I spent one week in Zermatt where the weather was no good for high ascents. Like Mark Twain did one hundred years ago, I managed to ascend the Riffelberg. Hoping for better luck I moved over to Grindelwald and the Berner Oberland. We stayed two days in the Mönchjoch hut before we could climb the Trugberg the long way from the Ewigschneefäld, (August 4, 1998).
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."