Aletsch Hike - 01/08/2007

Memorable hike around the Eggishorn Swiss National day 2007

Memorable hike around the Eggishorn Swiss National day 2007

Uri gets up steam

Steam-driven paddle steamer "Uri" setting off for a trip around the lake.

Steam-driven paddle steamer "Uri" setting off for a trip around the lake.

www.swissinfo.ch: Steamy ascent to the top

One of the best ways to enjoy the breathtaking glacial landscape of central Switzerland is on board a steam train crossing the Furka pass from Realp to Gletsch. The Furka mountain railway is run by volunteers, among them retired chemist Yoshaki Watanabe, who came all the way from Japan to join the workforce for six weeks as a tour guide. (swissinfo, Julie Hunt)

One of the best ways to enjoy the breathtaking glacial landscape of central Switzerland is on board a steam train crossing the Furka pass from Realp to Gletsch. The Furka mountain railway is run by volunteers, among them retired chemist Yoshaki Watanabe, who came all the way from Japan to join the workforce for six weeks as a tour guide. (swissinfo, Julie Hunt)