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Unterbergli, Switzerland

At Unterbergli, on the way to the Sigriswiler Rothorn, there is a large meadow on the privately owned alp. Access is on foot only, and entails a 450m metre ascent of a pretty steep path through the forest. Once there, you reach a haven from the world: whilst I was there, I saw mountain hare, […]

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Spitzi Flue, Switzerland

Spitzi Flue is the very Swiss-German-sounding name of a huge promotory of rock on the “Sigriswilgrat” (or mountain ridge). Although the rock looks a bit small in this photo, it’s actually the tip of a rockface around 500 metres high. (Compare with this photo, in which a climber stands atop the pinnacle.) I hiked up to […]

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Glorious Corners

Is it just too exquisitely geeky to have favourite corners? On a road like the one leading to the Susten Pass in Switzerland: I don’t think so. I adore the way that the road curves around the boulder and how a single tree grows from its centre. Read more, view this image larger and view […]

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The oddly-named Justistal (almost translates as "Valley of Justice"), where the Chästeilet (dividing of the cheese) is held each year.

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