Posts about Männlichen

Männlichen is a 2,343 metre-high mountain in the Bernese Alps, which can be reached from the west via Lauterbrunnen and from the east via Grindelwald. The mountain restaurant and hotel is located on a relatively flat ridge, alongside which are the starting points for several hiking paths in the summer and many ski runs in winter. The ridge and peak are wonderful viewing points for the spectacular surrouding scenery, including the Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen valleys, and the famous three peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

The cablecar from Grindelwald – which takes around 30 minutes to reach the mountain-top from the valley floor – is the longest in the world. The same distance can be covered in around four hours on foot (ascent) or much more quickly on skis or by sledge (descent).

The Lauberhorn flight

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

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In action at Männlichen

Yours truly, in action whilst photographing part of a multi-image panorama at Männlichen in Switzerland last weekend.

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Männlichen, Switzerland

The mountain slopes near the world-famous Eiger are a destination for thousands of skiers and snowboarders in winter. On the Männlichen plateau, above Grindelwald and Wengen, the best time of day for photography is shortly before sunset, when the sports people have left for the day and only cable-car staff and a few sunset-hunting visitors are still on the mountain.

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Männlichen, Switzerland

Low cloud drifts through the Lauterbrunnen Valley, below the level of the cable car station on the Männlichen plateau.

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