Posts about Jungfrau Region

  • Above the clouds en route to Beatenberg

    Little photography and a big loss.

  • Selected images for the 2023 calendar I made for my aunt.

  • Wengernalp, Switzerland

    The hike from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg, high above the Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland, is beautiful. But parts of the route are an absolute killer.

  • Snow in Lauterbrunnen

    A stomp in the snow

    Note to self. When the cloud is low, the snow is falling gently and the village paths are empty, get out and enjoy it.

  • A Day at the Schilthorn

    Schilthorn is a fascinating location where the James Bond Movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was filmed and remains a huge tourist attraction with a revolving 360 degree restaurant. Schilthorn Piz-gloria is one of my favorite places to ski because you’re always above the clouds and the skiing is so beautiful. Words cannot describe the…

  • I visit the wintry mountain-top viewpoint at Männlichen, above Wengen and Grindelwald, to photograph the annual combined Patrouille Suisse/SWISS airliner air show.

  • This photograph is available to buy as a framed print in my Redbubble gallery.

  • The old cable-car station on the Wetterhorn in Switzerland

    The Wetterhorn Aufzug in Grindelwald took visitors up towards the Wetterhorn until 1915.

  • Birg, Switzerland

    Beginning a hike from Birg station to the Schilthorn revolving restaurant, before changing my plans and walking down the very steep path to Allmendhubel and Mürren.

  • Grindelwald by night – a timelapse

    A overnight timelapse of the view across the valley from Grindelwald First.

  • A steep and stony path from the mountain hamlet of Kleine Scheidegg leads to the top of the world-famous Lauberhorn, from which the intrepid author gets an unparalleled view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

  • Chüematta

    A higher-resolution version of the panoramic view from my previous post about our hike from Isenfluh, photographed from high above the southern end of the Lütschine and Lauterbrunnen valleys as they open into the Bödeli plain near Interlaken and Lake Brienz. This part of the mountain is called Chüematta: Swiss German for “Cow Meadow”.

  • Lobhörner

    Hiking in the Suls alp region above the Lauterbrunnen Valley, far from the more popular tourist destinations of the Jungfrau Region.

  • Dreaming of flight

    Dreaming of flight

    …and where better to realise a childhood dream than in the Swiss Bernese Oberland? U.K. band Rudimental chose to film a large amount of the video for their recent release “Free” (featuring Emili Sandé) in the Alps of the Jungfrau Region and not only is the song lovely, but the accompanying video sequences are sublime.

  • I was recently interviewed for the website expatarrivals.com and asked for my thoughts on life as a foreigner in Switzerland. Here’s the transcript of the emailed interview.

  • Avalanches on demand

    A clip from BBC series Human Planet, showing avalanche control of the mountains near Grindelwald in Switzerland.

  • A panoramic view of the snow-laden alps above the autumnally beautiful forests near Interlaken in Switzerland.

  • Männlichen in summer

    Gallery of photos from Männlichen, an alpine plateau high above Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen in the Jungfrau Region of Switzerland.

  • Winter Sunset

    A tremendously colourful winter sunset in Brienz, where I used to work, looking from the small tourist village along the lake to Interlaken.

  • The newest version of the newspaper, to which I still subscribe online despite no longer working or living in the catchment area, produced by a small handful of people and covering purely local news instead of falling to the temptation of reporting news from more distant regions, is at least a match for – if…