Dramatic map of the region, seen at the base of the train to Schynige Platte.
Train station in Schynige Platte.
Trail signs at Schynige Platte. Our destination is Faulhorn and then First.
An ethereal landscape, above treeline but in the fog.
Climbing into the blue sky, with the valley fog snugged up against the cliffs.
The trail follows the contour, and finally pops above the undercast clouds.
We finally climb above the undercast and glimpse a range of the Berneralps beyond.
Iris and Felipe - lunch break.
A beautiful alpine valley, with a dairy farm nestled near the lake at the east end.
Trail markers guide us up toward the head of the valley, where a berghotel awaits.
Tiny trailside plants release fuzzy seed, here damp with dew.
Late-summer blooms decorate the trailside.
We complete our walk up this rugged valley, where last winter's snow still clings to the shadows. Faulhorn dominates the skyline at top-center.
A tiny berghaus awaits hikers who like to stop for a beer and wurst, or a bowl of hot soup.
We climb out of the pass and away from the cozy Berghaus Männdlenen.
CDHI group photo at the pass near Berghaus Männdlenen.
A look back along the trail at left, down at the Berghaus Männdlenen at center.
The trail toward Faulhorn's peak slabs up the side of Winteregg ridge, at right.
The Dartmouth-CDHI crew, overlooking Interlaken.
View of the Berneralps from the trail over Winteregg on the way to Faulhorn.
David enjoying the views of The Eiger and peaks of the Berneralps, with undercast.
Wetterhorn, Berglistock, and Schreckhorn, and glaciers above Grindelwald, seen from Winteregg near Faulhorn.
Schreckhorn and glaciers above Grindelwald, seen from Winteregg near Faulhorn.
Wetterhorn(?) and glaciers above Grindelwald, seen from Winteregg near Faulhorn.
Finsteraarhorn and glaciers above Grindelwald, seen from Winteregg near Faulhorn.
CDHI group photo with view of Berneralps above the undercast.
View to the north, from the pass over Winteregg, past the dairy farm at near lake and down into the Interlaken valley.
Panoramic view of Faulhorn, at left, and the Berneralps at right.
The final ascent of Faulhorn.
The geology of Faulhorn peak involves impressively folded sedimentary layers.
Video panorama of the view of the Berneralps from the final ascent of Faulhorn.