With elephants over the Alps
When Hannibal had the unfathomable idea of surprising Rome and marching across the Alps with his elephants, no one thought at all about the real feasibility of such a mammoth task. Bit as soon as his daring strategy turned out to be a success, countless people started to believe travelling across the Alps could be reasonably doable. Since then, roads and tunnels have been smashed across and through this mighty mountain range crossing Europe. Brave adventurers and explorers trekked at random over passes and summits – in day-long, exhausting marches and hikes. But an organised hiking trip over the Alpine ridge and on wasn’t quite there yet.