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... the cloud had thickened and Matterhorn had
gone into hiding once again.
3100m one certainly looses their energy and after a bit of a long walk around
the mountain my body was about to fall over and die, I had to get some food
into me rather quickly!!
headed for the restaurant and right there on the door it just happened to have
the word "Chocolate" written on it and so I had one thing on my
mind...anyone guess what it was?? ;-)
... a beautiful waterfall running down the cliff. Further round and there is the glacier. Once again, like any glacier, it takes a while to work out just how massive this lump of ice really is. Only when you see people walking near it can you work out the size.
Finally down at the actual glacier and a tunnel has been cut into the ice and so off I go for a walk.
Outside it was still bitter cold in that biting wind but here inside the ice tunnel felt rather warm compared ...
... of the valley called the Nikolaital, along the Matter Vispa River in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn (14,690 feet). Zermatt bans traffic within the city limits; but, there are electric cars (resembling big golf carts) that buzz around the streets half of which are owned by the hotels who use them to shuttle guests and luggage and the other half are taxis. Today, we climbed the Matterhorn (sort ...
... the vans and drove to a train station where the vans were driven (with us inside) onto a car train ferry which travelled through a mountain to Tasch where we unloaded the vans, left them in a parking area and caught a train to Zermatt. Here a hotel porter stashed the bags into an electric car and we were able to walk to the hotel unencumbered to arrive at our incredible accommodation used by Captain's Choice Tours. The Chalet Hotel Shonegg is just beautiful. ...
... Sunnegga (2,288 m) a gondola ride got me up to Blauherd
(2,571 m), then finally a cable car took me up to Rothorn (3,103 m). Surrounding
mountain peaks were largely hidden by cloud but view was still dramatic.
Caught Cable car back down to Blauherd to commence hike recommended
by a Scotsman working in the Blauherd shop; down to Grunsee then across to
Riffelalp to catch train back down the mountain. He reckoned he knew all the
trails and ...