After our helicopter encounter, when we were on the viewing deck of the Sphinx Astronomical Observatory, located on the Jungfrau, Switzerland, we made our way back down the lift to the inside observation deck. Here we had a coffee while it was still quiet, it can get very busy. When warmed up, we made our way down to the entrance of a very long tunnel, which opens on to the Aletsch Glacier. We were just going to sit in a deck chair, and look at the view, well I was, but husband had other ideas. There were two things he wanted to do on this visit, one to walk some way on the glacier, and then to walk from one of the stations to the next, down the mountain. So off we went, it’s not so bad, they rough up the ground, so you have something to grip on to and it was warm. But, and there is a very big but, if you are not use to the altitude, you can become ill very quickly, so walk very slowly……last time I came up I walked too fast, and had altitude sickness, but this time I knew I had to take it slower. The views were breathtaking, and I had always wanted to see the observatory from a distance. We spent a couple of hours on the ice, and then returned back to have a coffee at the little drinks bar, and rest in the deckchairs. My husband wanted his photo taken with just his teeshirt on to show how warm it was. I kept my coat on 🙂 The hike was quite an experience, and I am so glad we did it. We then made our way back to the station inside the mountain to catch the train, by this time, midday, it was becoming very busy, it’s best to come early to beat the crowds. We got on the train, and decided to get off the train at the next station where it comes out of the mountain, and walk down to the next one, more to follow.