A video tribute to the Walkers Haute Route & Europaweg Path, Switzerland

You may have seen on these pages that during the summer of 2014, I spent a week hiking in the Alps mountains of Switzerland, walking along the second half of the Walkers Haute Route, including a visit to the Cabane de Moiry and walking the Europaweg path to Zermatt. My friend Greg has put together a couple of brilliant videos from the route we would like to share, and I hope you enjoy watching them as much as we did walking the route.

Moiry Glacier from the Cabane de Moiry

Moiry Glacier from the Cabane de Moiry

Our walk was, initially, going to be a straight A to B from the town of Arolla, finishing a week later in Zermatt, and would complete the entire length of the route for Greg and Andy who had completed the first half from Chamonix to Arolla the previous year.

However, due to a combination of bad weather and injury, we aborted plans after reaching Zinal, and hopped on a train down the valley, around the bottom of the mountains and up to St Nikalas (you can see this in the end of the first video), skipping out the Gruben valley completely.

The first movie above highlights the first few days of the walk, up to the start of the Europaweg high level trail into Zermatt, and includes our trek up to the night spent overlooking the Moiry glacier in the dramatic Cabane de Moiry, which you can read about in detail in a separate blog post here.

The second movie follows the walk from the small village of Gasenried, along the picturesque high level Europaweg path to Zermatt and the shadow of the Matterhorn, which can be read about in more detail on my blog post about it here.

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