Now that is a serious location for a hotel. One day hopefully we will stay there. Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland. It means minor watershed and stands at 2060m. You get the deepest blue skies here. But when the weather closes in it is magnificent and moody – almost sinister. So many climbers have been taken from us here. You can only get here via the cog railway or by foot. The Hotel is where the Clint Eastwood movie The Eiger Sanction was filmed. Can you believe the movie is now 44 years old. 1975….
1975 that’s the year
- Home Video tape systems are developed
- Vietnam War ends
- Iron Maiden was formed
- The first portable mobile phone was patented
- Microsoft was founded
- First disposable razor was launched
And Britain had been in the European Union for just two years. How times change.
What is reassuring is that in all those years of change this Swiss View will not have changed in the slightest. Hopefully it never will.