Switzerland

I have been visiting the Swiss Alps since I was a kid and the mountains still capture my heart. Read about the hikes I did here.

TMB Day 8: Up and Down Col de Balme

TMB Day 8: Up and Down Col de Balme

Day 8 of the Tour du Mont Blanc was wet, cold …and short. I hiked up to the Refuge du Col de Balme, where I  warmed up and made plans for the rest of this rainy day. Then I hiked down to the valley to the first hotel that had a room available. The day ended nicely though, with 4 fellow TMB hikers in an Argentière bar.

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TMB Day 7: Fenêtre d’Arpette

TMB Day 7: Fenêtre d’Arpette

Day 7 of my Tour du Mont Blanc was the most impressive day of the tour, and one of the most spectaculair hikes I have done. More than a 2.000 meters up and down a very steep and rough trail, with an hour of scrambling boulders… and sometimes no trail at all.

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Back to the Ice Age: the Morteratsch Glacier

Back to the Ice Age: the Morteratsch Glacier

The Morteratsch Glacier is one of the biggest glaciers in the eastern Alps. A guided tour leaving from the almost 3000 meter mountain viewpoint Diavolezza offers a wonderful day hike, crossing two glaciers with views of stunning high peaks.

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