In my previous post I talked about a walk up to Trift in cloud on our last day in Zermatt. I waited patiently at Trift (a 1hr 20mins walk up from Zermatt and approx 2250ft of ascent) for the clouds and mist to clear. The cloud cleared a little to allow views higher up above Trift towards the Rothorn Hut and the mountains in that direction. But the clouds stubbornly hid the mountains on the far side of the Matterhorn valley expect for the briefest of moments when a small ‘eye’ opened in the cloud and mist perfectly framing the higher slopes of Monte Rosa. I grabbed my chances, and the eye closed. It was one of those magical moments.
When you see mountains like this, detached from their surroundings, they always appear far higher in the sky than you believed them to be. As I descended, Monte Rosa remained in the clouds but I did get wonderful views lower down of the Mischabel mountains as you will have seen in my previous post. If you missed that, click here, to see that image.
The image in today’s post will enlarge if you click on it. Try it – this is a view really to be savoured and viewed large!