Hike to the summit of Grammont
This weekend the weather promises to be excellent, and I would like to propose a hike to Grammont from which there should be fantastic views of Lake Geneva. The total distance is around 14 kms with a height gain of around Protected content , for an estimated hiking time of around Protected content .
I would like to suggest that we use the event message board on Internations to post all offers and requests for transport, so that they are visible to everyone no matter when they join the hike, and that we then use WhatsApp to coordinate the details.
We will meet at Protected content An alternative route for more ambitious hikers would add another 10 kms to the hike to return via St Gringolph by boat to Vevey, for a total hiking distance of around 24 kms.
For the purpose of coordinating transport, arrival timings and other matters, I invite you to send a WhatsApp message to me on Protected content so that I can set up a group for the hike. We can also use the group to share photos after the hike.
I encourage everyone to car pool to the extent that they are able, and suggest that offers and requests for car pooling be posted on the Internations board, with later coordination directly by WhatsApp. Each driver is free to decide on the contribution of each passenger, but in the absence of any particular policy on the part of the driver, I suggest each passenger contributes based on a rule of thumb of 5 centimes per km for the journey there and back, as well as sharing any parking costs.
4. Clothing and equipment
The daytime temperature at the highest point just above Protected content should stay above 10 degrees, but it could be a bit windy and in the autumn temperatures can vary significantly, so warm waterproof clothing and strong waterproof boots are a must. Hiking poles are also a must, as they not only help with steep and slippery conditions, but also help to redistribute the effort involved in the hike across your whole body. For anyone who does not have hiking poles, they cost from 40 CHF and can be ordered online. Please also do not forget sun cream and a hat to protect you from the elements.
5. Food and drink
It is normal to underestimate the amount of water you will consume on a hike, and so I recommend bringing 2 litres each. Please bring a picnic and snacks, as we will not be stopping at any restaurants on the way.
6. Ability levels
We will hike on normal (yellow) and mountain (red) trails, but not on alpine (blue) trails. Within any group, there will be different ability levels, and in case of significant differences in pace, we will split into two groups walking at different speeds.
The only costs will be getting between Lausanne and Le Flon.
If your plans change and you realise you can no longer join the hike, please cancel your participation on the Internations site, as the number of participants is always capped and there may be other members who wish to join the hike in your place.
If weather conditions deteriorate to the extent that this hike becomes impractical, I will send a message to participants the previous day.
Please note that by signing up for this hike, you accept full personal responsibility for your own safety. The organisers of hikes are not trained guides, and often have not hiked the route before. Their only role is to coordinate the participants, the responsibility for safety continues to rest with each participant.
10. Mountain rescue
Please note that mountains are dangerous environments, and accidents will sometimes happen, whether or not these are within the control of the individual concerned. I encourage everyone to become a patron of the Swiss mountain rescue organisation Rega at a cost of 30 CHF per year, which will entitle them to free evacuation to a hospital in case of injury.
Dogs are welcome on the hike, provided that they can handle Alpine conditions. On the contrary, if you have an allergy to dogs, please let me know by messaging me on WhatsApp
If anyone has any questions, please message me on WhatsApp
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