Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Up the Mountain

We took a day to go up the "mountain" and explore.  Take in the views, ride the gondola and visit the ice castle that is in the glacier.

the valley

part way up the mountain

the Italian Alps

inside the mountain at the top

in the crevasse that leads to the ice castle

lunch inside the glacier

a cave in the glacier

ready for the ride down

French Alps on the right Italian Alps on the left

the glacier on the mountain

Dillon taking in the view - the heights made him a little nervous

this building is part way up the Matterhorn

you can see it on the right side of the photo.

we had a wonderful day on the mountain.  a great experience and opportunity to see the beautiful Alps. there is no beauty like these mountains in the winter.  memories that will remain with us always.


  1. Incredible. Just astoundingly beautiful. I think I would be very happy living in Switzerland.

  2. Wow, looks like a great adventure day! Maggie.

  3. i did not know there was an ice castle up there! i feel so cheated! looks like you guys had an *amazing* time. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

  4. oh. my. gosh. I had no idea....
    My bucket list has just been modified.