The Mighty Matterhorn

We took a train from Milan to Switzerland, changing to get to our final destination – Zermatt. When we arrived it was grey and cloudy, with beautiful snow everywhere – Zermatt looked like a fairytale village!We walked down from our hostel and had cakes and coffee at a local cafe.  That night after dinner Lynette, Reubs and I went for a late night walk in the snow, just for fun.

 

Zermatt
Zermatt

 

Wandering around town, apparently this is the graveyard under snow!
Wandering around town, apparently this is the graveyard under snow!

 

 

Late night snow walk
Late night snow walk

 

In the snow at night
In the snow at night

 

 

 

I (Karen) woke up at 7am on our full day in Zermatt. Climbing down from my top bunk, I saw the Matterhorn from our dormitory window! I decided to wake everyone and tell them it was clear – some were more grateful than others for this!

 

 

View from our hostel room
View from our hostel room

 

Later that morning, with the mighty Matterhorn still clear, we took the Gornergrat railway up into the clouds.  At the top we waited – and suddenly the clouds lifted and we had clear views of the Matterhorn and surrounding Alps   It was breathtaking.  It almost made us forget that we were standing in snow at -22 degrees!  We spent about an hour outside taking photos before heading for a much needed hot drink.  This was an amazing day and we loved it!

 

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The Matterhorn arising from the clouds

 

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Reubs and Karen and the Mighty Matterhorn

 

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Warming up with a hot drink – what a view!

 

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Karen and Julie

 

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Family in the Alps

 

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Beautiful views

 

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The Gornergrat Railway

 

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Reubs and Lynette

 

Jumping for joy in the mountains
Jumping for joy in the mountains

 

 

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Lachlan says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Like, WOW!

    Like

  2. Kate says:

    So beautiful! Amazing pics!

    Like

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