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Hut to Hut Grimsel to Fafleralp
August 2002

 Day Seven : Hollandia hut - Fafleralp - Grimsel

At 6.30am we left with our guardienne on our rope as she had to go home to Interlaken. She didn't like flying in helicopters and so had asked if she could go down the Lungletscher to Fafleralp with us.

Back up the glacierDown the valleyDawn over KonkordiaIt was an interesting walk down as we started in fairly soft snow and then got to the dry glacier where we had to work out our way down, passing some remains of a crashed helicopter on the way. None of this phased our guest, who was quite used to all this.

Bill followed by guest and NigelTeam photoWe approached Fafleralp and saw the bus driving away, 10 minutes before our arrival. Anyway, it gave us time to have a bite to eat and a drink before the next bus left, an hour later. We got off the bus at Goppenstein and walked to the station where our ticket to Oberwald, via Brig, cost CHF31.40 each. After a short wait at Oberwald a bus appeared that would take us back to Grimsel for CHF13.40. While Bill and I had a coffee, Nigel hitched a lift along the single track road to where the car was parked, picking us up and bringing to a conclusion a great trip.


David Mercer2002