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The Classic High Haute Route. Chamonix to Zermatt.

The Classic High Haute Route. Chamonix to Zermatt.


by mountainstar » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:14 pm

Date walked: 29/07/2013

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Re: The Classic High Haute Route. Chamonix to Zermatt.

Postby clivegrif » Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:25 pm

Wow - I'm as jealous as hell :lol:

What an amazing trip!
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Re: The Classic High Haute Route. Chamonix to Zermatt.

Postby mountainstar » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:59 pm

Thanks Clive, it sure was :-)
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Re: The Classic High Haute Route. Chamonix to Zermatt.

Postby past my sell by date » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:56 pm

You can get all the Swiss maps you want at
http://www.sac-cas.ch/en/huts.html - just search a hut, go to Online maps etc. You can't print directly but use printscreen.
Not sure where you were aiming for from the Vignettes - Your best would have been col de Petit Mont Colon, Col de Mont Brule, across the glacier de Tsa de Tsan to the Col de la Division and down to the Aosta hut. From there you could have returned over the Col de Valpelline and reached Zermatt in a day. I once went from the Schonbeil to the Bouquetins hut: it was a very long day and would have been 4-5 hours more to the Vignettes. Still you had a great trip but why hurry in such stunning country?
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Re: The Classic High Haute Route. Chamonix to Zermatt.

Postby mountainstar » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:14 pm

We are going back next week (Sept 3rd 2015) to finish off what we missed...watch this space!!! :thumbup: 8)
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Re: The Classic High Haute Route. Chamonix to Zermatt.

Postby mountainstar » Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:58 pm

The Houte Route now completed Sept 2015!!! :D 8) :clap:
Added end section edited onto this report, or read it here...
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=56183
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Re: The Classic High Haute Route. Chamonix to Zermatt.

Postby past my sell by date » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:19 pm

Glad you made it eventually : It's a long but stunning walk :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: The Classic High Haute Route. Chamonix to Zermatt.

Postby mountainstar » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:35 pm

past my sell by date wrote:Glad you made it eventually : It's a long but stunning walk :clap: :clap: :clap:

It certainly is. We were itching to get back to complete it.
Thanks.
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