The Weissmies crossing (4023m) offers a complete & various mountain course. Technically easy to climb, this traverse offers a nice trip in high altitude.
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Day 1: Almagellerhütte +1300 m /4 300ft
After meeting the group and guide at the Compagnie des Guide in Chamonix, we drive to Saas Fee, Switzerland, in our private minivan. (Driving time: 2h30). During this first day we are going to gain 1300 m/ 4 290ft, progressing into the beautiful Wallis alpine pastures. Half way up we can enjoy a rewarding break at the lmalgelleralp refreshment hut ( 2 194m/7 240ft). We spend the night at the Almalgell mountain hut. (2 894m; 1m=3,3 ft)
Day 2: Weissmies ascent +1129 m/ 3 730ft - 800 m/ 2 640ft
Early in the morning we start our ascent to the Weissmies ( 4023m/13 275ft). A mixed ( snow and ice) ridge allows our party to progress with the 4000-meter Saas Fee peaks in the background. The summit offers a fantastic 180° panoramic view of the Wallis great 4000m peaks. Then we start our descent to reach the heights above Saas Fee. We ride the lift down to the valley, and return to Chamonix.
The guide might have to change the itinerary to suit the weather conditions or the group level and fitness.
In great shape: Can daily hike and/or climb vertical gain ranging from 900 to 1300 meters, 6 to 8 hours. A sustained hiking pace is necessary to be able to complete daily sections. Physical training is recommended. The hiking section includes great vertical gain/loss, at high altitude. Training stamina and body resistance is a perfect way to prepare for this trip.
Elementary glacier hiking: For strong hikers with little glacier-hiking experience.
Minimum 3 and maximum 4 people per guide.
In terms of group size, the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix's guiding policy is one of the strictest in the mountain guiding industry.
1 night in dormitory, in catered mountain huts.
Picnic for lunch, dinner & breakfast in mountain hut.
Water is not provided in the hut. Bring some cash (Euros) for your drinks.
See the equipment list.
You can rent mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axe, harness and helmet (see booking form).
ID or valid passport.
Having a repatriation insurance is mandatory. Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
We provide optional insurance contracts for repatriation and trip cancellation (see booking form).
Rendez-vous at 9.00 pm, at the Compagnie des Guides’ office, 190 place de l’Eglise, in Chamonix.
You’ll be back in Chamonix on Friday in the middle of the afternoon.
DATES 2017: July 6, 13,& 27; August 10 & 24
PRICE : 470 euros per person, based on 3 persons minimum.
- mountain guiding services,
- 1 night in catered mountain hut with dinner and breakfast,
- picnic lunch for the two days,
- lift ticket,
Not included :
- personal equipment,
- mandatory repatriation insurance.
You are your own group (friends, family…)? We propose you a personalized trip; you chose your date of departure (depending on hut availability).
Number of participant