Where to today?
The bewildering list of walking options outside Zermatt station
Where to today?
Coffee in the village
The Taschhorn reflected in the windows of a first floor cafe
Coffee in the village
Lunch in the mountains
At Riffelalp
Lunch in the mountains
Out walking
Wood carvings are a feature of many Alpine villages. On the path to Zmutt
Out walking
On the Europaweg (1)
The Europaweg links Saas Fee and Zermatt in a 3 day walk. On the final day walking up valley towards Zermatt. Matterhorn summit far Rt
On the Europaweg (1)
On the Europaweg (2)
Closer to Zermatt than in the previous image. The trail takes a detour towards Taschalp. The day's walk is a balcony walk - reasonably level and always with the peaks ahead.
On the Europaweg (2)
Dom and Taschhorn
Seen from near Taschalp
Dom and Taschhorn
Taschalp
High above Tasch (where visitors to Zermatt park their cars) lies the beautiful Taschalp valley. A 2hr walk from the top of the Sunegga underground railway in Zermatt.
Taschalp
The Matterhorn (1)
The Matterhorn has many faces - this is the classic view as seen from the village or in this image from Schwarzsee
The Matterhorn (1)
The Matterhorn (2)
The Matterhorn is often a cloud magnet - and at such times may have more drama attached to it than when seen completely clear
The Matterhorn (2)
The Matterhorn (3)
Seen from Staffelalp. The Hornli ridge is in profile on the left - the normal line of ascent. The N face faces the camera.
The Matterhorn (3)
The Matterhorn (4)
Seen from Trockener Steg. The E face dominates the image with the Hornli ridge now profiled on the Rt.
The Matterhorn (4)
The Findelbach falls
The Findelbach falls
Parapente or Hang Glider
A popular sport. Gliders take off from the top stations of mountain transport and ride the thermals. Tandem flights offered to visitors.
Parapente or Hang Glider
Waymark
It is hard to get lost... waymarking is excellent, and signposts usually give average times to a destination.
Waymark
Gorner Gorge
Gorner Gorge
Matterhorn from Findeln
Alpine Asters in the foreground
Matterhorn from Findeln
Upper Findeln valley
A high valley providing excellent walking. The Flualp hut can be seen Rt.
Upper Findeln valley
Flualp
One of the most beautiful points to walk to in the valley and reachable by an easy path from Blauherd.
Flualp
Waymark
In higher Alpine areas, waymarks are commonly red and white stripes, in low areas black edged yellow diamonds.
Waymark
Matterhorn from Stellisee
A short distance from Flualp. A very popular place to walk to.
Matterhorn from Stellisee
Matterhorn from Riffelsee
Riffelsee at Rotenboden (last but one stop on the Gornergratbahn). Another spot from which to photograph the Matterhorn.
Matterhorn from Riffelsee
Obergabelhorn and Wellenkuppe
Obergabelhorn and Wellenkuppe
Dom and Taschhorn
Dom and Taschhorn

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