Category Archives: Walking in the Alps

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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A Place to Pause

Mountain walking is not always about the objective; there are days when one just wants to walk and soak up the landscape, listen to the quietness, and be at peace. Takehide Kazami – Japanese author, climber, and photographer wrote way … Continue reading

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Swiss Choices

The choice today was: To hear the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (who are here for a series of concerts) rehearse Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 3 in Saas Fee Church for tonight’s concert (which we will miss because we will be … Continue reading

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In Monochrome

This morning we awoke to thunder echoing round the mountains. It’s rained all day and mists have cocooned the village blotting out the world beyond. The rain has only finally stopped in the last hour. The camera has been forgotten … Continue reading

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The Britannia Hut

A walk to the Britannia Hut is a pilgrimage for me whenever we come to Saas Fee because 51 years ago this summer, this was the first hut I ever visited (and stayed in) and from which I climbed my … Continue reading

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Montagne de la Côte – in the steps of Balmat and Paccard

Today’s Post follows the route taken by Jacques Balmat and Dr Michel Gabriel Paccard on the first day of their two-day first ascent of Mont Blanc on 7-8 August 1786. The route starts from the commune of Les Bossons about … Continue reading

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Follow the leader

Today’s two images were taken on the same day as the image in Wild Camping. Many of the images that I have taken in the Alps (which will be familiar to regular viewers of this blog) might be best ascribed … Continue reading

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