Day 2 saw us take the Kapellenweg, or Chapel Trail, up to Saas Fee. The route has 15 small chapels, each depicting a scene from the Bible. Just below Saas Fee, there is the much larger pilgrimage Chapel of Mercy called St Mary of the High Steps (Maria zur Hohen Stiege), which was originally built in 1687, but extended with an Italianate portico in 1747.
From Saas Fee we took the gondola and telecabine lifts up to the Langflue mountain hut/restaurant at 2,869m or 9,413 ft. Given it’s position overlooking the valley and Fee glacier, it’s not surprising that the views are simply stunning. But the best part for us was spotting a group of young marmots playing in the rocks. (How they survive at that altitude, I’ll never know). Their parents must have been fast asleep, as they played happily only a few metres away from our feet. My apologies for posting so many pictures of them, but it’s not often you get that close and they are such cute creatures!