Aug 27, 2017 - 7:46 PM
in reply to angiedjoe17
Also. keep in mind that the weather can change very quickly at high altitude in the Alps. If the sun goes behind clouds, it can get cold quickly. And weather forecasts aren't 100% reliable, because the mountains can cause winds and the weather to change suddenly.
We went up to Wengen in mid June a couple of years ago. I was taking my grandson for his first trip to the Alps. We had no fog at Lauterbrunnen, but there was a layer of clouds above us. Just as we came into Wengen station, the clouds parted. We had a terrific view of the Lauterbrunnen Valley. By the time we got to our hotel and checked in, the clouds had returned, and stayed through the next morning, even though a break in the clouds was forecast. We did ride the lift up to Männlichen from Wengen in the morning, just in case, and, in fact there was a bit of brightening and a few glimpses of blue sky, but there was no visibility for any distance. We had a cup of coffee at the restaurant, waited a while, and went back down. Went to Brienz and bought my granddaughter a music box at Jobin.
On that occasion, and on the trip in 2009, we had light waterproof rain jackets and hats in our back packs. I always have wet weather gear with me when I walk in the Alps.
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