WeHike - a hiking community
Photo taken at: Faulhorn and Männlichen
WeHike is a Swiss startup, created by friends who were passionate about hiking and creating communities of like-minded people. WeHike has a mission to make outdoor activities more social, accessible and safe to anyone through innovative technology.
WeHike also promotes eco-friendly behaviour in the mountains and organizes initiatives such as the “Leave No Trace Hikes” (LNTH) where participants hike in the Swiss Alps and remove waste from the path area.
The LNTH are the result of the collaboration between WeHike and Summit FOUNDATION, a Swiss ecological non-profit, and aim at combining weekend-hikes in the stunning Swiss landscape with waste- collection and recycling operations. The cleaning activity is done with a “Summit Cleaners Kit” provided to each hiker, including gloves, a collection bag and a canister for cigarette butts. WeHike's next planned enviro-hike is on the 15 July, where WeHikers will walk from Gryon to Le Sépey; exploring the Villars-Les Diablerets area, climbing up the Chaux Ronde (2013m) and enjoying a refreshing dip in Bretaye lake, all while helping cleaning the mountains and preserve their beauty!
You can also visit the WeHike blog for top hiking tips too. We like '8 hiking mistakes you should avoid' and '5 Great and Useful Gadgets for Your Hiking Adventures'.
On that note, why not check out the WRS guide to buying your new hiking shoes!