Monthly Archives: September 2014

Stage 6 – Cabane du Mont Fort to Cabane du Plafleuri – bouldering through it!

It had been a wonderful night in Cabane du Mont Fort. I’d enjoyed meeting some of the other hikers. We’d also had the pleasant surprise of having a dorm room to ourselves and the five Swiss francs (just over $5) … Continue reading

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Stage 5 – La Cable to Cabane du Mont Fort – cable cars, cable cars, cable cars!

We knew this was going to be a big day – we would reach 2457m elevation after hiking 9.5km, which doesn’t sound much but it was the most sustained uphill section of the Haute Route with the notes advising there … Continue reading

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Stage 4 – Champex to La Chable – short but painful!

This was meant to be an easy going day ….. We left Champex alongside its lovely lake and headed to the pastures of the Swiss enjoying a semi-rural life. Karyn was fascinated by the agricultural equipment – trying to work … Continue reading

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Stage 3 – Trient to Champex – cows over glaciers!

Decision time. We could take the Fenetre Glacier route or the Bovine Route. The Bovine was reputed to give big views of the Rhone Valley and Swiss Alps in contrast to the Fenetre, which is largely on open and rocky, … Continue reading

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Stage 2 – Argentiere to Trient – thems dragons in these mountains!

Farewell to Argentiere and the lovely views of the glaciers. It was lovely to hear the bubbling brooks and chirping birds as we made our climb towards Arguillette des Rossettes. A little animal scurried off in front, we concluded it … Continue reading

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Mission buns of steel – Stage 1 Chamonix to Argentiere

Okay, steel might be too optimistic but I think brass might be achievable! The valley of Chamonix was swamped in clouds when we woke for the first day of our Chamonix to Zermatt hike (the Walkers Haute Route). Karyn gave … Continue reading

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