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Grindelwald First, Switzerland

The mountain restaurant and top cable car station at First, above Grindelwald, affords amazing views down to the valley and to the huge wall of rock opposite: including the famous Eiger North Wall.

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First, Grindelwald, Switzerland

The mountain restaurant and top cable car station at First, above Grindelwald, affords amazing views down to the valley and to the huge wall of rock opposite: including the famous Eiger North Wall.

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First Fliers

First Fliers

Jo’s parents have been with us for the past couple of weeks and one of their requests was to visit First, the mountain area above the eastern side of the Grindelwald valley. To see the views, you might think? No. To feed their ornithological needs and visit the alpine choughs? No. To hang from a zip […]

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Timelapse – hike to Bachalp

As if the photographic splendour of the mountain hike from the Firstbahn cablecar station above Grindelwald wasn’t enough, I used the rest breaks we took on our hike this last Sunday to shoot a handful of timelapse sequences.

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Schreckhorn from Bachalp

One of the largest mountains in the Jungfrau Region, at 4,274m (14,022ft). To give you a sense of scale, the Finsteraarhorn peak (slightly behind cloud on the right of the picture) is 10km away from the Schreckhorn. Only the top third of this part of the mountain range above the valley floor at Grindelwald can […]

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Bachsee/Bachalpsee, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

Call it what you will: the small lake above Grindelwald-First is well worth a trip. Although Jo and I felt that we’d become fairly fit, having done some walking in the U.K. whilst on holiday, we underestimated the altitude difference and so the 50 minute walk to the lake from the top of the First […]

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A bit scary, walking over this miniature snow-glacier on the hike from First to Grosse Scheidegg: there’s a fast-flowing stream running underneath the right hand side and eating away at the underside so that you could fall through at any moment. That’s if the approaching lightning storm doesn’t get you first…

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