End of year roundup

These are some things that happened during the last few months of 2017.

We went on a wonderful walk from Kandersteg to Jegertosse.

Balmhorn (3698 m) from Jegertosse.
Looking back to Kandersteg.

The sunsets in Lausanne got quite ridiculous as autumn came in. Here’s a timelapse taken from Tanya’s and my favourite bar in Lausanne, the Jetée de la Compagnie.

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We went to Düsseldorf to see Tanya’s parents who were visiting there.

In the Neanderthal valley.
German countryside.
Leaving Düsseldorf.

I went to Locarno for a workshop and spent a couple of days in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland.

This mystery fruit was much commented on by workshop participants, and then disappeared in nefarious circumstances.

We rode our bikes to the Lac de Joux in the Jura mountains, to camp overnight and celebrate a friend’s birthday.

Starlings over autumn vines.
Lac Brenet, next to the Lac de Joux.

Tanya’s Dad Greg visited Switzerland and we walked together near Gimmelwald.

Tanya and Greg.
Three class peaks: Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau.
Crazy avalanche shelter in Stechelberg.

Tanya and I walked to the Pas de l’Illsee from Chandolin, and down to St-Luc.

Illsee, the illest see.
The Couronne de Zinal from afar.
Snowgun tests left weird and slippery piles of ice around the place.
The Matterhorn from near St-Luc.
Mélèzes en feu.

Later on, we walked from La Forclaz to Bréona in Val d’Hérens. Up high the snow was starting to stick around.

Oh, and we also went to the Moors near Manchester to visit our friends Andrew and Alex. Good times were had; here is a taste of the English countryside we walked through:

English sheep.
A famous grouse!
December 26, 2017


  1. Peter Dyce on

    Another feast for these old eyes.

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