20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Approaching Storm Haute Route Switzerland

We were completing a long day on a glacier crossing along the famous Swiss Haute Route, in the Valais Region, as the weather closed in on us. We were one day's hike east of Zermatt, and saw the Schoenbielhutte in the distance with the North face of the Matterhorn on the right side of photo. We made it to the hut just in time.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Zermatt, Switzerland
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD630
Copyright: © Ira Garber