The Weisshorn and the Bisshorn
Painting of the Bisshorn and Weisshorn

The Weisshorn and the Bisshorn

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Val d'Anniviers, Valais, Switzerland
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Sketches and photos taken one early morning in March 2014 on the path down from the Hotel Weisshorn.
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The Weisshorn (4505m)  is the 5th highest summit in the Swiss Alps and separates the Zermatt valley from Val d'Anniviers. It was first climbed by John Tyndall, a prominent Irish physicist whose scientific studies led him to work in mountain environments.
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The first ascension of the western summit of the Bisshorn (4135m) was made in 1884 by the English woman Elizabeth Barnaby and her Valaisan mountain guides. Mrs Barnaby was a pioneer in mountain climbing at a time when it was unthinkable for a woman to pursue such activities, even in a skirt ! She was a wealthy land owning lady in Ireland but moved to Switzerland to photograph and write about the Alps.
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SORRY I'VE ALREADY FOUND A HOME!
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