By Steve Ember

Sure Footed…

State/Province/Region
OT
Country
CH
Nearest Area
Canton Valais/Wallis, Switzerland
Town
Zermatt
Brief Directions

Gornergratbahn rack railway from Zermatt

Notes

Photo+Narrative ©2011/2012

Description

...and Ready for a Little Snack Last October, I realized a long held wish – to stay at the hotel on the Gornergrat, high above Zermatt and eye-to-eye with the mighty Matterhorn and the peaks of the Monte Rosa Massif. The hotel’s full name is 3100 Kulm Hotel. The 3100 refers to meters above sea level – that’s 10,170 feet worth of altitude if you like the bigger numbers ;-) I had just returned from shooting at a lower altitude, appetite primed for a hearty dinner in the hotel’s restaurant, but decided first to capture the late day light on the mountains from the hotel’s terrace. It was very quiet and, as I pointed a camera at the snow-covered peaks, I became aware of some “scuffling” sounds below. Looking down, I saw these Alpine Ibex matter-of-factly climbing the steep rockface. They were heading for a “snack column” the hotel had thoughtfully provided for these sure-footed late day visitors.

Views
0
Favorites
0
Comments
0
Date Added
April 10, 2012
Date Taken
April 10, 2012

Leave a Reply

Main Menu
×