You get a pretty great view from the top of the Stockhorn, a peak in the Bernese Alps which is conveniently served by a cablecar. Here’s what you can see if you hitch a ride to the top and walk down again, as Tanya and I did in June.

Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, and most of the Bernese Alps.
A view so good it broke the chair.

From the top of the cablecar you can walk through a short (and cold) tunnel to a platform built into the cliff on Stockhorn’s steep north side; from there you can see Thun and the plains around.

Thun and its Thunersee.

We walked down from the top towards the Oberstocksee (which was still frozen, a solid white amidst the spring grasses), and through the crockus flowers to the mid-station of the cablecar.

The Big Three.
The place was filled with crockus flowers.
The Berggasthaus Oberstockenalp.
Snow drifts still melting at the Hinderstockesee.
Green spring valleys.
Hinderstockesee and the Chrindi cablecar stop.
August 4, 2019

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