Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Gimmelwald and the Mountain Hostel

We arrived in Gimmelwald on a foggy afternoon, on our last day of backpacking through the Swiss Alps. Gimmelwald sits overlooking the Lauterbrunnen valley, perched on the mountain edge at the end of Via Alpina Stage 12. When I say fogg, that is perhaps an understatement. We could barely see…

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Backpacking the Swiss Alps: Via Alpina Stage 12, Mürren, Gimmelwald

On our last day of backpacking in the Swiss Alps, we awoke to a colder, grayer morning than we’d experienced to that point on our trip. It was a bit surreal to get up and know that would be our last day on the trail. There was a peacefulness to the…

Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Via Alpina Stage 11 and the Eiger Trail, Grindelwald to …

After our Glecksteinhütte adventure led us to Grindelwald, we woke up the next morning well-positioned to begin the day’s trek along Stage 11 of the Via Alpina. We were planning to follow Stage 11 the entire way to Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, where we’d be staying for the next two nights during…

Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Engelhornhütte

After a night’s stay at a beautiful chalet in Reuti on the first night of our Swiss Alps adventure, we set off along the Via Alpina Stage 10 to climb to a different type of lodging for night number two. Our second evening would be spent in a hut perched…

Backpacking in the Swiss Alps: Meiringen to Gimmelwald, Lauterbrunnen along the Via Alpina Stages 10 …

When we moved to London in the fall of 2016, our priority for the years we would spend here was to take advantage of all that our new home has to offer. Not only did we move to one of the world’s most incredible cities, but by moving to London,…