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... is an amazing system. It may
only be a small narrow gauge railway but the trains are in tiptop condition and
they run extremely smooth and quietly.
line really is scenic as it makes its way uphill to Zermatt but this was
nothing compared to the railway I was about to board at Zermatt.
the shuttle train and straight across the road to buy a ticket for the
Matterhorn Railway to the mighty Gornergrat.
railway is a ...
... 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 ...
... the vans and drove to a train station where the vans were driven (with us inside) onto a car train ferry which travelled through a mountain to Tasch where we unloaded the vans, left them in a parking area and caught a train to Zermatt. Here a hotel porter stashed the bags into an electric car and we were able to walk to the hotel unencumbered to arrive at our incredible accommodation used by Captain's Choice Tours. The Chalet Hotel Shonegg is just beautiful. ...
... a steep uphill climb, with snow and water at times covering the track. Some of the group chose to come up the road, so it was a bit of a race to the finish. As we are now in Italy, we go through a range of greetings, but lately we have met quite a few Americans, English people as well as even three Australian ladies. Most people stop for a chat, but we have seen two couples every night, a German couple and another couple from who knows where, who just ...