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Ski Mountaineering – Zermatt 4000’s…

This classic ski tour across the Zermatt – Monte Rosa skyline is perfect for the peak bagging ski mountaineer.

There are lots of opportunities to climb different peaks, depending on weather and conditions, as well as our energy levels of course.

The list of 4000’s is impressive, but the skiing itself is fantastic as well.

This is a demanding tour, and the mountaineering element especially means we have a maximum ratio of 1:3.

This trip is at high altitude, and so conditions can remain good until late in the ski season. Generally April through to mid May is best.

All our trips are run on a guiding only basis – with clients paying expenses for themselves as the trip progresses.

This means that you only pay for what is strictly required, rather than an overestimation of expenses.

On your invoice you will receive an estimation of the expenses. Please refer to our prices and payments page for further details.

We do sometimes schedule trips, but generally this is a bespoke trip for a private group. You can contact us to find out more.

This trip is at high altitude, and so conditions can remain good until late in the ski season. Generally April through to mid May is best.

Day 0

Meeting your with your guide in the evening, kit check and preparation. Night in Chamonix.

Day 1

Travel to Zermatt in the early morning. Catch the Klein Matterhorn lift and climb the Briethon (4000m), ski to the Ayas refuge for the night.

Day 2

Ascent of Castor. After an early start to catch good conditions, we use crampons to climb the last section of this fantastic summit. Ski to the Quintino Sella refuge.

Day 3

Today we cover some distance passing Liskamm on our way to the Gneffeti or Mantova refuge. There is an opportunity to climb the Vincent Pyramid on the way.

Day 4

We are on the doorstep of the Monte Rosa group of 4000’s now, so so depending on weather and conditions we aim to climb the Parrotspitze and Punta Gnifetti. We then make the long ski descent to the Monta Rosa hut.

Day 5

There a few options from the Monta Rosa hut, the Stockhorn is a great summit above Zermatt, and gives a good long ski back into town before catching the train and then driving back to Chamonix.

Four days with fresh tracks every day with Sam. Superb snow and great weather - skiing in Italy, France and Switzerland.
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Great to explore new places as well, I'm very fortunate to have such a varied #guideslife !
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Time off now, with some fresh snow due this week. Back at it next weekend.
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Loving the April powder.
Soft turns above the col St Bernard this morning. Once off the main drag it was pretty quiet too.
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February powder touring in April. First time in thermals in a month or so.
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Good photos and feedback from our latest "learn to lead" course on Dartmoor:
Just thought I would give you a quick email to say that we had a great time on the trad course with Matt who was really good and very helpful!
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Back from a couple of good days around the Benevalo Refugio in Italy.
Some icy early morning skinning before nice spring snow back into the valley.
That concludes our five day touring trip - 3 countries, every type of snow and a little walking in the woods. Spring touring!
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Managed to sneak in a pretty decent tour before the weather broke today. A never ending boot pack followed by some more spring snow into Switzerland.
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Getting into the sunny south side. Good conditions up high at the moment. Non existent lower down.
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