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... the cloud had thickened and Matterhorn had
gone into hiding once again.
3100m one certainly looses their energy and after a bit of a long walk around
the mountain my body was about to fall over and die, I had to get some food
into me rather quickly!!
headed for the restaurant and right there on the door it just happened to have
the word "Chocolate" written on it and so I had one thing on my
mind...anyone guess what it was?? ;-)
... by 3 large cables each side. It sure was wobbly.
With a few photos taken I made my way back to my bike and continued along this rather boring road.
My head was now nodding and i was struggling to stay awake. Finally as I rode through the town of Stalden I just happen to notice a nice hotel and so it was in there right away.
As the price was good I decided I will stay here for two nights and go and explore Zermatt and Matterhorn tomorrow.
Up to the room and ...
... 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 ...
... the vans and drove to a train station where the vans were driven (with us inside) onto a car train ferry which travelled through a mountain to Tasch where we unloaded the vans, left them in a parking area and caught a train to Zermatt. Here a hotel porter stashed the bags into an electric car and we were able to walk to the hotel unencumbered to arrive at our incredible accommodation used by Captain's Choice Tours. The Chalet Hotel Shonegg is just beautiful. ...
... from avalanche chutes) in a stunning glacial bowl below the massive, corniced crest of Mt.Blanc de Cheillon and surrounding peaks. Dix is a staging area for higher glacier mountaineering. Rope teams came in and departed, advancing like ants up and down the great snowfields.
As for us, our challenge was to get OUT of this glacial bowl. In our direction of travel, neither option was easy. It was either Pas de Reidmatten---so steep you ...