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Re: the walkers Haute Route, Switzerland

Postby Jimr » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:36 pm

I guess my post got lost in the ether. I love your trip reports Ed.
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Re: the walkers Haute Route, Switzerland

Postby edhyatt » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:50 am

Thanks, I appreciate that.
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Re: the walkers Haute Route, Switzerland

Postby windknot » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:45 am

Wow, nice photos of an incredible area and comically irreverent report. I was thoroughly entertained by the "meagre and sparse" bivvy. Cool trip!
A few backcountry fishing pictures: http://wanderswithtrout.wordpress.com/
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Re: the walkers Haute Route, Switzerland

Postby giantbrookie » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:38 pm

Wow, what a marvelous post: the mountains, the flowers, the story. I was playing one of my favorite Schubert sonatas on my CD player as I read this. Really makes me want to go there. I have additional incentive, too. As a geologist I think spending time in the Alps is sort of a pilgrimage that I need to make. I've been on the periphery but never in heart of the range.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: the walkers Haute Route, Switzerland

Postby TehipiteTom » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:07 am

Spectacular. Looks like an amazing trip.
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Re: the walkers Haute Route, Switzerland

Postby Wandering Daisy » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:39 pm

Spectacular and pretty civilized! And all those wildflowers. It could spoil you. I have never been to the Alps but read all those old climbing books in the 60's - I guess global warming has impacted the glaciers in the Alps too. If one were not into the civilized huts, could one simply put up a tent or is that illegal?
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Re: the walkers Haute Route, Switzerland

Postby edhyatt » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:50 pm

Thanks again for the nice comments.

Schubert....more Trance for me alas.... :nod:

Regarding huts....the 'Alpine Bunk' makes me shiver with dread so whilst I embrace the convenience (aka: someone feeds you and sells you wine) I camp outside - this is pretty much tolerated; does depend where you are to an extent. National Parks or Reserves tend to be a bit sniffy about it......so wander a mile and bivouac anywhere with stealth.
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