I posted an image of the highest point reached on our recent holiday in Zermatt about a month ago (click here to view). It shows the rocky pyramid of the Mettelhorn
The headline image today looks down from the top of the Mettelhorn onto the final snowfield crossed during the ascent, where four tiny figures can be seen on their way down. The view from the top is worth the lung-busting final effort. It’s the sting in the tail of a long five-hour, very nearly six thousand foot ascent from Zermatt. The final altitude reached is 11,180ft. This rocky summit is a place to linger, soak up the view, and re-charge the energy stores before a knee-jarrring three-hour descent back down.
The second image takes a close up view of the small patch of melted snow visible in the foreground of the first image. The colours of melt water, or ice, that can be found on glaciers or high in the mountains is always a surprise – blue, turquoise, green – the colour varies, but it is always a delight for the eyes and worth a pause, and of course an image.
Remember to click on either image to see a much sharper and larger image.