männlichen - kleine scheidegg

Anyone who visits knows to pack their hiking shoes. With Derek's parents, we rode the gondola from Wengen up to Männlichen and made a short climb to a scenic overlook, a warm-up for the afternoon's high alpine traverse.

We ate a warm lunch while dark clouds gathered and parted, and began our panoramic walk in full sunshine from Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg.

A break for beer and Glühwein with a backdrop of the impressive Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Derek and I were excited to share a place that has become very special to us - the finish line of the Jungfrau Marathon at Kleine Scheidegg. I'm sure his parents feel like they have run it themselves after listening to all our stories and descriptions of the race. We rode all the way back down to Lauterbrunnen on the cogwheel, made dinner at the bungalow, and played cards before bed. Did I mention that Twy and I dominated in both hands of euchre?