Monday, 16 September 2013
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Another good start to the day. Dry but cold. Clouds on the tops though.
Started in the best way by catching the cable car to the top! Good view behind us over Trubsee Lake (lake photo taken by Jan as I forgot!). All of my photos here taken on my Samsung S3 and edited with Snapseed.
Walked past lake to another lift to Joch Pass. This resembled a building site so quickly moved on.
Fresh snow overnight above 1800m. Looked like winter. Hoped that tops would clear but stayed hidden from us.
Good views with nice skies. After the Engstlensee lake below the pass we climbed to Tannalp and on to Balmeregghorn. The weather was closing in here. Low cloud and snow.
The next section should have been spectacular. A narrow traverse up to Planplatten. The snow was falling harder and it was windy so we took the quick way down; a convenient cable car to Meiringen from 2100m!
We were down before the forecast rain and testing the local beer before reaching our very comfortable hotel.
Tomorrow, Thursday, we finish our 8 day walk in Grindelwald.
Monday, 9 September 2013
Forecast tomorrow is bad!
Sunday, 8 September 2013
From here it was an easy downhill section to a bowl below the pass.
Thursday, 5 September 2013
A total of 16 days walking by the time we finish this time in Grindelwald.
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
We left Trier after a good morning taking photos around the town, and the elephants! There was an exhibition of ceramic elephants across the town. Jan took a photo of me taking a photo of the only black and white one.
Then it was on to Frankfurt to stay with my image licensing agent, Antje. We stayed with her and her family and had a very nice time. Before we left we had a meeting and talked over the new Berlin photos and a few issues. Then it was time to move on to Grindelwald in the Swiss Alps.
Today we walked on the First side of the valley. Lots of avalanches in the heat, 26°C. I took photos of one on the Wetterhorn. No clouds so may be a day for panoramas!
As usual I forgot to take photos for the blog so all except the avalanche photos were taken by Jan on her Nikon D90. The avalanche photos were taken on my Samsung Galaxy S3. All were edited using the Snapseed editor.