Leysin is a fantastic alpine village nestled in the pre alps of Switzerland, perfect as our base to launch mountaineering trips into the swiss alps from.
Leysin has all grades of rock climbing on superb rock
Leysin has excellent local hikes pre and post mountaineering
Awesome mountain veiws from this 1500m veiw point – Leysin
Leysin is easy to get to via the fantastically efficient and reliable Swiss train system or road if you have a rental car.
It is about the same size as Wanaka, NZ – a small alpine type town with cafes, restaurants, sports stores, supermarket, a variety of nice accomodation options and importantly central to the main mountaineering regions.
- 1.5 hrs from chamonix
- 2 hrs from Zermatt, Sass valley region
- 2.5 hrs from the Grindelwald region
- 3hrs from getting to Italy – Grand Paradiso National Park
So perfect for a warm up acclimatisation hike, rock session or via ferrata if required for skills acqusition , skills tune up or best weather option, and then ideal for launching off to the best venue for conditions, weather, your skills and objectives….
Helicopter action recently rennovating the Hornli hut -Matterhorn in the background
Me, Gary Dickson, IFMGA mountain guide on Swiss rock
Swiss alpine flora, on a rock climbing excursion near Leysin