Jochen was a bit hot and bothered, which is why his ears stuck out like air-plane wings!
I decided against that and did a super round trip back to Feldis. We did not quite reach the top of Dreibündstein, not because it was very steep (which it was) but a lot of people came and went and there really was not much room. So I found a neat little hollow and shared a Camembert sandwich with Jochen. We were probably just a few hundred meters short of the top and reached a height of about 2,000 meters. I think we walked about 14 km.
When we were on the way to the top of the Dreibündstein at that very steep bit, an elderly couple came trudging up towards us and stopped for a chat. Of course they heard all about our Aussie project and were suitably impressed. The man kept looking at Jochen and saying, 'what a beautiful animal', 'what a handsome dog', and, 'my God is he beautiful.' He said it almost in wonder. Jochen was patently bored and I swelled with pride.
Fitness is improving on the long less steep slopes. In fact, we set quite a pace. But when it comes to the really steep parts (and there are many of them, after all this is Switzerland) at a greater height, my lungs tell me that they are not used to this and start puffing like a steam train. At a lesser height this does not happen.
Tomorrow we are off to Austria for that training workshop. It will be a three-hour drive and we leave at 1.00 pm.