Is tending a flock the Alpine equivalent of manning an American fire tower? Long days above treeline, exposure to the whims of the weather, few humans to break your reverie…seems like a pretty sweet deal, at least when lived by a Swiss man named Damien Jeannerat. Completely committed to tending his sheep and goats, Jeannerat is no seasonal wannabe pilgrim. He’s all in, and so are his wife and kids. When you see the terrain where he works, you’ll understand why.

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