Category Archives: Switzerland

International Scout Centre in Kandersteg

From their website: Kandersteg International Scout Centre is the World Scout Centre of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement. We welcome over 12,000 Scouts and Guides per year from more than 40 different countries (2011 we counted 48). KISC is run by volunteer Scouts and Guides for all over the world. How come? Following the success of the first ever Jamboree held in London during 1920 Lord Baden-Powell expressed his wish of a Permanent Mini-Jamboree where Scouts from all over the world could meet. In 1921 during a holiday in Kandersteg, Walter von Bonstetten (then Chief Scout of Switzerland) […]

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Bells of Waldhus Inn

From our cappuccino stop between Kandersteg and Selden Tuesday at the Waldhus inn, great bell collections, wall decor, cute sleepy calves and the biggest pencils we’ve ever seen!

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Griesalp to Kandersteg; our first rain day

We fell asleep to rain Sunday night and awoke to it Monday morning (along with the cowbells) and the forecast was for 0-5% sunshine all day. So, we had to scrap our ‘big mountain pass’ day; the guidebook says it’s way to dangerous to do in the rain. So, we took the Post bus (run by the Post office) – along some impossible tight curvy roads through a small canyon – from Griesalp west-ish through the valley to Keintal and then back to the east to Kandersteg (Mom and Dad, this is where we put our car on the train to […]

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Alpaca! at Griesalp

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Murren to Sefinenfurke Pass to Griesalp

Sunday our hike from Murren up over the steep and rocky Sefinenfurke pass and down to Griesalp was the most elevation gain and loss so far on our Switzerland hikes. Luckily, the weather was gorgeous as we took off; this isn`t a hike to be done in anything more than a light rain as it gets very steep with lots of loose rock near the pass. Today’s hike was refreshing in that we have left the crowds behind again (as we did when we climbed to remote Obersteinberg). We meandered through high pastureland where (we assume) Swiss retirees are passing the […]

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Mark & Shauna Trieb

We’re Mark and Shauna Trieb and we live in Dallas, Texas. We are actuaries-turned-adventurers and one of the truisms that guides us is: “Life is not a dress rehearsal.” So, we’re doing our best to see, meet, try, and inspire as many places, people, experiences and adventures, as we can during our one shot at life. Read More

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