The Alpine Pass Route - Switzerland
Meiringen to Mürren (Day 7 and 8)
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Day 7 - 20 September 2008
Above - The walk out of the valley from Meiringen was very pleasant.
One highlight was this great view of the Reichenbach Falls which could
be obtained a few minutes walk along a side track. For the tourists
there was a funicular railway to the base of the falls from the town.
Above - Looking down the Reichenbach Falls from above. There would be
no possible way anyone could survive falling down this drop.
Above - the stream above the falls
Above - Trot-bikes could be hired for those who wanted a fast descent back down to Meiringen.
Above - Taking a slower descent to the valley were the cows. It was
time for them to leave their summer pastures. They were decorated with
flowers and huge cowbells. Their handlers where wearing traditional
clothing. It was an amazing site.
Above - higher up the valley - gradually climbing out of the mist.
Above - sunlight streams through mist in the pine trees.
Above - Further up some great peaks appreared. On the right is the Wetterhorn.
Above - Looking down the valley
Above - Grosse Scheidegg was the pass for the day
Above - In the trees.
Above - At Grosse Scheidegg - the first view of the Eiger (on the right)
Above - From Grosse Scheidegg - I took a variant trail that traversed around to First.
Above - a grand site. Afternoon mist was shrounding the peaks - but
occasionally you could see peaks like the spectacular Schreckhorn. The
paraglider would have had a good view too!
Above - The Wetterhorn
Above - First - the top of a long gondola from Grindelwald - a nice Bergrestaurant with dormatory accomodation and very fine views indeed.
Above - The Wetterhorn and the Schreckhorn from First
Day 8 - 21 September 2008
It was a beautiful morning - with the valley cobered by thick mist. But we were high up - and had some fantastic views.
Above - Looking at the upper part of the Eigerwand - the north wall (on the right of the sunlit secton).
Above - The Schreckhorn
Above - The gondolas coming out of the mist with the Eiger behind.
Above - It was a long trip down to Grindelwald via the Gonola.
From Grindelwald I walked up to Kleine Scheidegg. Gradually the mist
was clearing reveling great views of the north wall of the Eiger
Above - The north wall of the Eiger
Above - The north wall of the Eiger from Kleine Scheidegg
Above - Walkers coming up from the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The trail went down to the valley by the town of Wengen.
Above - Chalet at Wengen.
Above - Wengen - a car free town above the Lauterbrunnen Valley
Above - The Lauterbrunnen Valley.
At Lauterbrunnen - at the floor of the valley I went up a Goldola to
Grütschalp and then walked to Mürren - another car free
resort high up on the side of the valley.
Above - The Mönch and Jungfrau, a spectacular backdrop on the walk to Mürren
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