Stein Glacier

Stein Glacier

Day six of my solo motorcycle tour across Europe brought me to the Stein Glacier, a 5km river of ice terminating in an almost fluorescent pool of turquoise melt water.

It sits along the Susten Pass, a river of twisting alpine tarmac some 2,264m above sea level, filled with steep narrow cliff-edge roads riddled with hairpins, many with no barriers or walls.

Photograph of Sustenpass, Switzerland

The journey was stunning, but utterly terrifying for someone with a fear of heights. There was a 28°c temperature difference between the summit and the valley below.

These pictures were taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the extraordinary Canon 35 mm f/1.4 L II USM .

Alex Nichol

About the photographer

Alex Nichol is an amateur photographer based in the UK dabbling with landscape, travel and documentary in medium format, 35mm film and digital.