We travelled by train and Postbus from Bern to Blatten up in the Alps. Our hotel for the night is in Ried and very Swiss style, rustic and welcoming. We took a private  bus to the Tschaggatta tonight in the next village of Blatten. We arrived early to photograph the monsters in masks and fur with mitts that are used to rub soot or snow on the faces of women. This is a tradition from many years bygone and hundreds of locals and visitors line the streets to see the parade and follow the participants who formerly were young men of the villages but now include young women and some children.