Tag Archives: hiking

Quick Haute Route Update

We have Internet and phone service for the first time in a few days; we were pretty remote on the first couple days of our Haute Route adventure. We are trying to make the 830 bus this morning out of Arolla, so no time for a full update, but so far we have bus/train/bussed from Chamonix to Fionnay, hiked from Fionnay to Cabane Louvie (short but lovely hike), did a YUCKY hike – look in websters, I think the definition of yucky is “the hike from Cabane Louvie to Cabane Prafleuri”, and after a long hike yesterday left the ‘moonscapes’ […]

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La Forclaz to Col de Balme to le Tour, Sun, 1 Sept

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Hotel du Col de la Forclaz

This wasn’t our favorite place to stay, but it was a hopping spot for all sorts of activities, so we sat in the afternoon sun and people watched.

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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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Another day at the office

About to climb this

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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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