Our train ride up Switzerland’s…
…did not take us to the apex.
There were two fairly steep walks left to attain
the full 1,798 metre height of the mountain.
While I did not hurry there were
spectacular views as we walked up.
Upon arriving at the summit the views…
of Lake Lucerne we equally…
After ten or fifteen minutes it was time
to return to the gift shop level.
The walk back seemed more difficult
than the walk up, thanks to a football injury
to my knee in the early 1970s.
Definitely worth the effort though.
To reach the zenith of Lucerne’s Mt Rigi
Upon reaching the zenith of the rain ride…
…there were two shortish walk up more steep gradient.
However, the views over Lake Lucerne
made the walk worth the effort.
No, I did not climb to the highest point attainable…
…mainly because the walk back appeared
more difficult than the walk up.
If you have never made this journey,
the train station is the small building
roughly centre background.
Naturally to make it to the top and back again
one needs to walk past the souvenir/coffee shop.
a volcanic cone,
one of the many in Western Victoria.
I have never been to the top of Mt Elephant
but driven past it hundreds of times in my life.
From the top of Mt Rigi
overlooking Lake Lucerne.
from Grouse Mountain,
on a Nice beach.
were enjoying the sun on
the shores of Lake Lucerne
a few days earlier.
My contribution for this week’s challenge…
we had to…
ascend the Spiral Staircase in the Vatican.
In Lucerne we ascended Mt Rigi…
I thought the train was taking us to the top.
However, we had to ascend/walk this path before…
This was taken about half way up/down.
The rail journey ended at that building on the left.
we were able to take in the beautiful views…
from the top of Mt Rigi.
at the top, I had a brief meeting with my knees.
They declined the offer to ascend
this viewing platform citing the return journey
was going to be more precarious
than walking up to the top.
As always they were correct!