Permanent Tourist

The personal website of Mark Howells-Mead

Posts about climbing

  • 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…

  • Zugspitze

    Fear and exhilaration on the other side of the safety fence, at the absolute “Top of Germany”.