Before the kids came along, my wife and I regularly visited Switzerland.
We loved to go hill-walking in the high altitude and explore places few tourists would visit.
Our last trip in 2006 took us to Zermatt in view of the Matterhorn.
The great thing about walking in the Swiss Alps is that around every corner there’s a mountain hut.
They’re places where you can get your breath back, get some refreshments and even stay the night.
My wife and I came across a mountain hut at the end of one of our hiking slogs.
It’s called the Schönbielhütte and it’s located in the Zmutt valley at 2,694m.
It takes about four to five hours to get there and the path’s a bit dodgy in places.
If you need the loo whilst you’re there though, it’s an interesting experience.
There’s a little outhouse right on the edge of a cliff looking straight down to the valley below.
It’s well worth a visit just for the view of the north face of the Matterhorn alone.