DAY THREE

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Zer­matt–Stel­lisee Lake (2.5 hours) Although it’s warm in Zer­matt, I pack the pram for the Arc­tic – we’re as­cend­ing al­most 1000 me­tres to an el­e­va­tion of 2537 me­tres. Upon ex­it­ing the ca­ble car, cool wind nips at our heels, we’re ut­terly alone and it’s slightly eerie. We are walk­ing on a lovely, flat grav­elled fire track that’s so far above the world, it seems par­al­lel with heaven.

A short 20 min­utes later, the lake re­veals it­self; a sap­phire sur­rounded by cot­ton grass grow­ing along the shore, pro­vid­ing splashes of white among green- brown meadow hues. A fish­er­man raises his eye­brows. “Une pous­sette (a pram)?” he queries. I grin in­wardly, re­mem­ber­ing the hard hike through Fin­deln. Lake Stel­lisee, Mon­sieur? Piece of cake.

We sit qui­etly by the water, my daugh­ter and I, play­ing with edel­weiss, rugged up against the breeze. To be among moun­tains with my new bun­dle has brought me the epit­ome of con­tent­ment, and I know this mo­ment of new moth­er­hood will be mem­o­rable for many years to come.

As the first big ad­ven­ture with a baby, ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the world in a new way is ex­cit­ing. It has also be­come an as­sur­ance that with some lo­gis­tics and in­spi­ra­tion, travel with a small one is more than pos­si­ble. In Zer­matt, the sky is lit­er­ally the limit.

A pic­turesque pause in an Alpine meadow

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