Posts about hiking

The Way to Green Crag

I don’t usually bother celebrating my birthday in any great fashion, but as I turned forty this year, I decided to make an exception and plan a short break away with Jo, so that I could look back on the arrival of mid-life with some fondness. After some to-ing and fro-ing on a destination, I […]

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Back in Zermatt

Zermatt is one of the Swiss destinations most well-known outside Switzerland, thanks mainly to its proximity to the Matterhorn, probably the most famous mountain in the country.

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Going the extra mile

I decided to take advantage of glorious warm weather and the Easter bank holiday to visit the closed stretch of road near the upper reaches of the Susten pass in Switzerland.

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Hiking at Oeschinensee

Probably our last summer hike in the mountains this year, with friends from Zurich with us for the weekend.

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Conquering Catbells

It had long been a goal of Jo’s and mine to extend our walking and “bag” one of the Lakeland fells. However, we hadn’t anticipated doing so in quite such a challenging way.

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No High Heels

Another step into the archives; this time from when Jo and I visited the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant atop the Schilthorn, high above Mürren. The mountain peak next to the viewing platform is open to the public in suitable weather conditions, forming both a starting point for a precipitous ski run in winter and a […]

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