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Travel Blogs from Villars-sur-Ollon
... but it was a worrying few minutes. Bit of an adrenaline rush. It cannot possibly have been the way I was meant to go given the fuss made of yesterday's innocuous effort. The height gain today was from 892m to 2,479m ie significantly more than climbing Ben Nevis but with a good gradient so didn't seem too bad. Really needed my quota of 2 mars bars to get me to the top though, even with a good ...
Wettest day so far. Only 13 miles but felt a lot longer. These Alps are not flat. And when you get a railway, a river, a major road and a footpath all trying to get through a gorge the easiest way is to send the footpath all over the place. Made for some interesting locations. Every now and then my rucksack threatened to give me more momentum at a tricky spot than I really wanted. Still, all safely negotiated and in truth I think the books were being a little ...
... as it gives me a chance to get my washing dry. Usually when camping in the wet there is just no way to get anything dried out. Had a Thai meal tonight. Not much choice as its a Sunday. Not bad. Slightly concerned about tomorrow's walk. Both books describe it as the most difficult of the whole walk. Not recommended in the wet or when on your own or with a heavy rucksack. Strike three as the saying ...
Cold pizza for breakfast. A first for me I think. And very nice it was too. Followed by a lovely walk along Lake Geneva. Right round to the far eastern end and then south. It all looked amazingly like one of these huge model railway layouts. Even had some trains up on the hillside and more down near the shore. Actually they had been about 40 yards from my tent last night but I ...
... the trip including Brittany from the US taking a year off before staring Pharmacy school and her friend Jonathon from Melbourne. Our instructors/guides were also a lot of fun, Rayno from South Africa who works winters in Chile and Santi from Peru who works winters back home (he told me dolphin training but I think he mighta been messing with me...). In addition, the canyoning adventure was great fun! We went absailing into a waterfall, diving through a waterfall, sliding ...
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