Selected ski tours
Val Arpette (Day2, H.R. Chamonix-Zermatt) 2793 m
Cabane Trient Walliser Alpen / Alpes valaisannes Switzerland
- Length of ascent0,2 km
- ascent160 m
- duration3-5 h
- Fitness difficulty ♦♦◊◊
- Technical difficulty ♦♦◊◊
One of the two variants of the 2nd day stage of the classic Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt. From the hut Cabane Trient, descend briefly northwards, then a short climb to the saddle Col Escandies (2793 m). Complicated terrain from the saddle down, often with crampons and skis on a backpack. Then a long descent along the north-east slope through the Val d´Árpette to Champex. From there by bus to Orsiéres, it is good to take the bus at 12:58, in Orsieres change to the connection to Bourg St-Pierre (2:00 p.m.).
Fenêtre Saleinaz,Day1 H.R. Chamonix-Zermatt 3261 m
Refuge Argentière Massif Mont Blanc France
- Length of ascent4 km
- ascent1060 m
- duration6-8 h
- Fitness difficulty ♦♦♦◊
- Technical difficulty ♦♦♦◊
The first day of the Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt. In the early morning, the descent from Refuge Argentière to the start of the climb to Col Chardonnet saddle. You have to abseil out of the saddle and follow a short descent along the Glacier du Saleinaz. This is followed by a steep ascent to the Fenetre Saleinaz saddle and then over a large area of the glacier Plateau Trient to the mountain hut Cabane Trient.
Selected Mountain huts
Walliser Alpen / Alpes valaisannes Switzerland
1 tour in region3170 m.n.mCapacity 128 bedsOpen mid March - mid May
Cabane Trient is not far from the border between Switzerland and France. The Hut is a stop on the famous Haute Route Chamonix - Zermatt. It is easiest to reach the hut from the Grands Montets and Lognan cable car stations via the Col Chardo...
Massif Mont Blanc France
1 tour in region2771 m.n.mCapacity 94 bedsOpen end February - beginning May
Refuge Argentière is a famous chalet above the glacier of the same name. The most famous alpine ski mountain above the refuge is Aiguille Argentiére. The mountain hut Refuge Argentière is often the first night on the Haute Route Chamonix -...