Walkers Haute Route Stage 14

Haute Route Stage 14: Europahütte to Zermatt

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From bridges, caves, hamlets, and impressive views of the finish line, the final stage of the Walker’s Haute Route has it all. Every step brings you closer to the end goal of Zermatt, a beautiful town that’s renowned for its skiing and hiking. Enjoy the views along the way, as they only get better the further you go. The Haute …

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Haute Route Stage 12: Gruben to Augstbordpass to St. Niklaus

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Today’s stage marks the beginning of the end of the Walker’s Haute Route. With only three stages to go, things once again ramp up in both alpine views and physical challenge in terms of the trail. Opening up to Mattertal valley and passing through a large hamlet, Stage 12 has little shortage in excellent views. However, with its long ascent …

Breithorn Climb Photo

How to Climb the Breithorn: Photos, Trail Stats & What to Expect

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Climbing to the summit of Breithorn is one of Zermatt’s most adventurous experiences. Standing at a height of 4,164 meters (13,660 feet), Breithorn is one of the highest peaks in the area and it is one of the easiest 4,000+ meter peaks to summit in the Alps. Thousands of hikers come to Zermatt to summit Breithorn every year. Hiking across …

Haute Route Stage 10 to Zinal

Haute Route Stage 10: Lac de Moiry to Col de Sorebois to Zinal

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Having completed a segment of Stage 10 on yesterday’s hike, we found ourselves with another short day today. However, that did not make it easy. Today’s hike finds you crossing over another mountain pass as you hike from Lac de Moiry to Zinal. As is the same for other days of the Walker’s Haute Route, today once again offers incredible …

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Haute Route Stage 8: Arolla to Les Haudères

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Stage 8 is both the easiest and shortest of the 14 stages that make up the Walker’s Haute Route and it is a great chance to catch your breath and rest your legs before heading into the final stretches of the Haute Route. Beginning in Arolla, you will hike up and over hillsides, passing through several quaint hamlets and around …

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Haute Route Stage 5: Le Chable to Cabane du Mont Fort

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Hopefully you are feeling well rested, as Stage 5 of the Walker’s Haute Route includes one of the largest climbs of the entire route. Beginning in the valley in Le Chable, you will work your way up into the high alpine mountain ranges where you will spend the night. Be prepared for wild changes in scenery, as the views only …

Haute Route Stage 4

Haute Route Stage 4: Champex-Lac to Le Chable

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After two long, strenuous climbs and steep descents offered by the last two stages of the Walker’s Haute Route, Stage 4 provides a much needed day of recovery. Although you will still end up hiking roughly 14 km (8 miles), Stage 4 is much less challenging and one of the easiest days of the entire Haute Route. Taking a break …

Shark Cage Diving

Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, South Africa

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In this post, Tyler writes about our experience shark cage diving in Gansbaai, South Africa. On September 10, 2014, our family went shark cage diving. It was a really great experience, one of the best in Africa, and we all loved it. We drove to the office of White Shark Ecoventures in Gansbaai, South Africa, where we would meet our …