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  • 9th DAY'S TREK -

    Cabane de Moiry (9,268') - High Route - Col de Sorebois (9,340') - Zinal (5,495')

  • Warren taking a look before descending

    Straight down to the lateral moraine

  • Warren & Dave heading out

  • Leaving Cabane de Moiry

    Morning sun on Pointes de Mourti

  • Hiking down from Cabane de Moiry

    Pointes de Mourti behind. Warren & Dave back down from Moiry, but taking the high route on the other side of the valley (not descending all the way to Lac Chateaupre).

  • Pointes de Mourti (11,692')

    Warren & Dave - early morning

  • A new morning

    Bottom of Moiry glacier, Cabane de Moiry on the far left atop the cliff

  • Looking back at Moiry

    Dave filling up on water

  • Lac de Moiry

  • Heading up to Sorebois

  • Wildflowers on the trail to Col de Sorebois

  • Lac de Moiry

  • The trail to Sorebois

  • Lac de Moiry

  • Lac de Moiry

  • Lac de Moiry

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • The ubiquitous Cows

  • Cow Bell

    You hear the bells long before seeing the cows.

  • Wildflowers everywhere

  • Col de Sorebois (9,340')

  • Bruce atop Col de Sorebois

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Bruce, Warren, Dave

    Col de Sorebois (9,340')

  • Col de Sorebois (9,340')

  • Col de Sorebois to Zinal

  • Heading down to Zinal

  • Gondola: Sorebois to Zinal

  • Le Trift Hotel

    Zinal (5,495')

  • Clothes washed & drying in Zinal

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Zinal

  • Zinal Church

  • Zinal Church

  • Zinal Village

  • Vieux (Old) Village

    This small village (part of Zinal) has historically preserved houses and barns.

  • Vieux Village

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Vieux Village

  • Vieux Village

  • Vieux Village

  • Vieux Village

  • Vieux Village

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Vieux Village

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Vieux Village

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Vieux Village

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Vieux Village

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Vieux Village

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Bruce enjoying no pack - feels good

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Vieux Village

  • Vieux Village

  • Vieux Village

  • Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Vieux Village

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Vieux Village

  • Vieux Village

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Vieux Village

  • Vieux Village

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Vieux Village

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Zinal Village

  • 10Th DAY'S TREK

    Zinal (5,495') - Forcletta (9,429') - Gruben (5,977'). Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Bruce on a foggy trail to Forcletta

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • European Garden Spider

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Trail to Forcletta

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Trail to Forcletta

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Dave & Bruce near the top of Forcletta

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Forcletta (9,429')

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Atop Forcletta (9,429') with Jorik and Gergana

  • Forcletta

  • Two hours to Gruben

  • What's this coming up the trail?.......

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • A Mountain Biker...

    Heading toward the 9,429 foot Forcletta pass

  • Mountain Biker

    These guys put new definition to 'Mountain Biking' - The Swiss Way

  • Trail to Gruben

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Looking back at Forcletta

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Trail to Gruben

  • Trail to Gruben

  • Trail to Gruben

  • Near Chalte Berg

  • Bishorn (13,566')

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Bishorn (13,566')

  • Great Pyrenees Dog - Chalte Berg

    The protector of the sheep. Bishorn (13,566') behind.

  • Trail to Gruben

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Bishorn Above Gruben

  • Seasonal Village of Gruben

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Gruben ahead

  • Swarzhorn Hotel (5,977'), Gruben

    A welcome hotel for weary hikers

  • Hotel Schwarzhorn - Gruben

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Hotel Room

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Clothes washed, Hikers exhausted

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Swatzhorn Hotel - Gruben

  • 11th DAY'S TREK

    Gruben (5,977') - Augstbordpass (9,494') - Jungen (6,413') - Gondola - St. Nicklaus (3,697') - Bus - Grachen (5,298') - Gassenried (5,442')

  • Gruben - Morning Light

    A Seasonal Village

  • Leaving Gruben Village

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Above Gruben & above treeline

    The Peleton (Warren & Dave) catching up

  • Last Col to cross....

    This pass was used in the Middle Ages to link Italy and the Rhone Valley. Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Approaching Augsbordpass

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Augsbordpass (9,494')

    Celebration at the top by Bruce. Behind me is Dave, then Jorik (Dutch) and Andreas (German). Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Augstbordpass (9,494')

    The last Col (pass) on the Haute Route. Jorik, Gergana, Andreas, and Warren sitting.

  • Augsbordpass (9,494')

  • Augsbordpass

    Looking toward the Mattertal

  • Jungen & St. Niklaus.....this way

  • The view from the pass back toward Gruben

  • Looking back at Augstboardpass

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • Trail to Jungen. Augstbordpass in the background

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • The trail to Jungen

    A Swiss Village below

  • The trail to Jungen

    Looks like we are going up, but it eventually heads down to Jungen

  • Dom (14,911')

    Above Jungen - St. Niklaus

  • Brunegghorn (11,778')

  • Trail to Jungen

  • Sparruhorn [ (Brunegghorn) 9,803'] in the distance

  • The trail to Jungen

  • Above St. Niklaus

    Photo by Dave Elliott

  • The trail to Jungen

    Mountain biker with a speedo

  • The trail to Jungen

  • Warren & Dave above the Mattertal

  • Mattertal Valley

  • Bruce hiking toward Jungen where a welcome gondola awaits.

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • The trail to Jungen

  • Jungen

  • St. Niklaus

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Grachen

  • Grachen Flowers

  • Grachen

  • Grachen

  • Grachen Church

  • Grachen Church

  • Grachen

  • Grachen Flowers

  • Grachen

  • Leaving Grachen

  • Gasenried Flowers

  • Gasenried

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Gasenried above the Mattertal

  • Gasenried

  • Gasseried with the Ried glacier in the distance

  • Mattertal Valley

    Brunegghorn (12,575') above

  • Gasenried

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Gasenried

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Gasenried

    Photo by Warren Elliott

  • Gasenried

    The Ried Glacier in the background

  • Alpenrosli Hotel

    Gasenried (5,442')