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"Body shame originates in our minds with our thoughts and perceptions. Neither our religion nor our culture makes us ashamed of our bodies, only our belief that we should be ashamed. Shame comes from our own thoughts which we have the power to change. If we perceive no shame then there is none. No one can make you feel ashamed without your permission."

Nude Hiking in the Alps

Today, I read a series of articles by Lim, a naturist who lives in Taiwan. In his blog posts, he describes in words and photos his experiences at a week-long hiking excursion in the Swiss Alps. The event has taken place annually for the past 12 years. One thing about this that I found interesting was that the event’s organizer encourages the participants to take photos and post them online.

Next, and this should really be a first criterion, you have got to be a REAL naturist. Richard’s rules are clear. His activities are for naturists and giving publicity to them is the surest way of getting more people to join us or to organise similar hikes elsewhere. The rules of the hike are people are encouraged to take photos and post them online. And this is a great draw for me. I have mentioned elsewhere that I can’t go to a place that forbids the camera and I really have no time for closet nudists who treat nudity as if it were a forbidden fruit that should be tasted in secret and anonymity. If we are serious about promoting naturism, we must treat nudity as normal and natural and taking photos and posting them should be encouraged. Richard has got it absolutely right. This also makes it easier for me to post photos without having to ask for the consent of everyone whose face appears in the pics.

That makes sense. Maybe it’s time we put aside our fear of being “outed” as nudists.

Nude Hiking in the Alps – An Overview

4 comments to Nude Hiking in the Alps

  • I want to document my naturist experiences in words and pictures just as I would any other activity. Why should it be any different when I’m in a place where it’s okay to be nude?

  • The weekend after next, I’m planning to attend a mini class reunion. While I’m up there I’ll be in reasonable driving distance of Chautauqua Gorge in Western New York. I was last there in 2010 for a naturist hike organized by the Northcoast Naturists. That was a nice little outing which I enjoyed very much and took a lot of pictures, mostly scenery but a couple did include nude people. I wasn’t the only one taking pictures. In fact, once we disrobed at the “nicely painted rock” that marks the beginning of the naturist area, we posed for a few group photos around the rock.

    I’m looking at this trip as a good opportunity to be nude outdoors and to update my photographic documentation of my naturist lifestyle. Unless I come across someone during my hike, the pictures will be selfies or self-timer pics from a tripod-mounted camera. But it will suit its purpose, documentation of my life and an important part of it. Much of my naturist experience is undocumented except for a few words I’ve written about it here and there.

  • I didn’t go to Chautauqua Gorge this past weekend. The weather forecast and the probability of higher than normal water levels dissuaded me. When it comes to hiking in a remote area that I’m not familiar with, I’d much rather be with a group.

    Considering the vehicle problems I experienced on my return trip, not making the extra trip was probably fortunate. I shudder to think about the difficulties I might have faced getting assistance had I had the problems out there. Maybe I can make it to the NorthCoast Naturist hike in June. It would be nice if there was a place where one could hike nude without being hassled down my way.

  • NH

    I completely agree. We should not be ashamed to show ourselves. There’s nothing wrong with letting others see that you enjoy a clothes free lifestyle and who knows, it might persuade a few more people to give naturism a try.