...and Ready for a Little Snack Last October, I realized a long held wish â€“ 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 hotelâ€™s full name is 3100 Kulm Hotel. The 3100 refers to meters above sea level â€“ thatâ€™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 hotelâ€™s restaurant, but decided first to capture the late day light on the mountains from the hotelâ€™s terrace. It was very quiet and, as I pointed a camera at the snow-covered peaks, I became aware of some â€œscufflingâ€ sounds below. Looking down, I saw these Alpine Ibex matter-of-factly climbing the steep rockface. They were heading for a â€œsnack columnâ€ the hotel had thoughtfully provided for these sure-footed late day visitors.