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Rock Strata

On the margins of the Gorner Glacier there are some extraordinary rock formations. Striped rocks, blue-grey alternating with shades of yellow, rippled and twisted – evidence of the colossal forces at work hundreds of millions of years ago that laid … Continue reading

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Abstract Glacier Art

Today has been a disappointing day weather-wise. Low-lying cloud, brief showers and poor views. This continues a long-term story of poor summer weather in the Alps this year. So, in selecting an image for today, I’ve gone back a few … Continue reading

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A Day of Two Halves

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the photographic possibilities of a distant place. This, I think, is particularly true of holidays in the mountains. There are the ever-changing vistas and panoramas encountered when out walking that change as you walk … 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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