Sunday 25 August 2013

A Swiss life in pictures #2: Titlis

Another weekend, another mountain. This time it was Titlis, some distance to the south west of Luzern. To get there, one boards the Engelberg Express (big name for what is essentially a local train) to the lovely village of Engelberg, which warrants a visit all of its own. That, however, is for another time. The expedition was undertaken with Mara, Colette, her husband and father on July 27th, 2013.

From a steaming 35 degrees in the valley to a nippy 13 degrees on the summit: it's a different world in the same ten-odd square kilometers.

It was a nice day to do some summer skiing. I would have, if it wasn't for the fact that (a) I have no skis, (b) I have no experience, and (c) the snow only reached until about 50 meters from the summit, a hard landing indeed.

Cable cars. Climbing mountains is obviously a favourite family outing.

Snow capped surroundings. Yetis just out of shot.

The descent, on foot. Target lake in the distance. The path was pretty hairy here and there, with steep slopes inviting certain death.

Not a pose, I assure you. As natural as they come.

Nearly there. We would later navigate the sheer rock face on the right by cable car.


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