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... is an amazing system. It may
only be a small narrow gauge railway but the trains are in tiptop condition and
they run extremely smooth and quietly.
line really is scenic as it makes its way uphill to Zermatt but this was
nothing compared to the railway I was about to board at Zermatt.
the shuttle train and straight across the road to buy a ticket for the
Matterhorn Railway to the mighty Gornergrat.
railway is a ...
... finally write my blog. By the time i get to sleep its about 2 or 3am every night and then I'm up again about 07h30!!
Today I think my body was trying to tell me to slow down ;-)
I left the wonderful guest house in Intschi and had still not made up my mind what way to go. I could either go over the Susten pass or the mighty Furka pass!!
The Susten would be quicker but I have been over it twice now and so I decided on going via the Furka pass.
After loading up ...
... There were black-nosed sheep grazing by the lake and the day was very cold at windy at that altitude, about 43 degrees not including the chill factor. We didn't linger!
On the way down on the cable car we got off at Furi, a little settlement with a couple of restaurants and some houses, and of course had a coffee and drinks before we walked down to Zermatt from there on the scenic trail through the forest and several ...
... Matterhorn glacier paradise). The summit lift carried us to the highest viewing platform in the Alps which has been cut out of the rock face. At 3883 metres above sea level a 360degree panorama opens up taking in 38 peaks towering over 4000 metres and 14 glaciers in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. As it was such a clear day we're sure we also saw Mont Blanc in the distance as well as the Jungfrau in all her radiant beauty. A lift took us 15 metres below ...
... normal socks and sneakers with breathable mesh panels were totally not suitable for this and sitting on the ice throne also gives one a frozen bum!
After only a short while had to go back inside as toes hurting! Jeff stayed out in the freezer for a bit longer, taking photos of the various ice sculptures. Put a camera in his hand and he's like a little kid at the beach - won't come in out of the cold even though his lips might be blue!
After this we took the cable ...