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Green as Grimsel

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Immersive 360° spherical video

Technology introduced by YouTube last year allows you to click, drag and change your point of view inside a video: watching the action and looking around the camera in any direction.

Grimsel Reservoir, Switzerland

This view may look like winter or spring, but the photograph was taken in June 2012. The Swiss alpine passes – here at Grimsel – are largely between 1,500 and 2,500 metres above sea level, and their location in the depths of the alpine chain means that they get wintery weather all year round. The snow… (Read More)

The road less travelled

A solitary hiker walks the remote, single-track high alpine road between the Oberaarsee lake and the Grimsel Pass road, in canton Bern.

Away from the world

The alpine passes in early or late season offer a reminder to the untamed nature of the mountains.

Visit Switzerland: The Alpine Passes

I occasionally receive emails from people all over the world, who find my photos and blog and want to know which places in Switzerland are unmissable for their upcoming trip. The most recent one has inspired me to make a series of blog posts in response, the first of which covers the high altitude mountain passes of the central Swiss Alps.