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About Teesh

Out and about, living life to its fullest.

Geneva – watch territory!

Back on the train, this time heading for my last stop – Geneva. This was where I would buy my first Swiss watch! You could see the famed Jet Eau from 50 kms away. Apparently it was established to release … Continue reading

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Embracing the lake cities – Lucerne

I arrived into Lucerne with plenty of light to explore the 1386 ramparts, with its nine towers, and parts of the old city. I had been warned to not be in the clock tower when it went off as it … Continue reading

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A final farewell to the mountains

As we had not done enough hiking (!?!?!!?), we thought it would be good to walk the final route into Zermatt that we would have taken had the last stage of the Europaweg not been closed. To get there we … Continue reading

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Stage 13/14 – St Niklaus to Zermatt – The road to Toblerone!

The day had arrived, we were off to finish this journey we started nearly two weeks ago. We were excited at the prospect of celebrating our achievement and relieved we had chosen to bypass the Europweg. On leaving St Niklaus … Continue reading

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Stage 12 – Gruben to St Niklaus – Gidget in the mountains.

This was the first time on the trip I had woken without an alarm – 20 odd people outside your dorm door will do that! It was just a good thing no one had snored through the night; although Karyn … Continue reading

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Stage 11 – Zinal to Gruben – Groovin’ to Gruben!

After some farewells to the three musketeers we were off heading out of town- via the bolangerie of course! At our marker path we found some protected footprints in the cement – a bit of a mystery. It was a … Continue reading

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Stage 10 – Cabane de Moiry to Zinal – way mark, way mark!

The hike out of Cabane de Moiry was a little scary for me first up – it was the zigzag in reverse – weirdly I felt better going up than facing down hill on those corners. There were some groups … Continue reading

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Stage 9 – La Sage to Cabane de Moiry – all roads don’t lead to Cabane de Moiry!

We were very pleased with our progress on this stage of the hike – although we would have been happier to be off the gravel road. The realisation eventually hit that we had taken a wrong turn – no up … Continue reading

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Stage 8 – Arolla to La Sage – the day of the cuckoo clock houses!

Ran into Sooni, Charlie and Gerry as we were leaving the hotel, as well as the others who were on the same route. I was really enjoying having the camaraderie in our small group of hikers – all going on … Continue reading

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Stage 7 – Cabane de Parafleuri to Arolla – the day of the dreaded ladders!

What is the definition of rain? This was it, the day had arrived – the day I had to climb the dreaded ladders of the Haute Route. These ladders had almost caused me to pull out after Mia and Lee … Continue reading

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