Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Wednesday 6 March 2024

Wednesday 6 March 2024 - Snow in Kandersteg

Snow. A decent amount overnight, continuing with light snow today. We decided that as the conditions are quite different to yesterday's we would walk around Kandersteg again.

The cloud was down so we had no views of significance, the mountains being well hidden. Starting with a 3 km 'red' loop to the Oeschinensee cablecar station, we followed that by taking the 'green' route to Höh, going in the opposite direction to yesterday and opting out of the pink signs in favour of following the panoramic route. Just for a change; lots of viewpoints but no actual views.

Elevenses were enjoyed on a bench on the way up, and we had lunch on the same bench as yesterday. After this we picked up the 'blue' trail to Filfalle and the scout camp, from where it was an easy walk home through the snow. 12 km with 280 metres ascent.

After a bit of R&R we toddled off to Grossen Sport near the station and picked up the skis that had been ordered for us. Good equipment - it looks brand new. A contrast to our experiences in Estonia and Poland.

Then we found a ski trail from the hotel and enjoyed a 2.5 km warm up. Sue stayed upright but I fell over twice. It's easy to fall, not so easy to get up again! It's four years since we last skied.

Tonight it's our special five course dinner, featuring a cheese fondue. I'd been wondering what would happen to all the half eaten loaves of various different breads that we have at breakfast time.


afootinthehills said...

That’s more like it. Now you need cloudless blue skies.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks for that order Gibson. Are you a doctor who orders such items as are in the next posting!!