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Schilthorn, Switzerland - Morning Peaks - 19th April 2003

Posted by Edmond on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 · Comments (1)

Early morning start at the Schilthorn Piz Gloria and the small mountainside town of Murren. Schilthorn offers the best views of Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch as well as the mountain ranges around Interlaken from Piz-Gloria, where the James Bond film "On her Majesty's Service" was filmed. Halfway down was Murren, where once again, views of the Jungfrau can be seen, as well as serving as a good stopping point for the trip back to Lauterbrunnen.


An early morning at Schilthorn is worth the effort, even though my hostel was on the other side of the Lauberhorn. Other than the crowds of skiers crowding the cable cars, the set of James Bond's "On her Majesty's Service", the Piz Gloria, was empty. There was also quite a bit of cloud cover around, and a haze was building up around the Jungfrau. I hope this was not a bad sign.

Before leaving for Lauterbrunnen, I walked outside the Piz-Gloria. The exit immediately faced a ski run. Due to the amount of skiers, I did not venture out, thinking I would be an interference and a liability to the skiers launching out to the mountain slope.

Murren is the transfer point for visitors and skiers going to either Allmendhubel or Schilthorn. Not surprisingly, there are also excellent views of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch. However, fog from the mountainside was slowly rising up, obscuring the view of the mountain ranges. Since the morning was getting late, I made my way back down to Lauterbrunnen, via the train to Grutschalp and changing for the cog train.


Canon EOS 300V 28-90mm USM. Kodak Portra NC and Ultra 400. Canon A20 Powershot Digital Camera.


Wengen/Murren website

Edmond, 2002