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Mountainous Shock

It's very easy to end up on a mountain pass in the Valais region of Switzerland...
You think that you're just off exploring a nearby village, when all of a sudden you realise that you're actually climbing a steep, petrifying road & the village is in fact the scary looking collection of houses you saw earlier. All precariously balanced on the edge of the highest peak possible or so it seems...

And like most passes in the area... There's no going back!

The Valais is an incredible sight, such a long valley filled with villages, towns & cities.
If you look carefully, you might be able to see another zig-zagging pass on the left hand mountain...

Mountain village...

It's actually a ski resort... I wouldn't like to come up that pass in the snow though!

Near the top was a lay-by with these poor girls next to it.
Their udders were full & they all had huge bells around their necks...

Beautiful girl!

The cows & their bells are a big feature in this video, along with my stress & Sime's mishap... 

The lengths he goes to to cheer me up... Hahaha!!!

Breathing a sigh of relief... Nearly back down in Visp.

There's no denying that the mountain passes are just fantastic. Sime loved driving them, but for me - going up & up those steep winding roads felt like the first climb of a roller coaster. Earlier in the holiday, I really wasn't sure I could cope with any major passes... 

As it turned out, the smaller passes were definitely worse for me...

And I don't think I'll ever lose my fear of heights... 
Unless we one day live on top of a mountain - then perhaps I would overcome it eventually!

Kay (& Sime)

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