Tag Archives: Breithorn

Alpine monochromes

When I first started visiting the Alps fifty-five years ago, much of the photography that was on view in shop windows and on postcards was in black and white. The images had a starkness about them, the absence of colour … Continue reading

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Processing a Memory

As one event in life passes, another is anticipated. In a month or so I and my wife will be back in Zermatt, Switzerland for two weeks and naturally my mind is already starting to plan walks and recall past … Continue reading

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Ridge Line

In the mountains, the light never seems to be the same from one day to the next. That is especially true early in the morning, when low-lying cloud and valley mist  start to clear and brief gaps allow the sun … 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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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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The Frontier Ridge

Since Winter shows few signs of lessening its grip, I’ve opted to return to a wintry scene for today’s post. So today we are back on the ski slopes high above Zermatt with a couple of B&W images of what … Continue reading

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Snow plume on the ridge

Snow overnight, a mist shrouded valley at first light; but by lunchtime a complete transformation. The clouds dispersed, the mist burnt off and blue skies throughout. Not expecting such a turn-around I only took the Canon G10 out with me … Continue reading

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