Saturday, 2 September 2017


Bridget & Sue at the finish

The North Face of the Matterhorn 

Gornergrat & Rifglealp 


Matterhorn & Mattertal 

No beers outside today 

These guys were were warm today

So that's what the Matterhorn looks like
A fab way to finish off the Tour of the Matterhorn trek is a walk up to the Hornli Hut right at the foot of the Matterhorn. Unfortunately the weather today was low cloud and poor visibility. Such a shame for Bridget & Sue who have trekked for  7 days around this magnificent mountain, only to see nothing of it on the last 3 days. We woke to a cold, low cloud Zermatt for a second day running.  Overnight rain had turned to snow above about 2400m. It isn't unusual to get a bit of snow on the hills at anytime during the summer months. We set off in hope of a view of this iconic mountain.  The walk to Zmutt is just lovely,  this tiny group of old Alp buildings and farms has two cafe's!
After lunch headed up to Steflealp where you get a great view of the North Face of the Matterhorn.  We saw the base of it and part of the Hornli Ridge. The best we ere ever going to get. Soon we reached Schwarsee and our highpoint plus finish of this trek. Just a stroll back to town. A great effort by the ladies and brilliant 8 days.
Next stop, Chamonix and Haute Route!

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