Posts by Deborah Charlap

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Great Guides Make All the Difference

It’s always fun to hear from our guests. Sandy hiked with us on a Guided Tour du Mont Blanc and shared this glowing review of her experienc...

Unexpected Blessings in a Time of Pandemic

Living in this time of Covid, we find ourselves learning and changing to meet the new reality. Alpinehikers staff and guides share some perspecti...

Trip Report 4 | Knackered

We’re heading to Oberhornsee this morning.  “See” (pronounced ‘say’) means lake, so we’re going to ‘se...

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 cr...

Trip Report 2 | Rainy Day Hike

The place: Switzerland.  The mission: Be a tourist, experience what Alpinehikers clients experience, report back.  My response: Well, alright, ...

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 have to share a little bit of t...

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Great Guides Make All the Difference

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Hotel Bouton d’Or Welcomes You Along the TMB

There are many elements of a hotel that make it a good one, and there are certainly plenty of good ones to be found in the Alps.  It might be the gourmet resta