Tag Archives: Zermatt

An intruder in the snow-scape

To ski down you have to travel up. One of the ski areas above Zermatt is served by the Gornergrat cog railway that terminates at Gornergrat – a place that has featured repeatedly  in my posts. From there the skier … Continue reading

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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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Forest Walk

There are some walks that I never tire of walking. And this is one of them. A short uphill walk from Zermatt leads to a balcony walk – a traverse – a couple of hundred feet above the village. It’s … Continue reading

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A line of trees

I’ve been missing for two weeks. I’ve been elsewhere, and those of you who know me well will have figured that I was away in the European Alps, as is usual at this time of the year. I’ve just been … Continue reading

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Tunnel Vision

You go to the Alps for a two-week holiday, enjoy the scenery and the wide-open spaces, and come back with grabbed images of something entirely different. That’s how I see the world. My Eye is never closed to an opportunity, … Continue reading

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