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Meet Alpinehikers Guide: Zach Dahlmer
We understand that its nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during...
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Reichenbach Falls, Meiringen, Switzerland: the end of Sherlock Holmes - the first time
If Sherlock Holmes was your favorite detective as a child and waterfalls are high on your list, the Reichenbach Falls ab...
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Thomy: The Swiss Staple
One of the top best little things you'll find in Switzerland is Thomy's. Just when you need it most, it's there when yo...
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Meet Alpinehikers Guide: Matt Hart
We understand that its nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers adventure. My...
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The Art of Photography
This is the first in a series of blog posts exploring the art (and fun!) of photography. We hope to help you take be...
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Chocolate and its Swiss Origins
Who doesn't love chocolate? My husband, but that's a story in itself. Most people love it, crave it and schedule it into...
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Meet Alpinehikers Guide: Abby Strauss-Malcolm
We understand that it's nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers adventure. M...
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The National Swiss Dish: Rosti
It turns out the American fried potato craze is not unique, in fact it's a global phenomena. People everywhere love ...
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The Weather of the Alps with Troy Haines, Alinehiker's Founder and Owner
The weather of the Alps doesn't necessarily play by the rules. Long range forecasts are dodgy, areas in close proxim...
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Hanging it out on the Klettersteig: Murren, Switzerland
If Switzerland is the land of moderation, how are so many adrenaline pumping, edge of your seat activities fit within it...
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Meet Alpinehikers guide: Hayden Buck
We understand that its nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during yo...
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First Impressions - Part 2
Earlier this summer, travel photographer and blogger Kevin Wolf joined us for a tour in the ...
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First impressions - Part 1
Earlier this summer, travel photographer and blogger Kevin Wolf joined us for a tour in the ...
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A family vacation to the Alps sounds nice
My kids really want to go back to Switzerland.  I know this because at least once a month, they'll say something like "...
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Wetterhorn, Schreckhorn and Eiger above Grindelwald
The more things change... keeping up in the Alps
The first time I went to Grindelwald, I didn't know what to expect.  It was 1991, I had just started working in Basel f...
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Going back
I read a quote from Annie Dillard that I like, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."  Having s...
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Col Termin
Hiking the Haute Route, or Why I Do This
I've been hiking a 3-day stretch of the Haute Route, from Verbier to Louvie hut, to Prafleuri hut, to Arolla.  It's bee...
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The sun coming up behind the Langkofel and Plattkofel mountains from Seiser Alm
Wined and Dined in the Dolomites
I've been a member of the ATTA, the Adventure Travel Trade Association, for about 3 years now.  I'm not really much of ...
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Val di Funes
Approfittare!
Last year around this time I was in the Dolomites with Doug Mayer from Run the Alps, and we joined a trail running tour ...
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Zermatt and the Matterhorn
Inspiration
Oliver Sacks died a couple days ago.  Who?  I didn't know much of him at all until about a year ago, when he wrote an ...
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The Aletsch glacier from above Riederalp
Leukerbad with the backup guide
I said before that I don't guide as many of the tours anymore, and it's really true.  Last year I didn't guide a single...
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The Matterhorn is visible right from Zermatt
Zermatt is not too busy (it's actually quite nice!)
I think Hohbalmen is one of the best hikes in Zermatt.  And for some reason, I don't know why, I've never written out a...
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The World's first vegetarian restaurant does a pretty lively business in Zurich.
A day in Zürich
Zürich.  I don't really spend much time here, to be honest.  Switzerland's largest city has the exciting reputation a...
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View from the train, approaching Interlaken.
A short history of Alpinehikers
I just read an article this morning claiming that ...
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Swiss Alps Flower Primer Part 2
Summer in the Swiss Alps seems to burst forth daily with new flowers.  Here are some of the most recent gems. ...
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The Swiss Alps are Calling
The Bernese Oberland is a magical place full of signing cow bells, eye catching rainbow colored wildflowers and tho...
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Swiss Flower Primer Part 1
The flowers in the Alps are beyond compare.  It seems that every few days new varieties pop up.  Here are some of the ...
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Reflection on the Great Alpine Classics Tour
The European summer hiking season has begun! We recently received a wonderful note fro...
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Reflections on the Dolomites
Upon return from their third Alpinehikers self-guided tour, Tami & Christophe Dinello h...
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Special Delivery to Obersteinberg Inn
Oberstienberg Inn is located at the end o...
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Photo Essay: A Summer in Snapshots
Throughout my first summer guiding in Switzerland I strove to capture the beauty and simplicity of what I saw around...
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First Impressions of Switzerland: a hike to Rotstockhutte
As a new guide for Alpinehikers I arrived in Switzerland with eyes wide and feet ready to move. What would I learn t...
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Trip Report 4 | Knackered
We're heading to Oberhornsee this morning.  "See" (pronounced 'say') means lake, so we're going to 'see the See'...
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Trip Report 3 | Hut-to-Hut Hiking
If yesterday's hike -- for which I'd trained not once -- challenged my positivity, I expect today and tomorrow will be a...
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Trip Report 2 | Rainy Day Hike
The place: Switzerland.  The mission: Be a tourist, experience wh...
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Trip Report 1 | Arrival
I could tell you all about the food, and the trains, and the fantastic hiking...  And I will.  But first, I...
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Finding the perfect spot.
I've been guiding in the Alps for 15 years.  I've been to a lot of places, some that I've loved and some that don't lea...
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So, our Office Manager went to Switzerland...
...And it changed her life! Deborah Charlap has been with us for a little over a year now.  This past June, she took...
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