Switzerland: Taschalp to Sunegga

I’ve got a room mate, an American called Thomas turned up late, just as I thought I had the dorm to myself! Oh well, never mind. About 10pm, we went in search of somewhere for Thomas to eat, and we ended up at the Brown Cow Pub, until gone midnight. A later night than I anticipated.

So to today; Yesterdays storm had cleared the air and this morning “The Horn” showed itself properly on a glorious sunny day.

Taschalp
Taschalp
Taschalp
Taschalp

After breakfast, I caught the train to Tasch and jumped in the Taxi Bus up to Taschalp, where I would walk part of the Europeweg to Sunegga. A pleasant stroll, not without its “hairy height” moments. I swear I’ll never get used to it! Despite my being uncomfortable occasionally, the views more than make up for it.

Europaweg
Europaweg
Landslide section of the Europaweg. Now closed due to further rockfall
Landslide section of the Europaweg. Now closed due to further rockfall
Europaweg and other walkers
Europaweg and other walkers

I took a slight detour before the hamlet of Tufteren, on the Blumenweg, where I took some snaps of the wildflowers.

Wildflowers
Wildflowers

I saw the route headed up and I had no idea where it went so I back tracked, to the main route, and went on into Sunegga, busy snapping the flora; Practice makes perfect.

Wildflowers
Wildflowers
Wildflowers
Wildflowers
Butterflies
Butterflies
Zermatt
Zermatt

At Sunegga, I had a short stop for coffee, and then caught the train back into Zermatt.

Zermatt centre
Zermatt centre

In the evening, Tom and I had been joined by two new room mates, from England, Mike and Humphrey. Suffice to say, we went off to the Brown Cow pub for the evening.

Published by Moorland Walker

Paul is a backpacker, tor bagger, Bibbulmun Track End to Ender and West Ham supporter. He moved down from London to live in Okehampton in 2016, after realising he was spending most of his weekends on Dartmoor and it just made sense to make it permanent!

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