Category Archives: MountainScape

The Clouds Parted

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 … Continue reading

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A Day of Two Halves

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the photographic possibilities of a distant place. This, I think, is particularly true of holidays in the mountains. There are the ever-changing vistas and panoramas encountered when out walking that change as you walk … Continue reading

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Just Now

Hot off the press – a few minutes ago. The classic view of the Matterhorn. So much snow. This is what it normally looks like in Winter, not what one expects in summer. But whatever the season, the Matterhorn is … Continue reading

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The High Point

The high point of a trip to Zermatt, physically and visually, summer or winter, is a cable car trip to the top of Klein Matterhorn (3883m or 12,740ft). In Summer this is the starting point for climbs of the Breithorn, … Continue reading

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Monte Rosa – twice

I was fantastically lucky with the weather last week. A week’s skiing in Zermatt included 6 days when the sun shone out of a predominantly blue sky. On only one morning out of the six, the day started with high … Continue reading

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Castor and Pollux

The skis have been returned to the ski shop, the suitcase is half packed. Another holiday is coming to an end. What a superb week – six days of Spring skiing under blue skies. Something to cherish, because we will … Continue reading

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The Italian View

The classic view of the Matterhorn is the one seen from Zermatt. That is indisputably the iconic view. Today I skied over into Italy and down towards Cervinia on another fantastic blue-sky day. The Matterhorn looks very different from Italy. … Continue reading

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Nature’s Abstracts

A week or more ago I wrote about how it can be difficult to find something new to say about a place that has been re-visited several times and well documented photographically. Looking steeply down onto the Gorner glacier from … Continue reading

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Mountain of Mystery

I can’t resist posting another image from Zermatt. 2 days ago I posted an image of a five-mile section of ‘The Frontier Ridge’. Click here to read that Post and understand the context of today’s Post. Turn clockwise through nearly … Continue reading

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The Frontier Ridge

National, State and County frontiers, borders and boundaries often follow geographical features. High above Zermatt in the Valais Canton of Switzerland, the Swiss-Italian frontier follows the high ridge lines of mountain chains and one particular section is known as The … Continue reading

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