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  • Day13

    Right to the top!

    September 8, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 0 °C

    Here we are at the Matterhorn Paradise - elevation 3383m - in the middle of a snow storm. We have a 360° panorama of 38 alpine giants! If only we could see them!

    Hold the phone - or, in this case, the gondola! Just after I wrote the above paragraph, we decided to take the elevator up to the outdoor viewing platform. And, miracles do happen! The clouds began to drift in and out to give us some unbelievable, clear views of the peaks of the Breithorn (4164m) and Matterhorn (4478m). To top it off (bad pun), there was a line of climbers summiting the Breithorn; we could see the thin thread inching upwards. Although it was -11°C and windy, we were both as thrilled as two little kids; indeed, I think that I squealed non-stop while trying to get some good shots. On the cusp of frostbite and high altitude sickness, we left the heights via the return gondolas to the village of Furi, had lunch and hiked down the final 300m of elevation to Zermatt. What a day!Read more