Christmas Eve Morning in the Alps

Dawn in the Alps

A Winter’s Day Dawning in Zermatt, Switzerland

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RPD Saturday: Taxi

All Electric

Electric Vehicle, Zermatt, Switzerland

Combustion engines are not allowed in Zermatt, Switzerland except for two short periods during the year. Small electric vehicles serve as taxis, delivery vans, and just about anything else.

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Going Up Looking Down

Looking Down On The Alps

On the way to 12,739 feet, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Zermatt, Switzerland

Looking down from the gondola on the way to 12,739 feet at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Zermatt, Switzerland.

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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Outrageous Orange

Cog Railway to the Sky

 

Take the Gornergrat Bahn, Europe’s highest open-air cog railway, from Zermatt station to the summit of the Gornergrat. The 33 minute ride to the top offers stunning panoramas of the Alps and the valley below, with skiers racing by on the slopes. The railway operates 365 days a year. Surprisingly, there is a hotel at the top (10,285 ft).

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The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn from the Gornergrat above Zermatt, Switzerland

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InchWorm

Poles on Gornergrat ski slope, Zermatt, Switzerland. Alps in the background.Weisshorn on the right. 

Zermatt is surrounded by some of the highest and most beautiful mountains in Europe. Weisshorn, or White Peak, at 14,783 ft tall (4505 metres) is the ninth-tallest peak over 4000m in the Alps.  It is slightly taller than the Matterhorn. It was first scaled in 1861. The photo, looking northwest. was taken from the cog-wheel train as it descended to Zermatt from Gornergrat.

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