Tag Archives: Saas Fee

Swiss National Day

Today – 1 August – is Swiss National Day. Everywhere there are flags. The Swiss Flag, the Cantonal Flag (Wallis or Valais) and all the other Cantonal flags. Saas Fee is bathed in the red and white of the Swiss … Continue reading

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The Allalinhorn re-visited

Last summer I climbed the Allalinhorn fifty years after my first ascent, and I wrote about it in My Golden Mountain. Yesterday I soloed it again – in total my eighth ascent. The mountain looks the same but each year … Continue reading

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After the storm – dusted with snow

Yesterday’s storm is in the past. Today dawned with mist swirling round the valleys and wreathing the peaks. A quick snap before breakfast. Do click any image to see an enlargement – the quality and sharpness is vastly better. By … Continue reading

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In Monochrome

This morning we awoke to thunder echoing round the mountains. It’s rained all day and mists have cocooned the village blotting out the world beyond. The rain has only finally stopped in the last hour. The camera has been forgotten … Continue reading

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Arty

A day of wind, cloud and uncertainty. Nothing desperately bad about it but it resulted in a lazy day where the camera looked for the un-obvious and settled on finding ‘arty’ things. Saas Fee is peppered with wood carvings, many … 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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Saas Scenes

Day I in Saas Fee in the Valais Alps area of Switzerland, the next valley immediately East of the Zermatt valley. A beautiful village – often referred to as ‘The Pearl in the Alps’. A lazy day today spent pottering … Continue reading

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The improbable ridge

Mountains attract drama. Mountains are also cloud magnets. The higher the mountain, the greater the drama. Click the image to see a larger and sharper version. This is the Almagellhorn (10,815ft) in the Saas Fee valley, Valais Alps, Switzerland. Not … Continue reading

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The view from Almagelleralp

It’s mid June and so far we’ve had a mere handful of warm sunny days. In less than a week’s time it will be the longest day and then the evenings will draw in on the long descent into gloom … Continue reading

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Follow the leader

Today’s two images were taken on the same day as the image in Wild Camping. Many of the images that I have taken in the Alps (which will be familiar to regular viewers of this blog) might be best ascribed … Continue reading

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