Gornergrat to Trockener Steg

While we’ve been lucky to have beautiful weather during the last two days while we’ve been by Zermatt, today the weather turned for the worse. Lots of clouds! In the afternoon, the Matterhorn was no longer visible for the first time during our time here. We ended up taking the train from Gornergrat to Zermatt and then the gondola and aerial tram up to Trockener Steg. We ended up doing a short hike and then returning to Zermatt as the weather wasn’t getting any better.

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We headed to Chamonix by train this morning from Switzerland. We intended to visit the ice cave as well as take the aerial tram up to the approximately 12,600 foot tall Aiguille du Midi. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to do all those things due to some unanticipated closures but still had a good time. We’ll have to come back to experience what we missed as well as other summer activities that weren’t available due to it being at the very end of the summer activity season.

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Today, we headed over to Vail to do more high altitude hiking! We headed up one of their two gondolas and hiked to the other one along a route that went a few hundred feet further up before heading back down. We hiked further today than yesterday but it felt easier, likely due to both being about 1,000 feet lower in elevation and being a bit more acclimated to the altitude.

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