Tag Archives: Wellenkuppe

High Up and Close Up

I posted an image of the highest point reached on our recent holiday in Zermatt about a month ago (click here to view). It shows the rocky pyramid of the Mettelhorn The headline image today looks down from the top of the … Continue reading

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High in the Sky

Nothing improves the look of a mountain in summer as much as a dusting of freshly fallen snow, as is evident in this image. And a little low lying cloud or mist drifting by adds a little to the mystique. … 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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Spindrift

After the snowfall we finally got a sunny day yesterday. Coupled with plunging temperatures (-15C) and squally wind. It’s a rare day when everything is perfect in the mountains in winter. High wind meant that some lifts remained closed and … Continue reading

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A trip to Trift

After yesterday’s climb ‘My Golden Mountain’, the legs felt surprisingly good so I set off to walk 3,250ft up the Trift Gorge. The walk to Trift takes up to two hours, and is steep in places up a narrow gorge … Continue reading

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