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High Fliers

Al Bourassa

Cuenca, Ecuador

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This artwork is derived from a photograph taken during a tour of Western Europe.
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Taken March 3/09 in Switzerland on Mount Titlis at 10,000 feet. I had a hard time understanding why crows would fly around in these winds at this height and temperature. They must find scraps left by the tourists and skiers.

The Titlis (3,238 m) is a mountain in the Urner Alps of Switzerland. It is located on the border between the cantons of Obwalden and Berne in Switzerland, overlooking Engelberg (Obwalden) and is famous as the site of the world’s first revolving cable car. The cable car system connects Engelberg to the summit of Klein Titlis (3,028 m) through the three stages of Gerschnialp (1,262 m), Trübsee (1,796 m) and Stand (2,428 m).

The last part of cable car way leads above the glacier.
The Titlis is the highest mountain in the portion of the Urner Alps north of the Susten Pass. This part of the range is located between the valleys of the Hasli (west) and the Reuss (east), thus separating the waters feeding the basins of the Aar and Reuss respectively. On the north side the valley of Engelberg (Engelbergertal) is drained by the Engelberger Aa, a tributary of the Reuss. The valley is located southwards from Lake Lucerne.

The northern side of the massif is covered by the Titlis Glacier (Titlisgletscher). The south steep and rocky face rises above the Wenden Glacier. The east side overlooks a glacier named Firnalpeligletscher.
The Reissend Nollen and the Wendenstöcke are the nearest western neighbours to the mountain, slightly lower than the Titlis, but with sharp rugged peaks.
The summit of the Titlis is located above the snow line, thus it has a cold, snowy climate with permanent snow cover and freezing temperatures.

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