“When I see a mountain, I want to climb it – exploring the heights. You feel like an animal, not a human being in a technological world, just a part of this planet. I would go there by myself, not with a group of friends, but just to feel connected. This is one of the first places I’ve been quite high up – I then started to go to lots of heights and look from the top of the world, looking at lakes, forests, farmers. This is the point that started me going to the tops
I like quarries because I work with stone – it’s fake and natural in the same place. Fake in the sense that man has made it in a cinematic view. One side is natural, the other is made from human hands on nature. That balance makes it special. If you fall, you die – it’s a dangerous place.
There is a pool because the quarry has been filled with water the last 100 years or so, so it’s filled with clear blue water. You can watch the pool from the top – it’s dead water, nothing growing in it because it’s a similar effect to a lot of limestone. It’s very deep also, lots of depths and views – very epic. I like epic stuff.
In some ways I like the high trees that don’t have as many branches as the low trees. Very spacious.
Blueberries – in season it’s full of big blueberries, and my first memory of eating lots of blueberries is up there at this point.
The first time I went up there was about 10 years ago when I was 19 or so.”