Tag Archives: Gorner Glacier

Nature’s Abstracts

A week or more ago I wrote about how it can be difficult to find something new to say about a place that has been re-visited several times and well documented photographically. Looking steeply down onto the Gorner glacier from … Continue reading

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Glacial Movement

In the summer of 2011 while on holiday in Zermatt I crossed the Gorner Glacier on a trip to see the new Monte Rosa Hut. Click here to see my post on the ‘Monte Rosa Hut Trail’. During that same … 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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The Gorner Glacier

Over millions of years glaciers have shaped our planet’s mountains, carved out its valleys, deposited debris as lateral and terminal moraines, transported huge boulders from their origins, depositing them many miles away as Erratics, and provided a vital source of … 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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