melchsee frutt

Melchsee-Frutt, Switzerland

Abrupt sunsets

Sunsets in the mountains are different from those over flatter landscapes.

Hotel Posthuis, Melchsee Frutt

Hotel Posthuis in Melchsee Frutt gets a shiny new website, to say thank you for all their hospitality through the years.

Melchsee-Frutt to Rothorn

Experiencing vertigo for the first time on a high-alpine route in the mountains above Melchsee-Frutt.

Melchsee Frutt, Switzerland

The Melchsee is a lake in the mountains,  tucked away in the lee of a range of peaks between Meiringen and Engelberg. Nearby, the smaller stretch of water called Blauseeli (little blue lake) is a haven for frogs after the snows melt, and the edges of the pool are lined with frog spawn at this… (Read More)

Review of 2013

With surprising alacrity, it’s time to flick back through my digital album as we approach the end of 2013, and the end of another year behind the camera. Here are a few highlights; a larger set is on Flickr. My favourite memory of 2013, embodied in the lead photo of this blog post (above)? Visiting… (Read More)

A day above the clouds

Shots from a day trip to the small, local alpine ski resort of Melchsee Frutt in canton Obwalden.

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Alphorn on the Bonistock

A lone musician plays alphorn music on the Bonistock mountain peak, high above the lake and village at Melchsee Frutt in canton Obwalden.

Above the clouds

The “Nebelmeer” (lit. sea of cloud) is a fabulous meteorological phonemenon at this time of year, caused by a band of dense cloud sealing cold air beneath it in alpine valleys.

One Way Up

The single track road from Stöckalp in the Melchtal valley up to the ski resort of Melchsee Frutt is… an experience.

Summer in the mountains

A view of the lake shore at the tiny mountain village of Melchsee Frutt in canton Obwalden, Switzerland.