There is something truly majestic and somewhat eerie about the Matterhorn. After a short 3-day visit to Zermatt, Switzerland, I saw the fascination behind this mountain and began to understand why so many people have risked their lives climbing it. The Matterhorn is captivating and it’s hard to take your eyes off it (and my camera).
We visited during the 150th anniversary of the first ascent. In the video you will see lights up the side of mountain in the night time-lapses. This is the route the first explorers took to reach the summit.
Iceland is quickly becoming a second home for me; I’ve traveled there 20 times and this Island never seems to disappoint. The landscapes are dotted with glaciers, waterfalls and ice formations, and the photographic opportunities are endless. Despite the weather being cold and unforgiving, the challenges that present themselves are well worth dealing with in order to experience all that Iceland has to offer. I recently took a trip to seek out unclaimed climbing formations and empty surf line-ups. We spent 10 days on the road driving into the unknown. In this episode of ON THE ROAD with Chris Burkard I'll take you on our journey to one of the most unique and beautiful places in the world: Iceland.