Mountain high

February 22, 2012

For someone who really, really doesn’t like heights I seem to have spent an awful lot of time up mountains, most of the time with my heart in my mouth.

These pictures were taken in Switzerland; the top one from one of those great big chair lifts…

…and this is No 1 son and his friends skimming across the snow (I was far too nervous to try it). I love that the snow almost looks like surf. These photos were taken in summer, so even though the snow is cold, it was sunny. As you get higher and higher you start to slow down and find it harder to breathe; but the views are outstanding. And yes, you do get that mountain high.


I had to force myself to go up these mountains to take these shots. I’m very glad I did.

*This is my entry for The Gallery and the theme this week is ‘landscapes.’

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  • becca (playdohandpoo) February 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    wow – beautiful! i seem to have developed a fear of heights since having kids. in fact i think i’ve become more cautious in every way – maybe self preservation because i have little ones dependent on me now. or because i’m more conscious of safety (scared?) because every day i’m responsible for preserve them. i do love switzerland – despite all the heights! B

  • Ness Gorton February 22, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Wow that’s some high chair! Don’t think I could cope with that!

    • Liz Jarvis February 23, 2012 at 9:25 am

      Yes my feet were actually dangling over the mountains. Extraordinary feeling 🙂

  • Tattie Weasle February 22, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    WOW! I love mountainscapes but like you not desperately keen to have to go to the top to get them!

  • Jenny (@cheetahsinshoes) February 22, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I love Switzerland in the summer – but share your problem with heights! Gorgeous photos bringing back some lovely memories for me x

  • MumReinvented February 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Looks beautiful up there, although I doubt I’d ever brave skiing – too much of a scaredy cat!

  • Lou February 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Wonderful photo’s and definitely worth braving the heights to get

    Lou 🙂

  • Helen Spencer February 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    It looks terrifying!!! Beautiful scenery at a hurtling speed!

  • Mama Syder February 22, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    stunning view! Really beautiful!

  • Erica Price February 22, 2012 at 11:51 am

    The alps are awe inspiring aren’t they?

  • Nikki Thomas February 22, 2012 at 11:05 am

    That is a beautiful view, amazing!

  • Alma February 22, 2012 at 10:59 am

    oh wow!! I lived in Canada and been skiing in Quebec and never seen such gorgeous snowy mountains! Beautiful shot

  • Emily (@amummytoo) February 22, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Oh my goodness – stunning!

  • Herding Cats February 22, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Beautiful pictures.

  • kelloggsville February 22, 2012 at 9:37 am

    That is high, but worth it.

  • L-plate Mummy February 22, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Wow, these really are breathtaking. x

  • Jacq February 22, 2012 at 9:06 am

    We go to the Alps in the summer. It’s lots of fun and much more interesting than winter, I think. Those chair lifts are a bit scary, aren’t they?

  • Emily McMillan February 22, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Gorgeous! I’ve been on a few ski holidays in my time and the thing I love most about it is the scenery… how amazing we can get up these mountains to see these gorgeous views without having to walk 🙂 You were very brave to get up there, chair lifts are pretty scary even if you’re not afraid of heights!! x

  • sarah February 22, 2012 at 8:34 am

    beautiful. love the mountains 🙂

  • Katy Earley February 22, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Wow, great photos! I want to go skimming! x

  • Mirka Moore February 22, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Fabulous shots, I often go skiing to Switzerland, one of the best places to go. Did you ski at all? @Kahanka

  • Alexander Residence February 22, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Wow breathtaking views and snow looks fun! Sympathise, my only experience of skiing was as a teacher on a school ski trip where it took 3 hours to get 10 kids down a blue run. We all got the fear when we saw real mountains.