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... being extremely damp is home to many different
varieties of mushrooms, ferns and moss. On the way down we met up with an Adder
Snake which had just shed its skin.
The interesting part of the descent is that although it is
extremely steep and rocky, there are tracks that indicate that some maniacs
actually ride mountain bikes down these paths.
Eventually we arrived at a small group of chalets called
Gueuroz. These were probably holiday homes but a few ...
... her back ) but looks like alls ok,gotta go she just cooked me dinner, what a gal !! 11th September. I'm losing track of my day's again. I was sure yesterday was my niece Sofia's Birthday but it was the day before. Yesterday was somewhat of a flop. We woke early and headed down to the prehistoric museum to find it didn't open till 10am. Had I been able there was a huge rock just to the side that we saw people climb up the face of and people appear at the very top, via a ...
... of vertical ladders and metal bridges set against the side of the mountain. After two days and hours of rock scrambling, we were ready for a different kind of adventure, so we chose the ladders. Wow! This way is not for those even remotely afraid of heights! First, we had to walk along a sheer cliff a tiny ledge making our way safe by holding a metal chain anchored into the rock. One wrong step,or slip could send you over the ...
... so in for a dime in for a dollar and off we went.
Our first goal was Col Termin which we reached by first dropping down the slope from the ski stations and then swinging in a rather level path around the mountain; all the while enjoying the spectacular view of the Grand Combin massif across the valley. This became important because we stopped 110 times along the way to take yet another photo or yet another movie. We reached the Col Termin and ...
... for a while with a cool drink at the chalet before heading back town in the cable car. Getting later into the afternoon by now, so thoughts and discussion turning towards what to do for dinner. I haven’t been overly inspired by local restaurant options (lots of fondue, tartiflette), so Mitch came up with fantastic do-it-ourselves option (spaetzle from the shop, cooked up with bacon, onion, cheese and crème fraiche – all ...