The Editors' Choice testing crew tackles the highest passes in the Swiss Alps.
Starting in the town of Altdorf, the Editors' Choice team gains over 6,000 feet of elevation in 17 miles on its way to Surenenpass.
After 100 miles hiking in the Swiss Alps, the Backpacker editors couldn't resist a summit of one of Europe's most famous peaks, the Monch.
Get ready for a ten-mile day, 4,265 feet of elevation gain, and the Bunderchrinde, the third highest pass on the Via Alpina.
Hike from Trubsee lake and Jochpass and down to Engstlensee lake for stunning views of the Wetterhorn.
The Eiger is made up of the stuff of legend. Here, an up close and personal look at the mountain.
The editors are back from their annual Editors' Choice trip. Get a preview of the testing ground in this tour of Switzerland. All photos by Steve Howe.