Swiss Cairns

Took this panorama not with the new iPhone 5 but with an M9 and stitched together the resultant photos using PTgui.  I made sure there was quite a bit of overlap between the photos but there are still some artefacts visible if you look closely.

As you can see there were a number of folks on the mountain at Gornergrat Station in the Swiss Alps.   Since the Matterhorn was covered in clouds for the full hour I was there I took photos of Monte Rosa instead.  Apparently those rock piles in the foreground are called “cairns“.

At 3000 meters in altitude the view will literally take your breath away.  If I recall correctly it was 12 degrees celsius in the middle of summer!  Can’t wait to go back there and do some hiking in the future.

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