Two Miles Up


Spectacular mountain railways such as the Rigi, Pilatus, Rothorn, Gornergrat, and Jungfrau, help to make Switzerland a railway paradise. The Jungfrau can be reached as a round trip from Interlaken, ideally taking in Grindelwald on the return leg. Grindelwald/Kleine Scheidegg
Jungfraujoch The terminal station of one of the World's highest and most interesting railways, at some 11,000 ft/4,000m, is famously in tunnel:-

The ultimate intention of the builders, to continue another 2,000ft/700m, and even provide a lift from there to the summit, has not so far been realised, so many folk come to climb further!. The rest of us are likely to feel oxygen lack at this altitude, and instead take the unusual opportunity provided by the year-round snow, of an unusual transportation system - a ride on a sledge pulled by a dog team. Reputedly they love to work.....
The sledge The team

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