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I am not a mountaineer :)))) so don’t blame me for not knowing the names of these mountains and as an excuse … there are so many (after “google earthing” for a while we feel it must belong to the Southern Alps). It was actually only the Matterhorn that I recognized that day, and even from the back side, but I guess all of you could have named the Matterhorn together with me no matter where on this planet you live. And by the way the Matterhorn from the back is by far less “sexy” than from the usual perspective.

That day we flew in a Piper Archer from Zurich to Courchevel Altiport in France with a short stop over in Sion. With “we” I mean Benno and his instructor who gave him a lesson how to land in Courchevel. It is a tiny and one of the most crazy high altidue airports in the world and it needs a certified instructor to show you how to land there. I might show some pictures from this landing but for the time being I present you this one. I love it because of this special blue mood you only see on winter afternoons. Shortly after we began our decent to the lowlands. We were flying into a big and ugly fog soup after a day full of sunshine. The clouds show some bad weather in the area and shortly after we had landed in Zurich it began to snow.

Thanks Benno and Markus for this incredible experience!

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Additional Photos by Barbara Kehl (baba_flies) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 3 N: 1963] (8829)
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