Tag Archives: Zermatt

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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Rock Strata

On the margins of the Gorner Glacier there are some extraordinary rock formations. Striped rocks, blue-grey alternating with shades of yellow, rippled and twisted – evidence of the colossal forces at work hundreds of millions of years ago that laid … Continue reading

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Balcony Cafe

There are some buildings that I return to time and time again because they just appeal to me so much. This is the Balcony of the Backstage Cafe – part of the Backstage Boutique Hotel above the Cinema in the … Continue reading

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