Tag Archives: Stafelalp

Half buried but alive

Winter is tough when for several months you are half buried in snow, but the coniferous trees of the Alps are used to it and they do indeed survive. This image was taken within a minute or two of the … Continue reading

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Matterhorn North Face

Skiing is the fastest way to move around the mountains, and it can get you to places that would take two or three hours to walk to. This is one of my favourite places in the Zermatt valley – Stafelalp, … Continue reading

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Where once there was a glacier

Zermatt sits at the SE end of a side valley off the major Rhone valley. A road and a railway provide access to it via a twenty-mile, narrow, dramatic gorge; but if you want to travel further you use your … Continue reading

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Inescapable

Monte Cervino (in Italian), Mont Cervin (French), The Matterhorn (German and English). It stands astride the Swiss/Italian frontier – it even has a Swiss and an Italian summit. It’s almost universally visible, the most prominent feature from the Zermatt valley … Continue reading

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