MADELEINE BIANCHI: Have you ever experienced such a magical blue twilight in the mountains?
SUNSET IN WINTER WONDERLAND!
The last rays of the sun get refracted at the sharp mountain crests of the Swiss Alps.
IN MAGICAL TWILIGHT!
The heights are now bathed in the magical blue twilight of the nightfall!
Whilst the night has already spread its black cloak over the deep valley.
THE DEEP VALLEY!
This valley is so narrow that from November to March no ray of sunlight falls into it!
Eric discovered it on his forays through the Swiss Alps in summer, as in winter!
ITS ICE FALLS!
Eric knew exactly that in winter we would find gigantic icefalls here, flowing over the high rock faces down to the valley floor!
And particularly, the magnificent Heaven’s Gate with its beautiful ice sculptures, which you know from my photos!
OUR WAY BACK!
Now it's high time to descend into the valley, because the coming night will be bitterly cold!
Because the way back through the deep snow in the forests of the valley will be energy-sapping and take a long time!
But that's the price we gladly pay for the wonderful day we had at Winter Wonderland!