Switzerland: Taschalp to Zermatt

We caught the train to Tasch, then a taxi up to Taschalp where our walk today began. The Tufteren ridge path to Zermatt is the perfect way to see the Matterhorn, especially on such a stunning day but unfortunately, this path has seen landslides and is currently no longer open. The path was narrow inContinue reading “Switzerland: Taschalp to Zermatt”

Switzerland: Trift Gorge, Zermatt

Arrived in Zermatt the previous day, and when having dinner in Nelly’s Restaurant, we asked about a remote hut we could see a couple of hundred metres up the mountain. The waitress told us of a path that went up to it, and further up the Trift Gorge to a mountain hut where climbers couldContinue reading “Switzerland: Trift Gorge, Zermatt”

Switzerland: The Eggerhorn

Today was supposed to be an early rise to catch a train and bus before ascending Sparrhorn at 3021m. I didn’t fancy the journey time, though and for the past few years had my eye on another mountain closer to our base in Fiesch; The Eggerhorn, at 2503m, sitting high above Fiesch. In hindsight, theContinue reading “Switzerland: The Eggerhorn”

Switzerland: Aletsch Glacier

A great day spent walking the rocky path above the edge of the glacier, starting from Bettmergrat cable car station (2647m). The way can be narrow and undulates to negotiate rockfall, but it steadily makes its descent to Marjelesee, where it is possible to access the glacier. Diane took the opportunity to all but crawlContinue reading “Switzerland: Aletsch Glacier”

Switzerland: Fiescheralp to Moosfluh

Diane and I arrived in Switzerland to some miserable weather, but our first day of walking proved to be a dry one. First things first, we took the cable car from Fiesch to the Eggishorn, via Fiescheralp, to view the Aletsch Glacier. We made our way up to the summit at 2927m, me a littleContinue reading “Switzerland: Fiescheralp to Moosfluh”