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  • The weather varies by the season, day, time, location and especially altitude. You'd best dress in multiple thinner layers so you can adjust to the local circumstances.
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3 full days in Bernese Oberland region
We land in Geneva and then catch the train to Murren where we stay for 4 nights. Not too sure what we will do on our 3 full days. We will make a trip to at least one of the mountain tops (either Jungfraujoch or Schilthorn). We plan to do lots of hiking at a beginner to intermediate lev...
jungfrau visit with a one year old in snow
Hi, we are in switzerland for next 5 days with a one year old. Teh weather forecast is not so good. However whatever I could find, I concluded that it will be best to go to Jungfrau on Saturday. The weather forecast is 'Sunny with scattered snowshower'. Now I am not sure if this is...
Hiking on Via Alpina - Weather advice please!
Hi, Myself and a group of friends will be Hiking/camping along the Via Alpina Green trail from 18-25 June. As this is the first time we have been there, we have no idea what the weather is like so we don't know what clothing or type of sleeping bags to bring. We will be hiking f...
Best time to visit Switzerland for Photography
Hello ! Im planing to visit Switzerland this year and i want to know the best time to visit there for Landscape Photography. I love to see Snow capped mountains + Green grass + Clear blue skies. (I know weather is bit unpredictable there ). I believe September is good but can w...
Best views of Aletsch Glacier?
Hi everyone, was wondering what is the best viewpoint of the Aletsch Glacier? Looking at the map it seems that only Bettmerhorn and Eggishorn get you up on top of the ridge so you can see the other side (or is that incorrect?) so would a good route be to hike from Bettmerhorn down to Marjelens...
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