Sep 2, 2012 at 7:16 am #1293616
5 days, approximately 50 km / 31 mi, 4,120 m / 13,515 ft ascent, 3920 m / 12,858 ft descent
360 degree panorama from the summit of the Pigne d' Arolla (3,796m / 12,454 ft). Photo courtesy of Ryan.
On Saturday, August 25th, 2012 I set out on the Haute Route from Le Tour, France with my friends Jeff and Ryan, intending to walk in to Zermatt the following weekend. Unfortunately, poor weather arrived the evening of the 29th and was forecasted to stay through Sunday and bring almost one meter of new snow to the mountains so we called it quits knowing we could finish the last two stages another time. All five days were incredible and we enjoyed spending five full days in the heart of the incredible Alps alpine backcountry.
Here is a video summary of our trip:
A bit more info with our itinerary and my gearlist is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtuXyJ0VY1C9dEtoZmtIc0g4YXNoWlRVdmNNY1RaOHc
If you are interested in this trip and would like any additional info – planning resources, route conditions, etc. let me know!Sep 4, 2012 at 12:47 am #1908890
Yair MazorBPL Member
Great photos and video! It seems you guys had a great time…
Added this route to my wish list.Sep 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm #1912035
Thanks Yair! It is definitely a worthwhile trip.
Here are some pictures so you can see some of the views without having to click on the video link:
Glacier du Tour below the Albert Premier Hut
Col Superior du Tour
Sunrise from the d'Orny Hut on morning 3
Sunrise from the Chanrion Hut on morning 4
Sunrise across the Col du Charmotane
View from summit of Pigna d' Arolla with Matterhorn in the background up in the clouds
Sep 14, 2012 at 4:22 am #1912164
Ike JutkowitzBPL Member
@ikeLocale: Central Michigan
Awesome pictures, Trevor. Thanks.Sep 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm #1913012
Thanks, Ike!Sep 18, 2012 at 10:01 am #1913313
Tom ClarkBPL Member
@tomclarkLocale: East Coast
Looks like a great trip with good friends!Mar 5, 2013 at 6:21 pm #1961897
I am actually planning this route and was wondering if I could ask you a few questions?
Be so grateful if you could message meMar 6, 2013 at 1:17 pm #1962228
Hi Crutchy, happy to help out. It's an awesome route. You don't seem have a PM set up yet to message you. Feel free to post questions here and I can answer or set up a PM in your profile and send a message.Mar 7, 2013 at 9:04 am #1962643
I sent you a PM, with a contact email..
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