This has to be one of the most amazing walks I have done. I have skied this track a few years ago and this time Daniel, my friend Miriam and I decided to walk it with the kids and sledge in tow. The views are spectacular – with endless snowcapped mountains and the Matterhorn in the distance.
We walked from Bettmeralp to Riederalp and then took the gondala up to Moosfluh. Then we walked along the ridge from Moosfluh to Riederfurka. We followed the mighty Aletsch glacier which the photos do no justice to show its vastness! We stopped for a beer and pommes frites at the outdoor cafe in Riederfurka and soaked in some of the sun. There was a random ‘castle’ to admire, kind of looks somewhat out of place but beautiful none-the-less. Then we continued down the sometimes steep and icy path to Riederalp stopping only for some sledging and photos on the way! Daniel and I no longer laugh at the Swiss going everywhere with their two ‘sticks’ or hiking poles. It would have been quite handy to have some when walking over some icy bits in the track. Although, I am not sure if these ‘sticks’ are really needed in central Zurich (yes, I have seen them in action on Bahnhofstrasse!)
Toby spent the first part of the 3+ hour walk being pulled along on the sledge but then found that walking by himself through snow (up to his waist!) and breaking all the icicles on the way was much more fun. Noah spent most of his time riding on my back in the wonderful ergo but enjoying sliding down the hills on the sledge.