Trek to Schilthorn Photo Gallery - Part 2
So which mountain should you go up - Schilthorn or Jungfrau or both? I picked Schilthorn to get away from the group tours, and the webcams showed a glorious day up there. The lookout at Piz Gloria stands at 2970m above sea level and offers commanding views of Jungfrau all the way beyond the mountains.
With a Swiss Travel Pass on hand, going up this mountain is substantially cheaper than Top of Europe.
Impressed by the journey up to Mürren already, the fun continues with 2 more cable cars that head up to Birg then Schilthorn, rising above a beautiful valley.
Upon reaching the top, savour the views that 007 did decades back. Thoughts of making Schilthorn accessible to tourists were already on the plate in the late 19th century, and the cable car industry put things into motion in the 1960s. Not only did they build the world's longest aerial cable car, they also put a revolving restaurant at the top.
I paced myself a bit up at these heights as altitude sickness could start to kick in already.
Mountain weather is quite unpredictable. Fog rolled in to cover up the Jungfrau section. I recall the forecast indicated the weather would deteriorate as the day progresses so I rushed to get up here while visibility remained spectacular.
For the brave visitors, try out the staircase along the cliff's edge. You can easily peek through to see the huge drop below.
With the clouds rolling in, it's time to get back downhill and pad myself on the back for a few francs well spent.
Returning Downhill to Gimmelwald