Mountain climbing in Switzerland
Championed by accomplished climber Leo Houlding climbing mountains in Switzerland has been proven to be at least a possibility for a family holiday. In summer of 2020 Leo and his family made up of himself, his wife, and their two children scaled Piz Badile on the Swiss-Italian border. The mountain is 3,308m high and proved to be an enjoyable experience for everyone involved including their 3-year-old son Jackson. They did the trip in 4 days rather than 2 to make the adventure a little easier on the little legs! You can get a taste of your own mini family mountain adventure with mountains in the UK including Snowdon in Wales, Ben A’an in Trossachs, and Cat Bells in Cumbria. The best place to look for UK family mountain climbing is the National Trust website: nationaltrust.org.uk alternatively you can get training for you and your family from Mountain Training in Wales, www.mountain-training.org. Alternatively, you could always check out our guide to budget-friendly ski resorts.
We hope we’ve given you some food for thought with our more adventurous guide to family travel destinations for your next holiday. If you want to explore somewhere a little more relaxed make sure you check out our other travel guides, but if you’re game for a little adventure make sure you tag us on your Instagram, we’d love to see where you and your family have escaped to… just don’t forget the family’s travel insurance!