Europe 2006 - Walkers Haute Route - Chamonix to Zermatt

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Day 12 - September 19 - Gruben (Meiden) to St Niklaus

It had been worth waiting the day before in Gruben - I woke up to fine weather. it was a beautiful day with some nice atmospheric mist. It starts with a big climb up to the Augstbordpass (2894m)

Above - near the pass I passed this small tarn. The surface had a thin layer of ice

Above - water droplet on the ice

Above - At the Augstbordpass I decided to climb the Schwarzhorn (3201m) - the peak to the right - this was an excellent side trip.

Above - From the Schwarzhorn - distant peaks

Above - the Weisshorn

Above - looking back down to the pass

Above - Me on the summit

Above - Peaks near the Dent Blanche

Above - peaks in the Bernese Oberland

Above - peaks in the Bernese Oberland

Above - The Mischabel and The Dom

Above - Icicles

Above - Tarn below the pass

Above - The sentier in the mist

Above - looking down into the Mattertal Valley

Above - The Mischabel

Above - the delighful hamlet of Jungen perched high above the Mattertal. The route of the next day goes from the hamlet on the other side (Gasenreid) and crosses the outlet valley of the Reid Glacier (Reidlerscher) - then traverses up the valley on the right at about the mist level

Above - the Mattertal is a classic U shaped valley

Above - St Niklaus

Above - Outside one house in St Niklaus

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