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The Matterhorn

By ianrobinson    
This was a trip of a lifetime for me, Switzerland, and after bad weather for 3 days and lots of finger crossing we decided to spend the 110.00 francs or 100.00 each to go on the train up to the Matterhorn, sounds expensive and yes it is but when you go to Switzerland you have to do these trips and put the expense at the back of your mind until you get home lol.
This shot was taken at 2800 metres above sea level after a hike down the mountain from 3100 metres, the top.
The flowers in the foreground are very unusual and I have never seen anything like it before, saying that I have never seen anything like the scene in front of me before.
If there were a heaven on earth this would be the place, I am not sure my images do this place justice but I have tried.
I was contemplating staying here for a sunset but the walk back down to camp would have been over 3 hours in the dark so that was not a possibility for us.

Tags: Switzerland Zermatt Landscape and travel Matterhorn mountain landscape

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Ted447 Plus
8 216 1 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2017 8:55AM
Great image. Ted. GrinGrin
2 Aug 2017 9:01AM
IainHamer Plus
15 21 5 England
2 Aug 2017 9:19AM
Smashing shot Ian


Leedslass1 Plus
4 3.4k 3 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2017 1:09PM
Wonderful image. Are the flowers cotton grass?
2 Aug 2017 1:37PM
Fabulous image
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
2 Aug 2017 10:24PM
Superb Ian, on my hit list. Cotton grass in the f/g, my award too.
3 Aug 2017 10:27PM
Wow, it looks absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us all! Wow! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Regards from Helen Smile
ianrobinson 11 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2017 5:52PM
Thank you all very much for your comments, votes and awards for this photo, much appreciated.
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2017 9:40AM
Superb Ian.
Kate Grin

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