Tag Archives: Valais

Hiking the Tour de Monte Rosa

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Learn about the historic roots of the Tour de Monte Rosa hiking route, a gorgeous and wild loop from Zermatt through Italy around Switzerland’s tallest mountain. Multi-Country hut-to-hut hiking on the Tour de Monte Rosa Walking the Tour de Monte Rosa (TMR) route through Italy and Switzerland, an unfolding gallery of panoramic mountains, quaint villages,   Continue Reading →

Riederalp, Bettmerhorn and the Mighty Aletsch Glacier

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The Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps.  It’s a massive river of ice 14 miles long and 3000 ft thick at Koncordiaplatz, its thickest point.  This is what people travel to Jungfraujoch to see, stretching out from the Jungfrau in the Bernese Oberland down toward Valais.  It’s spectacular.  Oh yeah, it’s pretty   Continue Reading →