Category Archives: Walking in the Alps

Signposting in the Alps

It rained late yesterday and today we woke to a mist-shrouded valley. But by lunchtime the mist had dispersed leaving areas of low lying cloud wreathing the high peaks, and blue sky has progressively replaced the cloud cover. So today … Continue reading

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A trip to Trift

After yesterday’s climb ‘My Golden Mountain’, the legs felt surprisingly good so I set off to walk 3,250ft up the Trift Gorge. The walk to Trift takes up to two hours, and is steep in places up a narrow gorge … Continue reading

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A leisurely stroll

After yesterday’s lengthy day, my wife and I enjoyed a gentler day today. Cog railway to Riffelalp and then a 40 minute walk to Grunsee – a small lake on the side of the Findeln valley. In one direction, across … Continue reading

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The Faces of the Matterhorn

Today has been a perfect Swiss Summer day. Warm, blue skies, no wind and a magical walk to the  Schönbiel Hut.  The Schönbiel Hut lies at the end of a long valley that runs to the North side of the … Continue reading

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Balcony Walk

Day 2 in Zermatt has been dry but with a coldish north wind – but warmer weather is on its way. Today I contented myself with a balcony walk, fairly high above the valley. Wherever you travel within the Zermatt … Continue reading

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Snow Crossing

It feels good to put a B&W image up on the blog today. For the first 15 years of my Photographic ‘journey’ I was a B&W developer and printer, initially working in darkrooms in Cambridge and then London, and then … Continue reading

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The Monte Rosa Hut trail

We’re back in the Swiss Alps – Zermatt – to be precise, for today’s post about the trail to the new Monte Rosa Hut that opened in March 2010, and which I visited earlier this summer. The original Monte Rosa … Continue reading

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