Hi! I'm Andy McClelland, just turned the big 70, and I live in southern England. For more years than I care to remember I have been a keen fell- and trail-walker. Initially most of my fellwalking was done in the beautiful Lake District in north-west England, but in 2005 I discovered the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland and have been making an annual pilgrimage there ever since. Specifically to the delightful Hotel Seiler Au Lac, in the village of Bönigen on the shores of Lake Brienz, just outside Interlaken.
From here not only are there glorious views of the lake and surrounding mountains, but also there is easy access to Interlaken which is the gateway to the superb Swiss transport system that serves the area. Buses, trains, lake steamers, and cable cars etc all travel punctually to hundreds of amazing and remote destinations!
As well as in the Alps, I have also walked in the Atlas Mountains of northern Africa, the Julian Alps in Slovenia and the Adirondack mountains in up-state New York. I love mountains and mountain life and for someone whose physical profile is too rotund for rock climbing (in the Far East I am often hailed as "Happy Buddha"!), I find fellwalking meets my needs. I do hope you find the photos on this site interesting.
Walking the Eiger Trail near Kleine Scheidegg, Bernese Oberland
Getting to know the locals on the Eiger Trail. (Cows enjoy fellwalking, too!) This scenic mountain path traverses the north face of the Eiger, near Kleine Scheidegg in the Bernese Oberland.
Near Mouttas Muraigl in Engadin, above St Moritz, Switzerland