The rubbish collection service at Bettmeralp – a car-free village in the mountains of upper canton Valais – must be unique in the world. In the absence of any road connection to the village, a 7.5-tonne lorry is carried up and down the mountain by cable-car.
The small «Berggasthaus» beneath the cliffs in canton Appenzell is one of the most famous destinations in Switzerland.
The follow-up to the Schilthorn Cableway’s summer video is now online, showing the mountain-top restaurant and region in winter.
Walking in the mountains is a great pastime, even if the weather isn’t great. But sometimes, getting to a mountain peak is a huge effort: even lesser summits than the four-thousand-metre monsters in canton Wallis are difficult to reach on foot. Although Switzerland is famous for its cable cars, funiculars and mountain railways, Switzerland Tourism… (Read More)
I can remember just how much pain I was in when I took this photo. My wife and I take a short holiday for our anniversary each year and in 2012, we chose the Swiss mountain resort of Arosa. Out of practice at hiking, we made the daft choice that it would be easier to… (Read More)
Low cloud drifts through the Lauterbrunnen Valley, below the level of the cable car station on the Männlichen plateau.
An eight minute ride across the River Thames in London… by cable car.
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.