trip report – hiking Mt Blanc to Matterhorn

by site editor Rick McCharles

day 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | info

Chamonix to Zermatt: The Walker’s Haute Route is one of the very best hikes in the World.

One of the very best hikes I’ve ever done.

It changed my life.


Chamonix to Zermatt, Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn – … the greatest collection of 4000 metre peaks in the Alps and visit some of the most spectacular valleys. The route is more than 180 kilometres long. It crosses 11 passes, gains more than 12,000 metres in height …

This new edition includes the exciting two-day Europaweg – a true high-level path that carries the Haute Route way above the Mattertal and into Zermatt – a worthy conclusion to a great trek. …

Over the next 7 days I’ll post my trip report, one post for each day on my personal adventure. One I should call Rick’s High Route.

Rather than do the normal 12-14 day itinerary staying in alpine huts, I did 7 long hiking days sleeping all but one night in my tent.

And I cheated, skipping as many valley sections as possible in order to spend more time HIGH.

Walking between the 2 most famous mountaineering towns in the world. What could be more inspiring?

on to the day 1 trip report

day 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | info

3 Replies to “trip report – hiking Mt Blanc to Matterhorn”

  1. Awesome!! I was looking for something similar. I am going to do the route myself in Sep and have only 7-8 days. All the sites suggest that the route needs 14 days. I am going to grab the The Walker’s Haute Route by Kevin from the library on Monday. But how can i ask you if i have some questions

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