Ski off the two highest peaks in the Alps. Mont Blanc, 4808 meters to Chamonix, 1030 meters; Pointe Dufour of the Monte Rosa, 4634 meters to Zermatt, 1600 meters. The vertical drop from the summit of Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa to the towns of Chamonix and Zermatt are enormous. We will attempt to ski from these summits in some of the most spectacular scenery the Alps have to offer.
April 22, 2019 - April 28, 2019
➢We recommend bringing cash for use in the huts to purchase snacks, lunches, and drinks. Water must be purchased and costs approximately $7 per liter. Most Pro Guiding Service customers have found bringing $200 to $250 in the local currency allows for a good hot meal in the afternoon and plenty of drinks (including beer) for a six-day hut trip.
HOW DO I GET TO CHAMONIX? Best is to fly into Geneva and take the bus which leaves right from the baggage claim area. Once you leave the baggage claim area, look across the hall. The counter is located on the other side of the hall. The bus is called Chamonix Bus and leaves from just outside the baggage claim area.
SHOULD I CHANGE DOLLARS INTO EUROS IN GENEVA? It is better to wait until you get to Chamonix. That way you pay the change rate only once (as opposed to from Dollars to Swiss Francs then to Euros).
HOW DO WE GET TO ZERMATT? This will be organzied by Pro Guiding Service and is included in the trip. Please make sure to keep your extra luggage to a reasonable amount.
DO YOU SPEAK THE LOCAL LANGUAGE? Yes, we speak French, German and Italian. Martin actually grew up in the Zermatt Valley, and knows many locals in Zermatt and the surrounding area.
THIS TRIP FEATURES SOME SERIOUS SKIING. SHOULD I BRING MY HEAVY STUFF? This is definitively a ski mountaineering trip with big physical pushes. There is a lot of everything going on during this trip: Technical skinning, hard skiing, and big vertical gains. It is very important that you have your gear completely dialed for this week. We generally recommend a classic ski touring setup like a K2 Wayback 88 and a solid tech binding.
WHAT ABOUT THE FITNESS? You have to be in excellent physical condition for this trip. You will do 2 days that boast over 6500 feet of vertical gain at a high altitude.
SHOULD I TIP MY GUIDE? AND HOW MUCH SHOULD I TIP THEM? Although tipping is not a requirement it is considered standard practice in the guiding industry and is appreciated by our guides. We generally recommend roughly 10%-15% of your course or trip cost or flat price tip that you are comfortable with.
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