Higher than before
Trip Start Aug 01, 2010
7Trip End Aug 15, 2010
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le chamoniard volant
Went to the gondola and spent the equivalent of 2 nights in the hostels I've been staying to go to the Aiguille du midi 3840m. The views were amazing and I met a Montrealer engineer who had climbed Mt Paladiso? in the Italian side of the alps. His sister and girlfriend are speech therapists too.
I got great pics (great by my definition not Brandy's!). I tested out fatigue at high altitudes and ran up the few sets of stairs at the top. It was the engineer's idea. It was painful, in my legs & my lungs. I felt like I'd run a fast hilly race.
I saw hoards of climbers and mountaineers and told myself I gotta get into that. I do live in the best place to learn.
The weather here changes so quickly. At 8am it was 6C and now it's 21C at 4pm. Glad to have brought warm fleece.
I have written more in my paper journal but don't wanna give this unfriendly cafe owner any more of my $$! I Would love to stay here longer and live/work/hike/ski. I'm so thankful for Bill 101 or whatever Quebec laws made me learn French and preserve the language in Quebec.
If all goes well, there will be no blog entries for a week as tomorrow AM I begin my hike with my "group". May keep a journal to post retrospectively.
Happy Birthday Dad:)