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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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From the left: Zinalrothorn (4221m) – Weisshorn (4506m) – Dom (4545m) – Taschorn (4491m) – Alphubel (4206m) – Rimpfischhorn (4199m) – Strahlhorn (4190m) – Monte Rosa (4634m) – Lyskamm (4527m) – Breithorn (4164m)

Panoramas #3/6

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

Hervey Voge

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

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On this picture you can see a typical image of a very strong WEST wind. The cable-cars and chairlifts were closed with only one T-lift open in the Matterhorn glacier paradise.

Matterhorn #14/26

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I will start with a picture of the entrance to the Ice Palace. It is located at around 3810 meters above see level. The entrance is rounded, like a tube, and takes you under the ground. As you can see, the architecture it is more functional than esthetic.

Ice Palace #1/20

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The beautiful orange view of the Matterhorn peak, that was viewable only for a short time during the early mornings was so fascinating, that I had to take more and more photos!

Matterhorn #5/26

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The tram that connects Furi-Trockner Steg & Trockner Steg-K.Matterhorn. Holds more than 100 people, travels 10m per second and is huge! Here we can see one departing from Trockner Steg station towards Klein Matterhorn.

Other Photos #5/10

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.

T.S. Eliot
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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

The mountains are calling and I must go.

John Muir
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A typical local inhabitant living in the Matterhorn surroundings. Usually you can see their foot (hoof) prints but rarely the animal.. :~) (Shot at 300mm effective focal length.)

Other Photos #2/10

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This last photo of the Matterhorn gallery is a view of Matterhorn from the highest sightseeing platform in Europe accessible by cableway at 3883 meters above sea level! Can you get any higher? Without a hike :~D

Matterhorn #26/26

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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

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

William Shakespeare
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I took the pictures for this panorama around 6:30am with long exposures. It was snowing over night so I felt the photos might have a ‘polar’ feel..

Panoramas #6/6

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This picture was taken from the platform of the cable car mentioned above, which takes visitors to the Furi station and also Matterhorn paradise..

Matterhorn #18/26