Phil's Hiking Resources

Keyword: 4000m+

Allalinhorn (4027m)  

We had a day out bagging the relatively easy Allalinhorn 4027m peak from Saas Fee.

Breithorn 4165m  

Day trip up the Breithorn from Zermatt (using the Kleine Matterhorn Cable Car) Stunning views from the easiest (Grade F) roped glacier crossing for a 4000M+ peak.

Glacier Fest: Chamonix & Valle d’Aosta – June 2014  

This year the two of us went to Chamonix and Valle d’Aosta (Italy) for two weeks high glacier trekking. Week 1: Chamonix The first week we based ourselves in a fantastic little apartment in Chamonix Sud (details below). Day 1:  Mer de Glace (2000+m): crazy ladders, glacier skills & crevasse rescue practice day – full details and » read more »

Glacier Fest: Swiss Alpine Trip – June 2015  

Week 1: Glacier Haute Route For our first week we did part of the Glacier Haute Route from Arolla to Zermatt (we had previously done the bit from Chamonix in 2005 – details here) Day 1: Arolla to Cabane des Dix (2,928m): We flew out to Geneva, got the train to Sion and then a bus up to Arolla » read more »

Glacier Trekking 2019 Saas-Mattertal  

Flew to Geneva, got  train to St Nikalaus Took a bus to Gasenreid and walked up to the Bordier Hut (2886m) Climbed Balfrin (3796m) and Gross Bigger Horn (3625m) from Bordier Hut as a circuit – a hard 11 hour day with glacier crossing. Not feeling well so took public transport to Saas Grund! Bus » read more »


Author: Phil Newby