Walkers Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt October 1st 2012 According to history books The Haute Route was first completed in 1861 when some English members of the Alpine Club trodded their way from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland. Since then The Haute Route has become an institution and is now regarded as one of the classic long distance treks in Europe.
The Walkers Haute Route is slightly different than the Winter Haute Route and avoids ... read more
Europe » Switzerland » South-West » Zermatt The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. Switzerland... ... read more