I’m a fairly decent photographer, but the Godly, forehead-smacking grandeur of the Lauterbrunnen valley — titanic mountain peaks, sheer cliffs, 1000-feet-high waterfalls — just can’t be captured. Too big, too eye-filling. To give even a partial taste it you would need to shoot it on IMAX 3D from a helicopter. Every shot I’ve taken has been “nope, not good enough.” It’s like snapping a friend standing ten feet away and the camera being unable to grab anything more than a belt buckle or an ear lobe. Forget it. I can’t cut the mustard. Not here.

“It’s all too much for me to take…”