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From my archives..... wish I was back there...... good memories of Switzerland last autumn ;-))
Have a nice start of your weekend!!!
Leysin, view of the Swiss alps from this high mountain town. Looking toward Pic Chaussy. Switzerland
Leica M-P & Elmarit-M 28mm
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Engelberg is a major mountain resort in Central Switzerland. In the Middle Ages, Engelberg was known for the educational quality of its Benedictine monastery, Engelberg Abbey. From the 19th Century onwards Engelberg became internationally known as a mountain resort, but it is today visited as much for skiing as for its Alpine character. With its combination of modern snow and sports facilities and alpine location, Engelberg is popular today for both summer and winter tourism. The nearest large city is Lucerne.
The official language of Engelberg is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German (Schwiizerdütsch) dialect.
Dufourspitze (in German, lit. Dufour Peak) , Pointe Dufour (in French), Punta Dufour (in Italian), or Monte Rosa is the second highest mountain in the Alps and western Europe and the highest of Switzerland, at a height of approximately 4,634 m (15,203 ft). The mountain, which is part of the Pennine Alps in southern Valais, is the culminating point of the Monte Rosa Massif, consisting of several summits over 4,500 metres lying on the border between Italy and Switzerland. While the eastern side forms the tallest wall in the Alps, the western side of Monte Rosa gives birth to the Gorner Glacier, the second largest glacier in the Alps. Other high summits of the Swiss Alps, including the Matterhorn, are located within a few tens of kilometres away
The west and north side greatly differs from the south and east side. The former is almost completely covered by large glaciers, tributaries of the 57 km² large Gorner Glacier, descending progressively with gentle slopes. Thus the valley is uninhabitated and Zermatt, the first settlement, lies far away from the summit. The latter is a 2-km-high wall lying above Macugnaga.
The summit is mainly covered by eternal snows and glaciers, except for its highest point which is a rocky ridge orientated west–east,
This was taken at the summit of the tram that travels to the top of Gonergart Glacier. A fine place to see the top of the Swiss Alps or even and to hike near by . Climing Rosa is no day hike but should only be done with skill, experience and much preparation.
I found this location in the alps near Gstaad, Switzerland when I spent one night in this region.
This little torrent is called Oldenbach.
Better viewed large!
Champex Lac, Switzerland, 15sec exposure
Zermatt . view from the Klein Matterhorn to Monte Rosa and the Gornergratt area. Switzerland October 1, 2011. No. 177.
Étapa / stage / etapa: 02 - Vevey > Aigle
Distance / length / distância - 24.1Km
Distance cumulée / total / acumulado - 52 Km (...)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G11
Lens: 6.1-30.5 mm
Focal Length: 6.1 mm
Sensitivity: ISO 80
Exposure: 1/100 sec at f/7,1
Exposure bias: 0 EV
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: no flash
Coordinates: 46°27'28" N 6°50'53" E
Altitude: 388,0 m
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