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Gelmerhörner Traverse,  Bernese Oberland

Lake Bernese Oberland

My friend Ido and I had talked about this route a while ago. We finally had the chance to do it few weeks ago. On our drive there we could spot the two summits from a distance. The one hour hike up the hill is quite pretty.  There are many colourful flowers, streams, waterfalls and the turquoise lake. After you…

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Lake Oeschinen with Alpine Roses

Oeschinen Lake

The summer is here in the Swiss Alps, many stunning flowers are in full bloom. On my last hike to Lake Oeschinen I was fortunate to see the bright pink Alpine Roses. This is a beautiful area and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jungfrau Aletsch.  Lake Oeschenen is a great starting point for hikes to…

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Ueschenen multi-pitch sportclimbing

Ueschenen Multi-pitch Sportclimbing

If I was to describe the biggest difference between the Swiss Alps and the mountains of my home in New Zealand, I would say “access”.  Access for rock climbing and mountains is so much faster here.  Roads, lifts and better hiking tracks allow you to get to a greater variety of things in a shorter time. The day after Monika…

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Eiger to Edelweiss in the Bernese Oberland

Climbing Swiss Alps

Tim Robertson and his partner Monika Bischof have launched “Alpine Dreams”,  offering a comprehensive alpine guiding service for the Bernese Oberland from their base in Interlaken, Switzerland. Tim is a highly qualified mountain and ski guide, while Monika is a skilled rock climber, hiker and professional florist. Their goal is to help you share their wonderful alpine environment, to live…

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