Wednesday, July 27

Matterhorn

Last weekend we took our latest visitors, Steve and Bev Matheson, up to Zermatt to check out the famous Matterhorn. It's Switzerland's highest peak at 4,478 metres and is a 3-4 hour drive from Geneva. We stayed overnight at Zermatt, a very touristy town near the base of the mountain. Thankfully most of the mountain was visible when we arrived, so we got a glimpse of it before heavy cloud set in for the evening.

There are heaps of walks to choose from in the area. We opted to take the funicular up to Sunnegga and then walk down to Zermatt, which took us about 2 hours. This picture (taken on a clearer day by another flickr.com user) is of the spot where we started our walk. Despite being all downhill, the walk was quite tough on the legs and I am still having difficulty walking down stairs four days later!

2 comments:

Wendy said...

Ah, another tough weekend in a series of exhaustive trips just to keep us all informed how the other half live. I hope I can be yet another lot of visitors for you some day.

batreg said...

Fabulous photo - looks like it's about to jump off the screen.