I spent the first week of September in the Swiss alps, in Zermatt. The village is spectacularly situated in between some of the most famous and most photographed mountains in the world. There are plenty of superb hikes around the village and it is also an ideal starting point for more serious mountain climbing. A friend and I opted for the former version and basically went mad with our cameras over all the fantastic mountain views and panoramas that are offered around every corner. For a grand finale we even tried a bit of mountaineering and made it up the Breithorn to 4164 m .