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Hiking Ben Wyvis in Scotland

Ben Wyvis

Hiking our first Scottish “Munro”: Ben Wyvis in the district of Ross & Cromarty.

Melchsee-Frutt, Switzerland

Abrupt sunsets

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

Video preview image for Schilthorn in winter

Schilthorn in winter

The follow-up to the Schilthorn Cableway’s summer video is now online, showing the mountain-top restaurant and region in winter.

Niederhorn, Switzerland

Heaven is this

Sitting, cross-legged, a couple of arms’ length from the edge of a two-and-a-half-thousand foot drop to the valley floor, watching clouds drift across the lake into the distance.

Susten Pass, Switzerland

The view around the corner at Susten Pass

Finding a magnificent view of a scene I know well, by going up a little road and turning a corner.

Wyssebach Falls, Susten, Switzerland

Stunning

There’s a trend these days for people to use the word “stunning”: from tabloid newspapers to t.v. presenters. And their use of the word so often makes everyone else use it. A view of the sea: “stunning”. A fashionable dress: “stunning”. A film star looking average on a red carpet somewhere: “stunning”. I think that use of the… (Read More)

Changeable Sunday

Views from home across the lake to the Niederhorn on a winter Sunday.

Niesen Kulm. Switzerland

In the shadow of the giants

The Niesen casts a clearly triangular shadow when the sun is low in the sky.

Oeschinensee, Switzerland

One of the more spectacular mountain lakes in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland is at Oeschinensee, in a hanging valley easily reached by cable car from the town of Kandersteg. If you’re feeling lazy, then the walk to the lakeside restaurant is a fairly easy one. If you’re more adventurous, then there are a network of paths leading… (Read More)