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The Australian

Give it a whirl on your next adventure holiday

Heli hiking, Switzerland

Helicopter Skiing in the Alps

 

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/travel/give-it-a-whirl-on-your-adventure-holiday/news-story/0f118bac95e9d7b72ad5481ac7f7e96d

 

By Jen Murphy

 

Don’t think of heli hiking as a cheat, says Danielle Stynes, founder of adventure outfitter SwisSkiSafari.

 

“We use the helicopters to bypass the descent, especially for clients with bad knees.”

 

Custom trips throiughout the Alps are geared towards hikers with mountaineering experience – and fortitude. A route between Switzerland, France and Italy might entail an overnight stay in a refuge at an altitude of 2500m, followed by a 3am wake-up to climb a peak. After the eight-hour journey to the top, clients can skip the 10-hour trek down (weather permitting) by hopping in a chopper back to town.

 

From about $1,110 a person, a day.

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