'Highs' at Altitude - A First for us!

Written by Julia Tregaskis-Allen 27 August 2011

Last modified on 21 July 2020
Romance above Arolla Romance above Arolla

Whilst on the walkers' high level route this week I experienced another first. The 'Haute Route', as it's known, is normally a 12 day trek which crosses the high mountain passes between Chamonix, France to Zermatt in Switzerland. My clients were a team of four experienced hikers from America who have been planning this as part of a long trip to Europe for many years. This year we experienced a first on any trip ... 


a day to remember forever

So on Day 5, having completed some of our toughest sections and with our first views of the Matterhorn in sight, much to my surprise Tim drops on one knee on the Col de Reidmatten (2919m) and asks Thea to marry him!

Thankfully she said yes as it could have been a long walk to Zermatt!!!

Join us on the Walkers' Haute Route or Haute Route Highlights this summer. Marriage proposals not included.