The Zermatt Valley In All Its Glory

Zermatt Valley, Switzerland

The views from the summit of the Klein Matterhorn are spectacular, and this view in particular is unique amongst those I have seen atop a mountain. It’s very rare to see an entire valley in this fashion, from tip to toe. Its epic proportions provide another level of majesty to the landscape. I often wonder what creates such vast divides between the mountains. Was the valley created as the mountain range formed? Or carved out by water flowing over millions of years? I’m certainly no geologist, but whatever the reason is I’m glad they exist.

Looking back on it I’m not particularly happy with this shot. I’m sure there must have been a better composition out there, something to put closer in the foreground. Either that or I should have focused more on the valley with a little more zoom. The shot was taken last year when I was just starting to get a bit more serious with my point and shoot. Since the valley looks so incredible I thought I’d share anyway!

If you’d like to read more about my favourite peaks in the Swiss Alps, check out my latest blog on Bucket List Publications – Summiting Switzerland The Easy Way.

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8 thoughts on “The Zermatt Valley In All Its Glory

  1. Lucy Dodsworth

    It’s so strange to see the valley looking green! I went there in the middle of winter so all my photos of it are coated in snow. I’ve been meaning to go and visit the Alps in summer for years to get a different perspective on the landscape.

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    1. Ben Post author

      Haha, it’s hard for me to imagine it covered in snow! I always find it amazing how much landscapes change through the seasons. I’d love to go back this winter and see for myself. It’s not the easiest place to get to though! It’s definitely worth a visit during the warmer months, I think the Swiss Alps in particular must be one of the greenest places on earth during the summer.

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