The Greina High-Plateau: wide, wild, untapped

Greina High-Plateau, view from east close to pass Diesrut, Switzerland

The Greina High-Plateau offers an exceptional nature experience! The 1 km wide and 6 km long plateau is linking 3 valleys at around 2’200 m a.s.l.: Lumnezia in the east, Sumvitg in the north and Blenio in the south. No cable car or chair lift gets you there, only your own feet! The shot above shares the view from the east.

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Swiss National Holiday

Oeschinen See, Schweiz
Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland

On the occasion of today’s Swiss national holiday I once again like to publish a shot from a beautiful and iconic spot in Switzerland. This year I selected the Oeschinen Lake. It’s located close to Kandersteg in the Bernese Alps. The lake belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch.

The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #4 – Dufourspitze

Monte Rosa with Dufourspitze, Valais, Switzerland

The Dufourspitze (Dominance 78 km – Height 4’634 m) in the canton Valais is the highest summit in Switzerland and belongs to the Monte-Rosa-Massif which is located along the Swiss-Italian border. (This is why the Dom is the highest mountain entirely on Swiss territory.)

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The 10 most dominant Mountains of the Alps: #5 – Finsteraarhorn

Finsteraarhorn, View from Risihorn, Bernese Alps, Switzerland

Welcome back to my posts about the most dominant mountains of the Alps: The Finsteraarhorn (Dominance 52 km – Height 4’274 m) is the highest mountain of the Bernese Alps and one of my favorite mountains (next to the Piz Bernina which I will feature in a later post …). It looks like a shark fin and given its dominance one can see if from various sides.

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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: #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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