Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Haute Route on splitboards Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) Author Posts May 5, 2006 at 7:06 am #567814 powtoy 6 Posts We just completed the Haute route, from Zermatt to Chamonix. We lucked out with a bomber weather window. We were riding on Voile boards, plate bindings and hardboots. It’s a sweet tour, especially going East to West. We reasoned that the downhill sections would be longer, and more straightforward. There were definitely sections of icy skinning, sidehill traversing and tricky riding thru bony sections and crevasses. But what scenery! The huts are truly amazing in comparison to the States. Heard about other riders who were going around the same mid-Apr timeframe and am curious what they thought? May 6, 2006 at 3:01 am #588685 Splitfire 327 Posts Thats sick. You gotta post some more pics. Also, how long is that route, avy danger, etc?? May 8, 2006 at 7:42 pm #588686 ikkin 130 Posts puhh-lease post more pics and info! good work! May 8, 2006 at 9:10 pm #588687 powtoy 6 Posts http://aftoyota.neptune.com?selectedalbum=aftoyota246992 is a 5 min video clip. Think the site only supports IE Explorer though. We had great vis and relatively stable avie conditions. Towards the end though, as temps warmed, ice fall was making conditions unstable. That’s what caused the avie in the clip. In fact, a skin track originally went through the slide path. Fortunately, the skiers who were en route, stopped for whatever reason and didn’t get caught. re: splitboard and how applicable a tool, I would agree w/ previous reports that randonee is more efficient … especially on the glacieted terrain. And yet, we found great satisfaction riding the route despite the fact that when traversing we couldn’t feel our shins at times. 😀 May 8, 2006 at 11:10 pm #588688 bcrider 4149 Posts Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing. 8) Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.