Hiking in Europe next September; Send Expression of Interest by Dec. 5, 2018

North Shore Hikers will be hiking in Europe next September - Send Expressions of interest to Diane Whiteley by December 5, 2018

We (Cristina Jacob & Diane Whiteley) are looking for expressions of interest from members for the following adventure:

Trek the Hiker’s Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt (a hike in Alps through France, Italy and Switzerland)

Dates: start September 1st, 2nd or 3rd, 2019 (exact date TBD based on availability of accommodation in Chamonix) and finish in Zermatt 12 days later.  The 12 stages are:

  1. Chamonix to Trient
  2. Trient to Champex
  3. Champex to Le Chable
  4. Le Chable to Cab.Mont Fort
  5. Mont Fort to Cab. Prafleuri
  6. Prafleuri to Arolla
  7. Arolla to la Sage
  8. La Sage to Cab. De Moiry
  9. Moiry to Zinal
  10. Zinal to Gruben
  11. Gruben to St. Niklaus
  12. St. Niklaus to Zermatt

We are going to use Alpine Exploratory for the bookings and take their advice on luggage handling as well.  Here is some key information from Alpine Exploratory to help you decide whether you are interested.

  1. Price - For 12 stages and 13 nights, our price per person is GBP 1,640 (CAD 2,753) for our classic mix of accommodation, based on double or twin occupancy.
  2. Deposit - We ask for a deposit of GBP 200 per person (CAD 335) on confirmation of your schedule. What usually happens is, having received a booking form, we'll get back to you with a confirmation email. No payment details are required on booking. Some people choose to pay the deposit straight away, however it is absolutely fine to wait until we have booked the accommodation, and once you have confirmed that you're happy with it, pay at that stage. Payment is all taken separately, so that the group leader doesn't have to deal with the finance side of things. We then ask for your balance around 9 weeks before the trip.

If you are interested, please send your name via email to Diane Whiteley.  My email address is diane_whiteley@telus.net

Diane and Cristina