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Sure Footed...
Photo By Steve Ember

  • Title: Sure Footed...
  • State/Province/Region:
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Nearest Area: Canton Valais/Wallis, Switzerland
  • Nearest Town: Zermatt
  • Brief Directions: Gornergratbahn rack railway from Zermatt
  • Best Season: Autumn
  • 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.
  • Gear: Canon EOS-40D/Canon 17-85mm IS Lens
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