Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Mtns - Alps

Chamonix Aiguilles Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainAlpsDateEarly Aug
Region/PlaceHaute-Savoie, Chamonix ValleyCountryFrance  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)1300Route findingEasy
RouteLes Praz - Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille - Signal Forbes - Chamonix
NotesA classic Alpine walk, with the balcony path leading high above the Chamonix Valley below the impressive pinnacles, and the snow-domes atop Mt Blanc. The view from Signal Forbes along the Mer de Glace will be a definite highlight.
Glacier des Bossons, Mt Blanc (4807) (L) and Dôme du Goûter (4304) (M) from nr Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille, along Grand Balcon Nord, Chamonix Aiguilles (Les Praz - Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille - Signal Forbes - Chamonix) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 1-Aug-03, AP287

Chamonix Valley leading to W, Panorama 2, Chamonix Aiguilles (Les Praz - Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille - Signal Forbes - Chamonix) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 1-Aug-03, AP289

Grand Balcon Nord and Chamonix Valley leading E towards Switzerland from nr Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille, Chamonix Aiguilles (Les Praz - Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille - Signal Forbes - Chamonix) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 1-Aug-03, AP292

Grand Balcon Nord leading to Signal Forbes from nr Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille, Chamonix Aiguilles (Les Praz - Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille - Signal Forbes - Chamonix) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 1-Aug-03, AP293

Aiguille du Midi (3842) (MR) and Grand Balcon Nord path from nr Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille, Chamonix Aiguilles (Les Praz - Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille - Signal Forbes - Chamonix) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 1-Aug-03, AP294

Les Druz (3754) (L) from nr Signal Forbes lookout, Chamonix Aiguilles (Les Praz - Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille - Signal Forbes - Chamonix) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 1-Aug-03, AP295

Looking out at La Mer de Glace leading up to Col des Hirondelles (3485) (M) and Les Grandes Jorasses from Signal Forbes Lookout, Chamonix Aiguilles (Les Praz - Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille - Signal Forbes - Chamonix) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 1-Aug-03, AP305

La Mer de Glace leading up to Col des Hirondelles (3485), Les Grandes Jorasses (4208) (MR) from Signal Forbes Lookout, Chamonix Aiguilles (Les Praz - Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille - Signal Forbes - Chamonix) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 1-Aug-03, AP301

Les Druz (3754) from nr Signal Forbes lookout, Chamonix Aiguilles (Les Praz - Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille - Signal Forbes - Chamonix) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 1-Aug-03, AP300

Climbers on La Mer de Glace from Signal Forbes lookout, Chamonix Aiguilles (Les Praz - Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille - Signal Forbes - Chamonix) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 1-Aug-03, AP303

La Mer de Glace from path descending from Signal Forbes Lookout to Grand Hotel du Montenvers, Chamonix Aiguilles (Les Praz - Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille - Signal Forbes - Chamonix) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 1-Aug-03, AP306

La Mer de Glace leading up to Col des Hirondelles (3485), Les Grandes Jorasses (4208) (M) from path between La Grotte and Grand Hotel du Montenvers, and Rosebay Willowherb, Chamonix Aiguilles (Les Praz - Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille - Signal Forbes - Chamonix) (T), Haute-Savoie, France, 1-Aug-03, AP309

Grand Balcon Sud / Lac Blanc Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainAlpsDateEarly Aug
Region/PlaceHaute-Savoie, Réserve Naturelle Aiguilles Rouges, Chamonix ValleyCountryFrance  
Dist (kms)11Height gain (m)450Route findingEasy
RouteChalet de la Flégère - Chalet du Lac Blanc - Grand Balcon Sud - Chalet de la Flégère - Planpraz
NotesAn excellent alpine walk, along a balcony path with amazing views across the Chamonix Valley to Mt Blanc and the Chamonix Aiguilles. Taking the first cable car of the morning up from Les Praz ought to give a good chance for excellent still mountain reflections on Lac Blanc. A cable-car down from Planpraz is a good idea after the walk along the Grand Balcon Sud.
Mt Blanc (4807) (R), Chamonix Aiguilles (M) (Aiguille du Midi (3842) (M)) and building nr Chalet du Lac Blanc reflected in Lac Blanc, Grand Balcon Sud and Lac Blanc walk (Chalet de la Flégère - Chalet du Lac Blanc - Grand Balcon Sud - Chalet de la Flégère - Planpraz) (T), Réserve Naturelle Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France, 2-Aug-03, AP311

Mt Blanc (4807) (R) and Glacier des Bossons (M) reflected in Lac Blanc, Grand Balcon Sud and Lac Blanc walk (Chalet de la Flégère - Chalet du Lac Blanc - Grand Balcon Sud - Chalet de la Flégère - Planpraz) (T), Réserve Naturelle Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France, 2-Aug-03, AP312

River leading into Lac Blanc, Les Druz (3754) (L), La Mer de Glace (ML) and building nr Chalet du Lac Blanc, Grand Balcon Sud and Lac Blanc walk (Chalet de la Flégère - Chalet du Lac Blanc - Grand Balcon Sud - Chalet de la Flégère - Planpraz) (T), Réserve Naturelle Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France, 2-Aug-03, AP316

Lac Blanc and Chalet du Lac Blanc, Grand Balcon Sud and Lac Blanc walk (Chalet de la Flégère - Chalet du Lac Blanc - Grand Balcon Sud - Chalet de la Flégère - Planpraz) (T), Réserve Naturelle Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France, 2-Aug-03, AP317

One of the Lacs des Chéserys from along path connecting Chalet du Lac Blanc and Grand Balcon Sud, Grand Balcon Sud and Lac Blanc walk (Chalet de la Flégère - Chalet du Lac Blanc - Grand Balcon Sud - Chalet de la Flégère - Planpraz) (T), Réserve Naturelle Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France, 2-Aug-03, AP319

La Mer de Glace (L), Chamonix Aiguilles (M), Mt Blanc (4807) (MR) and Chamonix Valley from Grand Balcon Sud below Lacs des Chéserys, Grand Balcon Sud and Lac Blanc walk (Chalet de la Flégère - Chalet du Lac Blanc - Grand Balcon Sud - Chalet de la Flégère - Planpraz) (T), Réserve Naturelle Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France, 2-Aug-03, AP320

Mt Blanc (4807) (M) and Chamonix Aiguilles (L) from E of La Flégère, Grand Balcon Sud and Lac Blanc walk (Chalet de la Flégère - Chalet du Lac Blanc - Grand Balcon Sud - Chalet de la Flégère - Planpraz) (T), Réserve Naturelle Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France, 2-Aug-03, AP322

Refuge de La Flégère, La Mer de Glace (R) and Les Druz (3754) (L), Grand Balcon Sud and Lac Blanc walk (Chalet de la Flégère - Chalet du Lac Blanc - Grand Balcon Sud - Chalet de la Flégère - Planpraz) (T), Réserve Naturelle Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France, 2-Aug-03, AP323

Mt Blanc (4807) (R) and Chamonix Aiguilles (ML) (Aiguille du Midi (3842) (M)) from W of La Flégère along Grand Balcon Sud, Grand Balcon Sud and Lac Blanc walk (Chalet de la Flégère - Chalet du Lac Blanc - Grand Balcon Sud - Chalet de la Flégère - Planpraz) (T), Réserve Naturelle Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France, 2-Aug-03, AP325

Mt Blanc (4807) (L) and Téléférique de Planpraz from E along Grand Balcon Sud, Grand Balcon Sud and Lac Blanc walk (Chalet de la Flégère - Chalet du Lac Blanc - Grand Balcon Sud - Chalet de la Flégère - Planpraz) (T), Réserve Naturelle Aiguilles Rouges, Haute-Savoie, France, 2-Aug-03, AP326

Mt Blanc (4807) (R), Glacier des Bossons (MR), Glacier du Taconnaz (FR), and Aiguille du Midi (3842) (ML) from meadow nr bottom of Téléférique de Planpraz, Planpraz, Haute-Savoie, France, 2-Aug-03, AP328

 
Mont Pelat / Lac d'Allos Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainAlpsDateMid Jul
Region/PlaceAlpes-de-Haute-Provence, PN MercantourCountryFrance  
Dist (kms)18Height gain (m)1000Route findingEasy
RouteLac d'Allos (2100), Col de la Cayolle (2265), Mont Pélat (3050), Notre-Dame des Monts, Lac d'Allos (2100)
NotesGood panoramic views from summit, one of the highest in the region. Cold swimming possible in Lac d'Allos. The lake itself is in a remarkably scenic location
Lac d’Allos from near summit of Mt Pélat, Mont Pélat summit hike (T), Mercantour NP, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France, 12-Jul-98, E32

Tours du Lac above Lac d’Allos, Mont Pélat summit hike (T), Mercantour NP, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France, 12-Jul-98, E39

Tours du Lac above Lac d’Allos, Mont Pélat summit hike (T), Mercantour NP, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France, 12-Jul-98, E37

Tours du Lac above Lac d’Allos, Mont Pélat summit hike (T), Mercantour NP, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France, 12-Jul-98, E38

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

 
Refuge de la Cougourde Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainAlpsDateLate Jul
Region/PlaceAlpes-Maritimes, PN MercantourCountryFrance  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m)500Route findingEasy
RouteLe Boreon - Lac de Trecolpas - Refuge de la Cougourde - Le Boreon
NotesThis walks leads up amongst the rocky Pyrenean peaks, past the yellow Refuge
Mtns nr Refuge de la Cougourde, Mercantour NP, Alpes-Maritimes, France, 21-Jul-98, E92

Refuge de la Cougourde and La Cougourde Mtn, Mercantour NP, Alpes-Maritimes, France, 21-Jul-98, E93

Lac de Trécolpas from Pas des Ladres, Mercantour NP, Alpes-Maritimes, France, 22-Jul-98, E97

 
Catinaccio/Rosengarten Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainAlps, KarstDateLate Aug
Region/PlaceDolomites, Trentino-Alto AdigeCountryItaly  
Dist (kms)14Height gain (m)760Route findingEasy
RouteCiampedie (1998), R Catinaccio (1900), R Vajolet (2243), Rif Re Alberto (2700), R Passo Santner (2741), Vigo di Fassa (1391)
NotesPossibly the best day walk in the dolomites. Cable-car up from Vigo di Fassa.
Croda Davol ridge (L-M) and Catinaccio (Rosengarten) from Refugio Catinaccio, Catinaccio / Rosengarten walk (T), Catinaccio Group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 22-Aug-98, E200

Via Ferratta assisted climb W from Passo Santner, Catinaccio / Rosengarten walk (T), Catinaccio Group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 22-Aug-98, E204

Valle del Vajolet with Catinaccio Group to L from Refugio Ciampedie, Catinaccio / Rosengarten walk (T), Catinaccio Group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 22-Aug-98, E199

Below Torri de Vajolet from Refugio Re Alberto, Catinaccio / Rosengarten walk (T), Catinaccio Group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 22-Aug-98, E201

Torri de Vajolet (M) from Passo Santner, Catinaccio / Rosengarten walk (T), Catinaccio Group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 22-Aug-98, E205

Refugio Passo Santner and Bolzano in valley below, Catinaccio / Rosengarten walk (T), Catinaccio Group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 22-Aug-98, E206

  
Sasso Piatto and Sasso Lungo circuit Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainAlps, KarstDateLate Aug
Region/PlaceDolomites, Trentino-Alto AdigeCountryItaly  
Dist (kms)15Height gain (m)850Route findingEasy
RoutePasso di Sella (2176), Forcella di Rodella (2308), R Sandro Pertini, R Sassopiatto (2256), R Vicenza (2281), Forcella del Sassolungo (2681), Passo di Sella (2176)
NotesCircuit of the Sassopiatto and Sassolungo Groups.
View W from Passo di Sella to Grohmann Peak, Sassopiatto and Sassolungo circuit (T), Sassopiatto/Sassolungo group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 21-Aug-98, E190

Refugio Vicenza below cliff face of Sassopiatto Group, Sassopiatto and Sassolungo circuit (T), Sassopiatto/Sassolungo group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 21-Aug-98, E196

Gondolas and S end of Sella Plateau from Forcella del Sassolungo, Sassopiatto and Sassolungo circuit (T), Sassopiatto/Sassolungo group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 21-Aug-98, E198

 
Sella Plateau Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainAlps, KarstDateLate Aug
Region/PlaceDolomites, Trentino-Alto AdigeCountryItaly  
Dist (kms)17Height gain (m)1040Route findingEasy
RouteSaas Pordoi (2952), R Forcello Pordoi (2848), R Boè (2873), Piz Boè (3152), Saas Pordoi (2952)
NotesGood panoramic views to the other Dolomite groups. Cable-car up to the start of the walk.
View N into Sella Plateau from Saas Pordoi, Sella Plateau walk (T), Sella Group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 23-Aug-98, E208

Sassopiatto Group (ML), Sassolungo Group (M) and Alps on Austrian border (Far L) from between Saas Pordoi and Refugio Boe , Sella Plateau walk (T), Sella Group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 23-Aug-98, E210

Colfosco at bottom of Val de Mesdi, Puez Odle Group across main valley and Austrian border Alps in background, Sella Plateau walk (T), Sella Group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 23-Aug-98, E211

Panorama from head of Val de Mesdi, Sella Plateau walk (T), Sella Group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 23-Aug-98, E213

Panorama from head of Val de Mesdi, Sella Plateau walk (T), Sella Group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 23-Aug-98, E214

Panorama from Piz Boe (3152m), Sella Plateau walk (T), Sella Group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 23-Aug-98, E218

Marmolada from Piz Boe summit (3152m), Sella Plateau walk (T), Sella Group, Dolomites, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 23-Aug-98, E221

 
Barone Circuit Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainAlpsDateLate Jul
Region/PlaceTicinoCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)22Height gain (m)2650Route findingModerate
RouteCabiói (1070), Capanna Cignora (1938), Passo di Piatto (2108) (N1), Laghetto (1763), Capanna Sponda (1997) (N2) Passo Barone (2582), Corte di Fondo (1487), Cabiói (1070)
NotesThe Ticino Alps have a distinct character with dark mountainsides and beautiful alpine lakes. This is an excellent circuit across a couple of high passes to complete a circuit of the dramatic Barone peaks.
Laghetto from nr Passa di Piatto, Barone Circuit (T), Ticino, Switzerland, 29-Jul-98, E116

Pizzo dei Laghetti (M), Pizzo della Bedeia (ML) and Pizzo di Piancoi (FL) (2769m) above Val Vergorness from Capanna Cignora, Barone Circuit (T), Ticino, Switzerland, 28-Jul-98, E115

Alpine flowers above Val Chironico, nr Laghetto, Barone Circuit (T), Ticino, Switzerland, 29-Jul-98, E117

View from Laghetto towards Passo di Piatto, Barone Circuit (T), Ticino, Switzerland, 29-Jul-98, E119

Bunderchrinde Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way) / 13TerrainAlpsDateEarly Aug
Region/PlaceBernCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)16Height gain (m)1050Route findingEasy
RouteAdelboden - Bunderchrinde - Kandersteg
NotesOne of the best walks in Switzerland leading up high over a scree-covered pass with excellent views to mountains almost every way you turn.
Hahnemoospass (L), with Adelboden in valley, on path up Bunderchrinde pass from above Berghaus Bonderalp, Bunderchrinde (Adelboden - Kandersteg) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 9-Aug-03, AP381

Adelboden (R) and scree from Bunderchrinde, Bunderchrinde (Adelboden - Kandersteg) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 9-Aug-03, AP383

Oeschinensee (R) from Bunderchrinde pass, with Altes (R) and Eiger above and left of Oeschinensee (Far), from Bunderchrinde, Bunderchrinde (Adelboden - Kandersteg) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 9-Aug-03, AP384

Initial descent from Bunderchrinde towards Kandersteg, Bunderchrinde (Adelboden - Kandersteg) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 9-Aug-03, AP385

Flowers and Bunderchrinde pass from path towards Kandersteg, Bunderchrinde (Adelboden - Kandersteg) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 9-Aug-03, AP386

Main St in Kandersteg leading to S, Bunderchrinde (Adelboden - Kandersteg) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 9-Aug-03, AP391

  
Chrinepass / Trüttlisbergpass Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way) / 13TerrainAlpsDateEarly Aug
Region/PlaceBernCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)22Height gain (m)1300Route findingEasy
RouteGsteig - Chrinepass - Lauenen - Trüttlisbergpass - Lenk
NotesA long, but rewarding, day walk leading across low passes, idyllic small hamlets and villages, and lush, green meadows on rolling hillsides with views to distant mountains.
House and garden in Lauenen nr church, Chrinepass and Trüttlisbergpass (Gsteig - Lauenen - Lenk) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 7-Aug-03, AP368

Alpine Pass Route, Wildstrubel (R), and upper Ronewald in foreground from Obere Lochberg, Chrinepass and Trüttlisbergpass (Gsteig - Lauenen - Lenk) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 7-Aug-03, AP371

Houses along Bühlberstrasse, Lenk, Chrinepass and Trüttlisbergpass (Gsteig - Lauenen - Lenk) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 7-Aug-03, AP372

 
Col des Andérets Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way) / 13TerrainAlpsDateEarly Aug
Region/PlaceBernCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)23Height gain (m)900Route findingEasy
RouteCol des Mosses - Col des Andérets - Gsteig
NotesA beautiful walk along rural paths and tracks, with a classic Swiss meadow feel. Good views across to Les Diablerets massif and a unique opportunity to walk across the linguistic divide.
Les Diablerets Massif from Chersaules, nr Col des Mosses, Col des Andérets (Col des Mosses to Gsteig) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Vaud, Switzerland, 5-Aug-03, AP358

Chalet Vieux and Oldenhorn (3122) (R) from descent from Col des Andérets, Col des Andérets (Col des Mosses to Gsteig) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Vaud, Switzerland, 5-Aug-03, AP360

Gsteig in valley from path descending from Bletti pass and mtns to S, Col des Andérets (Col des Mosses to Gsteig) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 5-Aug-03, AP362

Camping Heiti and mtns to S, Gsteig, Col des Andérets (Col des Mosses to Gsteig) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 5-Aug-03, AP363

Houses in Gsteig, Rest day Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 6-Aug-03, AP364

   
Faulhornweg Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2 (One way)TerrainAlpsDateEarly Aug
Region/PlaceBernCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)26Height gain (m)900Route findingEasy
RouteGrosse Scheidegg (1962), First (2168), Faulhorn (2681) (N1), Schynige Platte (1987), Wilderswil (600)
NotesClassic alpine scenery above the treeline for most of the walk with majestic views across to the trio of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and down to the very blue Lake Brienz. An expensive postbus provides a public transport option to get to Grosse Scheidegg.
Eiger (L), Kleine Scheidegg pass (Near M), Blüemlisalphorn (M), with Hohtürli pass to R, from First, Faulhornweg (T), Bern, Switzerland, 8-Aug-98, E147

Cows below ridge east of Eiger (Near R), Fiescherhorner (L), from First, Faulhornweg (T), Bern, Switzerland, 8-Aug-98, E148

Bachsee, Wetterhorn (L), Schreckhorn (MR), with Oberer Grindlewaldgletscher between them, nr First, Faulhornweg (T), Bern, Switzerland, 8-Aug-98, E150

Sägistalsee (Near L) and Brienzersee from Faulhorn, Faulhornweg (T), Bern, Switzerland, 8-Aug-98, E152

Hotel Faulhorn, Wetterhorn (ML), and Schreckhorn (R), Faulhornweg (T), Bern, Switzerland, 8-Aug-98, E154

Eiger (L), Jungfrau (ML) and Mönch (MR), from W of Faulhorn, Faulhornweg (T), Bern, Switzerland, 8-Aug-98, E155

Rosebay Willowherb View to W from Schynige Platte, Faulhornweg (T), Bern, Switzerland, 9-Aug-98, E158

 
Grosse Scheidegg Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way) / 13TerrainAlpsDateMid Aug
Region/PlaceBernCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)24Height gain (m)1200Route findingEasy
RouteGrindelwald - Grosse Scheidegg - Innertkirchen
NotesA beautiful walk below the glaciers tumbing down from the mountains above Grindelwald, with steep and dramatic mountains along the entire length of the route.
Eiger (3970) (M), Jungfrau (4158) (ML) and Kleine Scheidegg (MR) from Grosse Scheidegg, Grosse Scheidegg (Grindelwald - Innertkirchen) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 13-Aug-03, AP444

View E from Grosse Scheidegg and Wellhorn (3191) (R), Grosse Scheidegg (Grindelwald - Innertkirchen) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 13-Aug-03, AP445

Wellhorn (M) and road from Grosser Scheidegg to Meiringen, Grosse Scheidegg (Grindelwald - Innertkirchen) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 13-Aug-03, AP446

Geissholz houses and Gross Engelhorn (2715) (distant R), Grosse Scheidegg (Grindelwald - Innertkirchen) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 13-Aug-03, AP448

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

  
Hahnenmoospass Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way) / 13TerrainAlpsDateEarly Aug
Region/PlaceBernCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)900Route findingEasy
RouteLenk - Hahnenmoospass - Adelboden
NotesClassic Swiss alpine scenery through valleys and green meadows with massive mountains not far away. Adelboden itself is set in a pleasing U-shaped valley.
Ascent from Lenk (in Simmental) to Hahnenmoospass from Brandegg, with Ronwald valley beyond Lenk, Hahnenmoospass (Lenk - Adelboden) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 8-Aug-03, AP373

Alpine Pass Route towards Hahnenmoospass from Brandegg, Hahnenmoospass (Lenk - Adelboden) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 8-Aug-03, AP374

Berghotel Hahnenmoospass and Wildstrubel (M) (3244), Hahnenmoospass (Lenk - Adelboden) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 8-Aug-03, AP376

Valley below Adelboden and Engstligen Falls, with Grossstrubel (3242) (R), Hahnenmoospass (Lenk - Adelboden) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 8-Aug-03, AP378

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

Jochpass Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way) / 13TerrainAlpsDateMid Aug
Region/PlaceBern / Nidwalden / ObwaldenCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)29Height gain (m)1600Route findingEasy
RouteInnertkirchen - Jochpass - Engelberg
NotesA long, but satisfying walk along a quiet, peaceful valley, with pinnacle-like mountains and tranquil lakes.
Jochpass (M), Graustock (2661) (L) and Titlis (3238) (R) from between Engstlenalp and Baumgarten, Jochpass (Innertkirchen - Engelberg) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 14-Aug-03, AP451

Jochpass (L) and Titlis (3238) (ML) reflected in Engstlensee (1850), Jochpass (Innertkirchen - Engelberg) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 14-Aug-03, AP453

Small hillocks on eastern side of Trübsee, Jochpass (Innertkirchen - Engelberg) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Nidwalden, Switzerland, 14-Aug-03, AP454

Monastery in Engelberg, Jochpass (Innertkirchen - Engelberg) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Obwalden, Switzerland, 14-Aug-03, AP455

Kaiseregg Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainAlpsDateEarly Jul
Region/PlaceBern / FribourgCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)1150Route findingEasy
RouteSchwarsee, Salzmatt (1637), Kaiseregg (2185), Salzmatt, Schwarzsee
NotesA pleasant walk in the pre-Alps with an excellent panorama of the higher Alps around Grindelwald
View across Nieder Simmental leading to Pennine Alps from Kaiseregg, Kaiseregg (T), Bern, Switzerland, 6-Jul-98, ER69

Freiburg Pre-Alps to W of Kaiseregg, Kaiseregg (T), Fribourg, Switzerland, 6-Jul-98, E19

  
Kleine Scheidegg Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way) / 13TerrainAlpsDateMid Aug
Region/PlaceBernCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)18Height gain (m)1300Route findingEasy
RouteLauterbrunnen (797) - Wengen (1275) - Kleine Scheidegg (2021) - Berghotel Alpiglen (1616) - Grindelwald (1034)
NotesThe dramatic north face of the Eiger is a prominent feature on this walk, with classic close-up views.
Jungfrau (4158) (L), Giesengletscher (L) and Lauterbrunnetal from Wengen train station, Kleine Scheidegg (Lauterbrunnen - Grindelwald) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 12-Aug-03, AP432

Eiger (3970) (L), Eigergletscher (ML), Mönch (4099) (M), Jungfrau (4158) (off R) and train going to Kleine Scheidegg from Wengernalp, Kleine Scheidegg (Lauterbrunnen - Grindelwald) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 12-Aug-03, AP433

Eiger (3970) (M) and Eigergletscher (R) from above Wengernalp, Kleine Scheidegg (Lauterbrunnen - Grindelwald) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 12-Aug-03, AP435

Grindelwald, Grosse Scheidegg (M) and Wetterhorn (3701) / Mittelhorn (3704) (R) from nr Grindelwald, Kleine Scheidegg (Lauterbrunnen - Grindelwald) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 12-Aug-03, AP439

North face of Eiger and Kleine Scheidegg, Kleine Scheidegg (Lauterbrunnen - Grindelwald) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 12-Aug-03, AP437

North face of Eiger and Grund from Grindelwald, Kleine Scheidegg (Lauterbrunnen - Grindelwald) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 12-Aug-03, AP440

Camping Sand and Eiger at sunset, Kleine Scheidegg (Lauterbrunnen - Grindelwald) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 12-Aug-03, AP441

Grosse Scheidegg pass (horizon-ML) and Wetterhorn (R) from nr Kleine Scheidegg, Kleine Scheidegg walk (T), Bern, Switzerland, 10-Aug-98, E159

North face of Eiger above Kleine Scheidegg, Kleine Scheidegg walk (T), Bern, Switzerland, 10-Aug-98, E160

   
Lötschentál Walk Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainAlpsDateMid Aug
Region/PlaceValaisCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)380Route findingEasy
Routenr Gletscherstafel (1700), Guggistafel (1993), Langgletscher (2080), nr Gletscherstafel (1700)
NotesThe Lötschental is a tranquil valley with classic rural Swiss landscapes, eventually leading to the foot of a glacier.
Guggistafel in Lötschentál, nr Blatten, Lötschentál Walk (T), Valais, Switzerland, 16-Aug-98, E177

Breithorn (Top) and Jegital valley, Lötschentál, nr Blatten, Lötschentál Walk (T), Valais, Switzerland, 16-Aug-98, E178

Breithorn (L) and Jegigletscher, Lötschentál, nr Blatten, Lötschentál Walk (T), Valais, Switzerland, 16-Aug-98, E179

Flowers below Langgletscher, Upper Lötschentál, nr Blatten, Lötschentál Walk (T), Valais, Switzerland, 16-Aug-98, E181

Matterhorn View / Hohenweg Höhbalmen Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainAlpsDateMid Aug
Region/PlaceValaisCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)19Height gain (m)1150Route findingEasy
RouteZermatt (1620), Trifthotel (2337), Höhbalmen, Arben (2741), Chalbermatten (2105), Zmutt (1936), Zermatt (1620)
NotesA good walk to get up into the mountains around Zermatt with excellent views to the distintive Matterhorn.
Upper Triftback valley, Trifthorn (L), Triftgletscher (M) from Hotel Trift (2337m), nr Zermatt, Hohenweg Höhbalmen Walk (T), Valais, Switzerland, 14-Aug-98, E171

Matterhorn and sheep from Arben, Hohenweg Höhbalmen Walk (T), Valais, Switzerland, 14-Aug-98, E174

  
Sefinenfurgge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way) / 13TerrainAlpsDateMid Aug
Region/PlaceBernCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)23Height gain (m)1300Route findingEasy
RouteGrisealp - Sefinenfurgge - Lauterbrunnen
NotesFrom the Sefinenfurgge pass this walk skirts around the flanks of the Schilthorn. The walk gives some of the most dramatic mountain views in Switzerland across the Lauterbrunnental to the distinctive trio of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau
Initial descent towards Mürren from Sefinenfurgge, Sefinenfurgge (Grisealp - Lauterbrunnen) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 11-Aug-03, AP413

Wetterhorn (3701) / Mittelhorn (3704) (M), Eiger (3970) (R) from above Rotstockhütte, Sefinenfurgge (Grisealp - Lauterbrunnen) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 11-Aug-03, AP414

Eiger (3970) (L), Jungfrau (4158) (ML) and Rotstockhütte, Sefinenfurgge (Grisealp - Lauterbrunnen) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 11-Aug-03, AP415

Eiger (3970) (L), Mönch (4099) (ML) and Jungfrau (4158) (R) from Wintertal, Sefinenfurgge (Grisealp - Lauterbrunnen) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 11-Aug-03, AP421

Schilthorn (M) (2970) from Wintertal, Sefinenfurgge (Grisealp - Lauterbrunnen) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 11-Aug-03, AP422

Eiger (3970) (M) and Mönch (4099) (R), with houses in Wintertal, Sefinenfurgge (Grisealp - Lauterbrunnen) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 11-Aug-03, AP420

Gspalttenhorn (3436) (R) and Ellstobhorn (2830) (L) from SW of Mürren, Sefinenfurgge (Grisealp - Lauterbrunnen) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 11-Aug-03, AP424

Bergrösli building in Mürren, Sefinenfurgge (Grisealp - Lauterbrunnen) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 11-Aug-03, AP426

Railway nr Mürren train station, Sefinenfurgge (Grisealp - Lauterbrunnen) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 11-Aug-03, AP429

Eiger (3970) (L), Mönch (4099) (ML), Jungfrau (4158) (MR) from between Winteregg and Grütschalp, Sefinenfurgge (Grisealp - Lauterbrunnen) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Bern, Switzerland, 11-Aug-03, AP431

  
Surenenpass Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way) / 13TerrainAlpsDateMid Aug
Region/PlaceUriCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)28Height gain (m)1300Route findingEasy
RouteEngelberg - Surenenpass - Altdorf
NotesA long, but relatively shallow inclined walk through seemingly forgotten Swiss valleys, with small glaciers in the surrounding mountains.
View down Surenen valley from below Blackenalp, with Titlis (3238) (R), Surenenpass (Engelberg - Altdorf) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Uri, Switzerland, 15-Aug-03, AP457

Sign at Surenenpass with Blackenstock (2930) above, Surenenpass (Engelberg - Altdorf) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Uri, Switzerland, 15-Aug-03, AP458

Surenenpass (L) and Blackenstock (R) from Angistock (2031), Surenenpass (Engelberg - Altdorf) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Uri, Switzerland, 15-Aug-03, AP459

Tarn from below Angistock and Gitsehen (2540) (M), Surenenpass (Engelberg - Altdorf) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Uri, Switzerland, 15-Aug-03, AP460

Tour de Famelon Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way) / 13TerrainAlpsDateEarly Aug
Region/PlaceVaudCountrySwitzerland  
Dist (kms)16Height gain (m)800Route findingEasy
RouteLeysin - Berneuse - Pierre du Moëllé - Col des Mosses
NotesDramatic limestone peaks and green, grassy meadows, with views to the lowlands around Lake Geneva and to the higher mountains of the Alps.
Berneuse (2035) (Near L), Tour d'Aï (2330) (M) and Tour de Mayen (2326) (R) from W of Berneuse, Tour de Famelon (Leysin to Col des Mosses) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Vaud, Switzerland, 4-Aug-03, AP350

Tour d'Aï (L) and Tour de Mayen (R) above Lac de Mayen, Tour de Famelon (Leysin to Col des Mosses) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Vaud, Switzerland, 4-Aug-03, AP353

View towards Tour de Famelon from above Lac d'Aï, Tour de Famelon (Leysin to Col des Mosses) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Vaud, Switzerland, 4-Aug-03, AP352

Tour de Famelon (2137) from karst basin above Pierre du Moëllé village, Tour de Famelon (Leysin to Col des Mosses) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Vaud, Switzerland, 4-Aug-03, AP354

View to N from Pierre du Moëllé village, Tour de Famelon (Leysin to Col des Mosses) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Vaud, Switzerland, 4-Aug-03, AP355

Col des Mosses village (R) and view to North, Tour de Famelon (Leysin to Col des Mosses) Section, Alpine Pass Route (T), Vaud, Switzerland, 4-Aug-03, AP357