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Took a mental health break to the mountains.  My friend and I stayed at the hostel and enjoyed an international crowd.  Three university professors made for lively evening discussions!

For our first outing, we headed for a well-known massive and were shocked to hear on the radio that a body recovery was in progress on the very same mountain frown.  Apparently a lone climber had fallen and wasn't missed for several days.  The buzz of a helicopter greeted our arrival and continued for about an hour until the body was retrieved from a high ledge.  We continued on our scramble (that is a non-technical climb) in spite of gathering thunderclouds.  It was a 30 km round trip with only brief hail and rain, and well worth the views.

Share your weekend
Share your weekend
Share your weekend

The next day we went for a mountain that had a very obscure access route and ended up going onto the wrong ridge, which dead-ended before the summit.  Oh well, only 5 hours wasted crying.  Next morning, before the sun was up, we went back with determination.  This time the proper route was found and the round trip accomplished in about six hours.

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each of your trips seems to be an adventure! Sad to hear that there
08/14/2012 - 00:01
was a deathfrown
08/14/2012 - 01:32
Sign of the times?
08/14/2012 - 20:14
Yes, that makes three over the past few weeks in the same area.  Discussions regarding the costs of rescue and recovery are becoming very animated this season.
uneventful compared to yours :-) a mix of BBQ, drinking rosé wine and
08/14/2012 - 11:44
swimming: Fantastic time was had but need to go on a diet nowcheeky
As a skier...
08/14/2012 - 18:21
I included the photo of my friend boot-skiing down a scree chute just for you Alex cool.  You can get some speed going, but when the rocks start to pass you its time to step out...