One would think that being in the alps and far away from urbanisation results in quietness… but nothing could be less true! While sitting on the south rim of the Gornergrat and overlooking the massive Gorner glacier and Monte Rosa area it sounds like hundreds of cars are passing by below. Not really of course, but the melt water that forces its way through the landscape creates a significant ambient noise level. And in particular during the night, when no-one is around, it appears to be very loud!
February 20, 2018