For more than 10 years of photography I avoided the mountains. I am a very static person that stays in front of the computer for more than 300 days a year and does no physical activity. So hiking on the mountains is one of the most extreme things I can do even if by normal standards I have done a lot, lot more extreme things. But to each his own. Recent years I started gathering courage and go into the mountains from time to time. It is very difficult but each time is worth it, some of mmy best photos are now made among the peaks, in beautiful sunrises and sunsets, along the trails and above the clouds, on cliffs and glacial lakes. I love it, it is an amazing thing to do, live and feel.