Haute Route Preparations

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A bit of a preparation is probably a good idea before starting a long adventure like the Haute Route. In our case it was essential! After setting up a belay in the snow (Anna & Ian above), our first attempt a creating a ‘z’ pulley system to practice our crevasse rescue was a disaster. In a real situiation our team member stuck down the crevasse (Laetita) would certainly have frozen to death before we’d got them out…

We also spent a bit of time playing with buried avalanche transceivers. This was more successful – we found it every time.

Of course we also did some skiing to losen up the legs before the route proper.

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Series - Haute Route

  1. Ski Touring + Late Night Decorating!
  2. Haute Route Planning
  3. Haute Route Preparations
  4. The Haute Route, Chamonix to Zermatt

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