Tag Archives: Mountain

MountainScapes in Black and White

Skiers are privileged people – I keep reminding myself of that. We get to snow covered high places in the depths of winter that are unreachable to ordinary people, and often not easy to reach in summer either, as many … 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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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

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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

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In the beginning

I know it’s hackneyed to start my first post with an image of Dawn but…..there is a valid reason. This image was taken in 1966 when I was 19 – I feel old simply writing that! I was just getting … Continue reading

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