Jul 24, 2016 - 4:01 PM
in reply to Arno
You're right about the knees.
On my first few trips to Switzerland, when I was a lot younger, I found out that a steep 700 meter descent....or even a not so steep one...would have my knees in trouble before I got to the bottom, and, would leave them sore for a few days.
I learned to do my serious downhills after a few easier ones, or else, arrive with my knees already in shape.