Jan 14, 2014 - 9:35 AM
My wife and I will be completing the walker's Haute Route in Sept '14. I have Kev's book and was debating on purchasing the Swiss Topo maps, they are so expensive. Anyone have an opinion, are they worth the cost and the small amount of space/weight?
I am skeptical of the Europweg. While the views are supposed to be some of the best on the route, the danger of the trail (rockslides) and the detour concern me. Is it worth the time (we have it) or would it be better to skip and head into Zermatt?
I have a few days planned for Zermatt/weather delays. I wonder if it is worth it to stay, I have heard the town is beautiful as well as the view of the Matterhorn. But, I have also heard it is very "touristy" and we tend to shy away from places like that. The more nature, the less people, the better....