The Pre-Congress-Hike with 17 participants from Armenia, Denmark, Germany, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Switzerland and the USA started with the visit of the exhibition in the Kunstmuseum Thun. Soon afterwards the group headed on to Kandersteg and with the cable car to Sunnebüel, from were the first meters had to be climbed to Hotel Schwarenbach, a place were in further times the transports over the pass from Berne to Wallis stopped for a rest. The hiking day ended with a short visit to Daubensee in the fog.
On the second day a five hours hike brought us to Engstligenalp, crossing snowfields, rocky pathes and steep slopes with wonderfull fiews. Just two took the chance to swim in the cold mountain lake, others enjoyed sauna and hot pot at the hotel.
Hiking down from Engstligenalp the third day, the group passed an alpine cheese diary and a big waterfall. In the valley an easy walk lead to Adelboden from were the way back to Zurich started with bus and train.