Please note that you are using a browser that is no longer supported. Please consider viewing this website on another browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Skip to main content
Call us: +44 (0) 1453 844400Email us: info@mountainkingdoms.com

Worldwide Small Group and Tailor Made Adventure Travel

Our grading system explained

    Gentle
    Gentle / Moderate
    Moderate
    Moderate / Vigorous
    Vigorous
    Vigorous / Strenuous
    Strenuous
    Expedition Grade

Switzerland

Switzerland

With a backdrop of beautiful alpine meadows, mighty glaciers and dramatic, soaring peaks, Switzerland is a mountain lover’s paradise.

Switzerland is a small, land-locked country at the crossroads of Central Europe. Although long established as a developed, “industrial” nation about two thirds of the country remains covered with forests, lakes and mountains, making it a natural destination for walkers, cyclists, skiers and other lovers of the great outdoors.

The Alps are the dominant geographical feature of the country stretching across the country from the French border in the west, to the Austrian border in the east. Although only around 20% of the alpine chain lies within Switzerland, the majority of the highest summits are found here, with some 100 peaks close to, or higher than 4,000m/13,125ft, above sea level. The most famous of these are the Matterhorn 4,478m/14,689ft, the Jungfrau 4,158m/13,639ft and the Eiger 3,970m/13,022ft.

A great way to hone your mountaineering skills on the glaciers and high peaks of the Alps, is with our five day Introduction to Alpine Mountaineering. It’s also ideal preparation for taking on a more challenging trekking peaks such as Mont Blanc.

Back to top