Ski 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.

SKI TOUR MONTE ROSA

6 Day Ski Touring Trip in the Swiss Alps

From 1,650.00€

Price is per person for groups of minimum 4 persons

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Expert tech level

 

6 days of skiing

 

5 nights on huts

 

Available April - May

 

All inclusive

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.

Level Requirements

Technical level

This is an advanced, high-altitude ski touring trip; you will need to be an expert in ski touring with experience in touring on glaciers and overnight trips. You need to know how to use crampons and ice axe and how to abseil. 

Physical fitness

You need to be physically strong and fit. This trip includes days with long ascents (up to 1800m). 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. 

Practical Information

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.    

Staying in Mountain Huts

The high alpine huts are one of the big attractions to mountaineering or trekking in the Alps. They allow us the time to enjoy the mountains with only light packs and without having to worry about meals or finding somewhere to sleep! Most huts have only very basic facilities. Sleeping arrangements are in mixed sex dormitory-style rooms with bunks; there can be up to 20 people in one room.

Washing facilities are limited and generally there is no running water in any of the huts although this may vary in some huts. There are basins in which you can use bottled water to wash and clean your teeth, but they are NOT generally in private cubicles and are mixed sex. Toilets are generally septic-tank type (so non-flushing) and again mixed sex. You need to be prepared for simple living in the huts and appreciate they are located at high altitude and in inhospitable terrain.

The guardian and his/her team serve a 3-course evening meal and breakfast - food is usually nourishing and filling. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks are also available. All food and drink in the huts is delivered by helicopter and consequently prices will be high e.g. between 5 -10€ or 10CHF for a 1.5litre bottle of still water.

There are a few basic hut ‘rules’ that you need to follow so that you (and your fellow climbers) have a pleasant stay:

1) On arriving at the hut you must take off your boots and leave these together with your ice axe, crampons in the foyer. Be sure to store these carefully as the hut is likely to get very busy and you’ll need to find all your kit in the morning rush!

2) House slippers are provided and must be worn in the hut

3) Your guide will register you with the guardian and will assign you your bunk

4) Follow the instructions of your guide and keep requests to the guardian and his team to a minimum – they are usually very busy sorting out groups, cooking meals, keeping the hut clean

5) In the morning your guide will often want to leave early – be sure to have all your kit ready to go the night before. Be organized and everything will be much easier!

6) It is recommended to bring earplugs for the nights – but make sure that you wake up on time!

Our Guides

All Chamex mountain guides are fully qualified, highly experienced and passionate about what they do. Everyone who works as part of the Chamex team has been thoroughly vetting and is trusted by us to give our clients the best experience possible - you are in safe hands! If you would like to know more then you can meet the Chamex team here.

Mountain rescue insurance

We don’t include the mountain rescue insurance in any of our courses but it is obligatory. A rescue may be very expensive, particularly if helicopters are involved. Check with your travel insurance provider if you are covered for the specific activity you are going to do with us.

However, we can organise the mountain rescue insurance for you. The cost is 8€ per person per day for EU residents and 12€ per person per day for non-EU residents. Details of the insurance cover are different for EU and non-EU residents; please contact us for more information.

Itinerary

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.

Dates

Ski Tour Monte Rosa dates - 2019

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April 14, 2019
1,650.00€
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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 Aiguillle 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 in Chamonix

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

Equipment

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

3 x Screwgate carabiner

3 x 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

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