlaubglescher from where we climb the Allalinhorn (4 027 m). We have views of the whole trip from here.

The night will be spent on the top of the Saas lift station.

Ascent 1000m
Descent 2300m

Day 6 : Alphubel - Tash

Today we will climb the Alphubel (4 206 m) before we descend via some amazing and open valleys down to Tash.

Clothing

Warm hat

Warm hat

Thermal underwear

Thermal underwear

Fleece or woollen layers

Fleece or woollen layers

Light puffer jacket

Light puffer jacket

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Windproof and waterproof trousers

Windproof and waterproof trousers

Warm gloves

Warm gloves

Thin gloves

Thin gloves

Sun hat

Sun hat

Technical gear

Ice Axe

Ice Axe

Harness

Harness

Ski goggles

Ski goggles

Screwgate carabiner

Screwgate carabiner

60 - 120 cm tape sling

60 - 120 cm tape sling

Ski / splitboard skins

Ski / splitboard skins

35 - 45 litres rucksack with attachment loops for skis or snowboard

35 - 45 litres rucksack with attachment loops for skis or snowboard

Crampons

Crampons

Ski touring skis

Ski touring skis

Ski touring boots

Ski touring boots

Ski / splitboard crampons

Ski / splitboard crampons

Safety Equipment

Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe

Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe

Extras

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Water bottle (1 litre minimum)

Water bottle (1 litre minimum)

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Headlamp with fresh batteries

Headlamp with fresh batteries

Sleeping bag liner

Sleeping bag liner