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'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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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!


    • 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.


  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.


    • 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.


  4. TalkaholicMe says:

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


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