Fulfilling A dream at the age of 75 years. This is the tale of an extraordinary adventure, completing the circuit of the Swiss border on foot, by bike and kayak, following the line of the frontier as closely as possible. A total distance of close to 2’500 KM, and 120’000 vertical meters (about 13 times the height of Everest!) covered in 115 days in 2015 and 2016, in sometimes dangerous conditions of the beaten track. In this time the author scaled just over a hundred summits and an equivalent number of passes of cols of the border, including mythical peaks like the Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn; he hiked in the Jura, Ticino and the Grisons, and kayaked on Lake Geneva and the Rhine. It was a feat, at the age of 75! The book includes sections on smuggling and examples of glacier shrinkage as well as some 30 ‘’frontier stories’ that represent an invaluable source of information on the history and geography of the Swiss frontier.
Paperback ISBN: 9781784566784
* All services are subject to respective shipping companies terms of service. For more information see respective companies website.