Saturday, August 24, 2013

Zermatt and The Aravis

The striking Alpine image of an alp, the Matterhorn from Winklematten ! 

Camera at the Col du La Colombiere in the Aravis 

Sculpted limestone in the middle mountains at Aravis 

Rob Jarvis in the sun shortly before a more Hebridean weather system passed through 

The Alpine clubs memorial in the center
of Zermatt 

A busy few days with High Mountain Guides first we headed to Zermatt. I headed up with Rob and his client to the Scwarzee area on the way to the Hornli  hut where we conducted a few interviews with some great backdrops. From there Rob and David headed on to the Hornli and I headed off to get into position for the morning where we wanted to get a good sun up time lapse of the Matterhorn at dawn.
We came back through to Chamonix conducting some shoots covering a few things along the way. Once back Rob had his last day with David and I joined them having a day at the crags above the Col Du La Colombiere, the middle mountains and giant areas of limestone which lie on the roads heading to the main mountains in Chamonix. We got a wide variety of shots on some stunning white solid limestone. We just made it into the very nice cafe which sits on the col before some very heavy weather arrived.
I shall be heading into the last week of filming where we shall start to head 'up top' the weather looks a little bumpy at the moment but should have enough breaks.