Switzerland: Oberberghorn from Schynige Platte
8 July 2009
Another day, more cloud obscuring the high peaks, but we took the slow
cog railway from Wilderswil at around 580 metres to Schynige Platte at
1967 metres. This is the station at the top of the line. There is an
Alpine garden that we had a quick look around, then a drink at the
hotel, before setting off on a walk.
I think this is the Gumihorn - it's an impressive outcrop, anyway.
Looking towards the Jungfrau
A little pause for breath
On top of our first Alp, albeit a very minor summit. There were lots of
Looking down on Interlaken and the Thunersee.
As we make a short but slippery descent, a look back at that impressive
Looking ahead to the Oberberghorn, our next destination. We will be
visiting the summit on the left, which looks rather vertical from here.
Looking at the view, with part of the Brienzersee in view
The summits of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau all briefly out of the
A close-up of the Sphinx, where travellers to the Jungfraujoch can go.
Looking up at the Oberberghorn, the steps show how we will get up that
near-vertical ascent seen a few minutes ago.
Another shot of the Jungfrau and to its left the Sphinx.
The glacier we walked near yesterday.
Me on the Oberberghorn with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau behind
Dad with a similar view
Looking further along the ridge with the Brienzersee below
Part of Interlaken with our hotel (and rooms) centre picture
The train returns to Schynige Platte ready to carry us down to
Cows grazing as we descend.
In sunshine later in the day, the view from my bedroom balcony -
Schynige Platte is just behind the right-most summit.