The first bothies, in the modern sense of the word, appeared in the 1860s, mostly along routes to 4,000-metre peaks--the Matterhorn, Weisshorn
and the Finsteraarhorn.
"Did you see the Weisshorn
?" She buttered a croissant, which seemed like overkill to me.
As we took a breather - seemingly miles from anywhere - we caught our breath admiring the sparkling vista of Weisshorn
mountain now gloriously crowned by clear blue skies.
To detect early signs of a rupture, scientists placed seismic instruments on a glacier precariously hugging the northeast face of the Weisshorn
, a steep peak in the Swiss Alps that looms over the village of Randa.
We spent a morning circling the village on a series of well-trodden hiking paths and biking trails, taking in views down into the valley and up to the majestic Weisshorn
In the following years she added major peaks of the Valais and Oberland, including the Weisshorn
, and made the fourth ascent of the Eiger.
And in Heidi Diehl's "Weisshorn
," a resentful daughter, the guest of her stepfamily in Switzerland, longs to confront her elderly mother about their contentious relationship.
Pollux and Breithorn fell to Swiss and French climbers but, thereafter, the Matterhorn, Gabelhorn, Zinal Rothorn and Weisshorn
were British successes.'