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... ski clothes from home; leaving it in the UK until Stew was there for work back in October. Unfortunately on Tuesday there was a wind hold so all the lifts were closed in Cervinia. This would happen a couple more days (or part days) while we were in Cervinia. The local Italians call this wind 'the tormenter'. It's a howling wind that can blow you over if you happen to be on the slopes.
On that first day with Cervinia on wind hold, Mitch & Stew ...
... there is" and "there's going to be a big dump next tuesday" but every day we would get up and be greeted by stunning blue skies. The winds picked up late in the 2nd week which combined with -15degrees on the mountain made for some pretty tough conditions. Sal got frostbite on her nose and fingers and one afternoon we got stuck on the mountain as the 80kmh winds forced all the cable cars and chairlifts to shut. Fortunately there is a train that could get ...
... this line all four trains simply head up the mountain as
one train but in four units just following each other like busses.
After taking even more photos of the magnificent views along this section
we arrive at Kleine Scheidegg where we change trains for Jungfrau.
The station here is in turmoil with thousands of people trying to board
every train to the Top of Europe. While trying to locate our private coach
between the crowds an announcement is made that ...
... I was beginning to mistrust the campsites shown on my map.
Sure enough, the next campsite was also in the out of position from the map, though at least it still existed and was open. Settling in for the night I realised that over the previous six days and six passes I had climbed a combined altitude of over 8000m. In a roundabout sort of way, that’s like climbing Mount Everest on a bike...sort of.
... about to take off. Well, next thing, he couldn't believe his eyes and neither could the rest of our train carriage. The helicopter lifted up slowly and had a cow in a sling underneath it !!! It was so funny, seeing this cow flying through the air going higher and higher into the alps !! I fumbled and couldn't get my phone onto camera quick enough to get a decent shot !! I did get one hanging out the top window but when I checked it my finger was across the top of the pic and ...