Via Alpina

Photogallery – Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route/Via Alpina 1

In the summer of 2016, Robert Loudon and Jean Blackwood trekked across Switzerland on the Alpine Pass Route (also known as Via Alpina 1). Here, Robert shares his fantastic photos of the hike.


This photo essay is our attempt to capture the variety of iconic scenery that awaits fellow walkers fortunate enough to attempt this challenging but immensely enjoyable section of the much longer route across Europe.

We hope these photographs go some way to inspire and encourage fellow walkers to add this route to their wish list. It is a route that can be tackled as a whole or in shorter sections – read the Alpine Pass Route guidebook for options.

Braunwald Down Valley To Linthal With Todi In BackgroundBrauwald To NussbuelBrustiErbsalpFoopass Towards Elm Hausstock Selbsanft And TodiGrosse Scheidegg To EigerOeschinenseeSteps To HohturliSunset On Martensloch From ElmView Back To Jochpass And Titlis From TannenseeView From Sefininfurge Back To Sefinental ValleyView To Urnberboden And Klausenpass