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In the Eiger's Shadow: Hut to Hut in Switzerland's Jungfrau Region (#2346)

Date and Time

Saturday, August 19, 2023 - Friday, September 1, 2023

Location

Jungfrau region,
International,
Switzerland

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

The Jungfrau region of Switzerland is home of some of the most famous alpine peaks in Europe. It is located approximately halfway between Geneva and Zürich. The well-known resort towns of Grindelwald, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen and Interlaken have been attracting visitors since the birth of alpine tourism in the 18th century. For the entire two week period we are remote, immersed in spectacular mountain settings, away from the noise and distractions of city environments. Extraordinary above-treeline alpine scenery greets us every day. Kev Reynolds, the pre-eminent alpine travel writer of our times, describes our first overnight on the trail as follows, "The view from Schynige Platte is one of the finest in all the Alps… it includes the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks…." Much of this backdrop forms part of a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, the first in the Alps to be granted this status, in recognition of the extraordinary beauty of its landscape. Our journey will maximize our exposure to the natural beauty of the region as we hike day by day through this enchanting region. We will stay in hostels, hotels, and mountain huts similar to those of the AMC with the important difference that they all serve wine and beer and most have hot showers.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Adult: $3,350 member / $3,450 non-member

Related Link(s):

2346 Prospectus

Click map for driving directions
Jungfrau

Activities

Hiking
Cultural

Status

Open

Difficulty

Hiking Strenuous 6

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




(best time to call: before 8PM ET)
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Steve Cohen has been an active AMC adventure travel leader since 2012. He has led 19 hiking/ trekking-oriented Adventure Travel trips to such destinations the Haute Route (from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland), the Alta Via II through the Italian Dolomites, the tour of the Jungfrau region (Switzerland), Patagonia, the high mountains huts of Austria, etc. He lived in Europe for four years and is fluent in both French and German. Steve is chair of Adventure Travel.

Leader



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Samir first became a member of AMC in 1992. He has led Adventure Travel trips to New Zealand, Ireland, Alaska, Canadian Rockies, National Parks in the US, and has traveled to many parts of the world with AMC Adventure Travel Program, the Dolomites in Italy, Patagonia, Japan, Ireland, and Mexico.