Plateau Couloir, Day4 H.R.Chamonix-Zermatt - ski tour - Skitour.Guru

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Plateau Couloir, Day4 H.R.Chamonix-Zermatt, 3640 m

  • Length of ascent3,5 km
  • ascent1085 m
  • duration6-8 h
  • Fitness difficulty
  • Technical difficulty
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The fourth stage of the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt is one of the most beautiful mountain experiences. First ascent from Cabane Valsorey to the Plateau Couloir Sattel, for the most part an ascent with crampons is necessary. This is followed by a long descent over the Col Sonadon saddle along the Glacier du Mont Durand and at the end an easy ascent to the hut Cabane Chanrion.

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Country
Switzerland
Montains
Walliser Alpen / Alpes valaisannes
Tags
Grand Combin Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt Pays du Saint Bernard Schweiz Switzerland Valais Wallis
Hut
Cabane Valsorey
UTM / CH1903 x ("longitude" E/W)
588085
UTM / CH1903 y ("latitude" N/S)
86881

Start point

Start Point
Cabane Valsorey
Altitude
3033 m
UTM / CH1903 x ("longitude" E/W)
587060
UTM / CH1903 y ("latitude" N/S)
86544

Ski tour map on Plateau Couloir, Day4 H.R.Chamonix-Zermatt

  • přístup k chatě
  • lehká túra
  • mírně obtížná túra
  • obtížná túra
  • mimořádně obtížná túra
  • vrchol
  • sedlo
  • výstup
  • sjezd
  • lavinové nebezpečí, svah > 30°
  • exponovaný, obtížný terén
  • cepín a mačky potřeba
  • začátek ledovce
  • ledovcové trhliny
  • skidepo
  • parkoviště
  • lanovka, vlek
  • restaurace
  • horská chata
  • bivakovací nouzová chata
  • hôtel, penzion
  • hut acces
  • little difficult tour
  • rather difficult tour
  • difficult tour
  • extremely difficult tour
  • peak, summit
  • col, pass, saddle
  • ascent
  • descent
  • avalanche danger, slope > 30°
  • exposed, difficulty terrain
  • crampons & ice axe necessary
  • glacier beginning
  • glacier cracks
  • skidepot
  • parking
  • cableway, skilift
  • restaurant
  • mountain hut, refuge
  • bivouac, winter room
  • hotel, pension
  • zugang zur hütte
  • wenig schwierige tour
  • ziemlich schwierige tour
  • schwierige tour
  • äusserst schwierige tour
  • gipfel
  • sattel, joch, pass
  • aufsieg
  • abfahrt
  • lawinengefahr, hangneigung > 30°
  • ausgesetzt, schwierige gelände
  • steigeisen & pickel erforderlich
  • gletscher anfang
  • gletscherspalten
  • skidepot
  • parkplatz
  • seilbahn, skilift
  • restaurant
  • berghütte
  • biwak, winterraum
  • hotel, pension
  • accesso capanna
  • tour piccolo difficile
  • tour piuttosto difficile
  • escursioni difficili
  • tour estremamente difficile
  • picco, vertice, piz
  • col, sella, passo, forcella
  • salita
  • discesa
  • pericolo di valanghe, pendenza > 30°
  • esposto, terreno difficolt?
  • ramponi & piccozza necessari
  • inizio ghiacciaio
  • crepe glacier
  • sci deposito
  • parcheggio
  • funivia, seggiovia
  • ristorante
  • rifugio, capanna
  • bivacco, locale invernale
  • alberghi, pensione
  • acces cabane
  • peu difficile tour
  • assez difficile tour
  • difficile tournée
  • extr?mement difficile tournée
  • pic, sommet
  • col, selle
  • ascension
  • descente
  • danger d'avalanche, pente > 30°
  • exposée, difficulté du terrain
  • crampons & piolet nécessaire
  • début glacier
  • crevasse du glacier
  • skis dépôt
  • parking
  • téléphérique, téléski
  • restaurant
  • cabane de montagne, refuge
  • bivouac, local d'hiver
  • hôtel, pension
  • < 20°
  • 20° - 25°
  • 25° - 30°
  • 30° - 35°
  • 35° - 40°
  • > 40°
The height profile indicates the slope of the hill. If you mouse over the curve, you will see the slope for this concrete position on the hill, which is also represented by a red drop on the map. The vertical color zones under the curve (see explanations above the profile) inform the slope which has impact on avalanche danger.

About Ski tour

Time difficulty
3-4 h3-4 h
Ascent (height difference)
1085 m
Lenght of ascent
3,5 km
Descent (height difference)
1650 m
Total Lenght of tour
13,5 km
Total time of the tour
6-8 h
Elevation Range
2255 - 3640 m
Principal Aspect
SW, SE, S, E
S-south, N-north, W-west, E-east

Download

GPX (track only)
HR4d ValsoreyHut_Plateau-Couloir_Chanrion_TRK.gpx
best for display on a detailed topographical map (mapy.cz) or in apps for smartphones (Locus, Garmin Connect, etc.)
GPX (waipoints, track)
HR4d_ValsoreyH_ChanrionH_skitour.gpx
great for uploading in GPS device
KML (with POI)
HRC ValsoreyHut-ChanrionHut_HauteRouteChamxZer_4day.kml
for viewing in the Google Earth 3D map application, which you can install on your PC

Video of tour on Plateau Couloir, Day4 H.R.Chamonix-Zermatt

Important warning: The information and data provided on Skitour.Guru has been compiled with great care. The use of all information is at your own risk. Personal experience and knowledge of a current state of slope are very important in addition to generally useful informations for the risk assessment. Itineraries of ski tours may vary from the ones mentioned above depending on the current snow conditions or terrain changes (eg glacier). Careful planning and assessment of the avalanche danger for specific slopes before each ski tour is crucial. The pictograms in the tour map mark the usual key points. In general, GPS device is a helpful friend, but in the end, it is always the person, who decides over the route line in the terrain. The height profile shows us the slope. The cited duration data are indicated, rather intended for slower ski tourers and include the movement time without pauses.

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