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Well today is the big trek to Jungfraujoch which is the highest rail station in the mountains of Europe. On a clear day you can apparently see France and Germany from the height but alas, we woke this morning to an overcast and rainy day.
The receptionist said, oh no, you don't want to go today but we don't have a choice as its planned …
Today is our last full day in Switzerland. We decided to go for a hike along the trail at the top of the cliff (attached to a mountain of course) next to where we are staying in Stechelberg. This stretches between the towns of Gruschalp and Murren. Stechelberg is at an elevation of about 800 m and where we were going on our hike is at an elevation of about 1600 m. We walked into ...
... mountains, sitting in the sunshine and the clear waters. After some time of contemplation and the obligatory photos, we started the main leg of the classic alpine walk, which frustratingly was consistently uphill for about 45 minutes; now the breaks for 'view gazing' were more frequent and sometimes it was just simply because I was absolutely buggered. Mark was bounding along tirelessly as he does, but I won't dwell on that too much.
This was again however like the type of ...
... Minnesota) came down and
sat at the other computer, so we talked a bit. I showed him the bungee
pictures. Now he wants to try it. It then came time to catch my train to
Bern, so I departed on foot to the station. I checked the schedule to
make sure nothing changed, then went and got something to eat. I went to
the Best Western restaurant. It was horrible as expected, but it was
right there so I could catch my train in 25mins. I just needed some ...
... us up to this canyon, and we did the whole harnessing, getting ready, signing our life away on waiver forms.... The form was actually pretty funny, they read it out to everyone and it had all sorts of jokes in it. And then came the very scary part... the weighing! Yep, they weigh you and write your weight on your hand for all to see to make sure they use the right ropes. Safe, but embarrassing. There was one older American guy there, who has done something like 50 bungee jumps in the ...