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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Cable cars, funiculars and cog railways

Walking in the mountains is a great pastime, even if the weather isn’t great. But sometimes, getting to a mountain peak is a huge effort: even lesser summits than the four-thousand-metre monsters in canton Wallis are difficult to reach on foot.

Although Switzerland is famous for its cable cars, funiculars and mountain railways, Switzerland Tourism doesn’t hold back when promoting them, both at home and abroad. This ad stars regulars Sebi Küttel and Paul Betschart and reminds city dwellers just how easy it is to get to the top of a mountain. In this case, the Stockhorn, near Thun.

There are more of the Sebi and Paul films here.