The Haute Route
In the summer of 2020 I hiked a 10-day Haute Route in Switzerland. Having already walked the French part of this trail during the Tour du Mont Blanc, I started in the nearest Swiss village to discover a magnificent trail up and down high mountain passes.
When I first started backpacking, I had a heavy Fjalräven backpack and a total weight of about 25 kg on my back. Especially since my first major thru-hike in 2018 in the High Sierra, I have been lowering my pack weight significantly. For my last thru-hike on the Swiss Haute Route I brought my base weight down with another 700 grams, to just about 6,8 kg (15 pounds).