Kleine Scheidegg (elevation 2,061 m, 6,762 ft) is a high mountain pass below and between the Eiger and Lauberhorn peaks in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. It connects Grindelwald with Lauterbrunnen. The name means "minor watershed", even though it is actually higher than the neighbouring Grosse Scheidegg. Possibly this is because Kleine Scheidegg is a watershed between the two arms of the Lütschinen river, while Grosse Scheidegg divides the Lütschinen valleys from the Reichenbach.
Kleine Scheidegg is among the most celebrated mountain passes in the Swiss Alps because of its position just north of the point where the Bernese Alps makes a salient angle, whose apex is the Eiger. From there, a series of high peaks rise in line towards the northeast, on the left side of the trail that follows a direct route from Meiringen, southwest across the Grosse Scheidegg, to Kleine Scheidegg. On the south side of the apex at the Eiger, the still higher summits of the Mönch, Jungfrau, Gletscherhorn, and Mittaghorn follow in succession from north to south.
Hidden by the Eiger from the vantage point of Grindelwald, the Mönch and Jungfrau break upon the traveller at Kleine Scheidegg in full grandeur, rising from the narrow gorge of the Trümmletental. Three comparatively large glaciers, with several minor accumulations of ice, are found in the hollows and on the shelving ledges of the three peaks that rise above the Trümmletental. The Eiger Glacier lies in the recess between the Eiger and the Mönch. This is separated by a huge projecting buttress of the latter mountain from the Guggi Glacier. Farther on is the Giessen Glacier, formed, at a higher level than the two last, on a shelf of the northwest side of the Jungfrau
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carlo62 (37318) 2014-08-07 6:43
che scenario fantastico, una meraviglia.
Bellissima foto, da veramente il senso del luogo.
Bella luce e bei colori, mi piace questa condivisione.
maria-v1981 (10816) 2014-08-07 6:46
A very pleasant scene of the mountain range. Amazing colours and I like the splash of colour of the houses.An interesting skyline with the different shades of mountains seen through the clouds.The vertical format a god choice.
holmertz (43767) 2014-08-07 7:23
This is a well composed and well exposed photo where the simple but beautiful plants provide a good foreground. The people living here have a fantastic view from their windows. I wonder if they appreciate it, or if they just take it for granted.
Giustiniani (3538) 2014-08-07 7:47
une belle présentation de ce joli site alpin. L'image est bien composée avec une belle luminosité et des couleurs fraîches trčs agréables. La note est qui l'accompagne est intéressante.
asajernigan (21382) 2014-08-07 11:47
You have captured thus scene under nice light. The muted lighting adds to the mood and rich colors. The placement of the house is nice drawing the eye across the scene.
lousat (81138) 2014-08-07 15:27
Hi May,beautiful view of this valley not often seen on the swiss galleries of TE,great choice of point of view,a bright green and fine detail everywhere despite the difficult light of this cloudy day,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
dkmurphys (51541) 2014-08-08 4:41
Very beautiful valley. I like your POV and the fresh green all over the place. Good catch!
bukitgolfb301 (37342) 2014-08-08 17:23
Hi dear May, how are you?
You seem to enjoy your self in Swizland, great country.
So well considered framework and composition from low and wide angle is so nice to see. fantatsic color and light presentation too.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero from Tokyo
Cricri (110295) 2014-08-09 5:45
Une image bien présenter et composer avec les fleurs en avant plan et le paysage de montagnes en arričre plan, un peu comme si cette habitation était au milieu de l'été et de l'hiver, superbe les couleurs
rbassin (19485) 2014-08-09 6:05
Un joli paysage alpin,avec un magnifique premier plan fleuri, c'est bien cadre.
J'aime bien la maison devant la vallée et le chemin .
Belle lumičre .
Bon W E
macjake (60030) 2014-08-10 10:18
now how adorable is this!
what a view they must have everyday.
and i could only imagine how this place would look like in the winter, must be beautiful.
all those greens just POP and make a strong impact.
lovely scene you've posted