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... second one held heaps of people. You will see by the photos how many were in there lol. When we reached the summit... Oh My Lord we cannot explain how beautiful if was. It was so peaceful and the day was so clear, clean and bright. It was like the sun rained down on us. Our Tour Director, Ananda, said that she had not seen such a beautiful day up at the Matterhorn before, that was expressed by the locals also. We maintain that it was us that helped to make it that way lol. ...
... day. The road through Switzerland was excellent even though the grade was as much as 19% at times. However as soon as we passed the border into Italy the road quality noticeably deteriorated to one and a half lane rough roads with no line markings, but at least there were guard rails. We strangely passed back into Switzerland again this time exhibiting a well maintained yet very narrow winding road with a deep valley ravine through to Locarno. We then entered ...
... good job even though the cramp in my hands took about an hour to wear off.
After braving the descent we set off on our way towards
Locarno but decided to stop for the night at a place called Saas Grund. Saas
Grund is a mountain village situated 1559 meters above sea level and is very
picturesque. The road there was also quite interesting, being narrow and steep.
A quick braai for supper and an early well deserved night.
... After lunch JJ tried out one of his birthday gifts. He has some 'run slides' which attach to shoes and can be used to slide on snow. We moved to the slope at the side of the restaurant and tried them out. JJ found them quite tiring but good fun. After this we headed back down the hill on the gondola to get back to the hotel.
At the bottom of the hill I went to the ski pass office. I had been told that it is cheaper to extend the pass rather than buy a day pass so ...
... bar which is the lowest lift on the glacier in the summer. We went up this lift and then found a route to mid mountain we had not used before. It was really quiet and allowed us to play with our turns. The slopes were really in great shape still and it was possible to find areas which had not been touched all day.
We went back to the mid mountain T-bar and looped it twice. We said good bye to John as we wanted to head down as we were tired but he was going to go up ...