a mountain, conquered

Posted: April 13th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: travel | 1 Comment »

over 3km’s above sea-level, and the cellular phone reception is better than in my apartment.


today i went to visit titlis, a popular skiing mountain in the luzern area. there’s a train directly to the town, engelberg, where you then take a series of ski lifts and/or gondolas to the peak. the train from luzern to engelberg takes just about an hour, and it takes perhaps another 30 – 45 minutes to make it all the way to the peak. the whole thing is very surreal to me.


titlus is a mountain not merely conquered by humanity, but something more thorough. thousands of tons of steel and concrete were hauled to the very top of this part of earth’s skeletal system, all to build a playground. we truly are a spoiled segment of the human species.

if mountains had emotions, i wonder what the brothers and sistes of titlus think of the situation. what does one mountain feel for another? contempt at the subjegation, or piercing lonliness from watching a party that can never be joined.

you can see more mountain photos in my flickr set

One Comment on “a mountain, conquered”

  1. 1 joyce said at 3:20 pm on April 13th, 2009:

    I am absolutely jealous! This is gorgeous Darren. I imagine the air must be so amazing and it must be so peaceful from where you are standing overlooking the peaks.

    Love the flickr set!

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