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Hiking the Tour de Monte Rosa

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Walk the Tour de Monte Rosa (TMR) route through Italy and Switzerland to experience an unfolding gallery of panoramic mountains, quaint villages, and idyllic streams. Read more about hiking hut-to-hut along this ancient trade route.

Introducing New England with a Self-Guided Sea to Summit

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Although it’s a little outside Alpinehikers’ normal range, Gloucester, Massachusetts has too much summertime appeal to pass up on your way to the best trails in the northeast.  This small city, forty-five minutes north of Boston, boasts over 4,000 acres of conservation land dotted with trails that lead to hidden ocean views and pre-colonial building   Continue Reading →

Alpinehikers Holiday Traditions

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Thanksgiving is a holiday of numerous meanings and traditions. At Alpinehikers we spent some time thinking about our own traditions and what makes the holidays special to us. The following stories are from our office staff who each celebrate in their own way and sometimes differently from year to year. Despite the location or yearly   Continue Reading →

Meet Alpinehikers guide: Hayden Buck

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We understand that its nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers adventure. My name is Eryka Thorley and I work in the Alpinehikers office as well as guide in the Alps. This is the first of a guide bio series that will introduce you to our fantastic Alpinehikers   Continue Reading →

Photo Essay: A Summer in Snapshots

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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 would collect a few snapshots. In the land of cheese and chocolate I found magic in the details. 1) Globe Flower Explosion The Globe flower’s scientific name is Trollius. They   Continue Reading →

Trip Report 4 | Knackered

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We’re heading to Oberhornsee this morning.  “See” (pronounced ‘say’) means lake, so we’re going to ‘see the See’.  It’s about an hour or so up to the lake, and then the plan is to backtrack and head for Mürren.  I’m still not a perfect fit for this hiking thing.  I’d really rather head straight for   Continue Reading →

Trip Report 3 | Hut-to-Hut Hiking

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If yesterday’s hike — for which I’d trained not once — challenged my positivity, I expect today and tomorrow will be a crash course in keeping the faith while keeping the pace.  I’m not too worried.  Mountain huts are one of the miracles of Switzerland.  I’ve been fantasizing about this for more than a year.    Continue Reading →

Trip Report 1 | Arrival

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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 the pure magic I experienced in Switzerland.  As I expected, there was a transformative power in being away from familiar routines, and languages, and customs.  But I   Continue Reading →

A Wonderful First Trip to the Alps

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We send all our staff to Europe to experience the Alps for themselves. Deb Charlap, our office admin, spent her first trip to the Alps in 2013 soaking in the charm and ease of alpine culture in Switzerland and France. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it!