Jungfrau Trek - 4
Dec 10, 2012Public
Photo: The next day starts with a dramatic sunrise behind the Eiger.
Photo: The Monch (13,474 ft.) and the distant Jungfrau (13,641 ft.)
Photo: Today we walk to Mannlichen ( 7,306 ft.), which, surprisingly, is almost 2000 feet higher than Berghaus Baregg.
Photo: We arrive around lunchtime.
Photo: Mannlichen is quite civilized due to great numbers of winter skiers.
Photo: Almost any language works up here.
Photo: After lunch we walk to Kleine Scheidegg enjoying great views of the Eiger ...
Photo: ... and the Schreckhorn.
Photo: Alas, all good things must end. From semi-industrial Kleine Scheidegg we take the cogwheel train down to Lauterbrunnen, where we spend the next two nights.
Photo: Lauterbrunnen lies in a deep glacial valley. Our hotel, the Staubbach, is named for ...
Photo: the Staubbach Waterfall that cascades down the sheer wall opposite.
Photo: Breakfast: happiness at last!
Photo: The next day we take the train up to Murren, where we get good views of the Eiger and the Monch.
Photo: Murren's main drag.
Photo: From Murren, we walk down to Gimmelwald ...
Photo: ... with great views left and right ...
Photo: ... especially of the Eiger, and its famed north face.
Photo: From Gimmelwald ...
Photo: ... we take the gondola back to Lauterbrunnen, and the end of our Swiss adventure. Coming next, some French and Italian Alps. Stay tuned.