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Twin peaks in the middle – on the right is the Taschorn (4491m) and on the left Dom (Dom de Mischabel – 4545m). Even though Dom is not the highest peak in Switzerland, it is the highest mountain completely in Swiss territory.

Surrounding Mountains #2/28

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This photograph might give you an idea how the Gornergrat (on the right) is situated. It is also connected with Hohtälli via cable car. On the photo you can also see a little black box between the two stations – that is Stockhorn.

Surrounding Mountains #25/28

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On this picture you can see the tunnel from the inner side. The first part is not as nice as it could be, but when you get lower towards the blue light the nice things arise.

Ice Palace #2/20

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.

Edmund Hillary
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Thanks to moderate snowfalls during the evening and the whole night the strong wind was blowing snow from all the higher peaks including the mighty Matterhorn..

Matterhorn #15/26

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It may seem really boring at this point for some viewers, because all the photos look so similar. I still like every single one and to say the truth many photos that I had taken have not been published over here at all..

Matterhorn #7/26

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The last photo is a sparkling icy ceiling. I hope you enjoyed this Ice Palace section as much as the other galleries and you will have time to visit this fantastic high-altitude sensation on your own.

Ice Palace #20/20

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.

Gary Snyder

Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile things, but look what they can do when they stick together.

Unknown
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This photo was taken at a funny moment. An airplane was getting near Matterhorn so I ran inside for my camera and made a few pictures.

Matterhorn #9/26

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I took another ‘cabin’ photo with the peak a little bit hidden behind the hill. There is also a nice chapel as you can see on the foreground of this picture.

Matterhorn #20/26

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A similar view as the #10 photo. This time you can see the Jungfrau region far in the middle on the horizon very clearly. This picture was taken in mid-February although it looks like in early November ~ global warming is no joke!

Surrounding Mountains #11/28

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

William Shakespeare
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On the foreground of this picture there are two pillars of two cable cars. The first bigger cable car pillar is used for various transportation purposes. The second cable car is for transportation of ski-snowboard-freaks.

Matterhorn #17/26

The mountains will always be there, the trick is to make sure you are too!

Hervey Voge