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A Climber to Follow: AAJ Editor Back in Switzerland

Posted on: October 6th, 2010 by Erik Lambert

John Harlin

John Harlin. Photo by Dougald MacDonald.

“In June 2010, American author and adventurer John Harlin set out on a three-month journey to follow the entire Swiss border under his own power, a 2,000km odyssey with more than 170,000m of climbing—but tragedy struck early. Barely a week in, he broke both of his feet in a mountaineering accident. The bones now healed, Harlin is resuming his adventures in two installments. First, in Rivers and Ridges, he will paddle the Rhine, cycle around Schaffhausen, and hike and bike the crest of the Jura before the snow sets in. In early summer 2011, Harlin will return to the Alps, this time travelling clockwise from eastern Switzerland to end near the site of his accident, the Mont Dolent, where the borders of Italy, France and Switzerland all come together.” – Border Stories,

John Harlin is the longtime editor of the American Alpine Journal, and as he is back in Switzerland resuming his trip, we wanted to share the links to follow along and track his progress. The entire journey is being documented here (John even posted video of his own rescue), with frequent updates, photos, and a map to track his route. He’s also updating his Twitter feed regularly.

We send our best to John and can’t wait to report back on his success.

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