If jagged mountain peaks and isolation are something you crave then the dizzying edge of Mount Pilatus may be somewhere you want to explore.
This hidden gem in central Switzerland, 2132m above sea level, is a hiker's paradise as well as a refuge for the solitary hermit.
There are a couple of restaurants and hotels at the top where you can take in the staggering view, and end your days after a wealth of activities available around the mountain.
We stayed at the Pilatus-Kulm Mountain Hotel, which had been refurbished in 2010. There is a sleek clean Scandinavian style to the rooms which is often shared by modernised Swiss hotels and the views are unparalleled. Nothing quite beats a dinner on the terrace overlooking a seemingly endless panorama of mountain peaks and clouds.