Skiing the mythical Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route


After many false starts and cancelling partners, it was with great relief that on April 17th, I took the Grands Montets lift with Francis Kelsey and four of his clients, Regina, Felix, Michael and Nick. Over the next five days, we skied the very famous route, weaving its way through valleys and across (many) cols in France and Switzerland. Starting out was a bit of a gamble, as the weather forecast wasn’t great, but we got extremely lucky, and with the exception of a foggy second stage, we had almost perfect weather (including not too much sun, which makes skinning up a sweaty nightmare) and brilliant snow most of the way, with an indecent amount of powder.

It was a true adventure, it was fun, it was beautiful. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.


2 thoughts on “Skiing the mythical Chamonix-Zermatt Haute Route

  1. Beautiful photos as ever! How do you manage to get such vibrant colours? Is there any software you can recommend that would achieve the same (or near effect) I only have a Panasonic FZ38 to play with so do not have the luxury of ND filters etc etc. Any advice is greatly appreciated.


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