Ticino, Swiss Alps

Rise of Men – Mountain Adventure

2-9 September 2023

This week-long hut-to-hut journey will take you from rocky mountain peaks to serene forest valleys, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the Swiss Alps. Along the way, you'll hike Lord of the Rings-like trails, swim in ice-cold mountain lakes, and experience the breathtaking majesty of one of the world's most iconic mountain ranges.

But this retreat is more than just a chance to soak up the scenery – it's an opportunity to connect with other men who are committed to achieving greatness in their lives. Through mindfulness practices, breathwork sessions, and other transformative exercises, you'll deepen your understanding of yourself and your place in the world.

And of course, there will be plenty of fun along the way. We'll have group activities, delicious meals, and opportunities to simply relax and take in the stunning scenery.

One of the highlights of the retreat will be our evenings spent sleeping in mountain huts, far away from civilization and the distractions of modern life. Surrounded by nothing but the beauty and majesty of the Swiss Alps, you'll find a sense of peace and tranquility that's hard to come by in our busy, fast-paced world.

At each of the 8 stages of our journey, we'll take time to reflect on our experiences, connect with our inner selves, and strengthen our sense of brotherhood with the other men on the journey.

This retreat is limited to just 14 participants, so if you're interested, don't hesitate to sign up. We can't wait to embark on this unforgettable journey to the top with you!

The retreat will be held in the mountains of Ticino, Switzerland. We will trek from hut to hut through the Alps.

What is included?

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all included in the price.
  • As part of the package, you will be sleeping in different mountain huts, in shared rooms.
  • Hiking from hut to hut 
  • Wim Hof breathwork and cold therapy in Alpine Lakes
  • Multiple Breathwork sessions 
  • Nature / Vision quest in the mountains
  • Fire circles
  • Mountain Meditations
  • Sharing Circles 
  • Fun with like minded men!
  • Personal Intake call

What occurs during the personal discussion before confirming the booking?

The personal discussion is an opportunity for us to get to know each other better and to discuss whether this Menswknd aligns with your needs and expectations. We'll address any questions you may have and ensure you feel comfortable before deciding to participate.

Is the Menswknd suitable for me if I've never attended a retreat before?

Absolutely! Our Menswknd welcomes participants of all experience levels. The program is designed to support both beginners and those with prior experience. Our experienced team will guide you on your journey towards positive change.

Is the Menswknd suitable for me if I have already done more inner work?

Absolutely! Our Menswknd welcomes participants with varying levels of inner work and personal growth experience. The program is designed to support individuals regardless of their level of experience. Our experienced team will guide you on your path to further personal growth and positive change.

How can I prepare for the Menswknd?

All you need is an open mind and the willingness to work on yourself. We'll provide you with more information about what to expect and any preparations you can make before the Menswknd.

How can I get in touch with Menswknd for more information?

You can reach us through the contact form on our website or send us a message on Instagram. We are ready to answer all your questions and provide you with the information you need.

What happens after the Menswknd?

After the Menswknd, we offer a free online group session on integration. This helps you apply the insights and tools you've gained during the Menswknd to your daily life. We want you to experience lasting positive changes.

Retreat Programme


  • Introduction and Facilitator Presentation: We kick off with a collective introduction and introduce our amazing facilitators.
  • Authentic Conversations: We gather in small groups for candid discussions.
  • Self-Discovery Exercises: Engage in exercises to help you understand yourself better.
  • Standing Firm: Reflect on where you are in life and where you want to go.
  • Breathwork Adventure: Dive deeper into breathing techniques for relaxation and balance.


  • Inner Peace Meditations: Explore meditation to find inner tranquility.
  • Reconnecting with Your Inner Child: A session to nurture and understand your inner child.
  • Reset Your Life: Learn how to rewrite old patterns and beliefs.
  • Practical Everyday Tips: Share useful tools for everyday life.
  • In-Depth Conversations: Another opportunity for small group discussions and sharing.
  • Fire Circle: Gather around the fire for storytelling and reflection.


  • Grounding Exercises in the Forest (Morning Session): Begin the day by connecting with nature and grounding yourself through exercises in the forest.
  • Transformative Meditations: Dive into transformative meditations to explore your inner world.
  • Psychedelic Journey with Magic Truffles: Embark on a transformative journey with the power of magic truffles.
  • Discover Your Life Purpose: Explore your life purpose and mission.
  • Energy Movement: Engage in energizing movement to uplift your spirits.


  • Ice Bath Challenge: Push your boundaries and embrace the cold in an invigorating ice bath experience.
  • Boundaries Exercises: Learn and practice setting healthy personal boundaries.
  • Stand in Your Power: Discover how to assertively stand in your own power and authenticity.

And So Much More!: This is just a glimpse of all the beautiful work and healing experiences we have to offer.

Bank Details

To make a payment to Menswknd, you can use a bank transfer or, in exceptional cases, a credit card or IDEAL. In the latter two cases, a separate link will be generated for you to make the payment, which you can request during the intake conversation before finalizing the booking. The necessary payment information is provided in the invoice attached to the confirmation email. Please note that a 4% fee will be added to the retreat ticket amount if you choose to pay via credit card.

Bank Transfer Details:
Account Holder: Menno van Bavel
IBAN: GB29 REVO 0099 7054 2474 83
Bank: Revolut Bank

Please make sure to comply with the payment terms:
  • The deposit must be paid within 5 days of receiving the invoice.
  • The remaining payment must be settled no later than 1 month before the start of the event.

Ensure that you meet these payment terms in a timely manner to secure your participation in the event.




* Downpayment of €299 and the balance to be paid latest July 15.

What's Included

✔ Powerful 8-day retreat

✔ Experienced team

✔ 7 nights in mountain huts

✔ Mountain guidance

✔ All meals & mountain spring water

✔ Ice bath, breathwork, sharing, fire circle

✔ All the tools and insights to take back home

✔ Transfer from end point to start point


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