Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos near Glaciers

Monte Fitz Roy Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainAndes, GlaciersDateLate Dec
Region/PlaceSanta Cruz, PN Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy sectionCountryArgentina  
Dist (kms)41Height gain (m)900Route findingEasy
RouteEl Chaltén - Campamento Madsen - Laguna Capri - Campamento Poincenot (N1) - (Side-trip Laguna de los Tres) - (Side-trip Laguna Piedras Blancas) - Laguna Hija - Campamento Bridwell (N2) - El Chaltén
NotesMonte Fitzroy is simply one of the most spectacular mountains in the world. Day-walks and multi-day walks of 3-4 days take you to various vantage points, past lakes and glaciers. It's well worth an early start for a view of Monte Fitzroy at sunrise from the Laguna de los Tres lookout. Even a novice (like me) has a fair chance of spotting a torrent duck or magellanic woodpecker.
Valle Río de las Vueltas from nr Cerro Rosado, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA765

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle) above Laguna de los Patos, between Campamento Madsen and Campamento Laguna Capri, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA773

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle) from mirador just beyond Laguna de los Patos, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA777

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle) from path between Laguna de los Patos and Campamento Laguna Capri, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA783

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle) (L) and Glacier Piedras Blancas (R) from beach at Laguna Capri, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA786

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle), with puddles on path between Laguna Capri and Campamento Poincenot, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA790

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle) above Chorroillo del Salto, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA794

Mushroom cloud and stream nr Campamento Poincenot, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA799

Magellanic Woodpecker (Carpintero Negro) nr Campamento Río Blanco, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA801

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle) from nr Laguna de los Tres lookout, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA802

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) and Cerro Poincenot (3002) (2nd pinnacle) reflected in Laguna de los Tres, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA805

Cerro Poincenot (3002) (R), Aguja Rafael (2482) (MR), Aguja Saint Exupery (2558) (M) and Aguja de la S (2335) (ML), with Glaciar Río Blanco leading down into Laguna Sucia from mirador above outlet stream of Laguna de los Tres, El Chaltén - Laguna Capri - Laguna de los Tres - Campamento Poincenot Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 26-Dec-03, SA809

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) (MR), Cerro Poincenot (3002) (ML), Aguja Rafael (2482) (L) and Aguja Saint Exupery (2558) (Far L) from nr Laguna de los Tres lookout at sunrise, Laguna del los Tres - Laguna Piedras Blancas - Laguna Madre - Laguna Nieta - Laguna Torre Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 27-Dec-03, SA812

Monte Fitz Roy (3441) (R), Cerro Poincenot (3002) (M), Aguja Rafael (2482) (ML) and Aguja Saint Exupery (2558) (L) above Laguna de los Tres, Laguna del los Tres - Laguna Piedras Blancas - Laguna Madre - Laguna Nieta - Laguna Torre Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 27-Dec-03, SA816

Icebergs in Laguna Piedras Blancas and Glaciar Piedras Blancas, with surrounding mountains, Laguna del los Tres - Laguna Piedras Blancas - Laguna Madre - Laguna Nieta - Laguna Torre Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 27-Dec-03, SA820

Icebergs in Laguna Piedras Blancas and Glaciar Piedras Blancas from nr Glacier face, Laguna del los Tres - Laguna Piedras Blancas - Laguna Madre - Laguna Nieta - Laguna Torre Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 27-Dec-03, SA824

Laguna Torre with Glaciar Torre leading into lake, with Glaciar Grande (upper L) and Glacier Adela (upper R), with clouds over Cerro Torre, Campamento De Agostini - Mirador Laguna Torre - El Chaltén Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 28-Dec-03, SA829

Aguja 4 Dedos (2281) (R) and Aguja Bífida (2394) (L) from nr Campamento De Agostini, Campamento De Agostini - Mirador Laguna Torre - El Chaltén Section, Monte Fitz Roy circuit (T), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 28-Dec-03, SA830

  
Moreno Glacier Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainLakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, GlaciersDateLate Dec
Region/PlaceSanta Cruz, PN Los Glacieres - Moreno Glacier sectionCountryArgentina  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
NotesShort boardwalked strolls for views of one of the world's classic glaciers, and a guaranteed place to see dramatic house-sized ice blocks tumble into the lake at the glacier's terminal end. Frequent cracking and heaving noises to add to the visual spectacle.
Moreno Glacier from viewpoint nr Camping Bahía Escondida, Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Moreno Glacier section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 29-Dec-03, SA831

Walkway leading to Intermediate Balcony and Moreno Glacier calving into Canal de los Témpanos (Iceberg Channel), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 29-Dec-03, SA834

View from Intermediate Balcony to Moreno Glacier calving into Canal de los Témpanos (Iceberg Channel), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 29-Dec-03, SA835

Seracs in Moreno Glacier leading up to Campo Hielo Sur (Southern Icefield), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 29-Dec-03, SA837

View from Intermediate Balcony to Moreno Glacier calving into Canal de los Témpanos (Iceberg Channel), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 29-Dec-03, SA836

Spectators at first viewpoint and face of Moreno Glacier above Canal de los Témpanos (Iceberg Channel), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 29-Dec-03, SA843

Close up of face of Moreno Glacier from Second Balcony viewpoint, Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 29-Dec-03, SA845

Moreno Glacier calving into Canal de los Témpanos (Iceberg Channel) from Second Balcony, Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 29-Dec-03, SA844

East face of Moreno Glacier calving into Brazo Rico de Lago Argentina from Second Balcony (panorama 2), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 29-Dec-03, SA847

North face of Moreno Glacier calving into Canal de los Témpanos (Iceberg Channel) and boardwalk at Second Balcony, Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 29-Dec-03, SA849

North face of Moreno Glacier calving into Canal de los Témpanos (Iceberg Channel) from Second Balcony, Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 29-Dec-03, SA848

Seracs in north face of Moreno Glacier close-up from Second Balcony, Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 29-Dec-03, SA851

Road leading away from car park towards Canal de los Témpanos (Iceberg Channel), Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 29-Dec-03, SA853

East face of Moreno Glacier calving into Brazo Rico de Lago Argentina from nr campsite, Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 29-Dec-03, SA854

Ice pinnacles in east face of Moreno Glacier from Balcon Inferior, Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 30-Dec-03, SA855

North face of Moreno Glacier calving into Canal de los Témpanos (Iceberg Channel) from Second Balcony, Parque Nacional Los Glacieres - Monte Fitz Roy section, Santa Cruz, Argentina, 30-Dec-03, SA856

Cavell Meadows / Glacier Loop Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainGlaciersDateEarly Sep
Region/PlaceAlberta, Jasper NPCountryCanada  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteCavell Road end - Cavell Pond - Cavell Meadows - Cavell Road end
NotesThis walk provides an excellent chance to get up near the spectcular white glaciers tumbling down from the high Rockies. Cavell Pond has icebergs calved off from the Cavell Glacier while house-sized chunks of the Angel Glacier often crash down the cliffsides below.
Path leading to Cavell Pond and Cavell Glacier, Path of the Glacier Loop Trail (T), Jasper NP, Alberta, Canada, 3-Sep-03, AP539

Icebergs in Cavell Pond and Angel Glacier above, Path of the Glacier Loop Trail (T), Jasper NP, Alberta, Canada, 3-Sep-03, AP542

Icebergs in Cavell Pond and terminal face of Cavell Glacier, Path of the Glacier Loop Trail (T), Jasper NP, Alberta, Canada, 3-Sep-03, AP543

Angel Glacier from Cavell Meadows (Ascent Trail), Path of the Glacier Loop Trail (T), Jasper NP, Alberta, Canada, 3-Sep-03, AP544

Angel Glacier from Cavell Meadows (Descent Trail) and Sorrow Peak (3020), Path of the Glacier Loop Trail (T), Jasper NP, Alberta, Canada, 3-Sep-03, AP545

   
Iceline Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainRockies, GlaciersDateEarly Sep
Region/PlaceBritish Columbia, Yoho NPCountryCanada  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)500Route findingEasy
NotesOne of the classic walks of the area leading up above the treeline, high above the deep Yoho Valley, for close-up views of the Emerald Glacier and to the high Takakkaw Falls across the valley. A return walk from the Whisky Jack Hostel to the Emerald Glacier makes a good full half-day walk.
Yoho River below Takakkaw Falls with Yoho Valley leading to S, Cathedral Mtn (3181) (R), Yoho NP, British Columbia, Canada, 1-Sep-03, AP513

Bridge over Yoho River and Takakkaw Falls , Yoho NP, British Columbia, Canada, 1-Sep-03, AP511

Path leading up from Whisky Jack Hostel to Iceline Junction, Iceline Trail (T), Yoho NP, British Columbia, Canada, 1-Sep-03, AP514

Stream flowing from Emerald Glacier, Iceline Trail (T), Yoho NP, British Columbia, Canada, 1-Sep-03, AP516

Emerald Glacier, Iceline Trail (T), Yoho NP, British Columbia, Canada, 1-Sep-03, AP517

Lake beloe Emerald Glacier, Iceline Trail (T), Yoho NP, British Columbia, Canada, 1-Sep-03, AP518

Yoho Glacier at head of Yoho Valley from nr Emerald Glacier, Iceline Trail (T), Yoho NP, British Columbia, Canada, 1-Sep-03, AP519

 
The W Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days5TerrainAndes, GlaciersDateEarly Jan
Region/PlaceRegion XII - Magallanes, PN Torres del PaineCountryChile  
Dist (kms)102Height gain (m)1700Route findingEasy
Route(Side-trip: Guardería Lago Pehoe - Salto Grande - Mirador Lago Nordenskjöld - return), Refugio Laguna Amarga - Hostería Las Torres - Campamento Chileno (N1) - (Side-trip: Torres del Paine lookout) Campamento Chileno - Refugio Los Cuernos (N2) - Campamento Italiano - Campamento Británico - further tarns - Campamento Italiano (N3) - Refugio Lago Pehoe (N4) - (Side-trip Refugio Grey and Ventisquero Grey) - Campamento Las Carretas - CONAF Administration Centre
NotesThe Andes rise to remarkable pinnacles and pillars at their southern end making this a world-class multi-day walk. The 'W' can be walked in about 3-6 days depending on side-trips and use of public transport. Glacier Grey calving into the frigid Lago Grey is a highlight as is the view from the Torres del Paine lookout. The wind and often inclement weather means that you should allow for maybe 1 or 2 bad weather days even in summer, and perhaps not take a favouite tent if camping (although fortunately, many of the campsites are well-sheltered in forest). The clouds, however, often make the views of the mountains seem even more dramatic. A side-trip from Campamento Británico to the Macizo Paine is also highly recommended, leading into a amphitheatre of mountains.
Salto Grande, between Lago Pehoé and Lago I7727, Sendero Mirador Cuernos Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 1-Jan-04, SA861

Cuerno Norte (2400) (L), Cuerno Principal (2600) (ML) and Cuerno Este (2200) (R) from Mirador Cuernos, Sendero Mirador Cuernos Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 1-Jan-04, SA863

Path leading to Mirador Cuernos, with small lake alongside path (L), Sendero Mirador Cuernos Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 1-Jan-04, SA870

Cuerno Norte (2400) (ML), Cuerno Principal (2600) (M) and Cuerno Este (2200) (R) from beach along path to Mirador Cuernos, Sendero Mirador Cuernos Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 1-Jan-04, SA867

Torres del Paine (R), Cerro Almirante Nieto (2640) (L) and Río Paine from nr Guaderia Laguna Amarga, Guardería Laguna Amarga - Hostería Las Torres - Campamento Chileno - Campamento Torres Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 1-Jan-04, SA873

Bridge over Río Paine leading to Torres del Paine, Guardería Laguna Amarga - Hostería Las Torres - Campamento Chileno - Campamento Torres Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 1-Jan-04, SA876

Path leading up Río Ascensio between Hostería Las Torres and Campamento Chileno, Guardería Laguna Amarga - Hostería Las Torres - Campamento Chileno - Campamento Torres Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 1-Jan-04, SA878

Torres del Paine (R) and lake from Torres del Paine lookout, Campamento Torres - Mirador Torres del Paine - Camapmento Chileno - Refugio Los Cuernos Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 2-Jan-04, SA886

Crossing bridge in Valle Río Ascensio between Campamento Chileno and Campamento Torres, Campamento Torres - Mirador Torres del Paine - Camapmento Chileno - Refugio Los Cuernos Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 2-Jan-04, SA892

Small lake on path between Hostería Las Torres and Refugio Los Cuernos, with mountains to SW and Lago Nordenskjöld beyond small lake, Campamento Torres - Mirador Torres del Paine - Camapmento Chileno - Refugio Los Cuernos Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 2-Jan-04, SA894

Cuerno Principal (2600) (L) and Cuerno Este (2200) (R) from path between Refugio Los Cuernos and Campamento Italiano, Refugio Los Cuernos - Valle del Francés - Campamento Britannico - Campamento Italiano Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 3-Jan-04, SA903

Río Francés and Glaciar Francés from between Campamento Italiano and Campamento Britanico, Refugio Los Cuernos - Valle del Francés - Campamento Britannico - Campamento Italiano Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 3-Jan-04, SA909

Río Francés and upper Valle Francés to north from path between Campamento Italiano and Campamento Britanico, Refugio Los Cuernos - Valle del Francés - Campamento Britannico - Campamento Italiano Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 3-Jan-04, SA911

Los Cuernos from nr Campamento Britanico in Valle Francés, with Cerro Espalda (2500) (R), Refugio Los Cuernos - Valle del Francés - Campamento Britannico - Campamento Italiano Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 3-Jan-04, SA913

Red Notro flower on path between Campamento Italiano and Refugio Pehoé, Campamento Italiano - Glaciar Grey - Refugio Lago Pehoé Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 4-Jan-04, SA918

Glaciar Grey and Lago Grey with Campo Hielo Sur to right (Southern Icefield) from path between Refugio Lago Pehoé and Refugio Grey, Campamento Italiano - Glaciar Grey - Refugio Lago Pehoé Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 4-Jan-04, SA922

Face of Glaciar Grey and icebergs in Lago Grey from mirador nr Refugio Grey, with Cerro Amistal (1766) (R), Campamento Italiano - Glaciar Grey - Refugio Lago Pehoé Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 4-Jan-04, SA930

Close-up of face of Glaciar Grey and icebergs in Lago Grey from mirador nr Refugio Grey, Campamento Italiano - Glaciar Grey - Refugio Lago Pehoé Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 4-Jan-04, SA931

Close-up of face of Glaciar Grey from mirador nr Refugio Grey, Campamento Italiano - Glaciar Grey - Refugio Lago Pehoé Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 4-Jan-04, SA937

Cuerno Norte (2400) (L), Cuerno Principal (2600) (L), Cuerno Este (2200) (ML), Torres del Paine (M) (Torre Sur (L) and Torre Central (R) through gap) and Almirante Nieto (MR), ie Macizo Paine from small pond nr Administracion Visitors Centre, Refugio Lago Pehoé - Río Grey - CONAF Administracíon Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 5-Jan-04, SA947

"Patagonia" flowers at Administracion Visitors Centre, Refugio Lago Pehoé - Río Grey - CONAF Administracíon Section, The 'W' (T), Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Region XII - Magallanes, Chile, 5-Jan-04, SA953

   
Montagne de la Côte Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainAlps, GlaciersDateEarly Aug
Region/PlaceHaute-Savoie, Chamonix ValleyCountryFrance  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m)1500Route findingEasy
RouteLes Bossons - Chalet du Glacier des Bossons - Chalet des Pyramides - La Jonction - bottom of Glacier du Taconnaz - Le Mont
NotesThe walk explores two glaciers plunging steeply down into the Chamonix Valley, leading eventually after a long ascent to the convergence of the two glaciers into one mighty one leading straight up to Mt Blanc and the surrounding peaks. The path leading down parallel to the Glacier du Taconnaz is steep and narrow in places and could be difficult in wet and muddy conditions.
Les Bossons glacier (L), Mt Blanc (4807) (M), and Dôme du Goûter (4304) (MR) from Chalet des Pelerins, W end of Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, France, 3-Aug-03, AP334

Glacier des Bossons and terrace of Chalet du Glacier des Bossons, Montagne de la Côte (les Bossons - Chalet du Glacier des Bossons - Chalet des Pyramides - La Jonction - bottom of Glacier du Taconnaz - Le Mont) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 3-Aug-03, AP335

Aiguille du Midi (3842) (L) above Glacier des Bossons from nr Chalet du Glacier des Bossons, Montagne de la Côte (les Bossons - Chalet du Glacier des Bossons - Chalet des Pyramides - La Jonction - bottom of Glacier du Taconnaz - Le Mont) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 3-Aug-03, AP336

Glacier des Bossons and Aiguille du Midi (3842) (L) from below Chalet des Pyramides, Montagne de la Côte (les Bossons - Chalet du Glacier des Bossons - Chalet des Pyramides - La Jonction - bottom of Glacier du Taconnaz - Le Mont) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 3-Aug-03, AP337

Looking out at Glacier des Bossons nr Chalet des Pyramides, Montagne de la Côte (les Bossons - Chalet du Glacier des Bossons - Chalet des Pyramides - La Jonction - bottom of Glacier du Taconnaz - Le Mont) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 3-Aug-03, AP338

Glacier du Taconnaz, and Dôme du Goûter (4304) (L) from above Chalet des Pyramides, Montagne de la Côte (les Bossons - Chalet du Glacier des Bossons - Chalet des Pyramides - La Jonction - bottom of Glacier du Taconnaz - Le Mont) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 3-Aug-03, AP340

Aiguille du Midi (3842) (L) and Glacier des Bossons on ascent to La Jonction, Montagne de la Côte (les Bossons - Chalet du Glacier des Bossons - Chalet des Pyramides - La Jonction - bottom of Glacier du Taconnaz - Le Mont) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 3-Aug-03, AP341

Upper Glacier des Bossons from final ascent to La Jonction, Montagne de la Côte (les Bossons - Chalet du Glacier des Bossons - Chalet des Pyramides - La Jonction - bottom of Glacier du Taconnaz - Le Mont) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 3-Aug-03, AP342

Upper Glacier des Bossons, Aiguilles to N of Aiguille du Midi (ML), Mt Blanc (4807) (MR) and Dôme du Goûter (4304) (R) from La Jonction, Montagne de la Côte (les Bossons - Chalet du Glacier des Bossons - Chalet des Pyramides - La Jonction - bottom of Glacier du Taconnaz - Le Mont) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 3-Aug-03, AP345

Glacier du Taconnaz and Dôme du Goûter (4304) (L) from descent to Les Bossons Village, Montagne de la Côte (les Bossons - Chalet du Glacier des Bossons - Chalet des Pyramides - La Jonction - bottom of Glacier du Taconnaz - Le Mont) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 3-Aug-03, AP348

Glacier du Taconnaz, Dôme du Goûter (4304) (R) and Chalets in El Mont, Montagne de la Côte (les Bossons - Chalet du Glacier des Bossons - Chalet des Pyramides - La Jonction - bottom of Glacier du Taconnaz - Le Mont) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 3-Aug-03, AP349

 
Chalet Lookout Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainGlaciersDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceWest Coast, Westland NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
NotesAlthough there are limited views of the Fox Glacier along this trail, it does pass through the beautiful Rata forest which is in flower in January
Lichen, moss and Southern Rata, Fox Glacier valley, Chalet Lookout Trail (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B727

   
Fox Glacier foot Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainGlaciersDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceWest Coast, Westland NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)6Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
NotesExcellent close-up views of the end of the Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier from along Terminal Access Track, Fox Glacier Terminal Access Track (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B717

Fox Glacier from along Terminal Access Track, Fox Glacier Terminal Access Track (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B719

Terminal Face of Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier Terminal Access Track (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B720

Terminal Face of Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier Terminal Access Track (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B721

Tarn and Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier Terminal Access Track (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B723

Historic Swing Bridge and Southern Rata trees, Fox Glacier Valley, Fox Glacier Terminal Access Track (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B725

Southern Rata trees, Fox Glacier Valley, Fox Glacier Terminal Access Track (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B726

 
Hooker Valley Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainGlaciersDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceCanterbury, Mt Cook NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteMt Cook Village - Hooker Glacier
NotesA good place to watch icebergs calving into a lake. A long day walk can combine this with a more strenuous hike up to Mueller Hut
Icebergs in Hooker Glacier Lake, nr Mt Cook Village, Hooker Valley Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B865

River leading into Hooker Glacier Lake with Aoraki / Mt Cook above, nr Mt Cook Village, Hooker Valley Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B866

  
Mueller Hut Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountains, GlaciersDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceCanterbury, Mt Cook NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m)1100Route findingEasy
RouteMt Cook Village - Sealy Tarns - Mueller Hut - Village
NotesOne of the few places in New Zealand where's it easily possible to get a feeling of being high up in the mountains with glaciers tumbling down the mountainsides. Also classic views of Mt Cook. In a long day this walk can be combined with the more sedate walk to the end of the Hooker Glacier.
The Footstool (L) and Aoraki / Mt Cook (R) from Sealy Tarns, Mueller Hut Walk, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B857

Huddleston Glacier from Sealy Tarns, Mueller Hut Walk, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B858

Mt Cook Buttercup, nr Mt Cook Village, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B859

Mueller Hut and Mt Sefton, nr Mt Cook Village, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B860

Aoraki / Mt Cook (L) and Hooker Glacier and Lake from nr Mueller Hut, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B862

The Footstool (L), Aoraki / Mt Cook (R) from nr Mueller Hut, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B861

  
Grosser Aletschgletscher view Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainAlps, GlaciersDateMid Aug
Region/PlaceGoms, ValaisCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)18Height gain (m)900Route findingEasy
RouteKühboden (2212), Eggishorn (2927), Märjela (2370), Bettmeralp (2006)
NotesSplendid views up along the massive snaking Grosser Aletschgletscher. Cable-cars available to shorten the ascent and descent.
Dreick (L), Jungfrau (ML), Jungfraujoch (M), Mönch (MR), Trugberg (MR'), Eiger (MR''), and Grosser Aletschgletscher from Eggishorn above Fiesch, Grosser Aletschgletscher view (T), Goms, Valais, Switzerland, 12-Aug-98, E168

Mönch (L) and Trugberg (ML) and Grosser Aletschgletscher from above Fiesch, Grosser Aletschgletscher view (T), Goms, Valais, Switzerland, 12-Aug-98, E170

  
Hohtürli Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way) / 13TerrainAlps, GlaciersDateMid Aug
Region/PlaceBernCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)1600Route findingEasy
RouteKandersteg (1176) - Oeschinensee (1522) - Blüemlisalphütte (2834) - Hohtürli (2778) - Griesalp (1408)
NotesOne of the best walks in Switzerland with dramatic cliffs surrounding the Oeschinensee and close-up views of glaciers from the path leading to the high Hohtürli pass. Kandersteg itself has a dramatic location in a narrow deep valley.
Cows on western shore of Oeschinensee, Hohtürli (Kandersteg - Griesalp) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 10-Aug-03, AP392

Path along western side of Oeschinensee and Äusser Fisistock (2945), Hohtürli (Kandersteg - Griesalp) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 10-Aug-03, AP394

Restaurant on path leading up to Oberbärgli, with Oeschinensee below, Hohtürli (Kandersteg - Griesalp) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 10-Aug-03, AP396

Start of final ascent along morraine ridge to Hohtürli (R), Hohtürli (Kandersteg - Griesalp) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 10-Aug-03, AP399

Blüemlisalpgletscher, with highest mtns Blüemlisalphorn (3683) and Wyssi Frau (3650), and closer mtns Ufem Stock (3221) (ML) and Blüemlisalp-Rothorn (3279) (R), Hohtürli (Kandersteg - Griesalp) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 10-Aug-03, AP400

Hohtürli and upper tongue of Blüemlisalpgletscher, Hohtürli (Kandersteg - Griesalp) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 10-Aug-03, AP402

Blüemlisalphütte (2834) (M) and view to N beyond Hohtürli pass, Hohtürli (Kandersteg - Griesalp) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 10-Aug-03, AP403

Blüemlisalpgletscher from above Blüemlisalphütte, with Blüemlisalphorn (3683) (R) and Wyssi Frau (3650) (L) and Ufem Stock (3221) (R close), Hohtürli (Kandersteg - Griesalp) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 10-Aug-03, AP404

Hohtürli pass and Kiental (R) from below Blüemlisalphütte, Hohtürli (Kandersteg - Griesalp) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 10-Aug-03, AP405

View along Gamchibach valley to Gamchigletscher from Berggasthof Enzian, Hohtürli (Kandersteg - Griesalp) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 10-Aug-03, AP408

Blüemlisalphütte (2834m), Hohtürli (T), Bern, Switzerland, 6-Aug-98, E140

Oeschinensee, nr Kandersteg, Hohtürli (T), Bern, Switzerland, 6-Aug-98, E143

Grinnell Glacier Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainRockies, GlaciersDateMid Sep
Region/PlaceMontana, Glacier NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)16Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteMany Glacier trailhead - Lake Josephine - Grinnell Lake - return
NotesStarting in the pretty forest valley near Lake Josephine, this walk leads up high above the lake for fine views of the surrounding mountains.
Path at end of Josephine Lake, with Mt Gould (2911) (R), Grinnell Glacier Trail (T), Glacier NP, Montana, USA, 14-Sep-03, AP633

Path leading towards cliffs above Grinnell Glacier, Grinnell Glacier Trail (T), Glacier NP, Montana, USA, 14-Sep-03, AP634

Grinnell Lake (R) and mtns to SE from path, Grinnell Glacier Trail (T), Glacier NP, Montana, USA, 14-Sep-03, AP635

Path descending towards Lake Josephine (ML), Grinnell Glacier Trail (T), Glacier NP, Montana, USA, 14-Sep-03, AP636