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Panoramic aerial photograph of the Tschingellochtighorn in Switzerland

Tschingellochtighorn from Engstligenalp

Obstinacy got me past a viewpoint I had aimed for and gave me the opportunity to capture a wonderfully dramatic alternative image.

10th July 2018 | Read more »

Hiking Ben Wyvis in Scotland

Ben Wyvis

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

20th September 2017 | Read more »

Melchsee-Frutt, Switzerland

Abrupt sunsets

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

21st February 2017 | Read more »

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.

18th January 2017 | Read more »

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.

18th December 2016 | Read more »

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.

23rd October 2016 | Read more »

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”.

8th October 2016 | Read more »

Changeable Sunday

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

6th March 2016 | Read more »

Niesen Kulm. Switzerland

In the shadow of the giants

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

12th January 2016 | Read more »

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…

19th October 2015 | Read more »

Grindelwald First, Switzerland

The mountain restaurant and top cable car station at First, above Grindelwald, affords amazing views down to the valley and to the huge wall of rock opposite: including the famous Eiger North Wall.

14th October 2015 | Read more »

Brienzer Rothorn, Switzerland

The Brienzer Rothorn is the tallest mountain on the northern side of Lake Brienz. The peak is accessible – in summer and autumn only – by a cable car from Sörenberg and by an open-sided, oil-powered steam railway from Brienz. The view across to the larger peaks of the…

17th September 2015 | Read more »

Big Wide World is coming home

I started a website project in May, featuring the panoramic photographs I’m taking for an ongoing personal project I call Big Wide World. I designed the website from scratch and added new technology – like a map view and a better photographic list view – which I’d wanted to develop for…

17th September 2015 | Read more »

Terry Abraham’s wonderful outdoor films

Terry Abraham’s wonderful outdoor films

Terry's videos make me want to turn off my computer and head for the British hills immediately: whether to a well-known place like the Lake District or to places which will be new to me.

23rd July 2015 | Read more »

Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

The Jungfraujoch is the prime tourist destination in Switzerland’s Jungfrau region. High atop a mountain “saddle” between the Mönch and Jungfrau peaks, it’s accessible by taking a cog-wheel train which makes its way to the summit through a tunnel carved into the mountain. Temperatures in winter can plunge a…

12th July 2015 | Read more »

Furka Pass, Switzerland

The Furka Pass, between Gletsch in canton Wallis and Realp in canton Uri, is one of the high alpine pass routes, only open between June and (approximately) October because of heavy winter snow falls in the region. The pass road is well known to James Bond fans, as it was featured in Goldfinger…

11th July 2015 | Read more »

Locarno, Switzerland

At the end of a long afternoon’s drive from home, via Kandersteg, Brig, the Simplon Pass and a very narrow and windy road through the Ticinese mountains, we arrived at Locarno, on the shores of Lago Maggiore, just in time to catch the last sun of the winter day.

10th July 2015 | Read more »

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…

26th June 2015 | Read more »

Niesen, Switzerland

The pyramidal peak of the Niesen, in the Bernese Oberland of Switzerland, towers over the surrounding countryside. It heads a range of mountains leading from Adelboden and Lenk and is the “Hausberg” (home mountain) of Spiez and the Lower Simmen Valley, facing out over Lake Thun. There are…

1st June 2015 | Read more »

Rigi Kulm, Switzerland

The hotel, station and television transmission relay tower on top of the Rigi mountain in central Switzerland. I love how this turned out: it looks like a model railway, but is, in fact, a real mountain peak.

31st May 2015 | Read more »

Matthorn, Switzerland

Helicopters are a common sight in Switzerland, in particular when you’re hiking on the higher peaks of the alpine region. Here, a tourist helicopter passes in front of the Matthorn peak, near the summit of Pilatus.

28th May 2015 | Read more »

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…

29th April 2015 | Read more »