Thursday, August 31, 2006

At the top of the world

This morning David and I went to the top of the mountain. It is the most beautiful day. There was a lot of snow 2 nights ago, and it is just awe inspiring. We went up in the gondolas, then the cable car(with coachloads of tourists from Taiwan and Japan) and then the Rotair, the world's first revolving cable car. At the top, the Ice flier chair lift was not running because of ice on the cables, which David found hilarious.

Me on top of the world

Looking down from the climb through the snow ot the highest point

David looking at me with evil intent!

The view over the valley

We had hot chocolate and something to eat, walked through the glacier grotto, which is amazing when you think you are in the middle of a glacier, and then came down as far as Trubsee, and stopped to walk round the lake a bit.

We left the gondolas at Gerschnialp, and walked down home through another forest I had not explored before. There was the most death defying mountain bike trail there too..... I cannot believe people are mad enough to try it! This could be one of my new favourite walks.
So there you are.............. a perfect day in the mountains.

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