A Walk On The Wild Side

I just returned home from the mountains and noticed some new tidbits on Purists regarding the upcomming Tivoli, credit to "Mark in Paris".

A Walk On The Wild Side

A Walk On The Wild Side

A Walk On The Wild Side

The other "walk on the wild side" was our climbing three summits in 10 hours!  Can you spot the mountain goat?

A Walk On The Wild Side

 

 

You are in MUCH better shape than I am my friend!
07/28/2015 - 07:28

And I cannot spot the Mountain Goat sad

Re: A Walk On The Wild Side
07/28/2015 - 13:46

You have a lot more energy than I do. And, nope, I can't.

Dave

Thanks for sharing, Dean
07/28/2015 - 14:13

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?

Re: A Walk On The Wild Side
07/28/2015 - 14:29

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.

Dave

Re: A Walk On The Wild Side
07/28/2015 - 16:48

Here is a close-up.  Look for the white speck surprise

 A Walk On The Wild Side

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.

 A Walk On The Wild Side

Four hours later we're on top and looking towards the middle summit.

 A Walk On The Wild Side

Once there, it was a relief to take a break and look back to where we'd been two hours earlier.

 A Walk On The Wild Side

Then forward along the ridge towards the last summit.  The route circled above the most gorgeous hanging lakes.

 A Walk On The Wild Side

 A Walk On The Wild Side

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!

 A Walk On The Wild Side

 A Walk On The Wild Side

Hope you don't mind this brief diversion from the subject of watches smiley

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07/28/2015 - 17:28

This is my idea of mountain climbing. ;-)

Beautiful photos!

Dave

Beauty Dean! You are the man to hit the peaks. Thanks for
07/28/2015 - 21:59

a great look. Now we need an homage to the mountains design on V&C.

 

Best to all,

Tim

10 hours and three summits...
07/31/2015 - 10:22

Dean, you're forgiven for the small diversion from watches. As usual, you've captured some stunning locations and beautiful scenery yes ...

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?

Best wishes

Tony

Oh Tony, you've caught me out
07/31/2015 - 18:09

Needed an alarm so the trusty UJD (universal Japanese digital) was the tool of choice while I wait for this concept to be realized devil

Oh Tony, you've caught me out

Oh my!"That's quite a feat. As much as I love the mountains I've never
08/03/2015 - 14:51

really been a hiker...too lazy I guess :-)

LOL, we can fix that!
08/03/2015 - 18:35

You and Nina should join us for next year's adventure; hiking across Switzerland east to west with a detour up Mont Blanc cool

Alex get's an invitation to go west...
08/05/2015 - 11:29

Dean,  how considerate of you to include Alex in your future plans.......(devil).

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...angry...

Do, please, ensure your publicist is on hand to both promote and record this exciting adventure and we'll all be 'on a high!'...cool

Can't wait!!

Tony

I love this idea of Dean having a publicist
08/05/2015 - 16:50

I always imagine him traveling with a pack of paparazzi following - even up Mont Blanc.

This is Dean and Mrs. TT preparing to depart basecamp - yes, they climb in style.

I love this idea of Dean having a publicist

Eh, this is more like it...
08/05/2015 - 17:56

Alas, the glamor is lacking in most of these adventures, but Tony is being satirical, me thinks enlightened

Eh, this is more like it...

You both look infinitely happier than the two people in the photo I posted. (nt)
08/05/2015 - 17:58
Re: A Walk On The Wild Side
07/28/2015 - 19:33

Here is the link for all interested:

http://vacheron.watchprosite.com/show-forumpost/fi-14/pi-7063778/ti-1003...

 

Those wheels look like a tooth-cutter's nightmare!