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Travel Blogs from Leukerbad
Many of the train journeys we've
experienced thus far have been memorable for different reasons –
the wonderful scenery as we travel along,
the inability to see the
wonderful scenery because of the graffiti covering the windows, (this would be
the other passengers – the Italians have no inhibitions about sharing their lives with everyone else on the train. They speak so ...
... eat, snow to fall in, snowballs to make and throw and eat. The kids were having a ball and Josh exclaimed many times, " I think snow was God’s best Creation". Lachy said this was the best day ever.
We walked down to a lake (man made we think) where we had a fantastic view of the north face of the Eiger. There were chairs and tables here, covered in snow, so we stopped for lunch by the lake. The clouds were clearing more and so it ...
... was heading to the same hostel up in Gimmelwald so we went together. Been playing drums and singing along to guitar all evening, talking to some fantastic people, in this stunning hostel, clouds strolling past the window. Trying to cram stuff in tomorrow as Icould only book one night here which is a real shame, next hostel is booked in Luzern for 2 nights. Note to self, book hostels for longer! So many American and Canadian people around, like, oh my gosh, I'm starting to talk like them ...
... meal or if they want any more, we have whole tables singing, though no beer mugs clinking (maybe that's more Germany than the German Swiss Alps.) Close enough, I'll take it.
As others start to get up and head out (there's no way we were going to be the first to leave,) we make our way to the door. The chef and waitress ask if we're sledding down and make sure we have head lamps and we answer in the affirmative. We grab our sleds, put on our awesome ...
... the elevation is over 11,000 ft plus it's about 32 degrees out, so it wasn't the fastest hike we've done. In pure snow with no trees, rocks, or other landmarks the distance is hard to judge. It took us about 45 minutes to get to the base of the Hut, which is literally attached to the mountain several stories higher. To get up to it, there is a modified series of switchbacks on mostly ice, with a little snow and rock thrown for traction, ...