Came across this video a few days before Christmas. Just found it again.
Cutting timber on steep mountainsides in Switzerland. So steep that no conventional equipment can be used. It’s all done by hand, with chain saws and hand jacks.
The trees have to be partially felled, carefully shaped, prepped and aligned, so when finally broken loose with the jack they shoot straight down the mountainside to the water below.
Once there, the logs are caught and corralled, then chained together in a big boat-shaped raft and towed down the lake.