Friday, 13 February 2009

Start

Yet another blog. What to expect? For now, I'm not making too many promises, let's just see where this is going, if anywhere. I'll try and post here somewhat regularly. Mostly a picture with a brief associated story. I seem to gravitate towards landscapes and architecture. You'll see few holiday snaps or other personal stuff here. And no HDR, wild colours, and vignettes.
But enough talking already. Starting with a really old picture. An old favourite, and a scan from slide. It's a bit small, because IE butchered the scaling, and I don't want to assume you have a huge screen. Click the picture for larger sizes.
Blümlisalp Traverse.  A scan from an old slide I took in 1986.  If you look closely you can find two pairs of climbers following usg us on thon the ridge.
This is taken during the Blüemlisalp Traverse from the summit of Wyssi Frau (3650m) in Berner Oberland in Switzerland, looking towards Morgenhorn (3623m). You can see two groups of climbers following us; the first of the second group of 3 is just entering the light on the lower part of the ridge. (And note his shadow way below!) I think this must have been around 8am one day in July 1986(!).
We started the traverse in the Blüemlisalphütte (2840m) around 4am, climbed Morgenhorn, traversed to Wyssi Frau on the ridge you can see here, and from here continued over an even more exposed ridge to Blüemlisalphorn (3663m).
I'll post some more later, or see the links on this Flickr set.

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