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  • 6th DAY'S TREK (Col des Roux)

    Cabane de Prafleuri (8,608') - Col Des Roux (9,199') - Lac Des Dix (7,756') - Pas de Chevres (9,366') - Arolla (6,581')

  • A green landscape returns with the rising sun.

  • Lac des Dix

    Mont Blanc de Cheilon in the distance.

  • Refuge de la Barma

  • Gathering Fresh Water

  • Lac des Dix

    Mont Blanc de Cheilon in the distance. Pas de Chevres can be seen as the low gap on the ridge directly ahead.

  • Wildflowers & morning light on the peaks

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Lac des Dix Trail

  • Creek feeding Lac des Dix

  • Lac des Dix Trail

  • Warren & Dave

  • Pas de Chevres ahead on the left. Mont Blanc de Cheilon on the right.

  • A flat trail full of Wildflowers and butterflies

  • A pleasant stroll alongside Lac des Dix

  • Cow on the Trail

    Don't walk too close to those hind legs.

  • Lac des Dix trail

  • Glacier de l' En Darrey.

    Glacial melt feeding Lac des Dix

  • Glacier de l' En Darrey.

  • Glacier de l' En Darrey.

    All the dark areas are black ice

  • Lac des Dix

    Glacial melt dumping into Lac des Dix

  • Trail to Pas de Chevres

  • Bruce & Warren ascending out of Lac des Dix

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Up, Up, Up.......

    Steep uphill from Lac des Dix

  • Wildflowers along the trail

  • Above Lac des Dix

  • Above Lac des Dix

    The trail turns right after crossing the stream (unseen) and heads up the canyon.

  • Bridge ahead

    Dave & Warren approaching the bridge crossing

  • Crossing the stream

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Glacial melt heading to Lac des Dix

  • Mont Blanc de Cheilon (12,697')

    Pas de Chevres is out of view off to the left; The final section to this pass is a set of fixed ladders bolted to the rock.

  • Mont Blanc de Cheilon.

    Glacial moraine foreground, and Cabane de Dix off to the right atop the lower brown rock spur.

  • Cabane de Dix (9,606')

  • Lac des Dix below

    Warren looking good

  • Warren & Bruce atop the lateral moraine

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Dave

    After this it is boulder scrambling to the ladders.

  • Dave at Pas de Chevres

    Ladder drawing which depicts the real thing in the background. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Fixed ropes for assistance

    Dave right before the ladders. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Pas de Chevres ladders

    The old and long vertical section of ladder in the center of the photo is not used. The present ladder system is partially hidden to the left which ascends to the first horizontal platform. After the first platform another ladder connects to the one step second platform and then ascends to the top platform and top of the pas.

  • Looking down the valley from Pas de Chevres. Lac des Dix is the aqua colored lake in the far distance.

  • Dave & Bruce climbing the ladders

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Pas de Chevres Ladders

    Warren on the first platform.

  • Pas de Chevres

    Dave on the platform between the ladders

  • Bruce - Pas de Chevres

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Warren on the last ladder section

  • Bruce between the ladders

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Dave, Bruce, Warren

    Atop the Pass & the Ladders (9,367')

  • Looking back at "The Trail"

    Kinda begs the question

  • Looking down at Dave & Bruce - Pas de Chevres

    The vertical drop off is visible on the right side of the photo. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • The view from atop Pas de Chevres

  • Dave heading toward Arolla

    Pas de Chevres to Arolla is a 2,785 foot drop in less than 3 miles.

  • Aiguille de la Tsa (12,304') from atop Pas de Chevres

    Dent Blanche (14,295') off to the left and behind.

  • Pigne d' Arolla (12,434')

  • Hotel du Glacier - Arolla (6,581')

    Bruce checking out the flowers. A favorite place, Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Hotel du Glacier - Arolla

  • Hotel du Glacier - Arolla

    Mt. Collon in the background

  • Aiguille de la Tsa (12,304')

  • Mt. Collon

  • Hotel du Glacier - Arolla

    Flower Baskets - The Swiss way

  • Hotel du Glacier - Arolla

    Douaves Blanches in the background

  • Pigne d' Arolla

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Arolla Village and Mt Collon

  • Arolla

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Douaves Blanches & Aiguille de la Tsa

    Above Arolla

  • Aiguille de la Tsa

  • Afternoon light on Mont Collon (11,935')

  • 7th DAY'S TREK

    Arolla (6,581) - Lac Bleu (6,857') - Les Hauderes (4,764') - La Sage (5,469)

  • Road between Arolla & Les Hauderes

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Pramousse Village below

  • Lac Bleu (6,863')

    Mont Collon in the background

  • Lac Bleu

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Dave & Warren

    Lunch break at Lac Bleu & checking out the guide book.

  • Lac Bleu

    The lake is more aqua in color than blue, but very clear.

  • Louche Village & Cow Barns

    Fresh milk for sale here

  • Louche Village & Cow Barns

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Louche - Cow barns and the ubiquitous slate roofs

    Dave & Warren heading to Les Hauderes

  • Cow Barns

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Louche Village

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Photo by Warren Elliott

  • La Gouille (6,050')

  • Les Hauderes (4,763')

  • Water Break for Bruce - Les Hauderes

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Les Hauderes

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Les Hauderes

  • Les Hauderes

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Les Hauderes Church

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • La Sage Hotel (5,469')

    and more flowers

  • An attic room with a view

    La Sage Hotel

  • La Sage Village

    Background: Grande Dent de Veisivi (11,213') & Petite Dent de Veisivi (10,446').

  • La Sage Village Church

  • La Sage Village

    Pigne d' Arolla (12,434') in the distance

  • La Sage Village

  • La Sage Village

  • 8th DAY'S TREK - La Sage Village, Les Hauderes below

    La Sage (5,469') - Col du Tsate (9,409') - Lac de Chateaupre (7,903') - Cabane de Moiry (9,268')

  • Morning Light

  • Morning light above La Sage

  • Dent de Veisivi Vista

    Grande Dent de Veisivi (11,213') & Petite Dent de Veisivi (10,446').

  • Morning light above La Sage

    Hamlet of Mayens de Motau

  • Wildflowers

    Hamlet of Mayens de Motau.

  • Wildflowers

    Hamlet of Mayens de Motau.

  • Warren & Dave enjoying the view

  • The trail to Col Du Tsate

    Background: Mont de l' Etoile

  • Above La Sage heading to Col de Tsate

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • View from Col Du Tsate

    The last 100 meters was a scree slope and very steep.

  • Col Du Tsate (9,409')

  • Warren

    The trail goes down 1,200' to Lac de Chateaupre seen below and back up 1,200' to Cabane de Moiry which is further up the canyon to the right. The Weisshorn (14,783') in the distance.

  • Col Du Tsate to Lac de Chateaupre

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • From Col du Tsate to Lac de Chateaupre

  • Moiry Glacier - Pigne de la Le

    Cabane de Moiry can be seen as a little rectangle with a reflective roof to the left of the glacier.

  • Above Lac Moiry & Lac de Chateaupre

  • Above Lac de Chateaupre

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Lac de Chateaupre (7,903')

    Cabane de Moiry can be seen to the left of the glacier with the reflective roof.

  • Trail to Cabane de Moiry

  • Pointes de Mourti (11,036')

    Dave & Warren heading to Cabane de Moiry

  • Dave on the trail to Cabane de Moiry

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Trail to Cabane de Moiry

    The cabane is visible ahead atop the cliff. The trail goes straight up, is very steep, and seems like it never ends. Tough uphill for the end of the day.

  • Moiry Glacier

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Moiry Glacier

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Trail to Cabane de Moiry

    The trail off to the left switchbacks up past the scree slope and up the rock cliff

  • Cabane de Moiry front door (9,268')

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Cabane de Moiry

  • Cabane de Moiry

  • Boot Room - Cabane de Moiry

  • Cabane de Moiry

    "Old" Cabane Stairwell

  • Well earned refreshment - Warren

    Cabane de Moiry

  • Tastes Good Guys - Bruce

    Cabane de Moiry

  • Warren & Dave enjoying the view

    Cabane de Moiry

  • Tres Bonne; Respite at Cabane de Moiry

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Cabane de Moiry

    Dinning Room with a view

  • Bruce

    Enjoying the view

  • View from the cabane

    Pointe du Tsate (10,098') in the distance

  • Cabane de Moiry

  • Dave, Warren, Bruce

  • Warren writing down his thoughts

    Daily entry in the Journal

  • Cabane de Moiry

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Moiry Glacier

  • Cabane de Moiry

    The 'Old' & the 'New' Cabanes

  • Cabane de Moiry

  • The Haute Route Trekkers

    Left to right: Gabi, Mike, Warren, Ashley, Emily, Brian, Bruce, Jorik, Gergana, Dave.

  • Cabane de Moiry

  • Moiry Glacier

  • View back down the valley

  • Sunset on Moiry glacier

  • Valley View

  • Pointe de Mourti (11,692')

  • Courtney de Breona (10,364')

  • Sunset colors

  • Sunset colors

  • Valley View

  • Valley View

  • Sunset Watchers

    Cabane de Moiry