Some time ago I visited Switzerland with my friend Robert, who has nothing to do with photography. At the end this was a great decision because I need an balance due to many Instagram and photography topics to discuss about. We met four guys there, two on friday and two on Saturday.
Our trip starts at the Appenzellerland in the very north of Switzerland. First stop: Parking area. We well packed our backpacks with a lot of stuff we definitely won’t need for the next 24 hours but we don’t care because it seemed to be an easy hike!
After 500m with perceived 100kg of backpack we realized every unnecessary item we took with us. If you plan to visit this place: Be well prepared and don’t take 4 bottles of beer with you!
We arrived at 10:15PM, started the hike at 10:30PM and arrived at the Seealpsee at 11:12PM.
Our original plan was to meet with David and Jan-Philipp at the Seealpsee and hike to the Schäfler the same day.
It was a deep black night and the weather was not the best for a night hike so finally we decided to stay at the Seealpsee level.
We swiftly moved around the lake to find a convenient place for the night. At the very south we timbered our tent directly to the shore. Cowbells everywhere. The night was not very cozy based on the stony mattress but who cares.
Our durability was rewarded the next morning. Have a look at these shots:
Morning shots – check
breakfast – check
coffee – check
Instagram campfire – ehm yeah okay. (the wood wasn’t dry enough)
After rattling our To-do’s, we had a short walk around the lake and back to the parking lot. David and Jan moved back home and we continued our way to the south of Switzerland, Guttannen area.
250m height and 2.9km length had to be passed. This time – no problem. After just 40 minutes we arrived at the Gelmersee. Same procedure, we threw our tents anywhere in the grass and fired some bangers since we had enough daylight left.
We prepared a little campfire and gobbled our instant meal. The next morning, I had one of the most amazing sunrises I’ve seen this year!
I don’t want to talk too much. Have a look!
Finally, when the sunlight came, we tidied up our camp and had an impressive ride down with the steepest cable car in Europe. I haven’t experienced the trip at all because I was busy with filling my SD card but my friend told me he enjoyed the view and had much fun watching three photographers firing hundreds of daylight photos.
Nevertheless it was definitely worth it and I will visit Switzerland again for some weeks.
See you soon Switzerland. Thanks for having us!
Find the Switzerland Gallery here.