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Alpine Trips

Haute Route: Champex to Arolla June 2018  

slide show… For this year’s trek, we decided to do our own variant of the classic glacier Haute Route, but missing out both the Chamonix and Zermatt ends. Day 1: Champex to Cabane d’Orny (2811m) We took the Champex chair lift to La Breya, and did the short walk up to Cabane d’Orny (2811m). Distance: » read more »

Bernese Oberland Haute Route July 2017  

For this year’s glacier trek we blatantly adapted KE Adventure’s Bernese Oberland Haute Route West and East trips. Day 1:Les Diablerets to the Cabane Prarochet (2555m) We took the Col du Pillon cable car to Sex Rouge (2945m) glacier plateau below the Les Diableret mountain ridge. We had planned to climb the peak but due to very thick fog we decided » read more »

Glacier Fest: Austria Stubai & Ötztal – June 2016  

Week 1: Stubai Glacier Route For our first week we did most of the Stubai Glacier Route around Neustift & the Stubaital in Austria. Day 1: Neustift to Franz Senn Hut (2147m) We took the local taxi service to Oberissalm at the head of the valley and had an easy walk up to the Franz Senn Hut (2147m). Ascent: » 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 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 »


Author: Phil Newby