Tag Archives: Rimpfischhorn

A Place to Pause

Mountain walking is not always about the objective; there are days when one just wants to walk and soak up the landscape, listen to the quietness, and be at peace. Takehide Kazami – Japanese author, climber, and photographer wrote way … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes

The Red Piste ‘Fluhalp’ off the top of the Rothorn is one of my favourite runs in the Zermatt ski area. It has that indefinable combination of turns, narrows, rollers, broad sections of piste and a challenging final sustained schuss … Continue reading

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The Britannia Hut

A walk to the Britannia Hut is a pilgrimage for me whenever we come to Saas Fee because 51 years ago this summer, this was the first hut I ever visited (and stayed in) and from which I climbed my … Continue reading

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Wintry Reflections

Building design has changed dramatically since the invention of the float glass process by Sir Alastair Pilkington in the 1950s. We have moved a long way from the idea that windows are merely fenestrations in the external walls of a … Continue reading

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My Golden Mountain

Today started with a suitable golden omen. I was out of the hotel at six am this morning and by pure coincidence the Matterhorn was gold tipped. I wish I had had the time to watch the sunrise unfold but … Continue reading

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A leisurely stroll

After yesterday’s lengthy day, my wife and I enjoyed a gentler day today. Cog railway to Riffelalp and then a 40 minute walk to Grunsee – a small lake on the side of the Findeln valley. In one direction, across … Continue reading

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