High level Haute Route (Chamonix - Zermatt)

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Hi !


I am planning a trip for around early August 2001.

I would be very grateful for any comments regarding this route and what's instore !

Many thanks


-- Lee Darbyshire (lee@folding-partitions.co.uk), February 02, 2001


Very crowded. If you want to stay in the huts, you'll need to book ahead. First 2 weeks in August are very peak season.

-- Peter Neame (pneame@hsc.usf.edu), March 29, 2001.

I am also planning a trip to do the same thing Aug18-Sept2 and would be grateful for any information you have gathered and will share my research.

-- Lara Malfatt (lmalfatt@hotmail.com), May 01, 2001.

I'm planning a trip this summer as well. Am hoping to head over in early July - is hoping to make the trek in mid-July tooearly? Also, what are some suggestions for packing...what can I leave behind because of the many huts, etc.

-- Barry Clarke (bclarke@sd58.bc.ca), May 28, 2001.

I too am going. I will be dooing the high route on skis in late march. and would like to get more info. any comments will be welcomed. thanks for your input..

-- rob mansfield (robman512@mindspring.com), January 10, 2002.

I am planning the walk early July with my partner John and 16 year old daughter Joanna. John did the walk 3years ago and is very eager for us to enjoy the experience. John says to allow yourself one spoil only in your ruck sac and goes as far as cutting bars of soap in half and has even talked of people cutting their toothbrush down! Even in July you need a warm fleece for the evenings. Getting my daughter to leave her platforms at home is going to be the problem Enjoy!!!

-- Jennifer Last (j-last@district-audit.gov.uk), January 23, 2002.

There are what look like some good resource books out there: Haute Route by Peter Cliff (Alpenbooks) has descriptions of six different routes, topo maps, etc.

I am considering going in May. Curious if I will be able to do so by foot. Also, any serious problems with going alone? Later in the year, there are sure to be people around in case of emergency but not sure about mid-May/early June.

Thanks, Jeff

-- Jeff Lundwall (jefflundwall@mindspring.com), March 23, 2002.

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