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Jun 27, 2018 - Merveilleuse Zermatt !!!

Bonjours à Tous, Familles zé Amis. Zermatt petite ville balnéaire sise à 1600 m. Nuit fraîche, journée confortable lorsque j’y étais. Peu de précipitation, un Pm sur 7 jours. l’Autriche avait des sommets m’entourent autour de 3000/3500 m, ici dans le canton Valais 4000/4500 m. Le cou me fait mal, hi hi hi !!! Plusieurs particularités à Zermatt, les autos, camions, autobus arrêtent tous au dernier village au bas d’une bonne pente. Pour y venir, tous doivent prendre le train à crémaillère. Je peu vous dire que le train est sûrement rentable...

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Sep 3, 2017 - The Matterhorn Day 7

One of the sites we hope to visit (weather permitting) is the Matterhorn. Most visitors to Switzerland don't even bother going. They watch webcams and check visibility. In about 70% of the time the mountain is not visible so the elect to go to other sites. We are hoping to be in the 30% that get a look but, are realistic about our prospects. We took a rest day yesterday knowing we had some heavy hiking days ahead. So we are ready for the challenge. Take a ride with us to Zermatt and see if we get a glimpse of Switzerland's most iconic...

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Switzerland 2017

Aug 29, 2016 - Zermatt/ The Matterhorn

Aug. 28,2016 Now at the end of our Bernese Oberland hike with Alpine Hikers, we took off by first a little "bus" down through the tunnels out of the Gasterntal (Like a Disney ride with none of the safety features- I'll take hiking any day!) to Kandersteg, then by 3 trains south to Zermatt. We're getting really good at running with suitcases between platforms now! A beautiful ride in and out of the mountain valleys and tunnels, we're the disgorged into the busting little place that is Zermatt- quite the culture shock with all the tourists...

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Jun 14, 2016 - Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn

Day 4 – Zermatt – Klein Matterhorn – June 14, 2016 WOW, WOW, WOW – Today was truly amazing and there are few words that can describe what we saw today!! We started out the morning as usual – breakfast at 8AM and we needed to be in the lobby of the hotel for our excursion at 9AM. When we arrived – Monica told us (33 of the 39 people in our group) that the forecast was not too good and that IF we wanted to change our minds (and not go on the excursion to the Klein Matterhorn for possible viewing of the Matterhorn) that she would not charge...

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Jul 8, 2015 - The Matterhorn Trail

Matterhorn Trail We had one full day in Zermatt and wanted to get closer to the Matterhorn, the summit of which is clearly visible from Zermatt's streets. We again cheated by getting the cable car up to the Schwarzee, where it was 8 degrees cooler than in Zermatt - way down the mountain in the distance. We skirted around the picturesque tarn with a chapel and large standing cross to the side, resolving to have a closer look on the way back down. We hit the Matterhorn trail from the Schwarzee, where it would take us 2.5 hours to ascend to...

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Jul 7, 2015 - Walker's Haute Route - Days 2 and 3

Walker's Haute Route - Days 2 and 3 We packed up our tent and gear and headed out of town, stopping on the way to buy terrine for breakfast, some bread, ham and cheese for lunch. We hit the trail again and descended once more - quite steeply. We hiked along through scenic farm lands and local gardens. So many Swiss houses have their own extensive vegetable gardens. We walked past horses, cows and farmers. It grew steadily and more uncomfortably hot. We eventually reached the town of Sembrancher, with another couple of hours ahead to hike...

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Sep 10, 2014 - Walker's Haute Route, Chamonix France to Zermatt Switzerland

I decided to go on another long distance trek. This would be my third long distance trek in less than a year. However on this occasion I decided to go on my furthest, most challenging and technical trek, and I decided to go at it solo. The Walker's Haute Route is a high level traverse through the French and Swiss Alps, from Chamonix in Western France to Zermatt Switzerland. Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn. The route passes below the summits of 10 of the 12 highest peaks in the Alps, crosses through 11 mountain passes, climbs over 12,000m, and...

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Travelling

Nov 9, 2012 - Lunch in Zermatt

No time to explore yet, the station has not changed that much, but the busy platform 1 with its kiosk, and bahnhof buffet have gone, and outside the platforms of my favourite railway Furka Oberalp have been modernised. But it's another railway I am taking today. Waiting on the forecourt is a new unit of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, formally the BVZ. A nice touch on these private railways is the table map showing where you are and the surrounding area. This yet another modern train, is light airy, even roof windows so you can see up to the...

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Aug 17, 2012 - Zermatt - Toblerone Town

We were off to more winding roads all day, never exactly a relaxing car ride in the back seat but exciting to watch the surroundings. We left the French area of Switz and headed back over to the German side through a valley at the end of lake Geneva. Stunning scenery. Dad drove up some winding hills and we investigated a castle just for the heck of it, the bonuses of a rental car! All we were going to do today was head to our hotel at the ski resort of Crans-Montana, but I suggested spur of the moment for us to day trip it to Zermatt. This...

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Alex en Europa 2012

Jun 19, 2011 - Guten Tage from Zermatt Switzerland

We left Milan this morning and three trains later arrived in breathtaking Zermatt, Switzerland. The cities of Italy were important to experience, except Milan which was nothing to write home about, but we are clearly the happiest in the mountains. And what unbelievable mountains these are. We are headed up the Little Matterhorn tomorrow via cable car. We thought Swiss fondue and apple strudel might give us the sustenance we will need for our hike around the area tomorrow. Jay was finally able to get a few pictures to load onto this trip...

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Oct 12, 2010 - The Hike: Day 15 - Herbriggen - ZERMATT

Today started with the coldest morning in the history of the world. My fingers struggled to manipulate my belongings and as a result of having to cup and blow on them every 2 minutes, getting packed up took about 30 minutes longer than it should have. Somehow I got ‘er done and at 10am was on the road to Zermatt. That’s right, Zermatt, the final stop of the Haute Route. The road, unfortunately, was 18km long and though I flew through the first two hours of hiking, I quickly became tired, hungry and angry at Kev for leaving such a long hike...

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Jun 22, 2010 - Rome to Venice to Milan to Zermatt..

3 days on...We travelled two hours on a train down to Napoli and stopped into a little restaurant for pizza and a bottle of red wine. Oh and the most wonderful thing in the world; buffalo cheese and proscuitto!! We jumped on another train for a further 20 minutes down to Pompeii. We walked around the ancient, flattened by a volcano town for a couple of hours. A really fascinating place. The next morning we got picked up in a Mercedes to drive to the airport for Venice. We very casually drove on the highway at 180kmh, another sign of crazy...

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