The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #7 – Combin de Grafeneire

Combin de Grafeneire, Grand Combin, View from Mont Fort, Valais, Switzerland

Continuing my series about the most dominant mountains of the Alps: The Combin de Grafeneire (Dominance 26.5 km – Height 4’314 m) is a very special mountain looking like a crown. The plateau with various summits is covered by ice and snow all year. The 10 km long glacier coming down to the north is called Corbassière Glacier.

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The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #8 – Dom

Dom and Kreuzboden Lake, Valais, Switzerland

The Dom (Dominance 17 km – Height 4’545 m) is the highest mountain that is completely located in Switzerland. It belongs to the so called Michabel-Group (canton Valais), the 2nd highest mountain range in Switzerland.

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The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #9 – Matterhorn

Matterhorn and Riffel-Lake, Valais, Switzerland

Welcome back to my posts on the most dominant mountains of the Alps. The Matterhon (Dominance 14 km – Height 4’478 m) is a truely dominant one and always looks a bit different when the perspective changes. While it ranks 9 by dominance it ranks 6 by height and for sure it ranks 1 by number of photos taken by tourists from all over the world …

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The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #10 – Aletschhorn

Aletschhorn and Grosser Aletsch Glacier, Bernese Alps, Switzerland

Over the last two years I realized a project to capture the ten most dominant mountains of the Alps. The map below shows were they are, ranging about 300 km from the Barre des Écrins in the south west to the Piz Bernina in north east.

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Askja Vulcano – 2 Lakes in a Caldera

Askja – Víti Crater lake (green) and Öskjuvatn lake (blue), Vatnajökull-Nationalpark, Cental Iceland

It’s quite a ride to get to Askja. 3 hours by car (real SUV with significant clearance required) and 40 min. walk through the caldera: Here and there a bit of snow and where it’s gone the ground is warm – so you know that you are on a vulcano. Once you reach the Viti crater what you see is breathtaking.

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