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... down the valley and up again and soon I gave up
and headed back to Gornergrat.
now it was snowing and the chances of me getting anymore shots of Matterhorn
were not looking good at all. The temp was now a wonderful -5 and so I headed
back to the train station.
walk back to the station was sure an adventure and a rather scary one at that.
Of course me being me I wanted the best photos of the area and so I decided to
take a detour ...
... 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 ...
The trip down the other side of Lake Garda was nerve-racking. Many narrow tunnels where we seemed to be scraping the sides at times. Crazy drivers trying to pass in the tunnels. Out of the tunnels the scenery was fantastic but at times I was too nervous to enjoy it as it was gut clenching on the narrow road. Lucky I have a good driver who doesn't seem to get fazed out by the daily challenges he faces on the road. We hit the motor way as we decided that we'd put in a good leg ...
... 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 ...
... thank goodness. But---did I mention I was having a little anxiety about the ladders? So I decided I needed something to eat. All I remember is being hunkered on that ridiculous little ledge, elbows over the chain, choking down an apple (which, to my way of thinking was going to minimize my chance of fainting while on the ladders.)
Well, we did it. Packs on. No other way. And no, I did not look down. Another American couple we'd ...