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Glacier trekking MONTE ROSA!

Dear All,

Those of you who joined us last year know what to expect :-)

Glacier trekking MONTE ROSA HUT 2883m- This is the escorted trekking with the best mountain guide who has more than 38 years of experience and who is the trainer of other mountain guides, hence we are in excellent hands.

A spectacular 2 day glacier hike escorted by the mancho Matterhorn, the spectacular glacier world and the Walliser alpine chain of 4,000 meter peaks.

Ideal Numbers 16 at least 8

Dates

June  21 and 22 June with overnight stay on Friday night in the hut in Zermatt

Program

Friday: stay overnight at the hut in Zermatt

Day 1:  9am Meet at Zermatt – Railway station - Rotenboden (2855) - Gornergletscher (2550m) - Monte Rosa Hütte (2883m, 3-4h)

Day 2: From the hut down the Gornergletscher to Furi (1867m, 5h) - take cable car to Zermatt. 

Requirements

No mountaineering experience is necessary, however you should acclimatize or keep fit prior to the trip

Duration

Day 1 - 5 hours with a backpack!

Day 2 - 4 - 6 hours with a backpack!

What to bring?                  

Mountain- oder Trekking boots, backpack, water bottle( filled), warm beanie, gloves, waterproof functional clothing,

Sun protection, sunglasses, mini torch, T- Shirt, Socks, a camera, medication & toiletries, power bars, nuts/dried fruit.

If not you can receive all the equipment there, not included are proper gloves and clothes. Please be aware that Mounterosa Hut was just remodeled and you can take a hot shower up there. for some of you who have been on similar trips you know that it was not possible to shower at the huts in the past. 

 A light weight  inner sleeping bag is a good idea. Blankets/Duvets are supplied in the  hut 

Lunch

Drinks, chocolate, bread and sandwiches can be purchased in the hut. you need to pay for your own lunch.

Backpack  Travel light!                                      

Included in the price

Bergführer, overnight stay with half Pension in Monte Rosa hut,  harness, gaitors, ice axe , telescopic poles, crampons and alpine group material, stay overnight at the hut in Zermatt on friday. 

Extra costs                     

Own travel costs and drinks in the hut

Insurance               

You should make sure you are sufficiently insured. We recommend a REGA (http://www.rega.ch/), membership. It is mainly a donation.

 

High Priority

I must be informed if anyone has any medical problems, allergies or are plain vegetarians

 

Any questions call us anytime.

No tickets included. We can meet together to take the train or share cars. No food or drinks included.

Bank

Please deposit 480 Frank to:

Ashley Helmich

Migrosbank

CH[masked]

If you like to bring a friend they need to sign-up.

You need to announce that you have made the deposit.

Regards

Ashley

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for coming and making this such an amazing experience. Cannot wait to see all your pictures :-))

    6 · June 22, 2014

    • Sig

      Thanks for the tour.

      June 24, 2014

  • Anne

    Hey ashley, do you need everybodys shoesize? What for again?

    June 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      ok

      June 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I see you at 4 pm today in front of the train station...drop me a sms you have my number

      June 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dont forget your suncream and your sunglasses ..pack light and see you all soon...

    June 20, 2014

  • Mine G.

    Freespot!! Hi Ashley I was in the waiting list ..now I just noticed I ve been confirmed but unfortunately I cant join. I had an emergency operation... sorry for the last notice I hope someone ese can make it from the waitinglist.

    June 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      get well soon

      June 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    On saturday morning we leave Zermatt for Täsch at 8:15 and take the train at 0836am to täsch to get our equipment and move on

    June 19, 2014

  • Anne

    I have 3 places in my car for the trip to zermatt on friday and back on sunday. Starting in zug. Anybody need a ride?

    June 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Anne, I should be able to meet at 4 in front of the zug train station.

      June 18, 2014

    • Anne

      I wait on the parking place in the back of the station; direction taxi-stand, not "metalli".

      June 18, 2014

  • Alice

    Hi Ashley, I will also need both boots and crampons - size 41. Thanks!

    June 18, 2014

  • Anna

    Hi Ashley, will you reserve crampons for me shoe size 39. Thanks a lot!

    June 17, 2014

    • Anna

      Hi Ashley, Reading all this comments I start having doubts whether my boots are hard enought. would you reserve one for me as well size 39 (if still possible). Thank you.

      June 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Ashley, I have trekking shoes, standard trekking shoes for the mountains, but i'm not sure they are ready for the hiking crampons. We need special high top?

    So precautionally, bring me trekking shoes 43! please!
    Lorenzo Plebani

    June 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok, i confirm, i need one from the guides, my shoes are 43! Thanks

      June 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Got your shoe no worries..

      June 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All, I am heading to Zermatt on Friday early afternoon. If you are coming at night:
    Zürich HB
Zürich HB ab 08:32PM 
1. 2. InterCity 712
Richtung: Genève-Aéroport-
Bern an 09:28PM 5 Umgebungskarte: Bern-
Bern ab 09:34PM 3 1. 2. InterCity 1063
Richtung: Brig
FZ BZ RZ Umgebungskarte: Visp
Visp an 10:31PM 6 Umgebungskarte: Visp
Visp ab 10:43PM 3 Regio 227
Richtung: Zermatt at 12:00

    June 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      sig got your shoe size no worries...

      June 17, 2014

    • Michelle

      I will take the 15.02 train from Zurich arriving Zermatt at 18:13 if anyone would like to join and then find something to eat in Zermatt

      June 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Ashley, i need crampons for size 43.

    June 18, 2014

  • Anne

    Hey Ashley, i need crampons for size 41. I have regular high top hiking boots, but they should work, or? See you on friday!

    June 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    we have 3 spots if you know of anyone please get in touch with Chris, RG and Basjee...to arrange it and make the confirmation here. Regards Ashley

    June 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    HI RG and Chris, I hope you get well soon. Kindly speak with the people on the waiting list to take your place or ask other people. regards
    Ashley

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Basjee

    Hi all, as Ashley mentioned unfortunately I can't come :-( anyone willing to take my spot feel free to call me on [masked], cheerio! Bastiaan

    June 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi MSG for chris and Sebastiaan, I have informed everyone I knew so you should keep on writing to, to find a replacement for yourself...all the luck to you..

    June 17, 2014

  • Dianne Y.

    do you still need 2 people?

    June 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi we have two spots if they want it then get in touch asap merci

      June 17, 2014

  • Chris

    Hallo, unfortuntely I can not participate due a health emergency. Ashley and team, is there anyone who is interested to participate short notice?

    June 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      i have written to alex and vicky so keep on writing to people on waiting list all the best..

      June 17, 2014

  • Hanna

    Hey -- I have a spot here, but it turns out that I have a family obligation at the same time! Would anyone like to take my spot over?

    June 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for confirming

      June 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Alice pls., confirm your shoe situation if you have one or you need ect..till wednesday..

      June 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    jugendherberger zermatt
    staldenweg[masked]

    The address and the name of the place we are staying at on Friday night

    June 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi we have one person who has an emergency so if anyone want to take his place call him Bastiaan[masked] and confirm with me thanks all green to go

    June 17, 2014

  • Hoscky

    Hi. If there is any spot left, I would like to join

    May 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi one person cannot come are you still in pls., confirm asap thanks

      June 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi ALL,
    http://www.youthhostel.ch/en/ho...­
    This is our over night stay in Zermatt. Please when you come ask for Ashley

    June 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shoe seizes:
    Ashley seize 36
    Chris seize 39
    Kitty seize 36
    Lorenzo seize 43
    RG seize 44
    If you need trekking shoes please announce by latest wednesday. Last call. Thanks you Ashley

    June 16, 2014

    • James

      I need some crampon compatible boots (size 44). Thanks!

      June 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks RG and Michelle it is noted ;-)

      June 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    my telephone number:[masked]
    If you send a SMS please state your name
    Thank you, if any emergencies just call.

    June 16, 2014

  • James

    Hi Ashley, I just want to confirm the meeting place and time, because you mention that there is an overnight stay in Zermatt on the Friday, but the meeting time specified is on the Saturday night in Zürich. Thanks.

    May 25, 2014

    • Anna

      Hi Ashley, I'll be Zermatt on Friday can I meet you there? Where are we staying in Zermatt? Thank you,

      June 8, 2014

    • Michelle

      Hi Ashley, when will you be letting us know which train we will be taking to Zermatt on Friday evening?

      June 16, 2014

  • Shirley

    Unfortunately I can't make it for this time :( Hope you guys have a lots of fun!

    June 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone we need 4 more people because we have to have two guides...cheers

    May 16, 2014

    • James

      No worries! Looking fwd to it.

      May 18, 2014

    • James

      Hi Ashley,
      I just realised that my hiking boots are size 44 not 43. So i would be a size 44.
      Thanks.

      June 9, 2014

  • Sig

    Hi Ashley, where are we staying in Zermatt?
    I'll be there maybe a bit earlier and stay a bit longer, so would need to know if I could/would stay in the same place or look for something else.

    June 9, 2014

    • Sig

      And would it be possible to safely leave some luggage there while being on the tour?

      June 9, 2014

  • Shirley

    I have a colleague using monte rosa as his password so I guess it must be a really nice mountain that he did so:)

    May 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All,
    Many are asking if they can come with their own trekking shoes, YES Please do. If you do not have a proper shoe with high top then let me know as we have to organize the transport of the shoes.
    Very important. Thank you Ashley

    May 26, 2014

  • Chris

    Hi Ashley, my shoe size is 39.

    May 24, 2014

  • Sig

    If anybody cannot come, please let me know, I can take over a place.

    May 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have sent you a phone number a member is looking to find a replacement due to an emergency...

      May 22, 2014

    • Sig

      We got in touch to settle it.

      May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    To all Participants,
    If you cannot come to the event, I cannot give you your money back ..Everything is paid, you need to find a replacement for yourself...regards

    May 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK we are complete

    May 18, 2014

  • Chris

    Hi Ashley, you should have received the money beginning of last week, Christine for Chris. Can you please confirm payment and participation. Thanks and best!

    May 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi got you please send your shoe seize thanks

      May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sebastian has confirmed and paid so he is in. Thanks

    May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I confirm the following payments:
    * Michelle you have received the money back.
    - Hanna
    - Anne
    - Christine
    - Yvan
    - Kitty
    - Jaime
    - Maria paid for two (Please provide the name)
    - Valat helen paid for two (Please provide the name)
    - Lorenzo
    - Michael
    I need you to provide me with your shoe seize.
    IF anyone has taken the place of some other person please confirm it now.
    If I am missing anyone please confirm it now.
    If the names are wrong please confirm now.

    May 16, 2014

    • Michelle

      Hi Ashley, I am the Michelle Lorraine which you had on your list as paid on 30.04. and I am still coming! (the Michelle which you repaid you had named as Michael) my shoe size is 39

      May 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi we have two Michelle :-) sent both of you emails merci danke thanks

      May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All
    This trip is closed and I kindly ask those who have not paid to delete their name from the list.

    May 16, 2014

  • Yvan

    Hello! I've just transferred the amount to your account, but you'll see it in your account only on Monday.

    May 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      thank you :-)

      May 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    anne :-)))

    May 8, 2014

    • Anne

      ;-) thanks

      May 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I confirm Hanna and Anna who have paid for the trip thanks for your understanding

    May 8, 2014

    • Anne

      Do you mean Anna or Anne?

      May 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Michelle your Money minutes 10 frank for Bank Charges was sent back to you today.

    May 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Ashley. best Michelle

      May 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    regards

    May 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I confirm Hanna and Anna who have paid for the trip thanks for your understanding

    May 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Drear all If anyone is canceling they need to find a person to take their place ... I cannot find people for you ... We all work and need to be responsible that once the trip is booked it is a done deal as others who planning it would not give me the money back.

    May 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    confirm the payment has arrived from: valat helen sylvia and antonazas de andres xabier,lorenzo, michael lynn sovinsky,mateo orobia maria,michelle lorraine,jaime martinez galaz..thanks

    April 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Ashley, do you have an email address so I don't have to reply to the whole thread? Thanks! Michelle

      May 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      And please don't count my spot in the final number when you book on the 10th in the event someone from the waiting list doesn't book. Thanks!

      May 8, 2014

  • Ehsan S.

    Hi Ashley, we would really like to join this Glacier trekking, if there is any possibilty for two persons to join please let me know and I will make the payment!

    April 30, 2014

    • Ehsan S.

      Michelle sorry for the delay, I was on holiday trip and I will transfer the money to your account tomorrow

      May 6, 2014

    • Ehsan S.

      Hello Ashley, Michelle, Sorry about my late reply, I have been informed about a business trip about the same period and possibly I can not attend, just wanted to let you know. Thanks

      May 7, 2014

  • Patrick

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh5h8OfKI3Y is a good video that shows pictures for the hike

    April 30, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Patrick :-)

      May 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I noticed the dates say 21 and 22 June (which is sat and sun) but description says fri and sat. Just to confirm - is it for 20/21 June or 21/22 June

    April 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Ashley - so I will plan on 20-22 June - Friday, sat, Sunday then. Best Michelle

      April 28, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      looking forward to it

      April 28, 2014

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