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... but it was a worrying few minutes. Bit of an adrenaline rush. It cannot possibly have been the way I was meant to go given the fuss made of yesterday's innocuous effort. The height gain today was from 892m to 2,479m ie significantly more than climbing Ben Nevis but with a good gradient so didn't seem too bad. Really needed my quota of 2 mars bars to get me to the top though, even with a good ...
... about 10 miles from Verbier, a well-known skiing area. As usual it took a ridiculously large amount of effort to get somewhere to sleep. No surprise that there was no-one in the religious house. No campsite here so I went berserk and booked into the only B and B. There something about being soaked and cold that just puts me off wild camping. Nice dinner was a bonus. Could sort of justify both by the big climb tomorrow up to the Italian border at the Great St Bernard's ...
... as it gives me a chance to get my washing dry. Usually when camping in the wet there is just no way to get anything dried out. Had a Thai meal tonight. Not much choice as its a Sunday. Not bad. Slightly concerned about tomorrow's walk. Both books describe it as the most difficult of the whole walk. Not recommended in the wet or when on your own or with a heavy rucksack. Strike three as the saying ...
... predictions of rain so it was a great beginning.
For starters, the train journey was wonderful.Most Swiss trains have panoramic windows and switzerland has the best views in the world so the train journey was very enjoyable.
We checked into our hotel which was really good. We had a hige balcony with a lovely view of the matterhorn.
We immediately set out after ...
... road is goes nowhere, great tarmac and there are virtually no cars. Heaven for cyclists. What I didn't count on was Julie telling me to go ahead and climb it as fast as I could. As there was really only one way up and down this meant that there was virtually no chance of getting lost. We kissed at the bottom and we both set off on our own journeys up this mountain. I realize it sounds odd to go for a ride like this on our anniversary and not do it together but I think it kind ...
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