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... all the way up the mountain. Once again I take my hat
off to the people who designed and built this line as it truly is a work of
we left Zermatt I placed my cameras on the table which I soon found out (just
as many other did) that this was not a good idea. The train slowly made its way
through the town and once into the open country it just headed up the edge of a
mountain at what felt like 45 degrees. Of course everything that was not ...
... all the way to Mont Blanc on the Italian side and camp there by the town of Aosta. It was an expensive drive on the motorway that day but then the km go down fast and you get there quickly without spending 6 hours driving. We stopped for a coffee and ordered two lattes. Once out of the shop we realised that they had given us two cups of milk! No coffee! We added our own. On arrival at the campground I was still wearing t-shirt and shorts and the guy booking us in looked ...
... minute train to Zermatt. We were all excited, but especially Dawn, to get the first glimpse of that large chunk of granite, the Matterhorn!
That did indeed happen on the short ride in the little electric cart of the Hotel Bella Vista which came to pick us up at the train station. We checked in and were sitting on the deck of the hotel with our Spritzes when who should appear on their balcony in their hotel robes but Rich and ...
... This walk is dominated by the Matterhorn and the Furgg glacier. It was freezing and very windy as we donned another layer and set out along a construction road then to the track eventually leading down to a gorgeous restaurant where hot chocolate and a small pastry restored our energy and we continued downwards on at times steep, twisting paths and at others, upward steep , twisting paths, at times in strong, gusty winds and at times in warm sunshine. It was a ...
... to find it just opened at weekends in September. Let me stay though. He probably suspected I wasn't able to go anywhere else. I can look exceedingly knackered at the end of each day.
The big news is that I am halfway through the walk in terms of days (rather than miles). 5 weeks completed. Time to take stock. Distance completed is 665 miles, which works out at 19.5 miles ...