Switzerland
Entremont District

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12 travelers at this place:

  • Day141

    Great St Bernard Pass

    September 19 in Switzerland

    Dean drove us to the top of the Great St Bernard Pass, which is 8100 ft elevation. It was originally used as a Roman trade route between Italy and Gaul (France and much of mid-Europe). It was crossed by Napoleon and his troops in 1800 as it was the easiest way across the Alps. The pass is also famous for the hospice (refuge) at the top, built by St Bernard in 1049, to provide hospitality to travelers on the very difficult route. The statue of St Bernard shows him slaying the devil (representing the hazards of the trip).

    St. Bernard dogs were bred by the monks in the 1800s to help them find lost travelers. There are some St Bernards at the top of the mountain but of course, they are not used for rescue anymore. They are for photo ops.
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  • Day141

    Driving the Great St Bernard Pass

    September 19 in Switzerland

    We were glad to get back down in one piece!

  • Day266

    Verbier, Switzerland

    February 3 in Switzerland

    Friends we made in Vietnam, Eddy and Inga, work at the famous Swiss ski resort, Verbier. They invited us to come stay in the lodging above the bar they are working at so we jumped at the offer. Our Australian friend Adam is working in England so he joined us for a weekend of snowboarding and fun. When we arrived, Andreas and I were both blown away by the quaint beauty of this snowy village among the Swiss alps. The first night we went out to ‘Apre Ski,’ basically drinks after a hard day of skiing. We danced the night away to a band in a packed bar and were glad to have our snow jackets as the done thing is to spray your beer over the crowd (no idea why).

    We woke up to a snow storm so we decided to go sledding. Now this isn’t ordinary sledding. You take the gondola up and sled down a 40 min run similar to a ski slope. It gets wild! This is unfortunately why I had my accident and hurt my knee. However, I think it was worth it because the run before I injured myself I told Andreas “my happiness levels are maxed out!” On the positive, I got to ride down in a medic toboggan and on a snow mobile. Diagnosis: partially torn MCL, stretched ACL, and bruised bone. I have to wear a hinged brace for a while and then it should be ok.

    Andreas, Adam, and Eddy went up snowboarding the next two days. I was jealous as it was blue bird skies with perfect powder. Needless to say, they had an awesome time. I still rode the gondola all the way to the top, drank hot chocolate, and threw a few snowballs. Verbier kicked my butt physically but it was still a weekend we will always remember. We will be back for you Verbier!!
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  • Day19

    Bagnes, Switzerland

    September 15 in Switzerland

    Camping in the forest, hike up to the dam, another around verbier.
    Met up with Gareth, Jo, Grace and pebbles.
    Jack's first lake swim and jess's second.
    Cable car up a mountain with our bikes and 30km ride back down without peddling.

  • Day6

    Der Berg ruft - Grand-Saint-Bernard

    August 27 in Switzerland

    Heute morgen habe ich im örtlichen OBI um ein Pannenspray gegen mögliche weitere Plattfüsse für das Auto besorgt. Ich war verblüfft wie gut der Obi sortiert war. Hier gibt es auch Werkstattkräne für die Hobby Auto-Werkstatt, eine sehr gut sortierte Schweiss-Geräte Abteilung und sogar einige Drehbänke waren im Angebot - das kenn man aus Deutschland nicht.
    Der Besuch im Media-Markt war leider erfolglos, einen Ersatz für den verloren gegangenen Akku aus Christas neuer Kamera war leider nicht zu bekommen.

    Bei gutem Wetter sind wir spät aufgebrochen...., so fangen viele Bergsteiger-Dramen an. Wir sind nach dem Kaffee mit dem Auto auf der alten Passstrasse (klasse ein Wort mit 5 S) zum Hospiez auf dem Grand-Saint-Bernard gefahren. Von hier ging es zu Fuß weiter Richtung Bergkamm, wegen des zu erwartenden tollen Sonnenuntergang-Panoramas. Trotz aller Bemühungen kamen wir nicht bis zum Kamm und haben den Aufstieg aus Sicherheitsgründen, frühzeitig abgebrochen. Beim nächsten Versuch braucht Christa andere Schuhe und ich einen Sherpa oder besser eine Seilbahn
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Entremont District, District d'Entremont

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