mountains

Jungfrau – one of the most distinctive sights of the Swiss Alps

The Jungfrau, at 4,158 meters is one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps, located between the northern canton of Bern and the southern canton of Valais, halfway between Interlaken and Fiesch. It is one of the most distinctive sights of the Swiss Alps. The first ascent was made in 1811 on the eastern or Valais side Read More

Meiringen – one of the top places to go in Switzerland

Meiringen is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Meiringen is famous for the nearby Reichenbach Falls, a spectacular waterfall that was the setting for the final showdown between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his nemesis Professor Moriarty. The Read More

The Remarkables – one of only two mountain ranges in the world which run directly north to south

The Remarkables are a mountain range and skifield in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. Located on the southeastern shore of Lake Wakatipu, the range lives up to its name by rising sharply to create an impressive backdrop for the waters. The range is clearly visible from the Read More

Mount Sunday – the film site for Edoras in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Mount Sunday is a low-set “mountain” isolated in the Canterbury Plains of New Zealand’s South Island. It sits in the middle of a flat, barren river plain, and is surrounded by snow-capped mountain ranges in the far distance. Mount Sunday is a stunning site, with expansive views of the Rangitata Read More