Straightforward mountains are popular mountains. And on a sunny summer’s day don’t expect to have the mountain to yourself. This is the traffic jam of roped parties taking aspirant climbers up the Allalinhorn, and this is quite possibly their first 4,ooo metre Alpine peak. And I certainly don’t begrudge any of them their first summit. After all this was my very first summit aged fifteen although in those days it was climbed by a different and longer route from the Britannia Hut.
Today it is a half day snow climb from the top station of the Metro Alpin cog railway. In summer it is also a popular spot for summer skiing on the Allalin glacier.
I am noticing that images now posted to WordPress appear to have reduced brightness compared to the original JPEG. Are you also noticing the same problem? Something has changed and it is very obvious in today’s image – the whites look particularly dull to me.