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Guided Snowshoeing Weekend in Anniviers

Let’s go snowshoeing and explore the beauty of Val d’Anniviers in Valais.

This trip is led by one of our Touring Monkeys International Mountain Leader, Julien Temple.

Details – Snowshoeing Weekend in Anniviers

Day 1

Arrival in Zinal in the evening. Night at Auberge Alpina.

Day 2

Snowshoeing around the 4000m Imperial Crown through Bishorn, Weisshorn, Zinalrithorn and Dent Blanche, to the Zinal glacier and the glacial cave. Picnic at the cave and return to Zinal. Dinner and night at Auberge Alpina.

Technical information

Walking duration: 5 hours (return)
Ascent: 450m

Day 3

Breakfast at Auberge Alpina and bus to St-Luc. Snowshoeing above St-Luc, all the way to Weisshorn Hotel (2337m), with its breathtaking views of the Imperial Crown. Return to St-Luc at the end of the day where we will take the bus and train back to Zurich. Depending on the size of the group and timings, we might be able to take the funicular from St-Luc (less ascent) and therefore to walk all the way to Tsouno Lake (2660m) for a wilder hike.

Technical information

Walking duration: 6 hours (loop)
Ascent: 750m

Requirements

To join this event, you need to be a fit hiker. No previous snowshoeing experience needed.

Kit list

  • Snowshoes and poles (can be rented out for an additional CHF20)
  • Winter hiking or mountaineering boots
  • Backpack
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof over-trousers
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece
  • Quick-dry t-shirt
  • Hiking trousers
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff
  • Backpack waterproof cover and waterproof bag to keep your personal items dry
  • Lightweight towel
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag liner (blankets are provided)
  • Pillow case
  • Sun screen
  • Simple first aid kit (plasters, pain killers, wound disinfectant…)
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Packed lunches

Equipment rental

You have the possibility to rent snowshoes and poles for an additional CHF 20.

You can also rent out the avalanche set (transceiver, shovel and probe) at TRANSA in Zurich, Bern or Luzern for an additional CHF50: https://www.transa.ch/services/mieten-testen/miete-winter/

How to get there?

If you are traveling from Zurich by public transport, we recommend you to take the following transportation.

Friday

Zurich HB 17:02 – 20:41 Zinal, village de vacances (via Visp, Sierre and Vissoie)

Sunday

St-Luc, poste 17:13 – 20:58 Zurich HB (via Vissoie, Sierre and Visp)

Pricing

The price of the event is CHF 280.

What does the price include?

  • 2 days of guided snowshoeing with a certified instructor
  • 2 nights of accommodation in a dorm
  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner on Saturday

What does the price NOT include?

  • Transport to Zinal on Friday and from St Luc on Sunday
  • Bus transfers
  • Dinner on Friday
  • Drinks
  • Packed lunches

Payment terms

Once registered, please pay a 50% deposit within 7 days. The balance is due by 5 January 2021.

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Date

05 - 07 Feb 2021

Time

8:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost

CHF280.00

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