Posts about Eiger

The Eiger is a 3,970-metre-high mountain in the Bernese Swiss Alps: the easternmost peak of a ridge crest that extends across the Mönch to the Jungfrau. The northern side of the mountain – known the world over as the “North Face of the Eiger” or the Eigernordwand – rises about 3,000 m above Grindelwald and other inhabited valleys of the Bernese Oberland. The southern side faces the deeply glaciated region of the Jungfrau-Aletsch, covered by some of the largest glaciers in the Alps.

Four minute view

The train to the Jungfraujoch stops in the tunnel for five minutes at each of the two microstations inside the Eiger. At Eismeer, pictured here, one gets the chance to run for the viewing windows, marvel at the glaciers, snap a photo, and run back to the waiting train.

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The view from Jura

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

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Mountain Postcards

I saw a few trestles outside a book store in Zurich a couple of weeks ago, and a quick peruse lead me to the book Die Bergpostkarten by German artist Emil Nolde.

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Braving the elements

Delighted that my parents braved the cold and wintry conditions to see that with the right outdoor gear and the right dosage of warm soup, Switzerland is just as beautiful in winter as in summer. :)

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Driving off-piste

Jo and I took a drive up to Grindelwald last night to take some moonlit landscape photos. After an abortive attempt to head up to Bussalp–which saw us having to reverse back down a single track lane which got too narrow and way too steep to pass, after following the misguidance of Google Maps on […]

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Heading into the Alps

Thanks go to Jo for spotting the potential of this view as we headed through the countryside earlier this evening. After setting up the camera and preparing the left side of the panoramic shot, all I had to do was wait for the intercity from Bern to pass by and under the adjacent bridge, and […]

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Neuhaus and the Dreigestirn from Beatenberg

"Dreigestirn", literally translated, means three stars. This is a name often accorded locally to the famous three mountain peaks at the centre of the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland: the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

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