Permanent Tourist

The personal website of Mark Howells-Mead

Posts about alpine passes

  • Taking the Mini out for a drive through the hills to Emmental.

  • The Grimsel Snake

    The “Grimsel Snake” (“Grimselschlange”) is a cloud formation in the mountain region between canton Bern and Wallis, where the clouds pour over the ridge slowly like water when the humidity and wind combine in the right direction. Here’s a time-lapse video I filmed of it from the Furka Bélvèdere car park in 2016.

  • I love the alpine Susten Pass road and the mountain scenery there, particularly the area around the Steingletscher glacier and nearby hotel. It’s been a long time since I’ve visited in spring – before the upper reaches of the road have been cleared of snow – so Jo and I took a drive and walked…