Moving time  5 hours 12 minutes

Time  6 hours 14 minutes

Coordinates 3190

Uploaded September 12, 2019

Recorded September 2019

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8,743 f
4,873 f
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2.8
5.6
11.14 mi

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near Distel, Canton du Valais (Switzerland)

After a night stay at the excellent Rifugio Oberto Maroli where we had tasty food and the best views of Monte Rosa, we started our 8th day by climbing to the Monte Moro Pass (2853 m). Just above the Pass, The "madonna della nevi" statue (Madonna of snow) is "protecting" the pass. The trail around the pass was icy and we put our crampons on for a safer descent. The Mattmark lake which seems to be close, is not as close as it seems and you will have to walk for more than an hour to reach its south end. Here you will encounter lot of people hiking and walking around the lake. Walk at the east side of the lake for about 3 km till you reach the dam. Continue your way down on zigzags trails in the forest till you reach the river. Before reaching Saas Almagell, you will be walking next to the car road then you enter a fitness trail (Zurich Vitaparcours). Next to the bridge of Saas Almagell, there is a way up in the forest. You will be climbing to 1850m before going down to Saas Fee, an authentic swiss village. About 13 peaks of 4000 m encircle the village which is known as "The pearl of the Alps".
panorama

Monte Rosa

Lake

Lake

Waypoint

Stairs leading to Madonna

Waypoint

To the pass

Photo

Kampfen Elizabeth memorial

Mountain pass

Monte Moro Pass

Waypoint

Welcome to Switzerland

Waypoint

Icy passage

Crampons On
Waypoint

Steep descent to the lake

panorama

Mattmark lake

panorama

Panorama

Bridge

Bridge

Photo

Photo

Intersection

Go right

Lake

Mattmark lake

Waypoint

Trail around the lake

panorama

Panorama

Bridge

Bridge

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Information

Risk of rockfalls

Lake

Mattmark lake from the north

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The dam

Waypoint

Road crossing

Intersection

Another road crossing

Waypoint

Forest trail

fountain

Fountain

Intersection

Follow Saas Fee

Waypoint

Pleasant forest walk

Intersection

Road crossing

Waypoint

Trail next to road

Bridge

Road crossing

Sacred architecture

Old church

Intersection

Road crossing

Park

Park

Waypoint

Saas Almagel

Intersection

To Saas Fee

Waypoint

Forest ascent to Saas Fee

Waypoint

Safety ropes

panorama

Saas Almagel

Intersection

Follow the 1 hour route

Waypoint

Road part

Waypoint

Dirt road

Waypoint

Arriving to Saas fee

Photo

Photo

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