On the way to the peak by Derivatix

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This image shows part of the “face” of the Matterhorn, right below the top. If you zoom in you can make out 3 climbers on the shoulder (where the snow is) one close to the top, one about in the middle and one shortly below that one (diagonally). Can you see them? =)

I took that out of an “Air Zermatt”-helicopter, flown by one of those fearless pilots rescuing people out of the mountains. All too often they can only retrieve corpses.

I uploaded it for the calendar, but I hope you like it, too. I love the texture of that rock, the brown part is a vertical drop a few hundred meters deep.


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  • karen66
    karen66over 6 years ago

    wow you took this from a helicopter, how lucky for you. It looks fantastic. Beautiful colors and textures.

  • Derivatix
    Derivatixover 6 years ago

    thank you Karen! Anybody saw the climbers? One has a red jacket on, that one is rather easy to spot.

  • JayVee
    JayVeeover 6 years ago

    Great capture De. Looks like a paradise for mountaineers. If I’m right the first is in the red jacket. The second in Black at the top of that crevice and the third is in black with white socks Right?

  • Derivatix
    Derivatixover 6 years ago

    I uploaded another image showing where the climbers are.

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 6 years ago

    Great capture!

  • bangsydney
    bangsydneyover 6 years ago

    looks a bit scary~

  • aphoto4you
    aphoto4youover 6 years ago

    wow …u climb these? ITS AWSOME SHOT

  • Russell Fry
    Russell Fryover 6 years ago

    what can I say, breathless!

  • photobymdavey
    photobymdaveyabout 6 years ago

    I did this climb in 1989

  • arpegiator
    arpegiatoralmost 6 years ago

    Excellent capture. I would love to climb this someday; my dad climbed it in the 1950’s. Maybe one day.

  • thanks for your nice comment. Your dad is a very lucky man, I’d love to climb it myself but it is very hard and I’m a bit afraid of hights. :-)

    – Derivatix

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