Haute Route 2006 Galleries

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A Photo Essay of the Tour

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Mountain Life Magazine publishes my article on the trip in the Winter 2007 issue.

Warm-up / Aclimatization Days

Crans-Montana Ski Resort - Glacier de la Plaine Morte

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Glacier Research station - Dr. Scott Tyler

Moonlit Night from the shores of Lake Geneva at St. Sulpice

Travel Day to Zermatt - we drive from St. Sulpice to Tasch with a brief stop in Sion to pick up some lunch supplies. From Tash we take the train up to Zermatt and do a little walking tour of the town.

Memorial Stone for Fallen climbers in the dedicated gardens of the Zermatt Catholic Church.

Zermatt / Klein Matterhorn Ski Day - 16 April

The Haute Route Trip - Day by Day

Day 1 - from Zermatt to the Breithorn Summit and on to Schoenbiel Hutte - 17 April

Day 2 - Schoenbiel Hutte to Cabane de Bertol via Tête Blanche - 18 April

Day 3 - early morning light at Cabane de Bertol and the ski descent to Arolla - 19 April

Day 4 - the climb from Arolla to Cabane des Vignettes - 20 April

Day 5 - Cabane des Vignettes to Cabane des Dix via Col de Bernay, and an afternoon ski tour to the Summit of La Luette - 21 April

Day 6 - Cabane des Dix to Cabane de Chanrion via Mont Blanc de Cheilon West - 22 April

Day 7 - Cabane de Chanrion to Fenetre de Durand and the decent to Glacier Italy, and some images from the afternoon in La Palud at the base of Mont Blanc - 23 April

Day 8 - La Palud into Pt Helbruner Whiteout. We were forced to return and went through the Mont Blanc Tunnel to get to Chamonix - 24 April

Day 9 - Chamonix rain day - 25 April

Day 10 - Skiing the Vallée Blanche from Aiguille du Midi to complete the Haute Route Tour- 26 April

Post Haute Route Adventures

Discovery in Zermatt that the snow was gone.

Patrouille de Glacier - Zermatt to Verbier Ski Mountaineering Race Start

Warm Spring hike in Zermatt

Tour de Romandie - Final stage time trial - Lausanne