Swiss Summits Week Trek
Price: £595 per person
Length: 5 days
Who is the Swiss Summits Week Trek trip suitable for?
This trip is suitable for any keen hillwalker who would like to bag some non-technical Alpine summits. If you have always fancied trekking 3000m peaks that don’t require the use of axe, crampons or ropes then this is the trip for you.
View of the Matterhorn on day one.
We will meet on the Monday morning in the world famous mountaineering town of Zermatt, under the foot of the Matterhorn. Together we will use a cable car to gain some swift height and then walk into the Fluhalp, a beautiful mountain hut that will be our base for the first day of the trip. The hut is situated at 2620m and is ideally placed to tick off some of the local summits. (If people wish to bivvy or wild camp for one night then that is possible)
Sample Itinerary: Days one to three: After our first acclimatisation day objectives will include Pfulroe (3265m) and Oberrothorn (3415m). These two summits give stunning views of the Matterhorn and other surrounding 4000m peaks. Another option if the weather allows is to spend a night in the famous Hornli Hut, situated at 3200m on the side of the Matterhorn we get stunning views and up close and personal with the Matterhorn itself. The approach to the hut is also a great walk in itself, giving some stunning views and and element of exposure as we head up the lower section of the Hornli ridge.
At the end of the 3rd day we will catch the train to Grimentz in the Val d’Anniviers.
Days Four and Five: Stay a night at the Cabane Bella Tolla and climb Bella Tolla (3100m) and then head down and back up to the Cabane des Becs de Bosson and from there climb the Pointe de la Tsevalire (3026m). From the hut there are amazing panoramic views across towards Mont Blanc in one direction and the Matterhorn in the other, as well as many other of the big 4000m peaks.
NB: Conditions in the high mountains can change very quickly and our program needs to be flexible to allow for this. Actual objectives may change with the weather!
THANK YOU! A brilliant and most enjoyable week around and above 3000m above Zermatt and Grimentz. Really well planned and executed by you to suit the group and all very professional. Huts on the mountains all good too! But above all, great company, we covered the ground, with good craic along the way. I must now be ready for 4000m?! (I thought I would say that before Bob–Carl has already ticked off a snowy one).
Glad you got back OK-did you make Saturday lunch? I’m about to leave Zermatt this morning after having done a couple of more days in the hills.
Very best wishes and see you again I’m sure,
Richard. – Swiss 3000 – August 2016
Rob, thanks once again for an absolutely wonderful trip. But I hope you appreciate how well I organised the Australian weather for us!! I will post my photos once I have sorted them out. I would very highly recommend this trip to anyone who knows the difference between Cnicht and the Matterhorn. Thanks Rob, Bob and Richard for an awesome time. – Carl, Swiss 3000 – August 2016
Rob – My week traveling the trails to, and climbing the 3000m peaks of the Swiss Alps with Richard and Carl under your trusty care was as a wonderful experience in the mountains as one could wish for. You have that knack of ensuring the weather is perfect, the company enthralling and the experience unforgettable. I simple loved it.
Hope you made your family BBQ and are enjoying the weekend. You seem to have laid-on the weather for me down here in Devon.
Speak soon but for now; with my very best regards
Bob – Swiss 3000, August 2016
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Flights: You need to fly to Geneva. The main operators from the UK are Swissair , British Airways and Easyjet.
You will often get cheaper flights by booking online.
From Geneva you catch a train to Zermatt. As one would expect in Switzerland the whole journey is efficient and simple. Visit this website for timetable and prices: http://www.sbb.ch/en/
At the end of the trek it is equally simple to return to Geneva from Grimentz.
What is included in the course cost?
The course fee includes leadership and logisitical organisation.
You will need to pay for your own flights and transfers. I will arrange the accommodation prior to the trip and you will need to pay for it on a daily basis. Hut fees are generally about 80 Swiss Francs per person per night for dinner, bed and breakfast. You will also need to pay for your own insurance, cable cars and other meals during the trip.
If you have any questions that you can’t find answers to on the website visit our contact page for details on how to get in touch. We look forward to meeting you!
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