2018-09 Tour of Monte Rosa (TMR) - Switzerland and Italy

DSC00602 0 Caption2 --> Trek route, counter clockwise starting from Zermatt. Overnight locations mentioned. One cable car ride marked in green. The trail section between Grachen and Euroa Hut was closed due to rock fall.   DSC00602 0 GEarth  Trek route, counter clockwise starting from Zermatt. Overnight locations mentioned. One cable car ride marked in green. The trail section between Grachen and Euroa Hut was closed due to rock fall. --> Hike Day 1 (Sept. 5, 2018) - Zermatt (Switzherland) to Rifugio Teodulo (Italy)   DSC00602 1 Day1  Hike Day 1 (Sept. 5, 2018) - Zermatt (Switzherland) to Rifugio Teodulo (Italy) -->
Hike Days 2, 3 and 4, From Rifugio Teodulo to Alagna Valsesia (in Italy)   DSC00602 2 HikeDays 2 to 4  Hike Days 2, 3 and 4, From Rifugio Teodulo to Alagna Valsesia (in Italy) --> Hike Day 5, from Macugnaga (Italy) to Saas Fee (Switzerland). Assisted by cable car and bus ride. Hike Day 6, from Saas Fee to Grechen (Switzerland)   DSC00602 3 HikeDays 5 to 6  Hike Day 5, from Macugnaga (Italy) to Saas Fee (Switzerland). Assisted by cable car and bus ride. Hike Day 6, from Saas Fee to Grechen (Switzerland) --> Hike Day 7 (Sept. 14, 2018) - From valley floor up to Europa Hut. Hike Day 8 - From Europa Hut to Zermatt   DSC00602 4 HikeDays 6 to 7  Hike Day 7 (Sept. 14, 2018) - From valley floor up to Europa Hut. Hike Day 8 - From Europa Hut to Zermatt -->
Matterhorn (4,478 m, 14,692 ft)   DSC00603 2  Matterhorn (4,478 m, 14,692 ft) --> DSC00604 --> Zermatt   DSC00611  Zermatt -->
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DSC00652 --> DSC00655 --> Rifugio Teodulo, Italy - Night 1 (on the border between Switzerland and Italy)   DSC00659  Rifugio Teodulo, Italy - Night 1 (on the border between Switzerland and Italy) -->
DSC00659 IMG 9913 --> Zermatt from the Italian side   DSC00660  Zermatt from the Italian side --> DSC00666 -->
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Tour of Monte Rosa (TMR) trail marker   DSC00676 IMG 9931  Tour of Monte Rosa (TMR) trail marker --> DSC00681 --> DSC00686 -->
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Rifugio Delle Guide Frachey - Night 2   DSC00694 IMG 9950  Rifugio Delle Guide Frachey - Night 2 --> DSC00697 --> DSC00697 IMG 9947 -->
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DSC00743 --> Del Rothorn Pass (2689 m, 8822 ft)   DSC00750  Del Rothorn Pass (2689 m, 8822 ft) --> DSC00759 -->
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DSC00789 ALT IMG 9992 --> Rifugio Gabiet - Night 3   DSC00796 ALT IMG 0001  Rifugio Gabiet - Night 3 --> DSC00796 ALT IMG 9996 -->
DSC00800 ALT IMG 9999 --> Hiking up to dei Salati pass (2936 m, 9632 ft). We missed the turn to Col d'Olen.   DSC00805  Hiking up to dei Salati pass (2936 m, 9632 ft). We missed the turn to Col d'Olen. --> DSC00810 -->
First sighting of Ibex   DSC00817  First sighting of Ibex --> DSC00825 --> Foric pass (2432 m, 7979 ft)   DSC00830  Foric pass (2432 m, 7979 ft) -->
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DSC00873 --> L'aria di Casa B&B in Alagna Valsesia, Italy - Nights 4, 5 (Picture from TripAdvisor)   DSC00873 Alagna Valsesia Italy BnBJPG  L'aria di Casa B&B in Alagna Valsesia, Italy - Nights 4, 5 (Picture from TripAdvisor) --> Night 6 in Macugnaga. Taking cable car in the morning.   DSC00875 IMG 0049  Night 6 in Macugnaga. Taking cable car in the morning. -->
Taken from cable car. Views of Monte Rosa from the Italian side.   DSC00876  Taken from cable car. Views of Monte Rosa from the Italian side. --> Route up to the Golden Madonna guarding the Monte Moro pass (2853 m, 9362 ft)   DSC00884  Route up to the Golden Madonna guarding the Monte Moro pass (2853 m, 9362 ft) --> Monte Rosa   DSC00890  Monte Rosa -->
DSC00890 2 --> Hiking down to Lake Mattmark   DSC00892  Hiking down to Lake Mattmark --> DSC00892 IMG 0068 -->
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Hiking down to Grachen, night 8.   DSC01031  Hiking down to Grachen, night 8. --> Start of the hike up to Europa hut   DSC01031 1 IMG 0168  Start of the hike up to Europa hut --> DSC01031 2 IMG 0172 -->
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Night 9, Europa Hut (2220 m, 7283 ft)   DSC01064 IMG 0207  Night 9, Europa Hut (2220 m, 7283 ft) --> DSC01071 --> DSC01079 -->
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DSC01105 --> Reaching Zermatt, where we started, and the end of the trek. We spent another night in Zermatt, and 2 nights in Zurich before flying home.   DSC01108  Reaching Zermatt, where we started, and the end of the trek. We spent another night in Zermatt, and 2 nights in Zurich before flying home. -->