Tag Archives: Saas Fee

Stuck up a Mountain

The promise was for better weather today. It never happened. Instead we found ourselves, for nearly two hours, effectively marooned by a lift failure. There was blue sky, in patches, mid-morning. So we got organized, got out the door, 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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A Walk in the Woods

A gentle day for Swiss National Day with the weather a little uncertain. A walk in the woods was the perfect answer. The only sound being the roar of water in a nearby river draining melt water from the Fee … Continue reading

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A Little Mystery

Go anywhere in the mountains and look at the postcards for sale. In most instances you will see images on perfect days – blue sky days. These are what I call chocolate box images. You will find them in calendars … Continue reading

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Beach

Calm turquoise water, silver sand, a few rocks. Where in the world is this? Answer: 7,000ft up in the Swiss Alps at the southern end of the Saas Valley. This is the Mattmark Reservoir. The colour of the water reminds … Continue reading

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Curves and Spheres

Saas Fee this past summer was home to a display of magnificent sculptures by the talented Swiss Sculptor Housi Knecht. The sculptures were scattered around the village but several were close to the hotel in which we were staying. Composed … Continue reading

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Towering Cumulus

Clouds warn us of changes in the weather.  These clouds were gathering on our last afternoon in Saas Fee. And sure enough the weather changed. After my 12 mile walk the previous day, and an inversion injury to my right … Continue reading

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Swiss Choices

The choice today was: To hear the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (who are here for a series of concerts) rehearse Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 3 in Saas Fee Church for tonight’s concert (which we will miss because we will be … Continue reading

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The Fee Gletscher

The Fee Gletscher (Fee Glacier) is a massive Glacier that flows down from most of the peaks that form the horseshoe-shaped backdrop to the village of Saas Fee. Do please click on the following images for a better quality view, … Continue reading

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Hohsaas

Today we dropped down to Saas Grund and took the Cable Car up the opposite side of the Saas valley, first to Kreuzboden, and then on up to Hohsaas at just over 3100M. Do please click on these images, WordPress … Continue reading

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