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Swiss 4000s May 2011


Posted by MarketBoy on Aug 17, 2010
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Date: Before Jun 1, 2011
City or Place: zermatt
Skill Level: Intermediate
Categories: Mountaineering
Partner Status: Will accept Partners


Me and a buddy are planning on travelling from Banbury, UK to Switzerland 2011 to attempt a number of Swiss 4000ers (Breithorn, Castor, Pollux, Dufurspitz).

Anyone done this trip before ? I'm particularly interested in how you travelled - driving across France ? Tolls or no tolls ? Trains ? Fly to Geneva then train/car hire, etc ?

What has been the experience of SummitPost users in the past ?

Many thanks,


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for the info your after your much more likely to get a result from UKC, did i saw your post other day? you may have already got the low down. ive done dunkirk to cham...accept the toll roads and move much quicker with much less traffic, ultimately depends on how much time you have and how much kit you need/want to take for your objectives, for the peaks your after, go light and watch the weather like a hawk and always know where you are and how to get off to the nearest hut if the weather craps out, if your new to 4000m acclimatise or fail with a banging headache. weather is key and it doesnt always play ball thats for sure. consider the southern alps (Ecrin) for a better chance of a rain free trip if on limited time
Posted Aug 20, 2010 2:29 am

MarketBoyRe: shaun


Fabulous - thank you all. Yes Shaun, you did see my post on UKC, from which I received oodles of info. We are reconsidering Zermatt as an option for all the reasons listed by manhy in the know, so we will keep our options open for the time being.

Thanks to all for your input.

... M
Posted Sep 20, 2010 12:17 pm

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