I am staying at the Matterhorn Hostel in the town of Zermatt this day 29th July 2014. It seems just as I remember it from my visit of 1999. Another place where I am familiar and can rest my head. I am staying at this hostel for these two nights at a cost of about 70 Swiss Francs for bed and breakfast for two nights. It is spartan but has everything needed.
In 1999 I was on the Matterhorn attempting to climb the Hornli Ridge to the summit. I went about two hours above the Hornli Refuge before retreating due to stone fall and bad visibility.
Here I am again. The weather forecast is not great for solo mountain travelling. There is a lot of fresh snow in the high mountains and intermittent rain fall also. Will see what happens.
I took a flight from Manchester to Geneva. I arrived in Switzerland late in the evening and found a secluded spot in the Arrivals Hall and settled down to what was a good nights sleep for an airport. Up at 7 am and boarded a train on route to Brig with me getting off at the junction of Visp. I think I may have spent unwisely by getting a Swiss Transfer ticket in the UK. It cost 96 pounds. Maybe it would have been cheaper to buy tickets locally.