Zermatt, Matterhorn, Switzerland

Zermatt, Matterhorn, Switzerland
The Matterhorn, near the town of Zermatt in Switzerland, is also known as the Cervin (in French), and Cervino (in Italian). It is one of the highest peaks in the Alps, with an altitude of 4,478m (14,690 ft). It marks the border between Switzerland and Italy, and so, possess two summits (one swiss with 4,477.5 m high, one italian with 4,476.4m high). The pyramidal peak, is composed by for steep faces, split by four ridges: the Hörnli, Furggen, Leone and …

Mer de Glace, Chamonix Mont Blanc, France

Mer de Glace, Chamonix Mont Blanc, France
The Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) is a glacier located near Chamonix, on the northern slopes of the Mont Blanc massif, in the French Alps. It is the longest glacier in France, with 7km long and 200m deep (average). Fed by the confluence of Glacier de Lechaud, Glacier du Tacul, and the Cascade du Talèfre, the Mer de Glace starts from an elevation of 2,140m, and descends to 1,400m, flowing between the Aiguille du Moine and the Trélaporte, and …

Vanil Noir, Fribourg, Switzerland

Vanil Noir, Fribourg, Switzerland
The Vanil Noir is a mountain of Switzerland, located in the canton of Fribourg. This swiss peak has a height of 2,389 metres and is the highest peak of the canton. The Vanil Noir is part of the Swiss Prealps and the mountain range separating the regions of Gruyère (Fribourg), and Pays-d’Enhaut (Vaud). The mountain is listed in the inventory of natural sites and monuments of national importance in Switzerland. In 1983, the Vanil Noir got its status of nature …

Aletsch Glacier, Fiescher Glacier, Switzerland

Aletsch Glacier, Fiescher Glacier, Switzerland
The Aletsch Glacier and Fiescher Glacier in Switzerland, are two impressive glaciers in the eastern Bernese Alps in the Swiss canton of Valais. The Aletsch Glacier (in German: Aletschgletscher) or Great Aletsch Glacier (in German: Grosser Aletschgletscher) is the largest glacier in the Alps (about 23 km (14 mi) long, covering more than 120 square kilometres (46 sq mi)). The Fiescher Glacier (in German: Fieschergletscher) is located just beside the Aletsch Glacier. The starting point of the Fiescher Glacier is …

Haute Savoie, France Landscapes

Haute Savoie, France Landscapes
Hi photographers, landscapes lovers and hikers, Today I’m introducing you some landscapes photos from France, taken in Haute Savoie, near Chamonix / Mont Blanc in the french Alps. The first serie of pictures was taken near La Balme and the Lacs Jovet. I went hiking with my friends who were on a beachvolley vacation in Les Contamines-Montjoie village. La Balme area is almost surrounded by Les Aiguilles de la Pennaz, le Mont Tondu and La Tête de la Cicle. It …