The Storm Machine

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
State/Province/Region
OT
Country
CH
Town
Zermatt
Brief Directions

From Zermatt, follow the trails up to SAC Schönbielhut and Arbenbach Falls, over Zmutt.

Description

The Matterhorn is prone to clouds due to its exposed location, so there are only a couple of days in the year, where no banner clouds form over the course of the day. These banner clouds are caused by air flowing around the mountain, thus creating vortices, conducting condensation on the lee side; usually the eastern face. Being the sixth highest peak of Alps with 4,478 meters (14,690 ft) and the isolated pyramidal shape allow the Matterhorn to create its own weather systems. So it can be clear a couple miles to any direction while rain and hail is constantly pounding the Matterhorn and surrounding areas, including me. Especially on this very day.

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Date Added
May 1, 2013
Date Taken
May 1, 2013

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