Never seen a piggy up in the mountains before, look at him rolling around in the muddy path, happy as a pig in muck!
Here’s a shot of Nicky climbing the last little bit to the top of the pass. Then her on top, pity there wasn’t much of a view, I imagine behind her towards the Blüemlisalp group would be pretty special. It started to rain soon after we reached the top, so we headed straight down.
The people who built these ladders put a little bench at the top for a little sit down after, good lads :)
You know you’re on a good route when the path is littered with chains and ladders to help you get up. Not sure if Nicky feels the same way ;)
Climbs don’t get much steeper than this, 1000m of ascent in just over one map mile, felt like pretty much straight up!
I don’t normally blog about the hotels we stay at, but this place is definetly worthy of a mention. Not only was it the nicest place yet, but also the cheapest – 55 Francs (£30) for bed, breakfast and evening meal.
The room was upstairs of a big barn, underneath was the cheese making and cow milking room. Didn’t need a wake up call in the morning when the cows came for a milk!
As the stay was so cheap, we felt we had to pay our way by getting stuck into some lager hell!