In February 2012, Europe was under a deep freeze, a Swiss ice storm, or as I call it, a Phrozen Phenomena. Subzero temperatures and a fierce northern wind locally called La Bise. I live in Switzerland on the coast of Lake Geneva. Europe’s second largest lake. The winds create large swells that can be as high as two meters. For a lake that’s pretty damn impressive. Especially if you are either on a boat in the middle of the lake or on the shore in proximity to the waves and their spray. When the temperatures are below freezing the spray from the waves coat everything with a fine sheet of water which immediately freezes. Over several minutes, hours and days the ice accumulates to create incredible wind swept frozen formations. This has been one of the most astonishing Swiss ice storms in more than 25 years.