Tag Archives: Murren

Thomy: The Swiss Staple

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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 you’re eating a potentially boring sandwich on the trail or when you’re making a creative dinner at home. Thomy is there for any condiment pairing occasion with its endless varieties, ready to satisfy all of your   Continue Reading →

The Weather of the Alps with Troy Haines, Alinehiker’s Founder and Owner

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The weather of the Alps doesn’t necessarily play by the rules. Long range forecasts are dodgy, areas in close proximity are extremely variable and rain showers (depending on where you are) are not unusual. Troy Haines, Alpinehikers owner and founder, and I recently sat down to discuss the complexities of weather when traveling by foot through the   Continue Reading →

Hanging it out on the Klettersteig: Murren, Switzerland

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If Switzerland is the land of moderation, how are so many adrenaline pumping, edge of your seat activities fit within its borders?  From cheese fondue to basejumping, mellow walking trails to Klettersteigs, the politically neutral banking and chocolate experts of Switzerland have it all. If you’re looking for another adrenaline filled activity in Murren, Switzerland   Continue Reading →

Swiss Alps Flower Primer Part 2

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If you missed Part 1 of our Alps wildflower primer, be sure to check it out too.  Summer in the Swiss Alps seems to burst forth daily with new flowers.  Here are some of the most recent gems. Koch’s Gentian: Gentiana acaulis is endemic to Europe and found in mountain areas in Central and southern Europe.  It   Continue Reading →

Reflection on the Great Alpine Classics Tour

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The European summer hiking season has begun! We recently received a wonderful note from Dale and Colleen Adams who just finished up a 9-night, 10-day Great Alpine Classics tour, that brought them to Murren, Zermatt, and Chamonix. All the included pictures were taken by them along the way. Hi Alpinehikers- We arrived home this morning,   Continue Reading →

First Impressions of Switzerland: a hike to Rotstockhutte

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As a new guide for Alpinehikers I arrived in Switzerland with eyes wide and feet ready to move. What would I learn this summer? Where would I go? Who would I meet? Only one way to find out . . . by hitting the trail. On my first morning in Switzerland I awake to clear   Continue Reading →