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Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route 2005



Glacier du Tour

Glacier du Tour

We set of doing the Glacier Haute Route as a group of 4;

  • DAY1: to Refuge Albert Premier via flights to Geneva.
  • DAY2: Tete Blanche (3500) via Glacier du Tour, and a steep 27m overhanging ice abseil on to the Glacier du Trient. Finally to Cabane du Trient
  • DAY3:  To Cabane de Saleina via Trient Glacier, Fenetre du Tour and Glacier de Saleina
  • DAY4: To La Lechere, above La Fouly
  • DAY5: To Bourg-St-Pierre via Col des Planardes; big thunderstorms!
Tete Blanche (3500m) ice abseil

Tete Blanche (3500m) ice abseil

Then we downgraded to the Walkers Haute Route for the rest of the trip as one of our group had to retire with bad knees;

Beautiful View

Beautiful View

Scarey ladder up Pas de Chevres

Scarey ladder up Pas de Chevres

  • DAY8: To Cabane des Dix (possibly my favourite hut)
  • DAY9: To Les Hauderes via a scarey ladder up Pas de Chevres, and via Lac Bleu
  • DAY10: To Cabane De Moiry via col de Torrent and another big thunderstorm!
  • DAY11: To Zinal via col de Sorebois
  • DAY12: To Gruben Meiden & Hotel Schwartzhorn via col de Forcletta
  • DAY13: To St Niklaus via Augstbordpass
  • DAY TRIP: Day out to Zermatt and the Hornli Hut on the Matterhorn (3260m)

More photos here…

 


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Author: Phil Newby