Tag Archives: Castor

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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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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Monte Rosa – twice

I was fantastically lucky with the weather last week. A week’s skiing in Zermatt included 6 days when the sun shone out of a predominantly blue sky. On only one morning out of the six, the day started with high … Continue reading

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Castor and Pollux

The skis have been returned to the ski shop, the suitcase is half packed. Another holiday is coming to an end. What a superb week – six days of Spring skiing under blue skies. Something to cherish, because we will … 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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Gornergrat Vista

The high point of Gornergrat (3,089M) reached by the Gornergrat rack and pinion railway is a must-see destination for any visitor to Zermatt. The panoramic view is one of the finest in the Alps including 29 summits over 4,000M. The … Continue reading

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