Effort Vs. Reward

Switzerland

It's 7am and I'm as high as a kit. Higher, actually.

Hot air beats down on me as flames lick the air, puffing up the 32-metre-tall rainbow holding me suspended in this surreal state of being. Up here the world is silent, but if I really concentrate,
I hear the faint jangle of cowbells below.

I’m 2000 metres above the dairy farms and storybook chalets of Château-d’Oex and at eyeline with 90 percent of the Swiss Alps. 

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