Hotel Testa Grigia
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... its great but now and again it can be something you did not
really want! Thankfully todays was some big pot with everything you can imagine
in it but best of all was the great lumps of meat which i think were beef.
the rain now coming down in buckets I headed for the train station and boarded
a rather full shuttle train back to Tasch.
per always on these long biking adventures I am always prepared for any weather
and so I really was ...
... hot chocolate.
With chocolate in hand I stood chatting to the chap in the shop. I thought the temp up here today was about 3 or 4 Celsius but he confirmed it by telling me it was now -1 here at the top!!!
Warmed up I decided to tale a walk around the mountain and go see the glacier. On the way there I made friends with s few wonderful mountain goats which made the walk even better.
Round towards the glacier the first thing one comes across is a rather large frozen ...
... all the way to Mont Blanc on the Italian side and camp there by the town of Aosta. It was an expensive drive on the motorway that day but then the km go down fast and you get there quickly without spending 6 hours driving. We stopped for a coffee and ordered two lattes. Once out of the shop we realised that they had given us two cups of milk! No coffee! We added our own. On arrival at the campground I was still wearing t-shirt and shorts and the guy booking us in looked ...
... you can see 29 four thousand metre high mountains laden with snow. The Cornier Glacier is the second longest ice stream of the Alps, and is almost right at your feet. And the views are just "awesomely fantastic". Because we all have fallen in love with the Matterhorn, we spent quite a lot of time photographing the mountain from every vantage point. Back down to Zermatt, a quick bite of lunch and we were once again on the move, this time to Klein Matterhorn ...
... with only one bathroom for 4 people so this was really kind of him to offer.
A little later we went back into town for another look around and to molest the marmot water fountain. After this was the usual palaver trying to find somewhere to eat. Lots of restaurants are closed until June and the ones that are open are packed to the gills and we can't get in.
Finally decided on a place called Gees (many, many puns from Jeff along the lines of ...