Tag Archives: Liskamm

The Gorner Glacier revisited

Anyone who has visited Zermatt and travelled up to Rotenboden or Gornergrat on the Gornergratbahn will have seen the Gorner Glacier, even if they didn’t know it’s name. It’s the second largest glacial mass in the European Alps after the … 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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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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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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