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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GR5 Trip video

I’m only at half way of editing the photos, but I’m done with the video already!:)

I didn’t spend too much time with this one as I had kind of a clear vision what to do. Again I would have liked to shoot much more material but it’s really battery consuming and exhausting, especially when you’re alone and there’s no one else to shoot at. I feel also that it often disturbs the walking experience if thinking too much about the shooting and to stop and set up the things too often. But I hope you guys like the outcome, at least editing was fun as always:

GR5 DONE!

What an amazing adventure to hike all the way from Lake Geneva to Nice! I just got back home yesterday and it’s hard to believe that I really did it. When I finally saw the sea after one month of walking, it was just one of the greatest moments in my life.

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It’s too soon to write anything else except that everything went just well. Only few really bad weather days, only one minor blister and the walking itself felt so strong that I didn’t really need rest days. Only thing I didn’t like so much was the amount of snow in the first half of the hike… but I kicked and slided myself through it. Here are few photos for the less patient ones, and also statistical summary of the trip (haven’t yet double check the numbers). Now it feels really weird to be back home and to leave very simple life on trail behind.

Thanks for everyone for the support and greetings for all the great people met on trail. All the photos, video and trip report will come in following months as usual.

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