Outdoor Recreation

Ready to Hike the Swiss Alps this summer? Talk to me - I'll get you ready!
1/2/2013 | Sheryl McGlochlin

Article image: Ready to Hike the Swiss Alps this summer? Talk to me - I'll get you ready!

5 years ago I organized a group of 15 people to hike the Swiss Alps.  Since I knew this would be a group with a wide variety of hiking ability, I built an itinerary specifically for those who were coming.  It was an amazing trip and I can't wait to do it again!!

We spent 5 days based in Zermatt looking over the Matterhorn and 5 days based in Lauterbrunnen (Jungfrau Region).

Lauterbrunnen is situated in one of the most impressive trough valleys in the Alps, between gigantic rock faces and mountain peaks. With its 72 thundering waterfalls, secluded valleys, colourful alpine meadows and lonely mountain inns, the Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of the biggest nature conservation areas in Switzerland.

Since I personally can't go to Switzerland every year and hike the Swiss Alps, I partner with a close friend of mine who DOES go every summer and takes people to all of these amazing places!

When I go back to Switzerland, this is exactly what I'll do... again, since it accommodates so many different type of people. We had some in our group who loved hiking 12 hours every day, and others who were done after about an hour. It allows everyone to do what they want without holding anyone back.

Some of us went mountain biking down an alp!

Some went white water river rafting one day as well.