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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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Lombachalp–Augstmatthorn–Suggiture

Brienzergrat, Switzerland

A testing and rewarding hike from the peat moorland of Lombachalp to two summits on the vertiginous Brienzergrat ridge.

Melchsee-Frutt to Rothorn

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

Bire, Beatenberg

The Bire is a rock promontory amongst the cliffs above Waldegg, at the eastern end of Beatenberg. The name – local dialect for Birne, meaning “pear” – will give you an idea of its shape. I saw some photos from the hike to the viewpoint on the Instagram stream of a local holiday chalet owner last… (Read More)