Things the Swiss Alps Taught Me

Swiss Alps

Here are some things I learnt recently whilst walking in the Swiss Alps:

  • It is unprofitable to lead if you do not know the way.
  • The slowest walker sets the pace.
  • When you’re wrong, you’re wrong – even when you’re right.

And on a slightly different note – the tour guide, on the way up into the mountains, pointed to the left and said, “… and this will be the last thing you will see.” A few seconds later, he followed this up with, “… a great many people die here.”

I was left hoping that those two statements were not, in any way, connected!

One thought on “Things the Swiss Alps Taught Me

  1. I remember back when oldest was about six and you could still tour Navy ships, we ended up in a secured area and everyone explained they were just following the little blond haired boy. How he got to the front of the line I don’t know. And why we all followed along, I’m not sure. We claimed him and kept a tight rein after that! The Navy officer leading our tour was terribly embarrassed. I imagine walking in the Swiss Alps was breathtaking 🙂


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