Glacier 3000 | Switzerland

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On the second day of our birthday getaway in Les Diablerets the weather was amazing, so we decided to take the bus to Col du Pillon and from there the cable car up to the glacier.

There are actually two cable cars: the first one to get you up there, and a second one that goes from one peak to another.

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The cable car departs from 1546 meters high and arrives at 2971m! It’s quite a ride but it’s worth it for the views!

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Once up there we took a ski lift to an area in the snow where there were a few activities happening, however we just enjoyed the view and walked a bit in the snow.

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Then back up to the real adventure: crossing a suspension bridge that connects two mountain peaks! It wasn’t as scary as expected so that was good thing.😉

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For people who are used to doing sports like ski or snowboard and that spend the Winter months in the mountains, a view like this is a normal thing to see. But I’m not one of those, so I couldn’t stop snapping! I hope these photos can translate the immensity of the landscape.

We also had lunch up there and then took the cable car back down for a hike in the forest – but that’s a story for a whole new post.😉

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PT: Fotografias da subida ao Glaciar a partir do ‘Col du Pillon’, das vistas lá de cima e da travessia da ponte suspensa – as imagens falam por si!

Birthday in the mountains

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A few years ago my boyfriend and I started this tradition of spending a few days away to celebrate our birthdays, as we were both born in May.

We had done Mallorca (Spain) and Chamonix (France) on past occasions. This year we chose to stay in Switzerland and go to a village in the mountains called Les Diablerets.

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On the first day it was actually cloudy and rainy, as seen in the photos. We still went for a little walk and tried to follow the path that would lead to a waterfall, but we gave up as soon as we saw how muddy it was… Falling in the river wasn’t part of the birthday plans!

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The weather got much better the next day and we were able to spend the morning up in the glacier, that you can see in the distance in these photos. The view from up there was amazing! I’m afraid the photos won’t do it justice… I will share them in a separate post tomorrow.:)

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PT: Algumas fotografias do primeiro dia nas montanhas, um dia chuvoso em que só deu mesmo para dar uma volta pelas ruas das redondezas. Ainda tentamos caminhar até uma cascata ali perto, mas desistimos mal vimos o caminho lamacento junto ao rio. O segundo dia foi muito melhor, pudemos subir ao glaciar que se adivinha no horizonte destas fotos. As imagens do dia 2 ficam para amanhã!