Arolla Alpine Adventure - Climb in the Swiss Alps
By: Albert Donatio, Franconia, USA
This was my first climbing trip and certainly won't be my last. It was one of the most physically taxing and mentally challenging trips that I have been on. It was also one of the most rewarding because when you reached the summits, it was all worth it. The views were fantastic! I really enjoyed the traverse of the Pigne d'Arolla - the best day that I have ever spent in the mountains in my life. From a distance the route up to the summit looked pretty daunting. However, once we donned our crampons and started walking it turned out to be much easier than it looked. While at the summit, the sky was blue, the wind light and the views extended forever in every direction. Although we were up at 4:30 and arrived at the Cabannes des Vignette around mid day it was one of the most exhilerating experiences of my life. I have been on several trips with KE and they never disappoint.
By: Adrian Gostelow, Lincolnshire
The best Alps trip I have been on and this is the third I have done with KE. A challenging itinerary with some really good summits on offer and fantastic scenery and spectacular mountain huts. Well done!
By: Patrick Tehan, London, England
I would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone looking for the complete Alpine experience at its best - glacier traverses and challenging peak assents. I most enjoyed the exposure to the glaciers and magnificent views from the peaks.