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Chamonix-Zermatt' Express "On the traces of Patrouille des Glaciers"

Chamonix-Zermatt' Express "On the traces of Patrouille des Glaciers"
Physical Level 5  
Technical Level 4  
Number of days : 3
Price : From 815€

The Legendary “Patrouille des Glaciers” takes place between Zermatt and Verbier, by way of Arolla. The event took place for the first time during the World War II. After an interruption between 1949 and 1984, this unique event is always the object of a very strong interest with the participants and with the public.

Follow the tracks of this race with a logistic assistance which allows you to concentrate on the necessary rhythm to reach Chamonix with Zermatt in three days!

Day 1: Starting from « Les Grands Montets » with the first lift. On the Top (3230m) we ski down on the Argentiere glacier (vertical loss 780m/ 2559ft) and skin up to Le Passon Mountain pass (3028m) and the Aiguille du Tour (3244m) (depending on the timetable).
We cross over the plateau de Trient, Ecandies pass (2796m) and ski down to Champex-le-lac (1480m). A short transfer to Le Chable-Verbier with a private minibus. Night at the Mont-Fort hut (2457m). Elevation gain: 1135m/ 3723ft    Vertical loss: 2840m/ 9318ft

Day 2: Starting from the Mont-Fort hut (2457m) – La Chaux mountain pass (2940m) – Momin mountain pass (3015m), we reach the Momin-Rosablanche mountain pass (3336m).
Then we continue to skin up to La Barma (2458m)- Riedmatten mountain pass (2919m) and ski down to Arolla (2006m). Elevation gain: 1606m/ 5269ft       Vertical loss: 2070m/ 6791ft

Day 3 : Starting from Arolla (2006m) we skin up to the Berthol pass (3268m)- tête blanche (3707m). A long descent to Zermatt (1690m). Elevation gain: 1707m/ 5600ft - Vertical loss: 2017m/ 6617ft

This programme is meant as a guide only. Depending on the abilities of the group and the conditions in the mountains, your mountain guide may alter the route.

Tracés non contractuels

Skiing ability :  

  Download the ‘skiing technique and physical condition’ file.

Accommodation: Half-board in comfortable hut the 1st night & in hotel the 2nd night. Nights in dormitory.

Preparing for the trip: Due to the specificity of this trip, it is only offer to constituted group.
One week before the trip, the guide will be in contact to answer any questions you may have.

Group: 1 to 4 people. The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix's guiding policy is one of the strictest in the mountain guiding business. It guarantees the most balanced groups as possible as well as high-quality personalised advice.

Documentation: Participants must have mountain sports insurance with repatriation cover. We strongly recommend that this also include cancellation cover. You can take out insurance offering both of these types of cover when you sign up. Participants must also take valid ID with them.

Meeting and transport: Meet at 08:00 in front of the Grands Montets (Argentière) ticket office. Contact us if you are having difficulty getting to Argentière from Chamonix. Tour finishes in Zermatt. Optional transfer back to Chamonix (90€/person).

Prices 2018:

Number of person

Price/person

1

2 585,00 €

2

1 400,00 €

3

1 010,00 €

4

815,00 €

 

Included in the package:

- IFMGA English speaking mountain guiding service,
- Half-board in mountain huts (dinner, breakfast and night),
- Ski lift access as per programme,
- Transfers as per programme,
- Transfer back from Zermatt to Chamonix,
- Rental of full safety kit (avalanche transceiver/DVA, shovel, probe).

Not included:

- Take out lunches and daily snacks,
- Personal drinks in huts and other personal expenses (we recommend you bring Euros and Swiss Francs),
- Personal technical equipment.

 

For any information, please contact Célia by email or by phone 00334 50 53 00 88.

 

Number of person

Price/person

1

2 585,00 €

2

1 400,00 €

3

1 010,00 €

4

815,00 €

 

Included in the package:

- IFMGA English speaking mountain guiding service,
- Half-board in mountain huts (dinner, breakfast and night),
- Ski lift access as per programme,
- Transfers as per programme,
- Transfer back from Zermatt to Chamonix,
- Rental of full safety kit (avalanche transceiver/DVA, shovel, probe).

Not included:

- Take out lunches and daily snacks,
- Personal drinks in huts and other personal expenses (we recommend you bring Euros and Swiss Francs),
- Personal technical equipment.

 

MAISON DE LA MONTAGNE

190 place de l'Eglise
F 74400 CHAMONIX

+33 (0)4 50 53 00 88
info@chamonix-guides.com