5-day hike in Switzerland: Kandersteg via Oeschinensee, Blümlisalphütte, Sefinafurgga to Mürren (cable car); Kleine Scheidegg, Eigertrek, Grindelwald (cable car), First to Schynige Platte
Hike to the most beautiful folds of the Alps, which not only gives insights into the geology of the mountains (folds, overthrusts, nappes), but also beautiful views of the mountains.
Trekking around the Mont Blanc massif: the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is justifiably one of the best-known treks in the Alps.
Short geological excursion in Switzerland
The rocks of the Zermatt-Saas zone are an ophiolite, i.e. originally oceanic lithosphere (of the Penninic Ocean, the deep-sea basin of the Alpine Tethys). However, the unit is highly deformed, so that the normal sequence of serpentinite (mantle), gabbro, basalt and sediments cannot be found in one piece. Furthermore, they were metamorphosed (eclogite facies, retrograde … Continue reading “Zermatt-Saas Ophiolite (excursion)”