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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Breithorn, Zermatt

The valley at Zermatt is surrounded by nearly three dozen peaks with summits higher than 4,000 metres above sea level. The Breithorn is well-known as the “easiest” to ascend: although easiness is, of course, a matter of reference. The number of tiny, ant-like climbers on the slopes leading from the Breithorn Plateau was quite amazing, when… (Read More)

The view from Jura

A wonderfully panoramic view of the Bernese Alps from the Jura mountains, close to the Swiss border with France.