Five 4,000-meter peaks Valais

An alpine ski tour in a class of its own (CH) | 5.5 days

Take the 4,000-meter peak challenge with us. You'll soon see that even large mountains have their gentle side. Each day, you will climb a different 4,000-meter peak, from Allalinhorn 4,027 m to Alphubel 4,206 m, Strahlhorn 4,190m und Breithorn 4,164 m to Signalkuppe 4,556 m. Each summit more impressive than the last. Every ascent is followed by an amazing descent. This offer is also an option for newcomers to alpine ski touring, providing they have a good level of fitness.

It is possible to take part just for the forst 3.5 days. You can chose option at the forst step of the registration.

Technique
intermediate

Piste: very confident on skis; Powder snow: solid experience in all types of snow; Terrain: mostly steep terrain; Alpine technique: solid experience of touring or a completed training course

Condition
demanding

Duration from 8 to 10 hours, up to approx. 1,800 vertical meters, approx. 350 vertical meters per hour.

Small Group

3-6 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

7 p.m. Hotel La Gorge, Blomattenweg 2, CH-3906 Saas-Fee (bus arrival 18.34 Uhr Saas Fee, Busterminal)

Departure

Approx. 3 p.m. in Zermatt

Accommodation

Hotel La Gorge, Blomattenweg 2, CH-3906 Saas-Fee,

Britannia Hut SAC 3,030 m

Hotel Alphubel, Brantschenhaus 7, CH-3920 Zermatt

Monte Rosa Hut SAC 2,883 m

Note

It is also possible to participate only on the first 3.5 days. Please note this in the comment field in the booking. Price for 3.5 days CHF 999 or EUR 889.

Services
Included
  • Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide
  • accommodation with half board: 2 x hotel (standard double room), 3 x hut (base camp)
  • 15% discount on mammut.com
  • 12 months Fatmap Explore membership

Not included
  • Travel to the course
  • transport (mountain rail from approx. CHF 70)
  • snacks and drinks
  • hut tax CHF 12 per night (approx.) for non-SAC/Alpine Club members
  • rental equipment
Program
Day 1
Individual arrival in Saas Fee and welcome by the mountain guide. Welcome drinks and discussion about the next few days, followed by a fine dinner. You'll be well prepared for starting out the following day.
Day 2
Travel via Metro Alpin to the Mittelallalin station. Avalanche transceiver/safety instruction and ascent of Allalinhorn 4,027 m. After a rest at the summit, you can look forward to a fantastic descent to the Britannia Hut. (Distance: 2. 5 km; Duration: 2.5 hours; Ascent: 600 vertical meters).
Day 3
From the hut to Alphubel 4,206 m and its wide summit plateau, with magnificent panoramic views of the entire Valais mountainscape. Followed by the descent to Felskinn and back to the Britannia Hut. (Distance: 8 km; Duration: 5.5 hours; Ascent: 1,450 vertical meters).
Day 4
A short descent to the Allalin Glacier and a climb past Fluchthorn and Rimpfishhorn to Strahlhorn 4,190 m. Your efforts will then be rewarded by an incredible, long descent over the Adler and Findelen Glaciers down into the busy mountaineering town of Zermatt. (Distance: 7. 5 km; Duration: 4.5 hours; Ascent: 1,300 vertical meters).
Day 5
Travel by gondola to the Klein Matterhorn 3,883 m. Via the Breithorn Plateau, you'll climb the mountain of the same name, the Breithorn 4,164 m. The descent via Schwarztor to the Grenz Glacier is a further highlight of this week. A last ascent will lead you to the beautiful Monte Rosa Hut. (Distance: 6. 5 km; Duration: 3 hours; Ascent: 900 vertical meters).
Day 6
Via the Grenz Glacier, you'll climb the Signalkuppe 4,556 m. The fifth 4,000-meter peak of this week is also the highest one and the location of Capanna Margherita. A magnificent view of the entire Monte Rosa Massif and, on a clear day, all the way to Turin are compensation for the efforts needed in the thin mountain air. A fantastic long descent to Zermatt concludes this wonderful touring week. (Distance: 7. 5 km; Duration: 4.5 hours; Ascent: 1,650 vertical meters).
equipment
Rental equipment

Our mountain guide will bring the ordered rental equipment to the meeting place. The following equipment can be rented:

  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Climbing harness with 1 saferlock carabiner (or 2y screw carabiners)
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
Technical equipment
  • Barryvox (Avalanche Transceiver)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • Touring backpack or avalanche airbag backpack (approx. 30 l with ski carrier)
  • Ski touring equipment (skis, bindings, skins, ski crampons)
  • Ski touring boots
  • (telescopinc) ski poles
  • Ski helmet (optional)
  • Climbing harness with 1 saferlock carabiner (or 2y screw carabiners)
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
Clothing
  • ski jacket and ski pants (Gore-Tex or similar material)
  • Soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • Short/long functional underwear
  • Beanie and headband
  • 2 pairs of gloves (1 thin pair, 1 warm, windproof and waterproof pair)
  • Functional socks and spare socks
Overnight
  • Own toiletries, ear plugs if required
  • clothes to wear in the hut and the hotel (Minimum)
  • slipper socks are at the hut
  • Sleeping bag liner made of silk or cotton (for hygienic reasons)
  • SAC/Alpine Club member card (if avalaible)
Food
  • breakfast and dinner in a hotel or a hut
  • Tea an lunch must be brought or can be bought in the village or at the hut
  • Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit, dried meat)
Various
  • Sunglasses and ski goggles
  • Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • half fare travelcard (if existing)
  • Thermos flask made from break-proof material
  • headlamp or flashlight with new batteries
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
Available, guaranteed execution
15.03.2020 - 20.03.2020
duration: 6 days, Sun-Fri
state: available
(guaranteed execution)
CHF 1'399.00
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more dates
available
13.04. - 18.04.2020
duration: 6 days, Mo-Sa
state: available
CHF 1'399.00
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available
01.05. - 06.05.2020
Tourguide
Markus Wey
duration: 6 days, Fr-Mi
state: available
CHF 1'399.00
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