Posts about susten pass

  • Random things in May

    May is a funny month for me. The countryside is green and lush, with lots of flowers in the meadows and a pleasant mix of cooling rain and warming sunshine, but I often feel a little frustration because the higher mountains are often still covered with slushy snow. This year, I’ve been spending a lot […]

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  • Ballenberg, Switzerland

    2019 in review: Swiss winter landscapes

    For my first blog post in review of 2019, I decided to pick out a few of my favourite wintry photographs from last year in Switzerland, which show the kind of classical landscape photography I love.

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  • Urat glacier in Swiss canton Bern

    Uratgletscher

    Dramatic, ice-clad peaks in the Swiss Bernese Oberland.

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  • Video screenshot - me at Lobhörner in August 2018

    Review of 2018

    It’s been a very difficult year, but the sadness has been diluted a little with some lovely memories along the way. Here’s to a better 2019.

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  • As far as the barrier, and beyond

    I love the alpine Susten Pass road and the mountain scenery there, particularly the area around the Steingletscher glacier and nearby hotel. It’s been a long time since I’ve visited in spring – before the upper reaches of the road have been cleared of snow – so Jo and I took a drive and walked […]

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  • 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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • The best little tripod

    It’s not all about the size.

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  • Hike to Steingletscher

    A long-held ambition fulfilled: to hike to my favourite glacier near the Susten Pass in Switzerland.

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  • Glorious Corners

    I adore the way that the road curves around the boulder, how a single tree grows from the top of this boulder, how the road is cambered to lean cars into the centre of the bend, how there’s a small parking place next to a well in the middle of the hairpin, and how there […]

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  • Going the extra mile

    I decided to take advantage of glorious warm weather and the Easter bank holiday to visit the closed stretch of road near the upper reaches of the Susten pass in Switzerland.

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  • The only one for me

    My light in the darkness, who has more patience for my photographic madness than I could imagine in a thousand dreams.

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