Tete Blanche, Walliser Alps, Switzerland
The crossing of the Walliser Alps, from the Matterhorn to the Mont-Blanc, is an epic adventure. Beyond our backcountry skiing ability but too good an opp to turn down!
While technically, the Haute Route is not difficult, brutal 4 to 6 hour climbs take a lot out of you. Go in April or May, when the days are longer, so you have the extra time to rest your legs before these epic descents. Because that's where the big fun begins.
Seven unforgettable days, breath taking views and pristine powder as we tackle the ups and downs to Chamonix: Day 1: Make the 90 minute climb up to the Britannia hut 9,900 feet.Day 2: From the Britannia hut we make the 5 hour climb up to the Adler pass. Skiing the steeps down to Zermatt.Day 3: Hop on a cable car in Zermatt (5300 feet) with the cable-car to the Klein-Matterhorn (12,600 feet.) Head up to Breithorn (13,745 feet.) Lock in your skis and drop down to Schwarzsee (8,525 feet.) Finish the day with a 2-hour climb…