Monthly Archives: January 2021

New Web Pages for Ski Mountaineering Trips to Alps

I have replaced the old web pages for the ski mountaineering trips that I did in the 1990’s. The structure is different, including new gallery layouts with proper captions for each picture. There are also quite a few new black and white photos.

I also carried a small 35mm compact film camera for all but the first 2 trips so I have lots of colour slides for most of the trips and I have scanned a selection of these for each trip to show the people and add a bit of scale to the landscapes. Lots of these I hadn’t even looked at since the time of the trips and they put some of the black and white photos into the context of the trip.

They are all on the About Me page of my website. Here are the individual links:

Bernese Oberland Ski Mountaineering Trip New Web Page

I have replaced the old web page for the 6 day Bernese Oberland ski mountaineering trip that I completed in 1995. We had bad weather for several days but overall it was a good trip for photography.

I changed the layout and added lots of new photos, both black and white and colour. The colour images are from scans of the slides that I took at the time and are being shown here for the first time ever. I scanned them with an Epson Perfection V800 flatbed scanner which can do 12 slides at a time.

Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Trek

I’ve added a new web page covering the 2 occasions that I’ve walked Wainwright’s Coast to Coast trek from St Bees Head to Robin Hood’s Bay. The first crossing took over 24 years to complete, the second was completed in 3 trips in just over 2 years.

The notes are illustrated my black and white photographs, as well as with colour photos which are a mix of colour slides that I recently scanned for the first time and mobile phone photos from the later trips.

Robin Hoods Bay Reflections; 254406

Alpine Pass Route Trek Webpage

The Swiss Alpine Pass Route runs for 200 miles  between Sargans and Montreux over 18 mountain passes.

My wife Jan and I walked it with 3 friends in two 8 day sections, the first from Grindelwald to Montreux in 2006 and the second in 2013 from Sargans to Grindelwald. Both trips were in Late August/early September.

I wrote daily blog posts at the time and have combined these, illustrated with mobile phone pictures as well as the black and white photographs that I took on my Mamiya film cameras. There’s lots of other information there as well.

Here’s the link to the webpage: