"Personal image of the Aiguille du Midi near Chamonix, France. I spent that summer in Europe with my Norwegian girlfriend and absolutely no itinerary. After railing through central Italy for a while, we wandered onto a cable car in Courmayeur but didn't bother looking into where it led. Next thing we know, we're staring at Mont Blanc and surrounded by peaks and ski routes I'd always heard about. Nothing's better than accidentally stumbling upon exactly what you dreamed of seeing, which is why I like to leave plenty of room for serendipitous surprises."