Just to state the obvious, this is one of the most awesome peaks in the world. I’ve seen thousands of photos of it, but photos don’t do it justice. It’s one of those mountains that blows your mind when you see it in person.
The last few days I’ve been enjoying my first days on the snowboard this season in Zermatt, Switzerland… and powder days no less! Above is a view from the ski area looking down at the town far down below in the valley.
On Sunday I’ll be in Europe! On tap: a winter in the Swiss Alps and the Black Forest in southern Germany. See some drool-inducing pics I harvested from the internet, below the fold. Wish me luck, and stay tuned for lots of [hopefully very snowy] blog posts from the Alps!