Alive and well and still on top of the world. As three friends and I hiked around at 4124 meters we asked ourselves, have we ever been this high? I looked at a peak across the valley of Heaven that is Kashmir and it stared back at me, eye to eye. Man, I was high. And then I was low rushing through paper trees on a miniature snowboard with shush whoosh and shush as my only companions. I thanked them for staying where they lived and promised to visit often.