Tag Archives: glaciers

East to West over the Southern Alps of NZ

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Moiry hut

The Cabane de Moiry is an old traditional hut resting at 9200 feet with a spacious, warm, contemporary add-on highlighted by two full walls of floor-to-ceiling windows looking directly onto the Moiry Glacier… the most dramatic hut setting we have visited yet, and the facilities, service and food were just fantastic (not to mention the 4-person room we had all to ourselves). We had great dinner conversation with a young couple originally from California but teaching in Prague and South Korea the past several years, as well as our new friends Margaret and Ron from just outside Boston. The glacier […]

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The hike of many names, Friday, 30 Aug

Our hike from la Fouly to Champex, Switzerland turned out to be about 5 hikes rolled into one. It started with a pleasant shady stroll down-valley where we watched the mountains and the villages come alive as the sun inched its way up. Then, as we had opted for the more strenuous option for the day up to the Orny glacier and hut, we set off steeply uphill for what we knew would be a 5,000 foot climb. About this time we ran into our new friends (and newlyweds) from Vancouver, whom we had chatted with at both Refugio Bonatti […]

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Selden to Lotschen Pass and above; Aug 21

This proved to be one of our favorite hikes EVER. Among the highlights: A completely cloudless blue sky day with a perfect high temperature of 70 degrees. A 5,000 foot climb in about 4 hours. Close-up encounters with waterfalls; the mist felt so good during the uphill climb. Views down to the darling Steinbock Inn. Views back to the Kanderfirn glacier across the Gasterntal valley. A 15 minute traverse across what we thought was a rock field, but halfway through realized was a glacier with a rock layer on top of it. A climb (and descent) on a narrow ledge […]

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Griesalp to Kandersteg; our first rain day

We fell asleep to rain Sunday night and awoke to it Monday morning (along with the cowbells) and the forecast was for 0-5% sunshine all day. So, we had to scrap our ‘big mountain pass’ day; the guidebook says it’s way to dangerous to do in the rain. So, we took the Post bus (run by the Post office) – along some impossible tight curvy roads through a small canyon – from Griesalp west-ish through the valley to Keintal and then back to the east to Kandersteg (Mom and Dad, this is where we put our car on the train to […]

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Mark & Shauna Trieb

We’re Mark and Shauna Trieb and we live in Dallas, Texas. We are actuaries-turned-adventurers and one of the truisms that guides us is: “Life is not a dress rehearsal.” So, we’re doing our best to see, meet, try, and inspire as many places, people, experiences and adventures, as we can during our one shot at life. Read More

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