Distant sunshine

It is often the case, when it is gloomy in the Jungfrau region, there is sunshine on the distant peaks near Engelberg.  This morning, the sun was trying to shine here in Wengen, without much success.  There was blue sky over Interlaken and it crept steadily towards Mannlichen, but cloud against the north face of the Eiger kept the sun off most of the pistes.  Beyond Grindelwald, heading for Engelberg, the sun shone brightly. 

 

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                                                               Distant sunshine

Despite the poor start to the day, the lifts were busy. Boningen and Matten ski clubs were here in strength and there were a few ski clubs I have never seen on the mountain before today. Their names suggested French speaking Switzerland, so it may have been a long day for some people.

Lunch time came, the pistes quietened and the clouds finally cleared. In the village, later in the afternoon, it was warm and sunny, but the mountain had seemed cold again for most of the day.

A shortish, crowded day brought 7,648 vertical metres in 18 lift rides and 44 kilometres travelled.

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