SWITZERLAND: Babette & Bobby

Eight times Babette l'Alpiniste (a cat) is known to have scaled the Blümlisalphorn (12,044 feet), accompanying parties of climbing humans.

Last week Babette 1'Alpiniste was given up for lost, having become separated from her party during an unexpected snowstorm.

Bobby, the only dog (bull) ever to ascend the Jungfrau (13,669 feet) performed that feat in 1911, encouraged by the whistles of his master and mistress, le marquis et la Marquise de Charette.

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