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 occupied.
All over before we even get going
Today the weather was overcast first thing and even tough we set off we were aware that it could possibly rain. We got on the chair lift and about two thirds up it started raining. Eventually it poured down so Moni & I decided to return to base while Brassli & Mister put on their wet weather gear and walked down.
Already at the bottom the rain had started to ease but we had decided to meet the others in the Walliserstube.
At the entrance is this awesome photo of the restaurant in winter, so I have a photo of a photo for you.
Inside we sat and enjoyed a coffee and classic vermicelli which is chestnut puree with cream & ice cream, it was yummy.
By the time the folks made it to the restaurant the sun was out. This is a photo showing the distance from the Waldhaus which is right next to our chalet, to the Walliserstube.
The folks were not too wet and after a coffee & beverage we were all ready to go up again. This view is a much better one than earlier this morning. Once again we start our walk from the top of Schönbiel chair lift, but this time heading in a different direction.
Down towards the small lake then up again and over the top along to Fiescheralp village.
The walk was very easy-going today, not a bad thing after yesterday’s hike up to the Bettmerhorn bergstation.
First glimpse of Eggishorn mountain
This was our destination for today, up there high on the mountain ‘Eggishorn’.
Looking back to over the rolling hills we can see clearly a few points of interest. A pretty even walk so far.
Fiescheralp village, klein aber fein
The village of Fiescheralp pops up as we climb over the hill. The sound of cow bells grow louder the closer you get to the village.
Cows are actually roaming free around the path and on the alp here. Just be careful not to step in something wet and smelly 🙂
Here I have a clip of the Swiss cows on the Fiescheralp.
This is the gondola station where we took it to the top. It also goes down from here to Fiesch.
A very rocky top of the mountain greats us at the gondola station.
The Aletschgletsher in all its glory
The views of the Aletsch Glacier are stunning and this time we can see much further up the Glacier trail.
Lunch at 2893 meters above sea
The restaurant here was busy and we were feeling hungry. Even though we had snacks with us we took a look in the Horli-Hitta restaurant and decided on having a bite to eat.
There is another restaurant here as well but this place has much more character.
It’s small inside, but the majority of people sit outside in summer & winter. We had the traditional Käseschnitte which is bread drizzled with wine toped with ham and melted cheese with a fried egg on top. It was delicious.
After lunch, we take in the views once more.
This is looking back towards the gondola station and other restaurant.
The actual peak is still a distance away which you can walk too, we didn’t. It does look rather rocky.
Now it was time to head back down. The good news was that we all felt fine at this height, especially Moni who has had a bad time at around 3000m before.
We could see these mountain climbers from the cable car on the way down… Yikes!
We made our way back to Bettmeralp village.
Past the lake and down into the village.
A quick stop at the coop supermarket to get some provisions for dinner and then home to relax.
Today’s walk was hours and we covered km