Haute Route Day 1 – Grands Montets to Trient hutHaute Route Day 1 – Grands Montets to Trient hut

Haute Route Day 1 – Grands Montets to Trient hut

From Grands Montets, via the Col du Passon and Col de Tour Superieur, to the Trient hut.

Haute Route day 2 – Trient hut to Montfort hut, VerbierHaute Route day 2 – Trient hut to Montfort hut, Verbier

Haute Route day 2 – Trient hut to Montfort hut, Verbier

From the Trient hut, over the Col des Ecandies, via Champex to Montfort hut, Verbier,

Haute Route day 3 – Verbier to Pra FleuriHaute Route day 3 – Verbier to Pra Fleuri

Haute Route day 3 – Verbier to Pra Fleuri

From the Montfort hut, via the Col des Roux and the summit of Rosa Blanche, to the Pra Fleuri hut

Haute Route day 4 – Pra Fleuri to DixHaute Route day 4 – Pra Fleuri to Dix

Haute Route day 4 – Pra Fleuri to Dix

Today we go over the Pas de Chat and through the Desert Blanche, to the Dix hut. We’re pleased to see the weather still holding well! Next: Haute Route day 5 – Dix hut to Arolla See all photos from this day on Flickr

Haute Route day 5 – Dix hut to ArollaHaute Route day 5 – Dix hut to Arolla

Haute Route day 5 – Dix hut to Arolla

A whiteout day with thick snow making the original route impassable…. We descended to Arolla to stay safe Site for the lovely Kurhaus Hotel See all photos from this day on Flickr Next: Haute Route day 6 – Arolla to the Bertol Hut

Haute Route day 6 – Arolla to the Bertol HutHaute Route day 6 – Arolla to the Bertol Hut

Haute Route day 6 – Arolla to the Bertol Hut

1300m of ascent from Arolla to the wild and beautiful setting of the Bertol hut on its crag Although physically the hardest day,skinning up all the way, I think it was the day I enjoyed the most. The views were astonishing, we were feeling strong after the five day’s exercise at altitude, we’d had a [...]

Haute Route day 7 – Bertol hut to ZermattHaute Route day 7 – Bertol hut to Zermatt

Haute Route day 7 – Bertol hut to Zermatt

The last day, and, I think, the most beautiful. The dawn from the Bertol hut is really otherworldly. From there, to the Tete Blanche and down the glacier to Zermatt See all photos from this day: That’s it! (for the moment, at least). You could check out the other pages – preparation, kit, guide, us [...]



Haute Route Kit
Haute Route Kit

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Training and techniques

Getting fit, and learning the way of the kick turn

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