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.|