Thursday, 19 August 2010

The mountain hut

Mountain hut "Zamboni Zappa" is located at a height of 2070m above the community of Macugnaga (Province of Verbania) at the feet of the magnificent 4635 m high mountain "Monte Rosa". After one and a half hour's drive from Arona, two ski-lifts take you all the way up to "Belvedere", where on a clear day (which unfortunately was not the case the other day), "Her Majesty Monte Rosa" shows herself in all her glory with spectacular glaciers. From "Belvedere" it takes an hour to reach the mountain hut. After a short lunch we descended by feet all the way down to Macugnaga with a height difference of 760 meters, which took us 3 hours. A wonderful day of natural beauty and fresh air.
Macugnaga

15 comments:

Steffe said...

Sure sounds like a wonderful day.

Virginia said...

Oh Diederick,
What a wonderful sight. I wonder if I could keep up . I"d love to try . IT's so beautiful.

I"m glad you're back to blogging now! Your photos are such an inspiration for us all but for me most of all!

BTW, I"m listening to you right now. You're singing "New York New York"! :)
V

Diederick Wijmans said...

Thnks for your comment, Steffe! It was a wonderful day.

Thank you, Virginia, oh you faithful photo and music fan!!
From the 2nd week of September the local government here will be in full force again and I will contact the right person again for the project with Michael! I myself will start recording again and when I will have finished I will send you the CD.

Virginia said...

D,
This is hilarious, I"m answering and YOU are singing
"New York, New York".......again!! ha How great is that?
I hope things work for Michael. Of course I hope I might get to tag along for the tour. What a great thing that would be. Being able to see your Arona and meet you and Marina in person would be just the best thing.
v

Petrea said...

Wonderful photo! It makes me want to go there.

Dina said...

It looks almost unreal, the mountain hut in the middle of the wilderness.

Glaciers, 4,635-meter mountains, ski-lifts--it's all so different from my little country.
I have hiked in the Swiss Alps and am hopelessly in love with those wild mountains.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day.

志涛 said...

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Kris said...

A great spot for a little romantic interlude…

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Bogdan Stelistul said...

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We can be friends ???
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Ken Mac said...

scary!

Steve Ballmer said...

I want to go there!

Paula said...

It's quite a sight, I have to wonder how the went about building it!

Tamera said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful, memorable day!