They say most things in life are temporary; nothing lasts forever.  Is that my forever?  My kids forever?  Mankind’s forever?  If we enjoy something, find something that we can appreciate, shouldn’t we make it last as long as we can?

We enjoy hiking, a lot.  Unfortunately, the really nice places to hike, are obvious to mankind’s impact on the environment and in particular, glaciers.  See them while you can.


We welcome you to see our other posts on glaciers…

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Bettmeralp, Switzerland – Aletsch Glacier Iceland – Mýrdalsjökull Glacier
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Norway – Jostedal Glacier National Park Gadmen, Switzerland – Trift Glacier

This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

In the Alps #9

The “Into the Alps” photo series are snapshots from various trips we have taken in the Alps. Although the photos are primarily in black and white, they aim to show the natural beauty of the Alps in areas which may be of interest to others. We hope you enjoy this series and that you follow us to be a part of the updates.

Above Grindelwald, Switzerland you can find expansive views of the Alps, particularly the Wetterhorn and the Eiger peaks.  Where the two meet is active valley of rock, glacier and river.  The morning light beams through from behind the Wetterhorn and illuminates this beautiful area.

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This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Peek


Change, delta, variation, increment; a noticed transitory deviation from prior spacial awareness.  In this case, temperature.  The small, nearly unnoticeable, change to all who choose to ignore adds up to significant changes in our environment, our way of life.

This photo was taken from the Trifthütte in the Swiss Alps, and is of the Triftglacier.  Once so great in its magnitude, one would have to cross it to get to the hütte.  Today, you would need to hike 3 hours to get to the view I have captured.  For more on the Trifthütte and how to get there, or here to get to another view point.


This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta.


Nature continues to show us just how small we are, even in the Swiss Alps, on peaks or no peaks, nature and the earth is greater than ourselves; we can only be considered guests.  Here is a view of the Lämmerenhütte (2501m) as viewed from Gemmipass on an early morning sunrise.  The receding Steghorngletscher reminds us of our impact.  We invite you to look here for more views and information about the trail towards Lämmerenhütte and Lämmerensee, additionally, here for an adjacent hike to the infamous Gemmipass.


This post is part of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth