Monday, 11 July 2011

#129 - Taschalp to Sunegga

I’ve got a room mate, an American called Thomas turned up late, just as I thought I had the dorm to myself! Oh well, never mind. About 10pm, we went in search of somewhere for Thomas to eat, and we ended up at the Brown Cow Pub, until gone midnight. A later night than I anticipated.
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So to today; Yesterdays storm had cleared the air and this morning “The Horn” showed itself properly on a glorious sunny day.  Finally I can reveal the view from my room (above)!
After breakfast, I caught the train to Tasch and jumped in the Taxi Bus up to Taschalp, where I would walk part of the Europeweg to Sunegga.
IMG_1369A pleasant stroll, not without its “hairy height” moments. I swear I’ll never get used to it! Despite my being uncomfortable occasionally, the views more than make up for it.
I took a slight detour before the hamlet of Tufteren, on the Blumenweg, where I took some snaps of the wildflowers.
IMG_1381I saw the route headed up and I had no idea where it went so I back tracked, to the main route, and went on into Sunegga, busy snapping the flora; Practice makes perfect.
At Sunegga, I had a short stop for coffee, and then caught the train back into Zermatt.
In the evening, Tom and I had been joined by two new room mates, from England, Mike and Humphrey. suffice to say, we went off to the Brown Cow pub for the evening.
  • Date: 11/07/11
  • Region: Tufteralp Ridge Path, Zermatt, Switzerland
  • Status: Solo
  • Description: Taschalp (2185m) – Tufteren (2215m) – Blumenweg – Tufteren – Sunegga (2288m) - Hot, Sunny, 4hrs.
  • Type of Walk: International Personal Walking – Summer Conditions