Sunday, July 29, 2007

Hunting for sabina junipers - part 1

In some areas of the Alps sabinas are not rare at all. Just like mugos one can find milions of them. But it is extremely difficult to find a good one. And ist usually is very dangerous to collect them. They love cliffs. The best trees are where it is the steepest. They are all the way up.

Here some impressions of what it is like. The lonely juniper was out of reach for me. It would be collectible, but I wuld really risk my life just climbing there. Eventually I will have to return with proper climbing gear and with a companion.




2 comments:

Aaron said...

wow that is a serious looking juniper walter...

just out of curiosity - how can you be confident that it is collectible without being able to inspect it closely?

Walter Pall said...

Aaron,

experience tells me that. I have inspected thousands.

Walter