Europe 2006 - Walkers Haute Route - Chamonix to Zermatt

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Day 5 - September 12 - Le Châble to Cabane du Mont Fort

After the light rain of the previous day - this day started out fine. It involved a big climb of 1700m to an alpine hut. Fine views that improved as you got higher made the climb quite enjoyable.

Above - Two hikers from Colorado - Rosanne and Hal walking past a chapel on the way up the hill

Above - Fungus

Above - Looking back down into the valley

Above - Typical cows with their cowbells

Above - Eric and Sue with a cow

Above - We rest outside this colorful restaurant.

Above - Plenty of flowers!

Above - Great views of nearby peaks

Above - We could also look down at the nearby Verbier ski resort - hidden away in a side valley

Above - Eric and Sue on a sentier next to a bisse

Above - Erik continues upwards

Above - At the cabane - a good place to have a biere - Rosanne and Hal and Eric and Sue

Above - me, enjoying a biere

Above - I then wondered down to a nearby valley and took some photos - here is a small stream

Above - Boulders

Above - Stream meanders

Above - The Cabane du Mont Fort

Above - Dusk

Above - Dusk - Tour Saliere and Dent du Midi

Above - Dusk

Above - Dusk

Above - Dusk

Day 6 - September 13 - Cabane du Mont Fort to Cabane de Prafleuri

Above - A fine clear morning. Dawn light hits Mt Blanc

Above - The Grandes Jorasses (left) to Mt Blanc (right)

Above - Most of the Mt Blanc Massif

Above - Sue and Eric on the spectacular Sentier des Chamois

Above - Great views of the Grand Combin

Above - Eric and Sue

Above - Rosanne and Hal and Erik on the sentier

Above - Eric

Above - Hal and Rosanne and lower down - Sue

Above - The Grand Combin

Above - Ibex

Above - Ibex

We pause for a rest at the Col Termin

Above - Rosanne and Hal at Col Termin

Above - Eric and Sue

Above - Nearby peaks

Above - Me on the sentier just above Lac de Louvie

Above - Eric and Sue with the Grand Combin behind

Above - Eric continues up to the Col de la Louvie

Above - Looking back down to lac de Louvie and the Grand Combin

Above - Flowers

Above - Flowers

Above - Eric and Sue at the Col de la Louvie (2921m)

Above - This waymark is about 1m in size!

Above - Rosanne and Hal and two Canadian walkers - Randy and Maria

Above - Rosanne and Hal and Maria and Randy

Above - Flowers

Above - Ibex

Above - At the end of the stage - Hal talking to two of a group of three brittish walkers, Eric and Sue, Rosanne (obscured) and Randy and Maria at the Cabane de Prafleuri

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