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  • Chalet de Gruyères

    Fondue at Le Chalet de Gruyères in Fribourg

    As it is my birthday tomorrow, Stefano asked what I’d like to eat for dinner and my choice was Swiss Fondue. Naturally, one of the best places to enjoy this traditional Swiss dish is in the medieval village of Gruyères in Fribourg. Day 1242 – July 26th, 2017 Gruyeres is not too far from Bern, […]

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  • Magnum of Boffa Barbaresco 2013

    Birthday Boy John, Spoilt Once Again

    What can I say, my friends are truly special, and after a great night out yesterday enjoying cheese fondue in Gruyères tonight we stayed home and cooked 5 star cuisine once again. Day 1243 – July 27th, 2017 Together we prepared dinner Stefano cooked his delicious herb crusted lamb racks, which are always a hit, […]

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  • View from the Waldhaus over the village

    Final Morning Bettmeralp With Breakfast in The Waldhaus

    Having packed our bags and left the chalet in a clean & tidy state, we went to the Waldhaus hotel to enjoy breakfast. Day 1252 – August 5th, 2017 Day 8 Bettmeralp   The sun was up burning off the few clouds that were hanging around. Before long it would be another hot day.   […]

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  • Sali-du, Happy Olten & Galway at the Glacier

    Schönbiel to Gletscherstube & Märjelensee Via The Tälligrat Tunnel

    Our final full day on the Bettmeralp is here and even though the five day lift pass has expired we still wanted to walk some more. The weather was stunning once again and our hike today was to the Gletscherstube and Märjelensee where you can get very close to the Aletsch Glacier. The other cool […]

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  • Electro bike ride on the Bettmeralp

    Electro Bike Tour on The Bettmeralp, Not For the Faint Hearted

    During our first day on the Alp walking through the village, we chose to reserve electro bikes for today and it was now time to give them a go on the Bettmeralp. This was our first time ever on an electro bike…   Day 1250 – August 3rd, 2017 Day 7 Bettmeralp Electro bikes on […]

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  • Time to decide which way

    Walking From Bettmersee to Chüestall to Riederalp

    Let me start today already up on the mountain. Yes we took the Schönbiel chair lift up and began our walk towards the Bettmersee. Day 1249 – August 2nd, 2017 Day 6 Bettmeralp We managed to photograph a few of the colourful varieties on the Alp today, I’m not sure exactly what’s what but they […]

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  • 1st August Swiss National Day

    Bättmer-Hitta to Moosfluh Hike

    Funny thing, here in the mountains I’m waking and getting up at around 6.30am every morning no problem. Back at home I struggle to get out of bed at 7am!! Maybe it’s got something to do with getting der anke auser… lol   Day 1248 – August 1st, 2017 Day 5 Bettmeralp Swiss National Day […]

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  • Mountain climbers on the Eggishorn

    Schönbiel to Fiescheralp and Then up to Eggishorn

    Another day, another walk. This time we were at our highest point of the week, a trip to Eggishorn at 2893 meters above sea.   Day 1247 – July 31st, 2017 Day 4 Bettmeralp But first, a better view of our chalet of which we only had the top floor. The lower levels are also […]

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  • The Aletsch Glacier from the Bettmerhorn

    Walking From Schönbiel to The Bettmerhorn

    Not only was it another wonderful sunrise there was a special treat, one that is not often heard.     Day 1246 – July 30th, 2017 Day 3 Bettmeralp This morning we woke to the sound of the Alphorn. Below our chalet, just at the platform to the gondola station were three people playing their […]

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