You can't beat getting up early and hiking up the mountain in Verbier, Switzerland. The views are absolutely gorgeous and the air is so clean. The lovely sisters Rachel and Elspeth Tugwell joined me for a day to shoot some hiking shots. It is mid September and still a nice temperature at 22C this afternoon.
With over 950km of walking routes in the Verbier St Bernard catered to all different levels, you can spend days on end discovering some incredibly scenic Alpine treks. The walk we took starts at an altitude of 2200m and has the most stunning panorama. We left Ruinettes and went along the Bisses to la Chaux which is more or less flat all the way. So it is a gentle stroll rather than a energetic hike. The views of the Grand and Petite Combin across the valley from here are spectacular making the perfect back drop to shoot some photos.
In the afternoon we did the reverse and walked all the way over to Croix de Coeur. It was a long day starting at 10am and finishing at 6pm. On the way back down we met a cow farmer who we decided must have quite a solitary life working up there all day on his own with only the cows to keep him company. But actually he's pretty lucky, it's not a bad place to be working when you look around yourelf! As soon as I got my camera out he was all grins and posed like a model. I'm sure he's done that before. Thanks, cow farmer!