Day one (8 miles) : Mannlichen – Kleine Scheidegg – Wengen

The Männlichen is a 2,343 metre mountain, and our starting point for today’s hike. We got the cable car up from Wengen this morning and started the 90min walk to Kleine Scheidegg. It was an amazing day weather wise, not a cloud in the sky as we walked beneath the shadows of the Eiger, and the still higher summits of the Mönch, Jungfrau. We stopped for a quick lunch and beer at Kleine Scheidegg before heading the 2 1/2 hrs back down to Wengen.

At one point we heard a light aircraft flying by, but after looking up trying to spot it we suddenly realised it was going passed BELOW us !! Weird !

In one of the photos below I’m pointing to the mountain station of Jungfraujoch, which is 11,700 ft high. That’s where we are off to tomorrow !!