I walked the Alta Via 1 in August 2011. The posts I wrote as I was planning the trip and when I came back still remain one of the most popular posts on this blog. Three years later, I thought it would be worth having a quick look for some more recent accounts of Alta Via 1 trips. Here are a few more voices from across the internet and their more recent take on the Alta Via 1.
Michael DeYoung walked the Alta Via 1 in September 2013. His account is a good example of the abrupt weather changes possible towards the end of the season. It is also packed with stunning photos. Not too surprising since Michael seems to be a pro photographer.
In addition to a great guide, Alpine Exploratory have also published a trip report written by one of their customers.
Finally David and Diane have posted more great photos from their Alta Via 1 trip in 2012 on their blog.
I’d like to expand this library of Alta Via 1 trip reports. If you are interested in sharing your experience of walking the AV1, check out my guest posts page for more details.
2015 update: Also check out this geust post from Lauralee about her experience hiking the Alta Via 1 solo in September 2015.
Alta Via 1 guides
Jennifer and Tim at JDomb’s Travels have written a couple of general posts about the AV1 with routes, info on when to go and what to expect following their 2013 trip. Both include great photos.
The folks at Alpine Exploratory have written up a super comprehensive description of the Alta Via 1 and the route. It is nearly a complete guide to the trek and includes a couple of different shorter variants.
- My Alta Via 1 trip report: A forcella a day keeps the doctor away
- This year’s trek: Alta Via 1
- Alta Via 1: Six day solo hike [guest post]
Are you planning to walk the AV1 this summer and would like to share your experience on the marmot post? Get in touch via the comments or check out the guest posts page for more details.