Today’s image links back to a series of three Posts that I uploaded earlier this year about The Dom – Switzerland’s Highest Mountain – the central summit of the Mischabel Mountains. Click the link to go to the first in that series of three Posts.
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This is in, my opinion, one of the most dramatic views of the Mischabel range of mountains that form part of the horseshoe of peaks that encircle the village of Saas Fee in the Valais Alps. Viewed from Saas Fee itself the view of these mountains is so foreshortened that one loses any idea of their vast scale.
Today’s view is from Almagelleralp, a wonderful high valley on the opposite side of the main Saastal valley off which Saas Fee itself sits in a hanging valley or shelf. From this viewpoint, girdled by a band of low-level cloud, the range can be seen for what it is: a formidable majestic ridge of mountains.
From Left the mountains are: Alphubel (the flat-topped peak Lt edge), Taschhorn, Dom, Lenzspitze, Nadelhorn, and Ulrichshorn (far Rt)
The Dom is the highest point of this range (4545M) and the highest mountain entirely within Switzerland.