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Haute Route | Chamonix – Zermatt

02.12.2008

Die Haute Route von Chamonix nach Zermatt – vielbegangener, anspruchsvoller Klassiker

Diese hochalpine Skidurchquerung führt durch einige der spektakulärsten Alpenregionen, – sie bietet unglaubliche Abfahrten, aber auch lange Tagesetappen und anspruchsvolles, alpines Gelände. Fraglos gehört die 5-6tägige Skidurchquerung zu den Highlights im Leben eines Tourengängers oder Freeriders. Anthony war begeistert, nur erschienen ihm die Hütten etwas zu "luxuriös". Also packte er sein eigenes Zelt ein...

I skied the Haute Route?

and was equally breath taken by the scale of terrain and grandeur of the Alps. As a poor ski-bum spending the winter in Chamonix, my two Swedish friends and I couldn?t quite afford the luxury of staying and eating in huts, so we packed up enough food for 5 days, a tent and completed the trip in a pure fashion.

Pure may not be the appropriate word though, as staying in the old huts along the route are very much a part of the Haute Route experience. When staying in the huts, teams carry food and water for the day in a light daypack. At the end of the day you can enjoy a beer and tartiflette served by the warden, while admiring the Alpenglow. To travel in this fashion isn?t exorbitantly expensive either, just too expensive for who a dishwashing ski-bum.

Route Descriptions

Below you will find a detailed route description for the Regular Haute Route, and a basic plan for the Verbier alternative. Included also is a "ski-bum? itinerary for those purists out there living for the winters, working to live and not the other way around.