Nestled in the heart of Western Europe and surrounded by an awe-inspiring mountain landscape, Switzerland is the ultimate embodiment of alpine environment and culture.

At 41,285 square kilometres this serene confederacy, while geographically small, manages to encompass some of the most visually spectacular alpine scenery on Earth. From the Central Plateau and Jura Mountains to the west, the Swiss Alps to the south and the mesmerizing Jungfrau-Aletsch UNESCO World Heritage site to the east, Switzerland is without doubt a powerful illustration of nature’s artistic tendencies.

Why Switzerland?

Switzerland’s rugged mountain landscapes, rich alpine history (inventor of the bobsleigh, by the way) and position as a mixing channel of German, French and Italian cultures makes it a must-experience bucket-list destination for any alpine minded adventurer. Uncovering the geographic and cultural wonders of this elevated utopia may even shed some light on the essence of its relatively peaceful history.

The View

With more than 200 enormous glacier-capped mountains that stretch over 3,000 metres high, sprawling emerald green plateaus, rustic alpine villages and sparkling azure lakes, you can be certain that almost anywhere you go in Switzerland will be visually impressive.

Our team will be departing from Montreal and Vancouver on Edelweiss Airlines. For this expedition we’ve decided that trekking with some running is the most dramatic way to illustrate Switzerland’s stunning alpine beauty—that way too we’ll have all the time we need to explore the intricacies, mysteries and allure of the mountain culture in this amazing part of the planet.

The Team

Switzerland Team

MEC Gear Spotlight

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Gear List

Our travels through Switzerland will require us to hike, trek, run and explore to fully experience the country’s alpine beauty. As always, since quality, durability and ease of use is a primary consideration for this project we will be using MEC as our supplier of choice.

Apparel

Toad&Co Tops

Toad&Co Bottoms

Baselayer

Pants

Midlayer

Jacket

Equipment

Tents

Sleepingbags

Cookwear

Packs

Trekking Poles

Trail Running Shoes

Health

Aid

Survival

Water

Sun

Sanitation

Emergency

Nutrition

CLIF Bars

Meals

Filters

Beverages

 

 

Switzerland Expedition Map

Map of Switzerland

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