Route: Via Alpina (Switzerland)

Submitted by Matthias on Sun, 07/26/2020 - 03:36am
Location
Switzerland
Distance
390 km
Vertical Gain
23500 m
Description

The Via Alpina is "The Classic" of Swiss long-distance hiking. The Via Alpina crosses Switzerland from East to West. It runs along the Alps from Vaduz (Lichtenstein) to Montreux. It is a long-distance hiking trail that crosses 14 beautiful Alpine passes. The total distance is around 390km, and usually takes 20 days of walking (plus rest days and bad weather days).

Stats:

Passes crossed: 14

Approx dist: 390 km (242 miles)

Climb: 23500m (14.6 miles, or 2.6 Everests)

Descent: 24700m (15.3 miles, or 2.8 Everests)

Highest point: Blümlisalphütte, 2820m

Lowest point: Lac Leman, 390m

Route info, profiles:

https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/hiking-in-switzerland/route-01.html

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I'll be attempting the Via Alpina from 14/08/2020 and aim to start around noon.  

Tomorrow Wednesday, 16.09.2020 I will attempt to run the Via Alpina across Switzerland (390 km / 23500+ vert) in sub 100 hours from Vaduz/Gaflei to Montreux. I will be self-supported (solo/no crew) carrying all my gear and nutriton along the way on my back. I will start roughly at about noon.

This year has been a crazy ride to say at least in many parts of my life. I never needed or have I asked for reasons for doing the things I do but several incidents showed me once more what it means to be a healthy white man born into a loving family in the heart of Europe. I never used my abilitys to change the world for the better and I know that this will be a very small contribution, but it is a start. Nevertheless I reach my goal or not, every € donated will go directly to the organization. 
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