Friday, March 06, 2009

On top of the world

When I was 16, I travelled to Switzerland as part of an exchange program. After staying with a host family for a number of weeks, the students in our group and their host siblings took an expedition to the mountains, where we stayed in a beautiful valley called Fafleralp, and took day hikes, learning to rapel and cross glaciers. One hike was an overnight one, very high up in the mountains, where we could get views like this one. I remember the experience of hiking along a trail and looking down to see the tops of clouds.

On the back of this snapshot, I had written "View from the top of the world". I was a very lucky teenager.

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