One of the many lovely buildings in the town, set against the mountains
We stayed in the Sunstar Hotel and it was 1st class - they served 4 or 5 course meals every night and it gave me the chance to try many new yummy things, including:
Ox Tail (not the soup)
The view from the hotel room's balcony - overlooking the Eiger
The 'in-house' entertainment was possibly cheesier than the Microsoft 'Wordart' font used on his poster! :)
I spotted this slight translation error on the room's phone, which presumably should have read 'Wake-Up'?
Perhaps they offered an alternative alarm call and come and hit you to wake you or maybe it meant something more dubious with the maid if both buttons are pressed simultaneously? LOL
The snow conditions weren't perfect, but we got a good few days in...
Andy, about hit a double-diamond black... NOT :]
Getting up the mountain was very pleasant, as a modern rack and pinion train took you to the top!
On the none-skiing days, we decided to go down the 6-MILE (9.7km) sledge run! (... Oh, sorry, I meant 'sledding')
A traditional Swiss Saint Bernard dogga.
There was no Brandy in the keg though :[
A snowy log stack I spotted on one of the slopes
Only 4 people have completed climbing the north face of the Eiger!
I've marked my contribution :]
Icicles hanging off a mountain cafe, 5000ft up
Having seen 'Curling' played on TV for years, I thought I'd give it a go and boy is it hard!
For ages I've wanted a hat with ears and after going to EVERY shop in town, the last shop I came across had what I was looking for!
How cool eh?
I got approached three times by Americans asking were they could buy one and I got stopped by a Chinese lady so she could take my picture :)
On a clear day, we decided to embark upon a trip to the highest point in Europe, Jungfraujoch. (Well, the highest point you're average joe public can get to)
The views were stunning looking down on the clouds!
I suffered from altitude sickness as the air was VERY thin up there and I was seriously light-headed for the hour stay. Tip: Don't hold you're breath when taking a photo to avoid camera shake, it makes the room spin :)
There's an exit out onto the glacier and I was genuinely scared. The winds were gale force and the platform shook a lot and was like a balcony with a several thousand-foot drop below!
The top of the Eiger [North Face]
While up there, you could also walk inside the glacier! How cool is that? Literally :]
I wondered how cold it was and the 2nd most sensitive bit of instrumentation I had with me was my arse... So a bare-butt test it was and I can confirm it was flipping cold!
Luckily I didn't stick or get caught by the attendant :0)
'Flybe' messed up the flight home, so they hired a BAE-146 200, which flew over empty, just to fly us home! Well done...
It's my fave plane ever and it was only a 3rd full, so I got to lie across three empty seats and have a nap on the way home.
Today, I'm Most Angry About: Having ZERO enthusiasm and generally feeling a bit rotten!
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 8/10
Today's Top Tip: Avoid jet lag by simply taking an earlier flight, thus arriving fully refreshed and on time.