Tag Archives: Mountainscape

Pure simplicity

Black and White photography is an artistic medium that attracts descriptive terms: Pure, Simplified, Minimalist, Stripped back to basics. Evocative of the past. All are true, in my opinion. I am of a generation that grew up accustomed to a … Continue reading

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Mountain landscapes are often seen at their best when the atmospherics – light, shadow,  cloud and mist – combine to tease the viewer. It’s nature’s version of a striptease. Tantalising. You wait for the full reveal but it never happens. Somewhat … Continue reading

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Just Now

Hot off the press – a few minutes ago. The classic view of the Matterhorn. So much snow. This is what it normally looks like in Winter, not what one expects in summer. But whatever the season, the Matterhorn is … Continue reading

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The Way Up and Down

Throwing caution to the wind we went as high as possible today (to Mittel Allalin) on the one and only fully dry day so far. Clouds still obscured some of the many summits but it was worth the trip and … Continue reading

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A Disconnect

It started raining – curtains of rain – yesterday evening, ruining the Swiss National Day evening celebrations and it has continued to rain for the majority of the time throughout today. Rain in the mountains (we are at 5,800ft) is … 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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From the Kirkstone Pass

Normally when I take images in the mountains I know exactly what I am looking at. But I have to confess that as far as today’s images are concerned, I’m not sure what these peaks are. That’s the problem with … Continue reading

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A gap in the clouds

Today’s image dates from two summers ago – A tiny vignette of the Mont Blanc massif as the clouds briefly parted as we descended into the Chamonix valley from the Swiss border. Chamonix sits in a deep, steep sided valley … Continue reading

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Climbing the Dom – The Summit Climb

This is the final instalment of a three-part series on Switzerland’s Highest Mountain – The Dom. Click any image in this post to see an enlargement. Part 1 introduced the mountain with Mountainscapes from nearly all sides. Part 2 followed … Continue reading

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Climbing the Dom – The Hut Climb

This is the second of a series of three posts about the Dom (Switzerland’s highest mountain). If you have not read the first post then you will find it helpful to read it now before continuing to read this. Click … Continue reading

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