As David said, it is a high country and the light can be very dramatic.
Same as everything else in life, it is not for everyone. I just do it for myself.
Lots of Galen Rowell, my inspiration, might be over-processed (I was not there!) but I've always love them. Using Fuji Velvia, dodge & burn in a darkroom, GND, polarizer, ND, bracketing etc are, by themselves, not natural. I think photography is just an "illusion" of the reality. That's the great part of it.
Thanks for your comments.