Posts about alps

  • A gathering of Edelweiss on the Flower Path at Mürren.

  • The Saddle

    The Jungfraujoch station, tourist destination and meteorological research centre sits on the “saddle” between the Mönch and Jungfrau peaks. The weather was fine enough to spend some time outside when we visited, so I took the opportunity to stomp through the snow to the very base of the Mathildespitze, a high outcrop beneath the main…

  • I’ve submitted five photos to an Interlaken Tourism competition, whose subject is the Jungfrau mountain in the Bernese Oberland. If you have a Facebook account, please pop over and vote for your favourite amongst the following photos. Thank you in advance!

  • Zermatt is one of the Swiss destinations most well-known outside Switzerland, thanks mainly to its proximity to the Matterhorn, probably the most famous mountain in the country.

  • A clip from BBC series Human Planet, showing avalanche control of the mountains near Grindelwald in Switzerland.

  • A panoramic view of the snow-laden alps above the autumnally beautiful forests near Interlaken in Switzerland.

  • A day in the clouds at the Piz Gloria mountain-top revolving restaurant.

  • Mum and Dad were with us in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago, and we visited Lenk – in the mountains above the Simmental valley – to see the alpine festival.

  • Stockhorn with snow in autumn

    Seasons Change

    The rain clouds lift and show what beauty they have strewn across the higher mountains in our region.

  • Shots from a day trip to the small, local alpine ski resort of Melchsee Frutt in canton Obwalden.

  • Alphorn on the Bonistock

    A lone musician plays alphorn music on the Bonistock mountain peak, high above the lake and village at Melchsee Frutt in canton Obwalden.

  • When I first planned to hike to Bachalp above Grindelwald, I had envisaged not taking the photo above. However, the reception which the photo has received since posting it to Flickr has made me glad that I did.

  • A view of the lake shore at the tiny mountain village of Melchsee Frutt in canton Obwalden, Switzerland.

  • The new 6-seater chairlift running from to the base of the north wall of the Eiger, photographed from the Eiger Run sledge track above Grindelwald.

  • Gallery of photos from Männlichen, an alpine plateau high above Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen in the Jungfrau Region of Switzerland.

  • A winter weekend

    In January of 2005 – five years ago this week – Jo visited me in Switzerland for the first time. These photos show our wonderful time together.

  • Funky Kitchen Club

    Funky Kitchen Club is a Swiss television series, produced in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland by Mountain Multi Media in association with ProSieben Switzerland.

  • A photo which probably represents the end of Autumn.

  • As the sky prepares itself for evening, darkening through shades of blue and colouring more and more from the day’s greyness, the cloud in the distance becomes more dense; a threatening presence trapped on the far side of the open doorway to a narrow alpine valley. Gusts of wind twirl the outer reaches, bringing the…

  • With Alpnachsee, Vierwaldstättersee and Stans in the distance. A risky photo: to get the right angle, I needed to climb through the fence and sit on the edge of the rocky cliff face.