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Peter Lamont and Ronnie Udell at Piz Gloria
OHMSS Quote - Chapter 9

By now it was gone 9pm, the Starbuck’s skinny latté with blueberry muffin I had eaten at Gatwick and the light snack consumed on the aircraft had become but a dim memory for my stomach. Thankfully though the hotel were prepared for our late arrival and ‘we needn’t worry as we would have a little time to unpack, freshen up, and dinner would be waiting for us’.

Sir Hilary Bray (George Lazenby)
OHMSS Comic Strip by John McLusky

When we came down to the almost deserted dining room we were greeted by Maria, a pretty young girl from Bavaria who spoke good English, but with a slight American accent picked up from the time she had lived there. We were shown to our table which was by the window in the corner of the room. Maria, who would be our waitress for all but one day of our week’s stay lit the candle on our table, which was very tastefully dressed, before offering us the menu. The food we were to discover at the Edelweiss was excellent, and like the table dressing it was always imaginatively well presented. However, the first thing we were both up for ordering were two very large glasses of the strong local beer!

George Lazenby between takes at Piz Gloria

Following dinner, despite feeling tired and in need of our beds, we agreed to go for a walk round the village to walk off the meal and get our bearings. We crunched our way through the snow and noticed many of the houses and shops were lit up with fairy lights and, in some cases, Christmas trees with what still appeared to be decorations! However, none of these things actually looked incongruous, because, despite it already being a week into the New Year. It all appeared very natural and in-keeping with the place. As we walked along chatting my eyes were drawn to look up towards where the Schilthorn mountain, I assumed would be. Suddenly I saw, with the help of the moon, a dim light very high up and the outline of a building and a shiver ran down my spine. Was this Piz Gloria?

 

007 MAGAZINE On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 76-page special publication

007 MAGAZINE On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 76-page special publication

007 MAGAZINE On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 76-page special publication

007 MAGAZINE On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 76-page special publication

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