Mountain walking is not always about the objective; there are days when one just wants to walk and soak up the landscape, listen to the quietness, and be at peace.
Takehide Kazami – Japanese author, climber, and photographer wrote way back in 1960: ‘you don’t have to climb a mountain to experience the beauty of the country. There is something indescribably delightful in just wandering around the countryside with a small party, the great mountains towering above you’. He was actually writing about Nepal, but what he says is equally true of any high mountain area.
This viewpoint is close to the Britannia Hut in the Swiss Alps, a place I have walked to on many occasions – alone, with other climbers, and with my wife and children. And I’ve sat on this exact spot too, more than once. A colour version of this image appeared in a previous post ‘The Britannia Hut’. Very recently thumbing through the archives I thought it would make a good B&W image.