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Today was going to be relaxing, no excuses. We cycled into
Sion and caught a train up to the tourist center of Zermatt which is famous for
its amazing view of the Matterhorn.
The train trip was uneventful and we sat back like rich
people watching the scenery go by from air-conditioned comfort. One change of
train at Visp and two hours later we were in Zermatt.
... on foot. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at an outdoor cafe and then gathered our stuff for a trip up the mountain. This time our mode of transportation was a cog train.
The train curved along the edge of Zermott, climbing higher and higher above the dozens of hotels, shops and chalets. At this point we could see the Matterhorn, though it's peak was covered by clouds. Sheep grazed on the green slopes, dotting the landscape with specks of ...
Today was a rainy day in Zinal, a tiny ski town here in the Alps and almost to the Matterhorn. We hiked to the top of the Col de Sorbois and were able to intermittently see the glacier blue Lac de Moiry but we never got to see the grand ...
... no such freedom and must press on and to reach a hut or town before dark, and as was evidenced the other night, before a certain hour (whatever that might be) or risk missing dinner. Thus, for our last three days here, before moving on to France, we will take advantage of trains, buses,and cable cars so we can enjoy the splendid scenery without spending all day hiking over boulders to get there.
Once that was decided, we ...
... of vertical ladders and metal bridges set against the side of the mountain. After two days and hours of rock scrambling, we were ready for a different kind of adventure, so we chose the ladders. Wow! This way is not for those even remotely afraid of heights! First, we had to walk along a sheer cliff a tiny ledge making our way safe by holding a metal chain anchored into the rock. One wrong step,or slip could send you over the ...