Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau Mountains, Switzerland – Part 2
First of all, Christmas Greetings and best wishes to everyone for and a very happy and prosperous New Year in 2013!
When I think of Switzerland, I tend to think of mountains, snow, mountain railways, cable cars, incredible views and how long it will be until I can go back there! I quench my thirst with photographs! In this second look at photographs of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau Mountains, and the ‘Sphinx’ Scientific Station and Observatory, I hope you also get a taste of what a stunning place it is!
This first photograph should probably have been published at the beginning of Part 1 because it shows the Jungfrau Mountain and the ‘Sphinx’ taken from Interlaken Station. This hopefully puts our journey into better perspective!
Obviously, the mountain is covered in snow all year long! Looking to the left of the photograph, you can just about see the ‘Sphinx’ if you move your eyes down from the almost vertical ‘spacer’ that keeps the catenary cables apart to the ‘little bump’ on the mountain ridge! Yes, I know, you can’t make it out clearly but it can be seen in a high resolution printout of the image! It just gives you a better idea of where we were and where the photographs in these two posts were taken from! The great thing is that anyone can go there – by railway!!! Oh, by the way, the train sitting at the platform is the ICE Train which travels from Frankfurt to Interlaken!
This is the Aletsch Glacier viewed from the ‘Sphinx’ and it is the largest glacier in the Alps. It has a length of about 14 miles and covers more than 46 square miles. Its thickness is estimated to be nearly 3,300 ft.
To end this post, here are two photographs taken on the Jungfrau ridge near the ‘Sphinx’! The first is of the Jungfrau Mountain peak and a rather windblown/disintegrating Swiss flag! The second is of excited visitors out on the ridge at 11,000ft taking photographs of each other!!!
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