Summer Haute Route Trek

  • Difficulty: 1 Scrambling on low angled terrain of a low technical nature, on snow or rock. Ropes may occasionally be used. Climbers do not need previous experience but do need an ability to move over rough ground. Short steep sections that will require a rope. Basic snow/ice/rock climbing. We recommend that climbers are familiar with ice axe and crampon techniques and/or basic rock climbing techniques although this can often be taught during the trip. Steep terrain that requires moderate level climbing skills on snow/ice/rock. Emphasis on good cramponing skills. Will need experience with rope techniques including rappelling/abseiling and snow camping techniques. Extensive steep terrain. Climber to be capable of following multi pitch climbs and have rope management skills, belay techniques, climbing calls, rappelling/abseiling skills and alpine bivouac and snow camping techniques. Extreme terrain. Climber will have extensive experience on rock or ice and a complete understanding of anchors and protection techniques and a high degree of comfort following longer difficult sections of ice and/or rock in alpine gear with a pack.

    Fitness: A A level of fitness sufficient to carry a light pack (10kg/22lb) and be capable of moving for several hours at a stretch with short stops every hour. Training would include regular walking on hills and gym work to develop strength: light running, swimming and biking. Defined as one who exercises regularly although not necessarily to a really high level, capable of carrying a pack weighing 18kg/40lb for several hours. Regular cardiovascular exercise (3-4 times a week gym/bike/stairs) and include pack carrying on rough ground once a week. A high standard of fitness. Capable of climbing with a heavy pack (25kg/55lb) for extended periods in mountain conditions. High level of training specific to climbing that would include heavy pack carrying over rough terrain and other preparation such as regular gym/pool/bike training. Excellent level of fitness from participants who would have an ongoing commitment to training and maintaining fitness specific to climbing. Expect long days in extreme conditions. Preparation would include heavy pack carrying, specific conditioning through rock and/or ice climbing and habitual cardio vascular exercise.

    Duration

    7 Days

    Elevation

    3,796m / 12,454ft

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  • Trek from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Experience the Alps in bloom 
  • Breathtaking views of the Matterhorn


This alpine classic follows the original route pioneered over 150 years ago, through the French and Swiss Alps, from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland. 

 

 

 

The Haute Route is a demanding route, crossing glaciers and high passes deep in the Alps.  Our efforts are rewarding with endless panoramic views, unique and remote mountain huts and a route steeped in alpine history.


Cross several high passes including the Serpentine at 3796m and enjoy one of the most stunning vantage points in all of the European Alps. Finish in Zermatt, one of the most beautiful alpine villages in the world, nestled just beneath the famous East Face of the Matterhorn, sitting at 1600m.

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Because we want you to remember this  trek for being so much more than just a hike, we at Adventure Consultants have taken enormous pleasure in planning a fusion of all the best components that we know make this a truly memorable experience...

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