What an incredible view the Matterhorn is! Out of the 4 days we were in Zermatt and the surrounding area, we only saw the unmistakable shape of the peak for a few precious hours. The other times it was covered in clouds and we were left waiting for the moment the weather would be kind enough to reveal it to us. But boy, were those moments worth it!
Just to be clear, I haven’t climbed it as it requires technical skill way beyond my capabilities (not to mention a certain level of insanity and lack of self-preservation instinct, but let’s say those are more achievable than the rest ;)). I did get to the Hörnlihütte, which is right at its base (at 3,260m with the peak standing at 4,478m), but once again the weather failed me and I didn’t get a glimpse of the peak from up close – temperatures dropped below zero and it literally snowed. In August. You can actually see how in the last picture (personal favorite) it’s whiter than in the other ones…
I’m putting up the individual photos so you can enjoy it in all its stunning beauty 😉
10.30pm (long exposure):
Thanks, indeed it was 🙂 I can see you travel a lot as well, keep it up and continue sharing!
dude, they are like, all the same!
just kidding. beautiful!
Well, that was the view from my terrace 😉 Every time we were higher up and closer to it, it was covered so this was indeed the only shootable angle..
Is there a falling star just by the grey cloud on the left in photo 2?
Ha, that would have been quite some timing on my behalf 😉 No, it’s a 30 sec long-exposure shot so that would be the star (perhaps Venus, seeing that it’s the only one?) movement you see in this timespan.