We followed the Via Alpina trail (#1 on the Swiss trail system) up from Montreux, and the round trip covered 29km and 1580m of climbing. The first part of the route, just coming out of Montreux, passes through the Gorges du Chauderon.
|The Chauderon Gorge|
|A Chemin de Montagne|
|View over Lake Geneva|
|A good day to launch a paraglider|
|The steep ascent near the top|
|The railway station and marmot sanctuary at the top|
It was a tough day out, but it's always a pleasure to see a new part of the Alps!