For a charming week we wandered up the Valley of the Rhone, and then, branching off at Leuk, we made our way over the Gemmi Pass
, still deep in snow, and so, by way of Interlaken, to Meiringen.
Next morning, we took a cable car up to the Gemmi pass
, a nick in the Bernese Alps that connects the Valais and Bern cantons.
He owned Hotel Schwarenbach, high on the Gemmi Pass
, before building the Chalet Hotel in 1906.
The Gemmi Pass
gives access to what is probably the longest and most challenging climbing path in Switzerland, with long, vertical ladders on the Dabenhorn, almost 3000 metres high.
In summer you can hike over the Gemmi Pass
, ascend a mountain summit, mountain bike in the Torrent region, play golf in Leuk and ice skate in the sports arena.