Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Switzerland: Taschalp to Zermatt

Tufteren Ridge path

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!

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Switzerland: Trift Gorge, Zermatt


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.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Switzerland: The Eggerhorn

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!

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Switzerland: Aletsch Glacier

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

Friday, 24 July 2009

Switzerland: Fiescheralp to Moosfluh

Wildflowers near Fiescheralp
Wildflowers near Fiescheralp

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.