A weekend in the Berner Oberland of Switzerland is just the thing for team building and gear testing. And breathing the free air!

A few of the Exped USA crew made the trip around the world for a series of meetings in the home offices in Zurich. As usual, we feel compelled to head to the mountains when the work is done and the Berner Oberland suits us just fine! Spring is moving on so we found the lower slopes mostly bare of snow - enough to make it possible to hike without skis or snowshoes. Did we say the work was done? Perhaps not. Gear discussions broke out everywhere and at all hours. This is one of the hazards of working for an outdoor company - the work never stops. Tough life, we know. 

While passing through the town of Meiringen we stopped to take in the semi-finals of a world cup bouldering competition. 

Until next time, Switzerland!