The Summit Station and Hotel Atop Pilatus
This view is from the actual summit of Pilatus. About 10:00 we had gone into the snack bar at the very swank summit station and had coffee and some kind of delectable strawberry pie. The Swiss pastries are very nice and we have found their coffee to be delicious - much better than British coffee.
After we finished our coffee, we noted that the clouds were beginning to roll in on the peak - and so were the tourists. It was obviously better to go up early - to avoid both.
We decided to climb to the summit once more before returning to the bottom. The path was narrow and since I was carrying a rucksack I stepped to the side to let the descending people pass. The response as they passed was "Danke--Merci--Merci--Thank you--Danke---"
June 3, 1967