Phil's Hiking Resources

Keyword: Italy

Tour des Combin – June 2009  

  We did the Tour des Combin with Roger, Patrick, Chris, Richard & Penny. Its a fantastic trek around the Grand Combin massif, taking in some really nice mountain huts and some high (2800m) passes. Here’s our itinerary: (we did the route anti-clockwise) Day 1: BOURG ST PIERRE Flew out to BSP and stayed at » read more »

Tour du Matterhorn – June 2007  

Tour du Matterhorn: a two week hut to hut treking  around the Matterhorn massif (this trip is also called “Tour du Cervin”). We flew to Geneva and got a train to Zermatt. DAY1:Randa We took the Europaweg from Zermatt (which was quite loose and unstable). Unfortunately the Europa Hut was closed as we were too early in » read more »

Tour du Mont-Blanc (TMB) August 1999  

The  Tour du Mont-Blanc aka the TMB was our first Alpine trip, and as such we did it with Rambers Holidays. Its was great introductory into Alpine Hut to Hut trips for us. SWITZERLAND DAY 1: Col de Forclaz to Champex, via la Bovine DAY 2: to La Fouly – our first Leader was sick, so we lead this » read more »

Val d’Aosta Alta Via 2 – Italy 2005  

We took a plane to Milan, then to Val d’Aosta by train; DAY1: Rifugio Dondena (2200m); from Champorcher (1500m) DAY2: To Lillaz (1617m) via col Finestra di Champorcher (2828m) DAY3: To Rifugio Sella (2584m) via Cogne (1550m) DAY4: Climbed the Punta Rossa (3630m) from Rif. Sella and back. DAY5: To Eaux Rousses (1666m) from Rifugio Sella, via Col Lauson (3296m) DAY6:  To Bruil (1723) via Col » read more »

Author: Phil Newby