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Today was going to be relaxing, no excuses. We cycled into
Sion and caught a train up to the tourist center of Zermatt which is famous for
its amazing view of the Matterhorn.
The train trip was uneventful and we sat back like rich
people watching the scenery go by from air-conditioned comfort. One change of
train at Visp and two hours later we were in Zermatt.
... of the Matterhorn. This route took us via the town of Heremence
which is a typical Swiss mountain village with the usual pretty chalets and
After stopping for a quick meal and drink and noticing that
we were way ahead of the bus arrival we decided to change plan and walk back to
Sion instead of catching the bus. Well if yesterday’s walk was along “37 corner
path” this walk was along “no corner ...
... who had been silent, inquired if we wanted to switch seats with her so we could be by the window. " I've been here many times", she said. We took her up on the offer, thrilled to be able to watch the passing scenery as we approached Zermott.
The ride went so fast as from then on we chatted with the woman, whose name was Agnes, the whole time. She had worked and lived in Zermott years ago and was now returning for a visit. She was ...
... as is
our way we set off on what turned out to be a five hour walk to the top of a
mountain and back.
The first four kilometers was up what I will call the 37
corner path. The route was along an old road that wound its way through 37
corners up to the top of the cliff. From here we took an arbitrary turnoff and
ended up walking for another hour until we arrived in a little mountain village
called Les Granges. Here we stopped for a drink before heading down ...
Today the weather was about 70% better and we got to do about 1/2 of the planned hike for yesterday, the grand balcon nord from the Plan d'Aiguille above Chamonix, France. We rode up the cable car halfway to the top, got off and walked down and around the face of the mountain to a little refuge for a bite.
We're now in a historic hotel in tiny Arolla, Switzerland, (the closest map pin setting available here was ...