Landon & Janet's World Trip travel blog

View from car train just before Zermatt.

A view of Zermatt while waiting for our lunch

All decked out in our replacement gear ready for the hike

Our first view of the Matterhorn a little cloud covered

Back towards Zermatt

A lot of the buildings here have stone on the foundation so...

See the glacier way off in the distance that is where we...

That is the town of Zmutt we past a ways back

The first snow we have seen since Feb 6

Keep follwing the signs but this one is the best you know...

The hut does not look far but due to the altitude and...

Close to the hut now

Our bunk for the night

Playing cards before dinner

Finally at 8pm our first view of the Matterhorn

The Schonbielhutte 2694m

A glacier, mountain and outhouse

mountain side

just liked the photo, that is the vally we came through earlier

good photo

inside the hut

sun set

departing in the morning

Don't fall

sheep

View back up the valley

wild flowers

Where we are, where we came from and where we are going.

Restaurants just up on the mountain side, just because

Back to Zermatt

Climbers graveyard

traditional music, previously seen on riccola commercials

Cafe du Pont the oldest restaurant in Zermatt and our favorite


July 6 - July 8

You can not drive to Zermatt as it is a walking town, so we drove to Täsch and took the train from there. We went there to hike up close to the Matterhorn. Once we got there we had a quick lunch and started our hike. The hike was beautiful and difficult, especially the first and last hour. There were a few cafes along the way which was odd to see when hiking through the mountains. We stayed overnight on the mountain at the Schönbielhutte. There were about 30 people there and there was a great view of the Matterhorn when the clouds would clear which was for about an hour. The only heating in the hut was by the wood fire stove in the dining room. Sleeping was done in bunkbeds that held five to a bunk. The washroom was an outhouse alongside the cliff but 12:30am we had an amayzing view of the Matterhorn and stars on the way. The next day we hiked back to Zermatt and relaxed having an excellent fondue for dinner. We headed back to Geneve the next morning.



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