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The Haute Route

Mont Blanc
The Matterhorn
Chamonix to Zermatt by the Classic Route
August 2001

On searching the web prior to this trip, we could find plenty of information on winter ski trips and also on the many walkers routes which avoid the higher mountain sections. What we wanted to do was the classic route, as described by Peter Cliff in his book "The Haute Route". It had been waiting for many years and this was going to be a memorable week. Inside you'll find a day to day description, with photographs, of the tour. I've also tried to include as many details as I could of things such as prices, times, equipment, availability of provisions etc., which can be difficult to find out beforehand, but which can make a trip so much more enjoyable.

David Mercer2001