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  • The Start:

    Geneva, Switzerland

  • The Haute Route Trekkers

    Bruce, Dave, & Warren: Lunch In Chamonix.

  • Chamonix, France

  • L'Arve River

    Chamonix

  • Bastille Day Celebration

    Chamonix, France

  • Chamonix Church

  • Glacier des Bossons

  • Les Augilles de Chamonix

  • Les Augilles de Chamonix at Sunset

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Augille du Midi

  • Glacier des Bossons

    Chamonix

  • Sunset on Dome de Gouter

  • Morning light on Mt. Blanc (15,774')

    Mt Blanc to the far left (summit not visable) - highest peak in the Alps

  • 1st DAY'S TREK

    Chamonix (3,402') - Col de Balme (7,231') - Trient (4,196') - Col de la Forclaz (5,124')

  • Chamonix

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Three Trekkers

    Water reflection in Argentiere

  • Dave & Warren

    Between Chamonix & Argentiere

  • The Flanks of Mount Blanc

    Argentiere

  • Henri

    We met and chatted with this friendly man outside Argentiere. He then invited us to see his backyard which overlooks Mt. Blanc.

  • Les Augilles de Chamonix & Mt. Blanc

  • Walking through the woods

    Toward Argentiere

  • Bruce & Dave near Argentiere

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Argentiere Church

  • Bruce & Dave - Argentiere

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Bastille Day Celebration

    Argentiere, France

  • Argentiere, France

  • Col de Balme & Refugio Col de Balme, France

    Border of France & Switzerland. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Aiguilles Rouges

    Aiguill de Belvedere, Aiguille de Mesure. Chamonix is down the valley on the left.

  • Wild flowers looking toward Mt. Blanc

  • Col de Balme

    Mt. Blanc in the distance. From left to right; Chamonix, Argentiere, and Le Tour seen in the valley below

  • Warren & Dave approaching Col de Balme

    Mount Dolent (12,542') on the left, Aiguille Verte (13,520') center, and Aiguille des Grands Montets (10,810') on the right.

  • Dave & Warren

    Taking a break atop Col de Balme. I took the tram up to the top of this Col.

  • Refugio Col de Balme

    French - Swiss Border above Chamonix

  • Col de Balme (7,231 feet)

    Looking toward Switzerland

  • Wildflowers above Trient

  • Trient (4,196 feet)

  • 2nd DAY'S TREK

    Col de la Forclaz (5,006') - Alp Bovine (6,518') - Champex (4,809')

  • Photo-Opt. The scene we were shooting at is the next image

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Wildflowers

  • Wildflowers above Hotel de la Forclaz

    Martigny in the distant valley below

  • Alp Bovine

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Alp Bovine Overlook

    Dents du Midi (from the first spire on the left to the right, excluding the peak on the far right; Dents d'Aboillon, Fontanabran, Col d'Emaney, Col de Fenestral et Rochers Rouges).

  • The trail toward Champex

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Champex

    An afternoon dessert break

  • Hotel du Glacier - Champex (4,809')

  • Champex Hotel View

  • Bruce & Warren at Lac Champex - the quiet village

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Afternoon light on the peaks - from Champex

  • 3rd DAY'S TREK

    Champex (4,809') - Le Chable (2,693') - Verbier (4,888'). All Swiss fountains by law must be potable

  • Champex Lac

  • Champex Lac

  • Champex Lac

  • Warren above the village of La Garde

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • La Garde (2,952')

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Swiss chalets dot the hills

  • "Large Ringlet" Butterfly

  • "Small Heath" Butterfly

  • "False Heath" Fritillary Butterfly, "Six-spot Burnet" Moth

  • "Marbled White" Butterfly

  • Six-Spot Burnet Moth

  • La Garde Village

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Sembrancher

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Sembrancher Water Fountain

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Looking back at Sembrancher

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Warren & Bruce heading toward Le Chable

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Le Chable (2,693')

    From Le Chable, a cable car takes us up to Verbier (4,888')

  • Gondola ride to Verbier

    A lift of 2,195 feet

  • La Chable to Verbier

    Gondola ride up to Verbier.

  • Verbier

    Warren & Dave heading toward the hotel in a over commercialized ski town.

  • 4th DAY'S TREK

    Verbier (4,888') - Les Ruinettes (7,191') - La Chaux (7,434') - Col Termin (8,687') - Cabane de Louvie (7,381')

  • Heading toward La Chaux

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Les Ruinettes

    Transfer station from a gondola to an open air lift

  • Mountain Bike Track

  • Mt. Rogneux (10,118')

  • Combin Massif

  • Farm Path

  • Petit Combin from La Chaux

  • La Chaux Trailhead View

  • La Chaux Trail Head

    Grand Combin (14,154') on the left, Petit Combin (11,502') on the right. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Combin Massif

    Grand Combin (14,154') in the clouds on the left. Petit Combin (11,502') on the right, with the flat summit of Mt. Rogneux (10,118')

  • La Chaux Trailhead

    Combin Massif in background

  • Trail to Col Termin

  • The trail to Col Termin

  • La Chaux Trailhead

  • Wildflowers everwhere

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • The trail to Col Termin

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Landslide area

    Warren negotiating the trail

  • Wildflower Photo-Opt

  • Trail to Col Termin

    The trail to Col Termin mostly traverses laterally with a steep uphill at the end. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Trail to Col Termin

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Trail to Col Termin

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • The trail to Col Termin

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Break time, Combin Massif in the background

  • Trail to Col Termin, Combin Massif in the distance

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Trail to Col Termin

  • Ahead to Col Termin

  • Trail to Col Termin

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Col Termin in the distance

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Dave, waiting at Col Termin

  • Dave, Bruce, Warren at Col Termin (8,687')

    The verticality on both sides of this Col is fairly typical of Swiss trails - Steep

  • Heading to Cabane de Louvie with a thunderstorm over Combin Massif

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Trail to Cabane de Louvie

    Dave & Bruce heading down some of the few switchbacks on the Haute Route. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Trail to Cabane de Louvie

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Combin Massif

  • Cabane de Louvie (7,381')

    A favorite place, and out of the hailstorm that hit shortly after our arrival

  • Warren & Dave

    Cabane de Louvie respite

  • Bunk Room

  • Lac Louvie with Mont Fort (10,919') left of center

    Tomorrows Col crossing (Col de Louvie - 9,583') is the big U on the skyline just right of center.

  • Petit Combin from Cabane de Louvie.

    Afternoon lighting

  • Warren & Bruce with the Owner

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Cabane de Louvie

    Petit Combin behind the Cabane

  • Lac Louvie

  • Lac Louvie with Mont Fort (10,919')

  • 5th DAY's TREK

    Cabane de Louvie (7,381') - Col de Louvie (9,583') - Grand Desert - Col de Prafleuri (9,727') - Cabane de Prafleuri (8,608')

  • Bruce with the Combin Massif behind

    Ready to head out. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Combin Massif from Cabane de Louvie

    Combin Massif: Grand Combin (14,154') on the left, Petit Combin (11,502') on the right.

  • Dave leaving Cabane de Louvie

  • Wildflowers and Lac Louvie

    Petit Combin in the background

  • Wildflowers and Lac Louvie

    Petit Combin in the background

  • Lac Louvie

    Combin Massif in the background. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Abandoned Cow Barn

    Old cow barn constructed of stones.

  • Cow Barn & wildflowers

    Mont Fort in the background.

  • Bruce on the trail to Col de Louvie

    Mont Fort (10,919') in the background. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Combin Massif

    Trail to Col de Louvie

  • Combine Massif: Grand, Petit, & Lac Louvie

  • Ibex

  • Dave heading toward Col de Louvie

    The trail to Col de Louvie crosses the ridge in the background.

  • The trail to Col de Louvie

    Dave heading to Col de Louvie with Mt. Rogneux (10,118') in the background. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Bruce on the trail to Col Louvie

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • The trail to Col de Louvie

    Pt. Mont Fort (10,285') in the background.

  • Top of Col de Louvie. From the Louvie side of the Col

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Col de Louvie (9,583')

    From the green world of Louvie the landscape changes dramatically to a denuded landscape called the "Grand Desert".

  • Col de Louvie

    The view looking back toward the Combine Massif with Mt. Rogneux on the far left.

  • Grand Desert

    A high altitude wasteland. Gd Mont Calme in the background (9,488')

  • Col de Louvie

    Warren & Dave descending into the the Grand Desert from Col de Louvie.

  • Col de Louvie

    From the Grand Desert. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Dave in the Grand Desert

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Col de Prafleuri (9,727')

    Highest Col crossing on the Haute Route (9,727')

  • Col de Prafleuri

    Steep drop off from the Col. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Col de Prafleuri

    Heading out with rain threatening, and rain cover on upside down - must be tired. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Dave atop Col de Prafleuri

  • Col de Prafleuri

    Warren & Dave

  • View atop Prafleuri

  • Grand Desert

    Tomorrow's two Col crossings can be seen in the distance; Col de Roux directly ahead which crosses the first ridge. The second Col (Pas de Chevres) is the low point off to the right and crosses the second ridge.

  • Descent off of Col de Prafleuri

  • Bruce & Warren descending Col de Prafleuri

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Grand Desert

    Warren heading toward Cabane de Prafleuri, which is off to the left, and out of view.

  • Cabane de Prafleuri (8,608')

    An old rock quarry site and a denuded wasteland. Photo by Warren Elliott