Via  Alpina

Photogallery – Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route/Via Alpina 1

In the summer of 2016, Robert Loudon and Jean Blackwood trekked across Switzerland on the Alpine Pass Route (also known as Via Alpina 1). Here, Robert shares his fantastic photos of the hike.

This photo essay is our attempt to capture the variety of iconic scenery that awaits fellow walkers fortunate enough to attempt this challenging but immensely enjoyable section of the much longer route across Europe.

We hope these photographs go some way to inspire and encourage fellow walkers to add this route to their wish list. It is a route that can be tackled as a whole or in shorter sections – read the Alpine Pass Route guidebook for options.

Braunwald Down Valley To  Linthal With  Todi In BackgroundBrauwald To  NussbuelBrustiErbsalpFoopass Towards  Elm  Hausstock  Selbsanft And  TodiGrosse  Scheidegg To  EigerOeschinenseeSteps To  HohturliSunset On  Martensloch From  ElmView Back To  Jochpass And  Titlis From  TannenseeView From  Sefininfurge Back To  Sefinental ValleyView To  Urnberboden And  Klausenpass
Map of  Switzerland

Robert Loudon

Robert Loudon and Jean Blackwood trekked across Switzerland on the Alpine Pass Route (also known as Via Alpina 1). Whilst there they bumped into Jonathan and Lesley Williams who persuaded them to share some of their wonderful photographs on Cicerone Extra.

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