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... and is car free , so you have to drive as far as Tasch , then board a train up to Zermatt. It was 150 years ago that the first mountaineer conquered the Matterhorn, so the place is buzzing. We were VERY LUCKY , in that the weather was clear and we could see the mountain as often it is clouded in. After ogling at our view of the big M from our hotel balcony , we made plans for our "ascent", first thing in the morning. You take a cog train up ...
We awoke in Sunday morning a little slow and sore after a big Saturday of Canyoning and celebrating but we were packed and off by 10am. After 3 great nights in Interlaken it was off to Zermatt to check out the famous Matterhorn. We arrived in the afternoon and took a walk around ...
... amp; colder. Finally reached the peak and it wasn't too cold. Went to the highest glacier palace in the world where there were pretty ice sculptures. But the most fun thing we did that day was definitely snow tubing at the peak. Basically we sit in this float/plastic thing and the guy spins out down a slope. No pics, only videos which I'm having trouble syncing ...
... may be a good panoramic photo spot (see result attached). Saw one other guy hiking around the same spot. Said hello and asked him where he is from. He says, Colorado. What! First person we have met from CO so far. Where in CO, we ask. He says, Montrose. No kidding. He is an artist there and has come to paint the Matterhorn. First name started with R and last name with O, but that is all we can remember. He proceeded to set up an easel and start painting. Mind ...
... back. Of course by then the Matterhorn was back in hiding. Drat.
So Gornergrat ... what a great view from the top and surprisingly not too cold. Didn't even need our beanies and gloves, and for once Jeff remained buff free so we could see more of his face than just his eyes!
At the top there were lots of black birds riding the updrafts and taking food from tourists. A couple came and shared our lunch with us - they like apricot croissants for ...
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