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Ski Touring recommended route Stage 1

Haute Route - Etappe 1: Argentière - Champex

Ski Touring · Mont Blanc massif
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m 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Fenêtre de Saleina Col du Chardonnet Col des Ecandies Lac de Champex
difficult
Distance 18.3 km
8:00 h
1,095 m
2,890 m
3,323 m
1,466 m

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Stefan Herbke
Update: September 02, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
Col du Chardonnet, 3,323 m
Lowest point
Champex, 1,466 m
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Start

Argentière (3,242 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.948120, 6.960082
DMS
45°56'53.2"N 6°57'36.3"E
UTM
32T 341897 5090306
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Destination

Champex

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Coordinates

DD
45.948120, 6.960082
DMS
45°56'53.2"N 6°57'36.3"E
UTM
32T 341897 5090306
w3w 
///many.promoter.spooky
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Stefan Herbke: Traumtouren - 25 außergewöhnliche Skidurchquerungen in den Alpen, Tyrolia-Verlag, 2019.

Michael Waeber: Skitourenführer Haute Route, Bergverlag Rother, 2. Auf. 2013.

Author’s map recommendations

Schweizer Landeskarte, Blatt 282/Martigny, 1:50.000

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Question from Bernhard Jester  · January 22, 2020 · Community
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Answered by Stefan Herbke · February 28, 2020 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18.3 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,095 m
Descent
2,890 m
Highest point
3,323 m
Lowest point
1,466 m
Multi-stage route Scenic High-altitude ski tour
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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