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... br> enough it was 3 chocolate bars and a piece of apple pie for lunch then outside
again to wait in hope that the weather would clear up.
more energetic now I climbed away up onto the viewing gallery and took loads of
photos of the wonderful surrounding scenery.
were all around but trying to imagine just how massive these solid lumps of ice
really are is just impossible. Unless there is a building or a human beside one
... asleep within minutes. All this great excitement and adventure had drained me.
At about 7pm it was time for dinner. Of course now out of my bike gear I now was going to wear my jeans when I realised I had forgotten something at home and that was a belt!!!
If there is anything that these great adventure trips do for me then that is loose weight. My jeans are now simply too loose on me and so it was down to the restaurant in my biker trousers.
Now you have it, cheers for ...
... and probably said I was crazy. It wasn't too cold but it was to cold for that attire. A cardigan is now required. We donned our cycle gear and found a path into Aosta along a fast flowing river. Aosta is580m above sea level situated in the centre of Aosta valley. It was founded in 25 BC by the Romans at the junction of the major roads leading to France and Switzerland. Its surrounded by superb mountains. This ancient town dates back to the pre-historic age, to Roman ...
... on the terrace watching the clouds play around the summit of the Matterhorn, we retired to our rooms to....guess what? The same views as the balcony. Awesomely amazing! Wednesday and we woke early to watch the Matterhorn in all its glory begin a new day. Leaving the hotel at 9 we boarded the train (the first of many modes of transport for this day) and rode the GGB Gornergrat-Monte-Rosa-Bahn to Gornergrat, 3,089 metres above sea level. Here there is a large platform ...
... pull yourself up using chains, or Pas de Chevre---achieved by climbing 75 feet of vertical ladders without fall protection. Well, in the words of one Frenchmen who's advice we asked about which way to go, "Pas de Reidmatten, Pas de Chevre, meme chose." The english translation is "it doesn't matter. If there is a fall, on either one you'll probably die." Very funny.
So we did the ladders. Two minutes of terror seemed preferable to ...