On a hut to hut hiking trip in the Alps (Germany-->Austria>Italy) our 80 year old mountain guide named Sepp told me: Small steps = Big Fun! How true that is. Sepp guided a broad range of people of different ages and fitness levels up and down massive mountain ranges. He also recommended to make a short switchback of your own if the trail is wide enough vs hiking straight up a hill. Believe it or not this saves a lot of energy!
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