- Title: Sure Footed...
- 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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