Posts by Abby Strauss-Malcolm

Go Ahead, Put Your Feet Up

Tired, sore legs after a long day on the trail? Put your legs up the wall.  I distinctly remember a thought occurring to me during a particular...

Introducing New England with a Self-Guided Sea to Summit

Although it’s a little outside Alpinehikers’ normal range, Gloucester, Massachusetts has too much summertime appeal to pass up on you...

Travel With All 5 Senses

Everyone has a different reason for visiting the mountains. Maybe you want to take an active vacation. Perhaps you want to create lasting memorie...

St. Moritz to Lugano on the Palm Express Bus

Switzerland boasts numerous ways to get from Point A to Point B.   You can go slowly by foot, walking a stretch of hiking trail in an alpine pa...

High Above Lugano, Monte San Salvatore

Lugano, in the southern reaches of Switzerland, is a real gem.  Right on the border of Italy, you’re met with Mediterranean breezes, the s...

The Swiss Alps are Calling

The Bernese Oberland is a magical place full of signing cow bells, eye catching rainbow colored wildflowers and thousands of picture perfect wat...
Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps sunset view

Reflections on the Great Alpine Classics Tour

The European summer hiking season has begun! We recently received a wonderful note from Dale and Colleen Adams who just finished up a self-guide...

Reflections on the Dolomites

Upon return from their third Alpinehikers self-guided tour, Tami & Christophe Dinello had much to share about their Dolomites Traverse. Pictu...
historic Hotel Obersteinberg, Swiss Alps

Special Delivery to Obersteinberg Inn

Oberstienberg Inn is located at the end of the Upper Lauterbrunnen Valley. It is a picture perfect mountain hotel. No electric wires or roads t...
Globeflower wildflowers in Swiss Alps meadow

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 me. While leading tours I wo...

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 this summer? Where would I go?...

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