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A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Waldeggallmi, Switzerland

Ever on the search for “perfect” viewpoints in the Bernese Oberland, I sometimes end up driving up tiny roads in the hope that they’ll lead me to a new photograph. A (luckily tarmaced) single-track road, for which you have to buy an inexpensive day permit at the shop in Waldegg, leads through the forests and meadows high above Beatenberg to Waldeggalmi, eventually ending abruptly at 1,673 metres above sea level after zig-zagging appealingly both on the map and in reality.

From the top of the zig-zag section of the road, where it passes a hut marked on the map as Schwendi, this massive view across to the Eiger-Mönch-Jungfrau massiv drew my lens one evening in July last year.