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Venice to Geneva, Day 8: Andermatt to Zermat

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Venice to Geneva, Day 8: Andermatt to Zermat

Gotthard Pass (2106 m), Nufenen Pass (2478 m)Upon clipping in and setting off, we pass a town sign that causes me to recall a joke Justin made the evening before, I went along the lines of “Could I have a beer please… Andermatt”? A play on words that entertained me (probably too much) and took my mind off the feeling that my legs felt heavy and lacked any lustre at all; imagine “café legs” and times it by ten. Onwards to the first major climb of the day, Gotthard Pass. Frankly speaking, I do not recall much of the steady ascent, after...

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