The highest point

_DS85293Heading towards the highest point reachable by able-bodied ‘hikers’, with a good head for heights, in the Zermatt area.

This is the final rock pyramid of the Mettelhorn at 11,180ft. A group of fellow hikers just a few minutes ahead, crossing the final snowfield, en route for the stiff and final zig-zag climb to the summit. A superb, but long day out in the mountains.

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Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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10 Responses to The highest point

  1. Chillbrook says:

    Another very fine day in the mountains by the looks of it Andy and another fine image!

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    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Adrian. I’ve been slow in replying. A week back in the UK spent catching up with all manner of things. This was certainly a long day out but worth all the effort, although I got very wet feet negotiating the snow field.

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  2. It looks like you have a wonderful time in Zermatt. Those other hikers added that little extra perspective to the size of the summit. Very nice, Andy.

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    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Otto. What you see ahead might be called the ‘sting in the tail’. In the middle of the day the snowfield becomes a bit slushy and one’s feet slop around in the holes made by other hikers’ feet (which adds to the effort required) and then there is a steep zig-zag path, very narrow and gritty, up that final pyramid to a rocky summit. Well worth the effort for the eventual 360degree views.

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  3. Dina says:

    I envy you this glorious day, Andy. Glad you had such a wonderful day in Zermatt.

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  4. TalkaholicMe says:

    Sounds very interesting.. have you ever had been to Mt. Everest?

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