Posts from the category Hiking and walking

Eigergletscher to Alpiglen

I was keen to do more winter hiking this year, and although winter seems to have flown by, I did manage to get out into the snow more often than in previous years. Most recently, we got the big cable-car up from Grindelwald to Eigergletscher with the intention of then getting the short train connection […]

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Hiking roulette

Walking on a snow-shoe path without snow-shoes is usually OK, as long as the snow has been well-compacted by plenty of feet. But sometimes, your foot finds a soft bit and you suddenly find yourself knee-deep.

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Faulensee to Wachthubel via Aeschi

It’s easy for me to forget that I don’t need to “go somewhere” to enjoy a walk. I sit here and wonder where to go: which cable-car, which lakeside walk, which spectacular valley. This comes of having the great fortune to live within half-an-hour of some pretty wonderful places. But this commonly leads me to […]

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Axalp in the snow

Axalp in the snow

Walking in the snowy landscape of Axalp, high above Lake Brienz in the Swiss Bernese Oberland.

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Spoilt for choice

With so much to do and so many beautiful places to visit, the choice can sometimes be overwhelming.

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Uferweg Iseltwald

A pedestrian-only footpath through the woods and cliffs on the southern shore of Lake Brienz.

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Wengernalp, Switzerland

Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg

The hike from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg, high above the Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland, is beautiful. But parts of the route are an absolute killer.

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