You CAN go up the Matterhorn with only a vest and no sleeves …

provided that the following conditions are met :

  • One has ample insulation to buffer cold temperatures
  • One doesn’t mind answering questions about the cold
  • One had large arms to dissuade people from asking questions about the cold
  • It is a sunny day with no wind on top of the Matterhorn

Walking through Zermatt is an experience and a cliche all in one. Seeing the Swiss styled houses with the characteristic roof set against the mountain ensures great picture taking, while you’re going to climb the Matterhorn with only a vest!

Zermatt itself is a town that exists for the winter season with the tiny shops and small roadways.

After taking the cablecar up all the way, as long as there are no clouds, you’re guaranteed phenomenal pictures …  unfortunately, it was a cloudy day.

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About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at

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