Travel: Natural highs in the Swiss Alps

You don’t have to be a thrillseeker to find fun high in the Swiss Alps, as Isabel Conway discovers while hiking, foraging and eating her way around Verbier

29th September, 2019
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A dizzying but tranquil Alpine walk: the trail is known as the Sentier des Chamois, and is an ideal way to see the wildlife of the region

SA clump of stinging nettles has just launched an attack on the social media influencer. She videos them for her hundreds of thousands of followers while we forage around ‘nature’s larder’ in the Swiss Alps. Our botanist-mountain guide already demonstrated how to pluck this versatile foraging plant and avoid a nasty burning sting. Yet nature’s revenge is relentless, and the young blogger receives a painful burst of venom for failing to caress the nettles towards...

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