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Matterhorn Circuit

Postby sm176811 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:28 am

Hi

Greetings! We are thinking of doing the Tour of Matterhorn (Matterhorn Circuit) in end May/early June and had the following questions:

:?: - Is that too early for the hike? Will there be a lot of snow and will the trails be open?
:?: - I have basic mountaineering experience, but wanted a guide for the glacier traverse (Upper Arrola Glacier and Testa Gregia areas); Can we arrange for the guides after arriving at Arrola and Breuil Cervinia?

Regards and Thanks in advance!

John
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Re: Matterhorn Circuit

Postby Flachlandtiroler » Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:54 pm

May into June is far too early, unless you want to go by ski (which would be fine :wink: ).

If in summer, I would allow some spare days to arrange guide (or book in advance and hope for fine weather).
Generally the glacier traverse with fine conditions can be done unguided, but it is more alpine than the walkers haute route.
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Re: Matterhorn Circuit

Postby sm176811 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:35 pm

Thanks Flachlantiroler.

That's what I feared; unfortunately, that's the latest I can fly as my wife has a reunion in Paris and we are trying to combine it with that.

I guess will have to look fora different hike.


I am quite comfortable with alpine, but not sure whether my wife will be keen.
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