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.

Haute Route 4: Les Haudères

Haute Route 4: Les Haudères

A long and demanding fourth day on the Haute Route. After an easy stroll along Lac des Dix, a very steep ascent took me up to rough and misty terrain full of rocks, under heavy clouds – with sometimes no trail at all. Halfway I encountered the challenging ladder section at Pas de Chèvres. After that, it was all the way down for hours.

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Haute Route 1: Prologue

Haute Route 1: Prologue

The Haute Route, also known as the Chamonix-Zermatt Trail, shares the first 3 sections with the Tour du Mont Blanc, but then continues east into the high mountains. I started my thru-hike in a lovely quiet and green valley as a prologue to another 10 days of desolate fields of glacial rock, almost 3000 meter high alpine passes and stunning views. 

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