Wednesday, 7 July 2010

First Faulhorn Scynigge Platte

First-Faulhorn-Schynigge Platte

Train to Grindelwald, and then the most amazing cable-car up to First. It’s a long ride, so you can relax and enjoy the views, climbing to over 2000m. An amazing piece of engineering.

A challenging, long walk but not much climbing. Weather not as good as last time we did it, with only brief glimpses of Eiger and later Lake Brienzersee. But a good walk of about 5hours+ . Met a couple along the way from San Diego, and chatted for a while. We’ve come across quite a few Americans and Japanese visitors today. In spite of limited views, the wild and alpine flowers have been wonderful, which was the main reason for coming at this time. Lots of tiny little phloxes and gentians in the scree and hundreds of others all over the meadows of the Platte. Lucky cows being able to munch such sweet-smelling grass and flowers!

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