Trip to Chamonix –Meeting the guide at 19h00 to review the gear needed and finalize the details of the week – Group dinner (optional) –Night in Hotel in Chamonix
Transfer to Le Tour small village (1450m) – Lift to near Col de Balme (2100m) – Tour Glacier – Albert I Hut (2702m) – Short walk and crampon training – Night in Albert I Hut
Elevation gain/loss: + 600m / - 0m
Albert I Hut (2702m) – Col Supérieur du Tour (3288m) – Plateau de Trient – Breya Chairlift (2200m) – Champex (1500m) – Night in Champex
Elevation gain/loss: + 650m / - 1100m
Transfer to Mauvoisin dam (1850m) – Tsofeiret alpine meadow – Col de Tsofeiret (2628m) – Chanrion Hut (2462m) – Night in Chanrion Hut
Elevation gain/loss: + 800m / - 250m
Chanrion Hut (2462m) – Otemma Glacier – Col de Charmotane (3037m) – Col des Vignettes (3190m) – Vignettes Hut (3160m) – Night in Vignettes Hut
Elevation gain/loss: + 800m / - 200m
Vignettes Hut (3160m) – Col de l’Évêque (3377m) – Col de Charmotane (3024m) – Arolla High Glacier – Plans de Bertol (2510m) – Bertol Hut (3311m) – Night in Bertol hut
Elevation gain/loss: + 1200m / - 800m
Bertol Hut (3311m) – Col de la Tête Blanche (3600m) – Tête Blanche (3707m) – Stockji Glacier – Schönbiel Glacier – Schönbiel Hut (2694m) – Night in Schönbiel Hut
Elevation gain/loss: + 600m / - 1300m
Schönbiel Hut (2694m) – Zmutt Glacier with the astonishing North Face of the Matterhorn within reach – Zmutt (1936m) – Zermatt (1608m) – Transfer to Chamonix (2h30) – Farewell dinner in Chamonix – Night in Hotel in Chamonix
Elevation gain/loss: + 0m / - 800m
- UIAGM/AEGM mountain guide services
- Advices prior the trip
- Safety gear for the whole group
- Reservations management services
- Half board huts accommodation
- Breakfast and accommodation in hotel in Chamonix
- Travelling to Chamonix
- Transfers, cable cars and/or chair lifts
- First and last night dinners
- Snacks and drinks during the stages
- Members and guides extra expenses due to possible program variations
- Each group member taking part in the program is required to possess an at date license issued by the Mountaineering Federation valid in the country/countries where the program takes place.
- Glacier trekking is an extraordinary pass time but it involves risks. Each member of this journey takes full responsibility of what could happen.
- The mountain guide reserves the right to modify the program depending on weather conditions, group factor or any other cause that in his opinion may be decisive.
- Hiking boots
- Antiboot crampons
- Telescopic poles
- Backpack 35-40 l. max
- Backpack rain cover
- Headlight (batteries)
- Light harness
- 2 screw-lock carabiners
- 1 x 6mm dyneema sling 1,2m long
- Appropiate pants for high mountain hiking
- Gore-tex jacket
- Thin Gore-Tex pants
- Fleece / Polartec
- Thermal t-shirt + spare
- Thermal pants
- Medium thickness socks + spare
- Thin gloves
- Thick gloves for cold temperatures
- Sun cream factor 50+
- Lip balm factor 50+
- Snacks (chocolates, cereal bars, dry nuts, ...)
- 1,5 L water bottle
- Silk sleeping back (optional)
- First aid kit
- TSE (European Health Card)
- Mountaineering Federation License at date and valid for the Alps
- Mobile phone
For the outdoor activity that you plan to be successful it is very important that it accommodates to your level, both physical and technical. Here we present some guidelines so that you can get an idea of what your level is according to the programs we propose. However, we recommend reaching to us so we can help you personally and adapt the program to your conditions.
- 1 = Beginner. No previous trekking experience. Has only hike on flat terrain and well-marked trails.
- 2 = Starter. Occasional hiker with experience on single-day treks. Accustomed to walk on varied terrain and across scree slopes.
- 2 = Intermediate. Occasional hiker with experience on single and multi-day treks. Accustomed to walk on varied terrain where it may be necessary to cross a scree slope, a névé or to scramble.
- 4 = Advanced. Regularly hikes and climbs in the mountains. Experience on multi-day routes. Capable of walking on rough terrain, across scree slopes, up on steep hillsides and traversing névés. Ability on unstable terrain (gravel, rock blocks) is required.
- 5 = Very advanced. Frequently hikes and climbs in the mountains. Experience on multi-day routes spending the night in a hut or a tent. Skilled on rough terrain: scree slopes, steep hillsides, névés and glaciers. Basic knowledge of rope work.
- 1 = Able to walk for 3 hours and 600 meters elevation gain carrying a light backpack of about 5 kg.
- 2 = Able to hike in the mountains for 4 to 5 hours and 800 meters elevation gain with a backpack of about 5 kg.
- 3 = Able to hike in the mountains for 5 to 7 hours and 1000 meters elevation gain with a backpack of about 7 kg.
- 4 = Able to hike in the mountains for 8 hours and 1200 meters elevation with a backpack of about 8 kg, being in high altitude (over 4000m) intermittently.
- 5 = Able to hike in the mountains for 8 hours and 1500 meters elevation gain with a 10 kg backpack, being in high altitude (over 4000m) intermittently.