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Haute  Route
Physical claim
Technical claim
Best season

Mar  Apr 

  • 09.04. - 14.04.2023
  • 23.04. - 28.04.2023
Tour description

The classic guided tour of the Haute Route in winter starts in the Chamonix valley in Argentieré and crosses the NE corner of the Mont Blanc - Stock at the glacier area of Aiguille du Chardonnet and Aiguille du Tour and thus also the border with Switzerland to Champex. This is followed by a road transfer in the direction of Gd-St-Bernhard to Bourg-St. Pierre, where the multi-day crossing of the Valais Alps begins, first passing under the Combin massif and then over the ideal ski regions with the wide glacier fields south of the Val d'Herens to the east to the Col de Valpeline, from where you are in close proximity to the north faces from Dent d´Herens and Matterhorn to Zermatt. With an additional day you can add the continuation to Saas-Fee.

  • Duration of the event: 6 days (or one additional day for climbing the Strahlhorn, 4190m)

  • Number of participants: 2-4 participants

  • Requirement: difficult

  • Suitable for: advanced

  • Moving on high alpine steep terrain, sometimes with an incline of more than 35 °, summit ascents mostly with crampons and on a rope

  • Driving curves in a parallel ski position in deep snow in all types of snow and in steep terrain

  • Sufficient condition for ascents of max. 1200 meters in altitude

  • Basic knowledge of cleavage clearance

  • Basic knowledge of LVS customers


2 Teilnehmer         € 1490 pP

3 Teilnehmer         € 1195 pP

4 Teilnehmer         €  975 pP

5 Teilnehmer         €  870 pP

6 Teilnehmer         €  800 pP

Extra costs
  • 5x overnight stays with half board

  • Transfer Herbriggen - Argentiere

  • Ascent from the Gran Montets middle station

  • Transfer Champex Lac - Bourg St Pierre

Overnight stays
Meeting point

Day 1: Argentère hut, 2771m

Meeting point and welcome at 10.00 a.m. at Hotel Bergfreund, Herbriggen – Switzerland. After the last equipment check, we will continue our journey to Argentiére by the hotel's own taxi or by train. We will start our ascent from the middle station of the "Gran Montets" cable car. First descent to the Argentiére glacier and a short ascent to the hut.

+ 800 Hm   - 550 Hm


2 day.: Col du Passon, 3028m - Col du Tour, 3281m -

Col des Ecandies, 2793m

Crossing the "Col du Passon" has many advantages over the classic "Col du Chardonnet". We traverse the "Glacier du Tour" and reach the col of the same name. Depending on our condition, we could take the "Aiguille du Tour, 3544m" with us on the way to the "Col des Ecandies". The ski descent through the "Val 'd Arpette" is beautiful, but the conditions have to be right here.

+ 1350 Hm   - 2250 Hm


3 day.: Cabane de Valsorey, 3030m

A long but scenic ascent awaits us today. Along the "Torrent du Valsorey" the ascent leads all the way back into the valley. The last few meters up to the hut, which was built on the rocks like a small eagle's nest.

+ 1400 Hm 

Day 4: Plateau de Couloir, 3664m - Cabane de Chanrion, 2462m

The ascent begins behind the hut. Steep we approach the "crux" of the entire Haute Route. The last part of the ascent to the col we have to attach our skis to the backpack and tackle with crampons and ice axes. After a steep ascent, a steep descent awaits us, but if the timing is right, it has already snowed up a bit and we can enjoy an enjoyable descent. After the "Col du Sonadon, 3503m, a very long, scenically impressive ski descent awaits.

+ 950 Hm   - 1900 Hm

Day 5: Pigne de Arolla, 3796m - Cabane du Vignette, 3158m

Today we reach the highest peak of the tour, the "Pigne de Arolla". There are several options to choose from for ascent. From the summit we can already see the top of the Matterhorn.

+ 1400 Hm   - 650 Hm

Day 6: Col de Evêque, 3392 m - Col du Brulé, 3214 m - Col de Valpelline, 3562 m

I let everyone decide for themselves what the most beautiful stage of the tour is, but the last stage is certainly one of the most grandiose. After the last transition at the latest, everyone is convinced. The mountain scenery could not be more powerful. In this wild glacier environment surrounded by the huge north faces of the Matterhorn and the Dent d'Herens we will start our last ski descent. With a bit of luck we can ski down to Zermatt.

+ 900 Hm   - 2400 Hm

 What is included in the offer? These services are included in the offer price.

  • Organization and planning

  • Supervision by a state-certified mountain and ski guide

  • Rental equipment:  Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe


What is not included in the offer? These services are not included in the offer price.

  • All additional costs at the offer price.

  • Tips and other expenses

  • Avalanche airbag system: € 30 / day

  • Travel insurance: This must be taken out by the participant independently before the start of the event. Insurance can be taken out with the respective alpine clubs.

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