Saturday, September 27, 2008

Guiding for Breast Cancer in Zermatt

Europa Donna & Zonta Club Morges La Côte organised for over 80 breast cancer survivors to climb a 4000 meter peak this week-end! An amazing feat and a beautiful day for everyone involved. I guided a high-altitude walk after watching the brave ladies set off from the Klein Matterhorn. We had a fabulous walk and built this 'pink ribbon' cairn to show our support!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chute du Bisse & Pierre Avoi

A beautiful time of year to check out the fall colors of the Valais. Female crickets laying eggs in their holes which can be mistaken for hiking pole marks in the ground! We picked the right day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Internation School of Zug

A beautiful day with 34 5th graders up to the Planards and Chute du Bisse. An unbeleivable amount of grasshoppers & crickets around. Do you know how to tell the difference between the two?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tessin - Italian part of Switzerland

Beautiful old villages in the val Maggia (magic valley) with tons of water cascading down the mountains into the forests of wild chestnut trees. Who could miss this? And the weather is always warmer here than the rest of Switzerland - so the vegetation is a mixture of alpine & mediterranean with palm trees!
Oh and the pasta & cappuchinos are worth it too!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gondo Gorges

Crazzzzy water! What a gorjus gorges to visit! There is a 3 day walk to do here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mont Blanc

Tour du Mont Blanc

10 days of splendid hiking around the Mont Blanc!
From Champex Lac to Chamonix to Courmayeur and back to Switzerland. Breathtaking views and chamois and fighting ibex - really something to remember for a lifetime. I am not surprised it is the most sought after trek in the Alps.
Hope everyone can do part of it one day!