Tag Archives: Alps

The ski slopes are opening

There has been a lot of biting of finger nails across Europe in the last few weeks as the first snowfalls of winter refused to arrive; and in some areas, the temperatures were at times too high for snowmaking equipment … Continue reading

Posted in MountainScape, Skiing - Chamonix | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Black & White, MountainScape, Swiss Alps - Summer, Walking in the Alps | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Climb and Trek, MountainScape, Swiss Alps - Summer, Walking in the Alps | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Descending the Midi Arete

Today’s image is of Skiers descending the Aiguille du Midi’s Arête – high above Chamonix – before starting the most famous off-piste ski run in the Alps – the 18km Vallee Blanche. Many skiers find the descent of the relatively … Continue reading

Posted in Climb and Trek, MountainScape, Skiing - Chamonix | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Remembering Walter Bonatti

Today’s image is of Les Drus, a 3733M peak in the Mont Blanc Massif. I’ve selected it in memory of Walter Bonatti who died on 13 Sept in Rome at the age of 81. This peak was the scene of … Continue reading

Posted in Climb and Trek, French Alps - Summer, MountainScape | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments