09 August 2001

Swiss Valais

The ‘Walker’s Haute Route’
July - August 2001

Organised via Sherpa Expeditions 

Day 1 

Assemble at the Hotel du Glacier, Arolla

Day 2 

Arolla to Les Hauderes

Day 3 

Les Hauderes to Villa by Post Bus, then ascent of Col de Torrent 2919m. Descent to Lac de Moiry, then overnight in Grimentz.

Ascent of Col de Torrent from Villa
On Col de Torrent 2919m
View to Val de Moiry from Col de Torrent

Descent from Col de Torrent 2
Day 4 

Free day, so ascended Col de Sorebois 2840m

View to Lac de Moiry from Col de Sorebois

View from the Col de Sorebois
Val de Zinal from Sorebois
Day 5 

Grimentz to Zinal, then climb to Hotel Weisshorn at 2337m

Path to Hotel Weisshorn from Val de Zinal
Hotel Weisshorn 2337m
Day 6 

Hotel Weisshorn to Gruben in Turtmanntal via the Meidpass 2790m

Meidpass 2790m en route to Gruben
View from Meidpass 2790m back to Hotel Weisshorn
Day 7 

Gruben 1822m to Jungen via the Augstbordpass 2894m, then descent by cable car to St Niklaus and then train to Zermatt

Looking back to Augstbordpass
Day 8 

Klein Matterhorn gondola for views of the Breithorn.

Above Zermatt
Breithorn from Klein Matterhorn
East face of the Matterhorn
Glacial views from the Klein Matterhorn
Glacial views from the Klein Matterhorn
View towards the Dom above the Zermatt valley