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Climbing in Switzerland: Adventure in Saas-Fee:

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 8 people
Destination(s): Switzerland  
Specialty Categories: Mountain/Rock Climbing   Glacier Tours  
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1043 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1043 Euro (EUR)

Allalinhorn, Alphubel, Weissmies the ice-fields of Tasch and Saas-Fee contain three superb Thirteeners peaks, incomparable belvederes on Matterhorn and Mount Rose. Glaciers broad as estuaries, vertical walls and seracs of the Mischabels, undulating slopes of Valais highlands, this tour is one of the most beautiful of Europe. Free round trip shuttle from Chamonix.

Day 1: Meeting time at Saas-Fee Tourist Office is 8:30 a.m. Transfer by Felskinn cable-car and Mittelallalin funicular till Mittelalallin, 11338 feet above sea level. With light backpacks, easy ascent up to Allalinhorn (13212 feet) superb viewpoint on all Valais peaks (possibility to leave the backpacks by the height 12500 feet in order to be lighter on the last slopes). Descent to Mittelalalin, funicular and cable-car down to Saas-Fee. Short transfer to Saas-Grund. Night in a two stars hotel in Saas-Grund. Duration of walking and climbing is 3 hours. Difference of level is 1873 feet up, 1873 feet down.

Day 2: Hohsaab cable-car till the upper station, height 10164 feet. Ascent of Weissmies (13198 feet) with light backpacks. After a easy start, the route zigzags between the crevasses of the steepest part of the glacier Triftgletscher. A superb final ridge leads us to the Weissmies peak. Way down back to Hohsaab, cable-car down to Saas-Grund. Night in a two stars hotel in Saas-Grund. Duration of walking and climbing is 5 hours. Difference of level is 3034 feet up, 3034 feet down.

Day 3: In the morning, short transfer in Tasch valley, till Stafelti mountain pasture (6808 feet). Picnic, and then ascent on Ottowan footpath up to Tasch hut, 8861 feet. Night by the hut. Duration of walking is 2 hours. Difference of level is 2053 feet up, 0 feet down.

Day 4: With light backpacks, ascent on Veingarten glacier till Mischabeljoch pass (12568 feet) and Mischabeljoch hut (12592 feet). Descent to Tasch hut. Night by the hut. Duration of walking and climbing is 6 hours. Difference of level is 3731 feet up, 3731 feet down.

Day 5: Ascent of Alphubel (13799 feet) with light backpacks. We leave the hut before dawn, climbing up on old moraines till Alphubel glacier. Easily zig-zaging on the soft slopes of the glacier, we reach the Alphubel pass, 12408 feet. A traverse on the Feegletscher and a steepest slope bring us to the summit plateau and to Alphubel peak. Way down, back in our tracks, to Tasch hut, and then to Stafelti mountain pasture. Short transfer to Tasch. Separation in Tasch by mid-afternoon. Duration of walking and climbing is 9 hours. Difference of level is 4938 feet up, 6991 feet down.

Supplemental Tour Information:
Your mountain guide will do everything possible to make a success of this program. But, in high altitude, exceptional risks may exist: storms, avalanches. Your guide, responsible for your life, may change the route of this program for your safety.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Guiding by a Mountain Guide, and all his expenses (food, lodgings, transfers)
- The following group equipment:
* Radio linked to the relief organization
* First-aid kit
* Survival blanket
* Ropes
* Maps
* Compass
* Altimeter
- The loan of a mountaineering harness
- All cable-cars tickets plus road transfers in Saas-Fee area
- The reservation of the places in the mountain huts and in the hotel
- Lodging and half-board in the mountain huts (2 nights) plus hotel (2 nights).

Price Excludes:
- Optional insurances Generali/Europe assistance
- Lunch
- Drinks in the huts
- Personal expenses
- Additional transfers related to a modification of the program
- All the expenses not indicated in the paragraph "the price includes".

About This Supplier
Location: France
Joined InfoHub: Apr 2006

The company was created in 1995 by Marc Démolis, IFMGA Mountain Guide from Chamonix. Ranging among the most experienced teams of IFMGA, our Mountain Guides are not only skilled professionals and teachers, but also passionately fond of the peaks, sites and countries where they will take you off. Selected for their...

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