The “QuilotoWow”

Wholewheat bread  with spinach, sun dried tomatoes, hard egg, honey mustard, sprouts, avocado and bits of crisps.

Wholewheat bread with spinach, sun dried tomatoes, hard egg, honey mustard, sprouts, avocado and bits of crisps.

From: Alexis Rendon
Location: Quilotoa, Ecuador

About the sandwich:
Quilotoa is a water-filled caldera in a volcano in Ecuador that lies at around 3,400 m above sea level. Legend has it that gods used to fight for control of the mountain, destroying everything around it, and ultimately leaving the volcano in its present form. Little did I know the real battle would be in my taste buds!

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The “Deliberately Fresh for Nomads Brie and Tomatoe baguette”

Fresh brie, fresh tomato, fresh baguette.

Fresh brie, fresh tomato, fresh baguette.

From: Kim Ashley
Location: French Pyrenees, Lac Vert, Vallee de Lys
About the sandwich:
We were conflicted about this sandwich. The Deliberate Nomad sandwich typically also includes avocado. After walking over 9 kilometers and 360 flights of stairs up (according to FitBit), we were agast to discover our avocado was *not* fresh, and therefore didn’t qualify for the sandwich. In a fit of pique, the chef angrily hurled the avocado across the alpine meadow, causing an upending. Our dog (Painau), who was attached to me, lunged for the delicious (to him) morsel, tumping my off my soft grass tuffet and sending me tumbling tip over tail. Luckily I avoided the snow-fed water and lived to eat this delicious fresh brie (purchased from the Samatan farmers market on Monday), fresh tomato (also from Samatan market), and fresh baguette (baked that morning by a kind, sturdy woman in Luchon). The sandwich is best made “in situ”, with pocket knife and cutting board of any convenient rock (or dirt, if necessary). Cut, assemble, and eat the best sandwich you’ve ever had, based on the fact that you’re already exhausted, overheated, and famished!!

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The “Appalachian veggie club”

Veggies, hummus, cheese, spinach on multi grain bread.

Veggies, hummus, cheese, spinach on multi grain bread.

From: Simon
Location: Mt. Sutton summit
About the sandwich:
This sandwich is absolutely everything a hiker need to withstand a day in the Appalachian. A multi grain fresh bread is used as support for the veggie paté. The fresh cheese adds more protein to the mix. Humus gives the moisture and the crispy spinach leaves complete the top level of this club sandwich. The view was so great this day! Eating this sandwich on this summit made this moment unforgettable!

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The “Jambon et Fromage”

Ham, cheese, baguette.

Ham, cheese, baguette.

From: Cheryl

Location: Les Trois Vallees, France

About the Sandwich: Quite possibly the most delicious ham and cheese on a crusty baguette ever, perhaps due to its simplicity, or because it was assembled from ingredients pilfered from the inclusive Euro breakfast at the hotel before first chair. If you are stealth (and remember to pack zip locks in your ski bag), you won’t lose any ski time by having to stop.

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The “Classic Ham’N’Cheese On A Kaiser”

Ham n' Cheese, mayo, Kaiser bun.

Ham n’ Cheese, mayo, Kaiser bun.

From: John B.
Location: Rogers Pass, BC
About the sandwich:
A simple, hearty creation from the Southside Market in Revelstoke, enjoyed early season in Rogers Pass while viewing Mount MacDonald and pondering summits not yet conquered.  Really hit the spot.  Maybe had a bit too much mayo.

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The “Yankee Doodle Dandy”

Extra Peanut butter and cherry preserves on whole wheat bread.

Extra Peanut butter and cherry preserves on whole wheat bread.

From: Jenn Grover
Location: Yankee Boy Basin, Ouray, Colorado
About the sandwich:
Extra Peanut butter and cherry preserves on whole wheat bread in the Yankee Boy Basin in Ouray, Colorado. I was starved and I couldn’t think of a better place to eat my lunch. IU might be the slowest I ever ate a PB&J sandwich as I thought, “This might be the most beautiful place I ever eat a PB&J sandwich…or any lunch, for that matter.”

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The “Egg on Arran”

Sandwich was boiled egg, cheddar and rocket, with mayonnaise a bit of marmite.

Sandwich was boiled egg, cheddar and rocket, with mayonnaise a bit of marmite.

From: Mary lynch
Location: Caisteal Abhail,  Isle of Arran, Scotland
About the sandwich:
Sandwich was boiled egg, cheddar and rocket, with mayonnaise a bit of marmite! Tasted heavenly! We had trecked into the clouds and felt pretty elated eating that sandwich, as we were quite probably the only people in Scotland with the sun on our backs that afternoon.

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The “Harvey P. Sandwich”

ome-roasted turkey breast, brie, avocado, kale, and strawberries between 2 slices of a nice rustic Italian loaf.

ome-roasted turkey breast, brie, avocado, kale, and strawberries between 2 slices of a nice rustic Italian loaf.

From: Chef Slack
Location: Atop the Cinder Cone volcano overlooking Black Tusk, BC Canada
About the sandwich:
Home-roasted turkey breast, brie, avocado, kale, and strawberries between 2 slices of a nice rustic Italian loaf. Meaty, gooey, salty, sweet, and even some ruffage thrown in for the hippies!

This was eaten right before my first turns of the season. Though my snowboarding felt a little rusty my sandwich game proved to be in deep-winter form, making for a most memorable alpine sandwich.

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The “Smoky Rye”

 Smoked polish sausage, mustard, a smoked cheese, and a rye bread

Smoked polish sausage, mustard, a smoked cheese, and a rye bread

From: Colin Young
Location: Mt.Assiniboine Provincial Park, BC Canada
About the sandwich:
Climbing “the Nub” in Mt.Assiniboine provincial park, and forest fires have flooded the area with smoke.

A sandwich to match the conditions: Smoked polish sausage, mustard, a smoked cheese, and a rye bread as dark and thick as the smoke around us.

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The “The Challah Back, Young’n”

Oven roasted turkey breast, provolone, slaw, fresh Bibb lettuce, in between two slices of golden challah bread.

Oven roasted turkey breast, provolone, slaw, fresh Bibb lettuce, in between two slices of golden challah bread.

From: Dave
Location: Blue Ridge Summit Overlook, Catoctin Mountain Park, Maryland, USA
About the sandwich:
Oven roasted turkey breast, provolone, slaw, fresh Bibb lettuce, in between two slices of golden challah bread.

Devoured this delectable treat on top of a boulder with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in scenic Thurmont, Maryland, USA on a crisp November afternoon.

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The Shenandoah Standard

Maple-cured honey ham, Swiss cheese, romaine hearts, and light mayo on a mini-baguette.

Maple-cured honey ham, Swiss cheese, romaine hearts, and light mayo on a mini-baguette.

From: Dave Mack
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA
About the sandwich:
Back to the basics for this delicious sammy: maple-cured honey ham, Swiss cheese, romaine hearts, and light mayo on a mini-baguette.

Devoured this treat overlooking the bucolic Blue Ridge Mountains after hiking a long incline stretch with a 40lbs pack.

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The “Unbekannt Österreichisch Sandwich”

Some sort of spiced/seasoned turkey slices, a slice of gruyere, some pickled vegetables, cream cheese, garden lettuce, and magnificent fresh hearty bread.

Some sort of spiced/seasoned turkey slices, a slice of gruyere, some pickled vegetables, cream cheese, garden lettuce, and magnificent fresh hearty bread.

From: Kim
Location: Zimba, Austria
About the sandwich:
This sandwich, so named the “unknown Austrian sandwich” because the Austrians I was hiking with did not know the English words to tell me what it contained, made an already amazing hike in the Austrian Alps become a next level experience. The Zimba peak seen in the background is locally known as the “Matterhorn of Austria”, and when viewed from another angle, shares the same notable shape as the real Matterhorn.

After eating it to decipher its ingredients, it seemed to be some sort of spiced/seasoned turkey slices, a slice of gruyere, some pickled vegetables, cream cheese, garden lettuce, and magnificent fresh hearty bread. After a hot and sunny uphill in the alpine, this was followed up by a swim in the lake, some homemade elderflower juice and rhubarb cake, and picking blueberries on the hike back down into the valley. Idyllic.

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The “Charging Chehalis Chipotle”

12-grain bagel with cream cheese inner coating, hosted within were a few layers of nicely folded chipotle chicken and some romaine lettuce for flair.

12-grain bagel with cream cheese inner coating, hosted within were a few layers of nicely folded chipotle chicken and some romaine lettuce for flair.

From: Thomas M
Location: Top of Viennese Peak, Chehalis Range, BC

About the Sandwich: 12-grain bagel with a delicately spread cream cheese inner coating, hosted within were a few layers of nicely folded chipotle chicken and some romaine lettuce for flair. Not photographed but still important to note was that this sandwich had a twin brother who was consumed during the climb, foreshadowing the eventuality of this scrumptious summit sandwich.

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The “Possible Horsemeat Naan-wich”

stale bread, unrefridgerated tube meat product.

stale bread, unrefridgerated tube meat product.

From: Megan Jamer
Location: On the Pamir Plateau, Tajikistan
About the sandwich:
Well Folks, we kept it simple for our lunchtime picnic in Tajikistan. This is somewhat stale bread, unrefridgerated tube meat product (we think or hope beef but cannot read Russian). I would like the record to show that adding tomato paste was also an option, but I opted against – I really wanted the simple experience.

It tasted pretty good. Being surrounded by mountains always makes eating a sandwich feel special. I think this is because you feel productive and accomplished that you’re both in awesome nature, and you had the foresight to put together a picnic for yourself. But I’ll be honest, my biggest motivation for eating this sandwich is that we ate a Snickers bar afterwards.

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The “Dempster”

Fire roasted bison cranberry sausage with some lettuce and Dutch cheese in your regular old whole grain bun.

Fire roasted bison cranberry sausage with some lettuce and Dutch cheese in your regular old whole grain bun.

From: Erin Bros
Location: Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon
About the sandwich:
A mountain top fire roasted bison cranberry sausage with some lettuce and Dutch cheese in your regular old whole grain bun. Enjoyed whilst ridge topping overlooking the Tombstone Range to the south and Ogilvie Range to the north. Pure goodness at the tree line to tundra border. WINNING.

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