Romano Salis grew up in Pontresina, a small mountain village that's a five hour hike from the location of the On Mountain Hut. After leaving school, Romano completed an apprenticeship as a brick layer and served in military, but he never left the Alpine playground of his youth.
Today, he has dedicated his life to preserving and sharing this amazing region through his work as a Mountain Guide and Game Keeper. He's also got a real flair for photography, as you'll see below. Few know the lay of this wonderful land better than Romano. Luckily, he was happy to pen a small blog and share some stunning photos too.
"Growing up here is beautiful. You have a massive playground all around you! I like Engadin because it’s very high up and you can very quickly get above the tree line.
"There are so many lakes that are worth visiting - especially the Silsersee (Lake Sils - the largest of the upper Engadin lakes). They make the landscape unique and, together with the imposing mountains, add a mystic mood and atmosphere.
"Plus, it is a very wild place with a wide variety of flora and fauna - perfect for anybody who likes being outside."