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The flying rubbish truck

The rubbish collection service at Bettmeralp – a car-free village in the mountains of upper canton Valais – must be unique in the world. In the absence of any road connection to the village, a 7.5-tonne lorry is carried up and down the mountain by cable-car.

The flying rubbish truck
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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…

Cable cars, funiculars and cog railways

Hörnligrat, Switzerland

I can remember just how much pain I was in when I took this photo. My wife and I take a short holiday for our anniversary each year and in 2012, we chose the Swiss mountain resort of Arosa. Out of practice at hiking, we made the daft choice that it would be easier to get a cable car…

Hörnligrat, Switzerland