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#1 Posted : Friday, July 31, 2009 8:44:24 PM(UTC)
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General description
The Haute Route ("high") is a name for two routes linking Chamonix at the foot of the Mont Blanc in France with the Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn in Switzerland. One ski and two walking tour (drive to insert the word "walker's", to separate the two).

The route passes through 11 mountain passes or Cols (Passes) and high peaks in the Alps (although predicting these summits is a different story-very dependent from the). Besides the Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn pass close to the Bishorn, Weisshorn, Dom, and Grand Combin, Dent Blanche, etc. In the first part, the route merges with the TMB and the latter with the Europaweg.

Not under any combine the 3000 meter point, but come close-the highest point is at a height of 2965 meters (Col de Prafleuri).

The route is approximately 185 km along the height changes total adds up to about 12 km and 10 km down.

Arrival/departure
The recommended way to get to Chamonix from Geneva is via bus (about 30 euros), you can reach a million-but with a longer, more expensive route and includes replacing trains. Out from Zermatt is a different story, you must take a train to Visp or Brig from where trains connect major cities in Switzerland (total from Zermatt to Geneva. 70 euros (!)).

Duration/difficulty
The standard Division (as in friendly manual), the route to plantation days 14-15 (including roads). But a Division was wrong because it also includes days very simple all or mostly on or near Highway (sections 1, 4, 8 and 12a Guide).

This personal matter (and I don't even know rating of difficulty on this route), but you don't need any experience in alpine climbing, not cross glaciers and climb walls. Cross sections of snowy mountains, but don't need any special equipment.

B
From section 14-15 at the end there is a selection of 10 of them. The five remaining (Cabane de Mont-Fort, Cabane de Prafleuri, Cabane de Moiry, Gruben and Europahutte) are advised to reserve a place. Although from what I understand, in July there's a place usually (as opposed to), but I wouldn't count on it.

For those who want to do the course with all the home on their backs, we have some travellers have made the route in camping. We've not actively helpful, but we've been many campsites, shelters.

Food/water
The guide of a strangely friendly advise to go with a liter of water, I was getting worse and the date when two and even three in some days. It's not every day you find places to fill up (though most days), and the point is located.

Almost at the end of each day reach the village or town, and you can obtain basic and basic commodities (towns), come to some places even have equipment stores. Me, except for dinner and this morning the Bank finish/start, got one little Mars small snacks throughout the day. Those who consume more food, I recommend to take slices of bread with jams the first Mank or liver, tuna tube and chowing down.

Evening meals are served in the 4:00 although some places early and at 6:30, breakfast vary from 00:00 (though everyone serves region 7 a.m.).

Weather
During the summer, m very comfortable, can look forward to a few days with major not good (snow, low temperature, low visibility), as has happened to us. But major usually uncomfortable, with temperatures in the region of 20 per day (might even reach 30, but it didn't happen, thank God), and occasionally rain that may get stronger in the afternoon. Worth to check weather forecasts before, although I wouldn't trust forecasts beyond a day or two (of limited experience at the track).

Orientation
The trail is marked fairly good and if it is not marked, it's kind of hard to miss it. We got along with maps 1:50 000 (Carte Nationale de la Suisse, 5003 and -5006). And to be honest I rarely looked at the map. Not dated any directory or through story.

I don't understand completely if there's Haute Route-check, as long as the target has good signage. In Switzerland most of the trails in the area are marked with white-red-white, so it's a little confusing-to pay attention to signs.

Some came with maps 1:25, 000, I think it just takes up space, expensive and unnecessary.

Links to more information
Part of a friendly guide
Great information, with altitude profiles and more.
Journal with good graph and table heights.
Our route (with the usual comparison)

Us to day 13 containing track, so we had to skip some sections. We decided to give up, one of the sections that go near or on the road. So the track narrowed to 11 sections, which along with a day or two of rest, if needed.

We assumed we get per day 50 euros for accommodation and dinner.

Equipment list
I went with 44 gallons (Osprey Talon), two shorts are three shirts, underwear and socks, 3 pants, shirt, thermal-soft jacket, rain jacket, rain pants, a knit CAP, gloves, bathing towel., Basic topic first, basic medical supplies, flashlight, knife head, Keen Sandals, water 3 liter bag. And other nonsense such as two cameras (+ equipment: satchel, lens, Flash, film), player, small speakers and lots of batteries. Total weight 9.5 kg (7 kg without cameras, speakers, batteries, but they were for the rest of the trip).

Sunday, 8 July-Chamonix – Trient
Joined from first and second standard route by train so I took from Argentiere-Chamonix instead of walking on the road. Argentiere went on from the road to La Tour, and began climbing towards the first stripe (Col de Balme) – which is also the border between Switzerland to France. From there we went to Trient village where we spent the night.

The village is pretty dead there, and at the end of the village (just go straight on the main road about 200 m after the Church) are located. 40 euros on dorm HB.

Approximately 900 metres and a similar distance below.

Monday-Champex-Trient
We went from Trient to Champex village, no micro-points along the way (apart from both villages). There's no shortage of places to sleep in the village, even camping spots. We at Champex gite at the entrance (55 euros, half board). The village itself is beautiful and worth hastobb it an hour or two.

Approximately 1200 1400 upstairs and downstairs.



Tuesday, September Treint-Cab du Mont Fort
From Champex took two trains to Le Chable (this is an accepted part of the all-day walk) and from there climbed to Cabane du Mont Fort. This is the only point in the area, it is not advisable to take a chance for a place in the rafiog a day or two before. When we arrived there was room, but the next day was already full. Admiring the place a couple of times I didn't know a word of English and are happy to help.

1600 up, 0 down



Wednesday Cab du Mont Fort Le Chargeur
From the Mont Fort went to Cabane du Prafleuri although he knew that day we met an American traveler told us that sometimes give to sleep on the floor, so we went for it-when we got to the rafiog wouldn't let us sleep on the floor (...) then we went off and the village Le Chargeur (close to Lac des Dix), and there in the Hotel Ritz. The hotel is right next to gondola below the dam-can't miss about 50 euros half board. It is recommended not to take a risk and buy on the Prafleuri rafiog ' is relatively small and weekends it tends to fill up. The rafiog staff were nice and they invited us anywhere-Hotel Le Chargeur.

About 900 to 1300 up and down (added 500 rising to arrive at the hotel).





Thursday, Le Chargeur-Les Hauderes + Friday (day of rest)
We went from La-Chargeur Arolla and then bus to Les Hauderes, where we spent the night (50 euros per night, if you're looking for you can also cheaper). The standard puts La Sage targeted for the end of the day we La Sage and just unbelievable-it guy would rather lose to Les Hauderes and Max take the morning bus to La Sage (10 minutes drive). Les Hauderes on selection and Arolla much bigger in terms of sleep/eating/shopping.

In addition, according to the standard, of course by foot from Arolla to Les Hauderes, but the track is near or on (true from Les Hauderes La Sage), we (and we saw some dangerous road).

In Les Hauderes also took a day of rest, refresh your legs a bit.

About 1200 to 1400 up and down.





7th day-Les Hauderes. Cabane du Moiry
Bus La Sage first thing in the morning and then to Cab du Moiry. When we were in the rafiog was not shower and toilets hardly worked. In the rafiog you cannot water (but needed). However, rafiog is just wonderful-great location, great views and atmosphere.

The price is 40 € HB per person, it seems that the rafiog ' expansion processes. About the point that it is impossible to fill water, an hour and a half in the next day to clear and cold water (assuming you don't go down to the parking lot).

Approximately 450 1600 up and down.





Eighth day Cab du-Moiry Zinal
We went from the arpiog to Zinal (plus of us to the town). Has a large selection of hotels, hostels, and containers (if you need), you can spend money in town.

There is a great Hostel/Hotel called Tzucdana. The disadvantage is that there is no breakfast, the kitchen closes at 6 p.m. and at the far end of the town, the advantage is a great atmosphere and a great price (about 23 euros per night, including breakfast at another town).

Approx. 1800 700 up and down (from about 800 in the zinal cable car).








9th day (not walk)
We decided spontaneously to jump to Jazz Festival Conference (since 2 days left for the Festival), we took a ride from Zinal, two trains and a bus were in the Conference were some live performances, jumped into the Lake and included in any Hall (not found anywhere in town, obviously).

Under the programme, going from Gruben-Zinal. We had a rafiog armored (and in Groban) so we had to give up this day in retrospect, unfortunately.

Tenth and one day (not days)
We arrived to Gruben Catatonic after nearly zero, and z's in the hotel (Hotel Schwarzhorn, in pretty big hotel Groban is unlikely to be full-but certainly it is advisable to reserve hotel have Internet and can obtain basic necessities. 60 euros half board). Not stopped raining all day, and at night it remains. Established lmracht morning (after stopping to dinner ...), and we saw snow piled up on the heights of 1900 meters (we should have approximately 2900 that day), many travelers decided to give up.

Forecasts also spoke about m not good today and see very low altitude low enough already. We decided to leave and see how far we are able to get free, so if you go back and take your bags and hit the road. Us to the height of about 2400 m, with very low visibility, strong wind and snow that hit us in the face. These heights could barely see the markup and the path. We hang out at these altitudes (in other paths we could find) and a few hours later we went down to the hotel.

Approximately 600 600 up and down.

Day twelve-Gruben St. Niklaus
We went on foot than on Jungu Gruben-(confused, us sign refers to the extended Jungtal today at 1:30), and from there by cable car to St. Niklaus, began to run out. Was awesome, because a large part of the day included snowshoeing and also, somehow, we encountered herds of Ibex and goats.

St. Niklaus quite a large town with a large selection of cheap pensions, spending money (bus station), go shopping and eat well.

There is a Board at the price of 40 euros a night for two.

About 1300 and 2000 top to bottom (700 m downhill made with cable car).












Three day St. Niklaus-Randa
From St. Niklaus took a bus to Gassenried (according to the usual route, walk (2 hours), all on the road, approximately 500 meters). And we Gassenried Europaweg (part of Tour de Bar Rosa) leading up to Zermatt (two days), the plan was to sleep in Europahutte. The track begins with a healthy rise, but since becoming a little dangerous and a lot of it is on the rocks.

Updated us that way from Europahutte to Zermatt is closed due to landslides. So we decided to go on to Europahutte and then cut the Mattertal Valley, village of Randa with the connecting road to Zermatt.

In Randa found somehow apartment (three rooms, kitchen, living room, bathroom, balcony), 40 euros for two (!).

Approx. 1300 1000 up and down.









Day 14 (not walk)
From Randa took a train to Zermatt and Matterhorn sticking to cloud and we see the Summit.



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#2 Posted : Saturday, August 8, 2009 6:47:48 PM(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Saturday, August 8, 2009 9:59:12 PM(UTC)
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Good journey. I keep reading for tomorrow. Don't tell my bosses.
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#4 Posted : Sunday, August 9, 2009 5:54:02 PM(UTC)
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How the track in relation to Israel? How to get along with altitude sickness if she did cetiidatm in campons and ice axe? If not, how did you cope with all the snow?
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#5 Posted : Monday, August 10, 2009 12:55:03 AM(UTC)
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Thank you.

Normally never encounter in altitude at altitudes below 3000 feet anyway, I felt. Ice climbing equipment is not needed, there were two sections not sympathetic over old snow slope pretty spicy, but with patience, walking sticks and some basic technique wasn't a problem. Other times wasn't bad at all, especially on snow that was new.

I didn't understand the question about the comparison with Israel on two tracks on a very different nature.
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#6 Posted : Friday, August 5, 2011 1:13:45 PM(UTC)
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Hello everyone.

My partner and I will be planning a trek to the beginning of September in Europe for a week-and-a-half weeks.

We are currently deciding between AV1 and Haute Route. But we're open to suggestions.

Look a little out of practice some easier trails Some more impressive? Which one is better for this season?

Do you have suggestions for other tracks?

Thank you very much,

Ariel

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#7 Posted : Friday, August 5, 2011 6:00:57 PM(UTC)
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Haute Route a route more difficult and challenging but extremely beautiful.
Nice but a bit less AV1 much more user-friendly in September
Similar to option two is the TMB
The three routes are among the finest in Europe and the world.
Don't list the previous experience. If you exceed the time Alpine track I
So I recommend you to start with the easier route AV1 or at least TMB.
Haute Route is pretty difficult among the three but not recommended as first alpine trail

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#8 Posted : Sunday, August 7, 2011 11:51:40 AM(UTC)
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Hello everyone,
Next week I'm off to the Alps for the Walker's haute route, and I wanted to ask for money at the border.
As the trek starts in France, a day crossing the border to Switzerland, which requires also euro and Swiss franc (also returns to France after the Trek) how would you recommend be conducted? Is there an ATM machine in the early days of Switzerland (Champex or Trient)? I realized at some point no longer payable in euros.

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#9 Posted : Monday, August 8, 2011 2:11:29 PM(UTC)
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Our experience, must make AV1.
Would you recommend buying walking sticks?
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#10 Posted : Monday, August 8, 2011 2:36:24 PM(UTC)
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Walking sticks are a must. There's even room for discrimination.
Only young brain crookback think back and knees carrying everything.
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#11 Posted : Monday, August 8, 2011 2:50:28 PM(UTC)
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1. inaccurate. Switzerland will get you most places charge in euros.
2. also there is a possibility (not always) to pay by credit card.
3. pull money out of the ATM map but it was seven years ago, so it's hard to know if it's still relevant.
4. my recommendation is to buy the euro and Swiss franc gosh sake land in NIS brought to Zion.

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#12 Posted : Monday, August 8, 2011 4:47:17 PM(UTC)
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All intending to go to the Walker's Haute Route, a short story included interesting blink (especially the Europaweg update):
Walker's Haute Route update Io_travel 40763.5761342593
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#13 Posted : Monday, August 8, 2011 6:18:48 PM(UTC)
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Thank you
My intention is really to acquire, at least partially, Forex, but mail site test Israel saw that they sell only euro and Swiss franc. I did a Google search and I couldn't find who sells.
Does anyone know where can I buy Swiss franc?
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#14 Posted : Monday, August 8, 2011 6:35:07 PM(UTC)
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In the Bank. Of course their gate.
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#15 Posted : Tuesday, August 9, 2011 11:57:44 AM(UTC)
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Where were you in the army?

Where do you recommend buying them (and other equipment for that matter)? In the country or when we get to Italy?

Thank you very much.
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#16 Posted : Tuesday, August 9, 2011 5:12:40 PM(UTC)
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So. In this expensive country and China is the best.
Those who want to buy cheap and buy quality equipment in United States
When the choice is between Israel and Europe then the difference is not so big.

Watch discuss http://www.hike.co.il/posts/t67449% d7% a7% d7% a0% d7% 99% d7% 99% d7% aa% d7% a7% d7%, 9e,% d7% 9c% d7% 95% d7% aa% d7% 94% d7% 9c% d7% 99% d7% 9b% d7% 94% d7% leki-9eebay

And then just decide which make it easy to shop for LEKI because everything else is gobbledygook.

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#17 Posted : Tuesday, August 9, 2011 6:47:30 PM(UTC)
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Edit the equation by using www.spadout.com. The site contains listing of many deals and promotions that run on the network.

I recently bought these sticks: $ 100 http://www.leki.com/trek.../trekkingPole.php?pID=67

With a few items I had to pay shipping on shipping and customs fee of 450 per pair. The country wanted me to 470 "after rebate".
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Unlike shoes, I don't see how I'm doing using these sticks beyond.
Unable to rent this equipment in Israel or in Verona?
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Buy rods, you won't find a rent, bought a medium price. In bars compulsory. Nothing to do with shoes.
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#20 Posted : Saturday, September 24, 2011 12:27:21 AM(UTC)
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Hello friends,
Last Sunday I returned from two weeks in the Swiss Alps where wonderful walked from Chamonix to Zermatt on the way called "The Walker's Haute Route".

This is a challenging Trek, a variety of many ways (landscapes, along the track sections, each section, variations, etc.). I went for 13 days, sometimes alone, sometimes with people I met along the way.
The wealth of experience accumulated is awesome!

I went back to work and shower routine and take me long until I can give here a technical summary. But in the meantime I write blog (more technical information, experiences at this point) travel website. Already published "Introduction" and experiences the first four days (accompanied by photos). I invite all members of the Forum to take a peek.
(Every post there is a link to the next chapter)
High way Chamonix to Zermatt
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