Sunday, December 13, 2009

I'd Rather Be Skiing



That is all.

8 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

You will be soon! Hang in there. Only 1 week to go.

(My husband wants to know where that picture is from.)

Albinoblackbear said...

Yes, it's true..done Wednesday. A week from today I'll be drinking mulled wine and enjoying the festivities of Dublin with my Manfriend. Can't. Hardly. Wait.

The pic is from Chamonix, France last spring when we skied the Vallee Blanche and part of the Mer de Glace. That was me smiling because I was happy to be alive after the traverse to GET to that point. I pretty much thought I was going to die the entire day actually...

Your Italian husband will be pleased to know that a day after that I had an espresso at 3800m in a ski hut in Italy. Thus proving to me that Italians are the most civilized people on earth. :)

Ryan said...

Skiing in Europe once trumps many days of skiing the trees here. My turn to be jealous!

Albinoblackbear said...

I had you expressly in mind when I posted this photo actually--due to the large amount of skiporn on your blog of late. Making me très jealous.

I see the Euro appeal but I'd take backcountry BC interior over it any day (except for the high altitude coffee huts...).

I think you've got the answer Ry---getting to work with touring boots on and living in snow-land paradise.

Old MD Girl said...

He is pleased (and for the record, he said, "I knew that had to be the Alps!")

One of the best things about hiking in the Dolomites last summer was that there was always a coffee (or beer) and food at the top. So yes, I can totally relate to that part. And to the part about feeling like you're about to die. Hello exposure!

Good luck! Three more days!

Albinoblackbear said...

OMDG--He's got a good eye. I didn't actually believe this whole 'hut-with-beer and food' tale until I lived it.

Note to self--hike in Dolomites when I have disposable income again...

Old MD Girl said...

If you go to Italy, the area around Cortina is absolutely amazing. You can hike from rifugio (cute moutain hut/restaurant) to rifugio for DAYS and never have to return to civilization. Also, if you call in advance, you can even SLEEP AT the rifugio, thus obviating the need to bring tent and cooking supplies.

My husband tells me the hiking you did at Chamonix was probably more exposed, but still, the Italian alps are pretty amazing too.

Good luck on your exams!

Quasi Serendipita said...

I would also rather be skiing!