Glacier Paradise

On Monday we visited paradise – the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, to be precise. The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is not, as you might have thought, on the Matterhorn. The primary route to paradise from the Matterhorn is by missing your hand-or-foot hold and falling – as the Mountaineers Cemetery so poignantly illustrates. The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise … Read more

Gornerschlucht, Blatten & Furi

Sunday was the last day of the full summer season at Glacier Paradise. Given our experience with the hordes at Gornergrat on Saturday, we decided to play it safe and stick to the lower slopes. So we hiked up from Zermatt through the Gornerschlucht to Blatten and on to Furi, followed by a downhill hike … Read more


The Matterhorn caught the sun before we did on our first morning in Zermatt. We have stunning views of the peak from our chalet. The town of Zermatt nestles at the end of a very deep, steep-sided valley, with houses clinging up and down the slopes and our chalet is near the top. The day was … Read more


On Friday we bid a sad farewell to Grindelwald, loading bags and 3 people into a taxi while forcing the other 3 people traverse those lovely hills to the train station.  Our first train transfer was at Interlaken Ost, so we took advantage of the switch and breakfasted at the Interlaken CoOp cafe. Wonderful food … Read more

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