Revisiting Alpine Pass Route

The last summer me and my old hiking pal, mr Overhill, wanted to see some real mountains. Because both of us having only very limited time in our hands, we decided to head straight to the most famous part of the Swiss Alps and walk from Meiringen to Kandersteg via trail that was already familiar to me from my earlier Switzerland through hike. Here’s some of the photos and the trip video:

During the first two days of our four day journey we enjoyed sunshine and great mountain vistas but then the winds brought foul weather to the deep valleys, and it just kept pouring with water the remaining of the time. However, as we didn’t have any pressure to walk certain amount of kilometres, the local restaurant in Kandersteg offered a good escape plan after we had taken a train there from Lauterbrunnen on third day. On the last day we did a day walk up to the Oeschinensee and back.

Overall, a great little escape to the popular part of the Swiss Alps, which also meant easy accessibility by public transportation. It was also great to see familiar landscapes and remember how it all started here back in 2009.

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4 thoughts on “Revisiting Alpine Pass Route

  1. Hi Annti,Again a nice story, thanks.Did you receive my mail from december with your picture in my published book ‘Stapvoets’ about my hiking trip to Rome in 2013?? Hope so.All the best to you,Piet Verzonden via Yahoo Mail op Android Op za, apr. 7, 2018 om 9:33 schreef Long Distance Trail: #yiv4355718521 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv4355718521 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv4355718521 a.yiv4355718521primaryactionlink:link, #yiv4355718521 a.yiv4355718521primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv4355718521 a.yiv4355718521primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv4355718521 a.yiv4355718521primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv4355718521 WordPress.com | Antti Rantanen posted: “The last summer me and my old hiking pal, mr Overhill, wanted to see some real mountains. Because both of us having only very limited time in our hands, we decided to head straight to the most famous part of the Swiss Alps and walk from Meiringen to K” | |

    • Hello Piet my old friend!

      Thanks for your reply, and your email! I got it!
      I think I’ve answered it too, but let me send it again in case it never reached you back.
      All the best,
      Antti

  2. Hi Annti

    Thanks for the post. It brings back memories for me as I walked the whole route in the same year, Summer 2017 and like you enjoyed the rain !
    It is a fantastic route and I’m now planning another trip maybe a shorter one to do the Matterhorn circuit with some deviations.
    Best wishes
    Andrew

    • Hi Andrew!
      Thanks for your comment. Yeah it was raining a lot, fortunately we didn’t have any pressure to keep walking but were able to do some detour and day walk on those super rainy days. It’s fantastic route indeed. My first real hike back in 2009. I’m planning to do it whole one day again 🙂
      Best,
      Antti

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