International Spiritual Exercises in the Swiss Alps
August 25th to September 1st | Simplonpass 2000 m ASL
Simplonpass / Passo del Sempione
Guides: Jean-Paul Hernandez SJ, Sr. Barbara Haefele sa, Andreas Schalbetter SJ
For young people, age: 18-35 years.
Info and registration: Chiara Brena firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: between 80 and 160 euros (financial issues should not discourage from applying) + travelling costs
What to bring:
Bring your own towel, tramping boots or stable shoes, sun hat, sunglasses, raincoat, backpack, bottle for one litre (plastic or other), bathing clothes (for a dip in the cold – there is a lake nearby), Pietre Vive Songbook (those who have it). It can get very cold and even snow at this time of the year – so also take warm clothes!
Beautiful, silent location, accessible by public travel or by car.
From Milano, Zürich or Genève: Itinerary with public transport: www.sbb.ch
Train schedules might change. There are only a few good connections per day, check online.
With public transportation by train from Milano over Domodossola and finally by bus to Simplonpass: travel time around 2 hrs 30 min.
With public transportation by train from Zurich over Brig and finally by bus to Simplonpass: travel time around 2 hrs 50 min.
With public transportation by train from Genève over Lausanne, Sion to Brig and finally by bus to Simplonpass: travel time around 3 hrs 15 min.