happiness

  The song perfectly describes how I feel when looking at this photo… take the time and listen to it, you won’t regret it. (you can actually click on the image below to see it in full size because this one doesn’t do it justice)    

i know a place where no cars go

  Going up to the Aiguille du Midi is truly a remarkable experience! Seen from down below in the valley, the 3,842m peak (which literally translates to “Needle of the South”) is a sight to behold 🙂     Below you will find the individual photos as well because they are worth seeing, This one …

like ants

  Don’t you just love it when our self-imagined delusions of grandeur are dwarfed by the sheer size of nature around us… from high enough, we are not unlike ants on this Earth (we’re not even talking about the cosmic scale here, best described by Carl Sagan in this video). The following is just a …

misty mountains cold

  Is anyone as excited as I am about the Hobbit? This incredible music from the trailer inspired me to post some shots of the misty Alps in all their glory. It’s such a nice feeling to have walked all day in the cloudy, rainy and viewless mountains and to then just get a glimpse …

lac blanc

  I just love the four layers of this shot 🙂 The bluish-green/turquoise color of Lac Blanc (named after the infamous peak, naturally) is some sight early in the morning… it just beckons you to dive in after walking for a few hours up to it. The spectacular reflections of the opposing 3,500+ meter peaks …

via ferrata

  Our first stop for the trip around the Alps was the Italian Dolomites where we were going to do some via ferratas for a couple of days. We slept in this beautiful hut, Rifugio Brentei. The little construction you see behind it and in the second photo is in fact a shrine filled with …

faces of the matterhorn

  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 …