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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Inspired by Adams

Jo and I had a lovely time yesterday, hiking a route above the Lauterbrunnen Valley which we’d not tried before. Namely, the Mountain View Trail from Allmendhubel to Grütschalp station. The path is clearly marked and easy to follow, and has enough ups-and-downs to make it a good exercise route, without it being painfully strenuous. As you can probably tell by the name, the path affords spectacular views across the Lauterbrunnen Valley along much of its length, in particular of the three big peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

As the weather was autumnal (edging to wintery), with a chill in the air and a haze of falling snow on the higher slopes, I chose to take the few photographs during the walk as high-contrast, yellow-filtered black and white images. I’ve since post-processed the best shots in a style which I love, having been inspired by Ansel Adams when I was learning the art of landscape photography.