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Switzerland: Taschalp to Zermatt

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We caught the train to Tasch, then a taxi up to Taschalp where todays walk began. The Tufteren ridge path to Zermatt is the perfect way to see the Matterhorn, especially on such a stunning day!

Switzerland: Trift Gorge, Zermatt

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Arrived in Zermatt the previous day, and when having dinner in Nelly's Restaurant, we asked about a remote hut we could see a couple of hundred metres up the mountain. The waitress told us of a path that went up to it, and further up the Trift Gorge to a mountain hut where climbers could base before tackling the 4000m peaks surrounding it. So that was decided then, our walk for the next day would be the Trift Gorge.

Switzerland: The Eggerhorn

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Today was supposed to be an early rise to catch a train and bus before ascending Sparrhorn at 3021m. I didn't fancy the journey time, though and for the past few years had my eye on another mountain closer to our base in Fiesch; The Eggerhorn, at 2503m, sitting high above Fiesch. In hindsight, the higher altitude might have been the easier option!

Switzerland: Aletsch Glacier

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A great day spent walking the rocky path above the edge of the glacier, starting from Bettmergrat cable car station (2647m).

Switzerland: Fiescheralp to Moosfluh

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Diane and I arrived in Switzerland yesterday to some miserable weather, but our first day of walking proved to be a dry one. First things first, we took the cable car from Fiesch to the Eggishorn, via Fiescheralp, to view the Aletsch Glacier.