Thyon ridge walk

I know I’ve blogged about this walk before, (3 times in fact), but it’s such a great walk that when visitors arrive, it just has to be done, especially when the sun is shining and the sky is blue.

Thyon is about a 40 minute drive from our chalet.  After a short, but sharp, climb, the ridge is clearly laid out in front of you and you can decide how far you’d like to go before turning back, via Les Gouilles (the ponds).  The ridge itself gets progressively more challenging as you go, with the odd scramble here and there to attain each successive, and higher, peak.  All the way along there are 360 degree views, with iconic landmarks, like the Jungfrau, the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, visible – as you can see from the pictures below.

With thanks to my daughter, Sarah, and her boyfriend, Karl, for being ‘super’ models !

7 thoughts on “Thyon ridge walk

    • Thanks Jamesie. Jude and I would love to visit the west coast of the States. We have a long overdue trip to LA in our travel plans and Jude (& I) would love to go whale watching somewhere along that coast. So, you never know, we may come over one day. 🙂


  1. Hi, Mike! Thank you for linking me to this wonderful post and photography! Yeah you were right that I did have nostalgia to Switzerland, the nature is just amazing! Looking forward to more of your posts!


    • I’m glad you enjoyed them and I hope it brought back fond memories. Switzerland is certainly a beautiful country and I’m lucky to live here in the Valais mountains. This winter has been a bit strange with a shortage of snow. There is some, but not really enough for the skiers. This has curtailed my trips and photography, (though I have to say they are more ‘snaps’ than serious photos), but I’m sure I’ll find something in the next few weeks. I’m also lining up a few new walks for the summer, so watch out for those. Cheers. 🙂


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