We set out for our first mountain trip at the famous “007 James Bond Mountain” – Mt. Schilthorn in the Jungfrau Region. The Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn region is listed in UNESCO World Heritage.
We took a cable car from Gimmelwald to Mürren, a beautiful, idyllic and traffic-free mountain village, nestled amidst the enchanting mountain scenery. We hardly saw any villagers there, or perhaps it was spring, not for winter sports and thus, lesser tourists. We strolled to the next cable car station to bring us up to our destination.
Mt. Schilthorn soars to 3000m high and is the Bernese Oberlands highest altitude skiing area. The steep snowy slopes provided the perfect location for thrilling action scenes in the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service“.
We were actually quite disappointed as we were within an enclosed area away from the snow and the enclosure was just a small area around the revolving restaurant. Rules are meant to break! We playfully crossed over the railings but realized the danger as the steps were slippery and the slope was steep.
It was the first time we saw snow, but the snow was the rough type, not so nice.
Though no snow-playing activity for us, the panoramic alpine views is superb! We could see Jungfrau and other mountains like Mönch and Eiger in the Swiss Alps. We were soaking up the breathtaking mountain sceneries, while withstanding the icy mountain winds blowing to us from all directions!
At Touristorama, we watched the trailers of the James Bond Film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” shot at Mt. Schilthorn, starring George Lazenby as James Bond.
The bond movies are always fantastic as they consist of every thing which an average viewer wants – action, glamour, thrill and suspense. Personally my favorite bond actor is Pierce Brosnon.
Hi! Your pictures are very clear. I love to travel, too. I just would like to ask what camera are you using. Thanks.
@Rose: For this set of photos in this post, I was just using normal digital camera. 🙂
I am a big fan of mountains and your pictures (especially the first one!) make me long back to the Alps!!!
Stumbled upon here from bootsnall – and wow there seems to be a lot to explore in here – i’m about to embark on a round the world trip and will be digging through your photos.
!For spectacular locations like these, that’s why Bond will always be Bond!
beautiful pics. I’m planning a trip there in the Spring and hope to have breakfast in the revolving restaurant at the top of the mountain.
Grab some mobile breakfast in Lauterbrunnen, ride the Seilbahn up to Grutschalp. Then rail over to Murren. Find the trail leading down from the Aerial Tram in Murren (that goes to Gimmelwald), to the left (west) of the Tram, and walk down winding path all the way to Gimmelwald. Bench seats in a couple places along the way. Great scenery, cattle, small village setting at end. Sit and eat and enjoy where you are! In town People will sell coated Almonds, Cookies, Cheese right from their dooryards. Very congenial. And of all the places in the world I have been, this is always the best spot in the world for us.