It is hard to stay away from the mountains for a long time. They draw you in and call for you. We try to hold out until the winter season sometimes, but we love mountains any season. Be it heavy snow storm or harsh summer sun, mountains have us wrapped around their thick rocky fingers.
And so, it was time to get off our butts again.
Two weeks ago I had a couple of days off and took the family to Switzerland to see the Matterhorn. We have been talking about visiting Matterhorn for a while, but other plans got in the way.
I packed my camera and a few lenses, including the newly acquired Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm f/2.8 C/Y (review HERE). Jenn packed her and Abi's bags. And off we went on Friday morning.
Let me tell you - it is not easy to get to Zermatt. First you fly to Zurich, then you need to drive for 3.5 hours (including a 20min auto-train ride), you park , get on another train and finally arrive at Zermatt.
All this travel is worth it! Because Matterhorn is just as majestic and huge as you expect it to be. It towers above Zermatt, monumental and permanent... It is the epitome of an Alpine peak.
Looking at it I wished we could've climbed it, but hiking about and absorbing the views was almost as good. Swiss are very particular about not letting infants to go up to high altitudes, so we spent most of the time at about 2,000m.
The weather was great and mountain air was doing wonders for us all. Unfortunately, 25mm Zeiss wasn't playing ball and, for about 5 min, I was bitter about it.
Most of the time I was using Sony FE 55mm lens and I still cannot get over how good it is. Every time I review a shot taken with it on a big screen I'm in awe of the amount of detail and accuracy of this lens.
I wish we had more time to spend at Zermatt. Maybe another day or two.. or a week. But even this short weekend was fantastic and I will return to Zermatt in a heartbeat.