Apologies in advance. This post is pretty much just mountain porn. But Switzerland! The Alps! It’s impossible to get complacent with them. Following our Easter morning indulgences, we got ourselves ready for a day on the slopes (skiing for the lads and
hiking slipping on ice and tobogganing for the Purlers). As previously mentioned, the girl was not allowed to remove her Easter headband. We were destined for Mt Titlis, a nearby Alp that rises above the town of Engelberg. A popular ski run, it also has a glacier, revolving cable car, assorted vantage points and restaurants. We did our best tick off all of the above. All the while wearing Easter headwear, naturally.Not being skiers (yet…there’s always next season), we found a toboggan run and gave that our best shot. Not just for the baby, as it turned out.
We skidded over the ice, played on the slippery dip for a looooong time, and nowhere near burned off all the chocolate we continued to eat throughout the day. But it was tops. And, as always, the mountains were gobsmacking. And that’s really all there is to say about that.
We went up Titlis over the Xmas break. It was breathtaking. Although I knew these mountains were there, I don’t think I really “got” it until we went up to 3,000 metres! So awesome.
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The first time we went we just hung out at the baby / beginner ski slopes closer to Engelberg proper. I am embarrassed to admit I thought that was the main part of Titlis! Rude (and awesome) surprise when we went to the actual mountain.