Category Archives: Swiss Alps – Summer

The Forms of Ice

Three images today that were taken within a span of ten minutes on a high altitude walk that I have walked many times – and no two occasions have been the same. The first shows one of the remarkable sights … Continue reading

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A shallow pool

As summer progresses and the snow melts, up high in the Alps, most melt water runs off down to the valley floors, but some remains trapped in shallow pools. This past summer, on days when there was no busting hurry, … Continue reading

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Terminal Decline

On my recent holiday in the Swiss Alps I spent a considerable amount of time photographing the glaciers and, on one day, crossing two of them. This image is a small section of the last 100yds or so of the … Continue reading

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Rock Strata

On the margins of the Gorner Glacier there are some extraordinary rock formations. Striped rocks, blue-grey alternating with shades of yellow, rippled and twisted – evidence of the colossal forces at work hundreds of millions of years ago that laid … Continue reading

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The Great Reveal

Back from two weeks in the Swiss Alps and it’s time to start working  my way through over 1,300 new image files, plus iPhone images. That’s going to take some time! We were blessed with thirteen days of dry weather … Continue reading

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High Up and Close Up

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 … Continue reading

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Wool

High above Zermatt you may come across small herds of goats or sheep. The goats vary in type, the sheep are always Valais Blacknose or Blackface sheep. They look very cute in the photographs on the web, where they are … Continue reading

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