I feel faint under the pressure...If I had been alone, I would have thrown myself to the ground, I would have bitten the stones, the beautiful, sliming, green and garnet-red stones, and the dust with its sparks of gold. . . . I was possessed by nature like a violated virgin. For a moment my soul left me to melt into the luminous mass of the Breithorn... Yes, extravagant as it may sound, for some moments I was the Breithorn. (Romain Rolland, “Memoires et fragments du Journal”, notes taken September 1889)
Mischabel Group in the Wallis Alps. In the center are Täschhorn, 4491m; Dom, 4545m; Lenzspitze, 4294m and Nadelhorn, 4328m.
Europe's central mountain range is like the Himalayas very young and both are still growing - only 1.5 millimeters per year, though. The Alps are famous for their ragged and bizarre rock formations and the diversified landscapes. Here are some photo stories from my hikes: