Alpenhorn to greet a misty sunrise on Rigi
Europe

In Search Of Sunrise on Mount Rigi

July 25, 2013 Andy 2

We counted about eleven pre-dawn risers, the expressions on our faces mercifully veiled in the thick fog that enveloped us, rendering each other and our surroundings almost invisible. Only the eerie tinkle of cow bells emanating from behind the wall of bone-chilling mist convinced us that, beyond where we huddled, peaks and valleys lay, their ‘mighty panorama’ cloaked beyond any hope of visibility. […]

Daubensee, Valaise, Switzerland
Hiking

Walking with Ghosts in Switzerland’s Valais

July 17, 2013 Andy 0

I may have enjoyed the 21st century luxury of being whisked here by cable car rather than on foot along the potentially treacherous path of the Gemmi Pass as my celebrated predecessors had done, but the magnitude of what lay before me was the same one that had spread before their eyes 150 years ago. […]