Can I join as a beginner?
Yes you can. We offer hikes in different levels of difficulty. We offer longer/more intense ones but also hikes that are easy to intermediate. The respective level will be chalked down as such, so you can easily identify beginner hikes. On these ones you won’t run out of breath and will be still able to talk to others 🙂 During the hikes you will notice very quickly who is accustomed to more intensive routes and who is a beginner. One will be more interested in photography and others are keen to hike up the mountain as fast as possible. If you get to talk to other women who share the same interests, arrange to meet them for a another hike on your level. It’s important to us that like-minded women can meet and connect 🙂 And by the way: If you would rather take the cablecar up or prefer an easier trail that is ok. Everyone is free to hike with us on their own terms 🙂
How long have you been a community?
Not long. Our Instagram page was launched mid-July 2018 and the webpage was added in mid-September 2018. Since then, our community has grown rapidly – we are very happy about it!
In which areas do you usually hike?
You will usually find us in central Switzerland. It’s more or less central for everyone as it’s the middle of the country. There will also be various hikes in different parts of Switzerland. In the future we would like to have Co-Hosts planning hikes in Tessin, Wallis, Graubünden and in other cantons.
Are you active during the winter season?
Yes we are! We’ve organized snowshoe hikes and a ski day so far 🙂
What about food and beverages during a hiking trip?
We usually do not organize food/drinks or reservations unless explicitly stated. All events are private, thats why we also don’t charge fees of any kind. Please bring your own meals with you and if a reservation has to be made beforehand, kindly do it in your name. You will get all the information you need after signing up for the event.
Are you earning money off of the hikes?
No. We are not a company, but a platform for private individuals and run by passionate girls. The team of SMG volunteers during their spare time because they think it’s a good thing to share their mountain love with others!
What do I need to know before I join a hike?
It is important to us that you keep in mind that these hikes are private, not professional events. We are not an official company, we are “only” passionate hikers who love Switzerland. We run this project during our free time and provide a platform to connect other women with the same passion. By attending one of our events, you are responsible for your safety and attend at your own risk. Any liability will be denied. Please make sure that you are well equipped for all weather conditions! This includes: good hiking boots, rain jacket, rain pants, water, food, sunscreen and all other important and necessary essentials. All hikes will take place in all weather conditions, except for thunderstorms. Should an event not take place, we will inform all participants via mail.
I would like to volunteer. How can I do it?
Wonderful! We are always looking for women who would like to organize hikes in their area. Write us a message to share your idea 🙂 We look forward to hearing from you.