Pfinsteggbahn to Bäregg

While Joni and Matt were revisiting Mürren and Gimmelwald, the rest of us were heading up the Pfingsteggbahn cable car to explore the gorge below the Lower Grindelwald Glacier (Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher). Two days earlier, on the bus ride to Große Scheidegg, the other Ken thought he spied a waterfall in the gorge on the east side … Read more

Mürren & Gimmelwald One Last Time

Thursday, our last day in Grindelwald, dawned sunny and clear.  A different grouping of the Fabulous Four headed up valley for a hike from Phingsteg to Bäegg.  I’m promised pictures of their hike for another post. Matt had not seen Mürren and Gimmelwald in the sun, so we decided to take one last jaunt to … Read more

Schynige Platte to First

As Dominique and Joni were making their way across the panorama trail from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg, the Fearless Foursome were traversing the other side of the valley from Schynige Platte to First. Their journey began at 7 am with a taxi to the Grindelwald station, then the train to Wilderswil, followed by the cog … Read more

Grosse Scheidegg to First

On Tuesday the clouds were nearly gone, so we aimed for a longish walk from Grosse Scheidegg to First. The trek began with a walk (up and down) to town, where we climbed on the bus to Grosse Scheidegg.  The bus followed a long and winding road, with sweeping views of the valley and peaks … Read more

The Schilthorn +

The Eiger and his sibs were still a bit sulky on Monday. But the weather gods promised to smile, so we embarked on another multi-modal, multi-village, multi-elevation day.  First leg: chalet to bus (down the you-know-what) to catch the train to Lauterbrunnen. Next leg: cable car to Gruitschalp and cog train to Mürren. We strolled … Read more