And I cannot spot the Mountain Goat
You have a lot more energy than I do. And, nope, I can't.
I cannot wait to see this watch "whole". Also, I hope you enjoyed communing with the great outdoors. I spent some time in Banff in the summer and the mountains of western Canada are simply beautiful and a joy to hike/climb in the warm weather. Also, I cannot find that goat, either. I will blame it on the downscaling of the site, though. Every time I think I have it and I zoom in, the results are uncertain due to resolution. (Of course, it is probably easily resolved, but I am just missing it, but I will placate myself with this explanation for now.). I do see what looks like the shadow of a pretty impressive bird at the bottom right of the photograph. Hopefully not a buzzard?
Robert Bateman did a painting of mountain goats for a client that he had to change so his client could 'see a way out for the goats'. Robert said the goats had no problem getting out of there the way it was painted originally.
Here is a close-up. Look for the white speck
Our traverse was assisted by a connecting ridge so it wasn't as if we had to descend back to ground zero for each summit, but 80 kph wind gusts did make some of the narrow sections feel a bit airy! This was the view of our first objective at 0730 start time. Route is up the right side but summit is the left peak.
Four hours later we're on top and looking towards the middle summit.
Once there, it was a relief to take a break and look back to where we'd been two hours earlier.
Then forward along the ridge towards the last summit. The route circled above the most gorgeous hanging lakes.
One last push to the 3rd summit, here seen from our middle peak, then a quick skree descent through an avalanche field and brief bushwacking until the main hiking trail appeared. Looking forward to a hearty dinner!
Hope you don't mind this brief diversion from the subject of watches
This is my idea of mountain climbing. ;-)
a great look. Now we need an homage to the mountains design on V&C.
Best to all,
Dean, you're forgiven for the small diversion from watches. As usual, you've captured some stunning locations and beautiful scenery ...
Now then, your publicist must be wondering why you haven't mentioned the watch you were wearing at the time and indeed the reason for choosing such?
really been a hiker...too lazy I guess :-)
You and Nina should join us for next year's adventure; hiking across Switzerland east to west with a detour up Mont Blanc
Dean, how considerate of you to include Alex in your future plans.......().
I always believe it's the thought that counts so Alex must be 'over the moon' when you're prepared to throw-in Mont Blanc......
Do, please, ensure your publicist is on hand to both promote and record this exciting adventure and we'll all be 'on a high!'...
Here is the link for all interested:
Those wheels look like a tooth-cutter's nightmare!