Just doing my job here; Observing. My Dad is near the top of Cima Ovest (biggest block on the right) via the guide route. Tiny speck of orange if you have great eyes. I had thought the luckiest sheep on the planet were in Almo, Idaho....but these sheep may beat them out of top spot. The bells they wore sounded so pretty and I could have watched the 2 sheep dogs do their work all day. Amazing.
This is the top of the pass. Me and Mom just had lunch in the hut and we are watching and waiting for Dad to do a climb. This is the view to the south. The hill in the middle is where the paragliders take off and there were several out today because the weather was beautiful.
This is the view to the west - Seiser Alm.
This is me doing my main assignment. Observing. I could tell you a thing or two. :)
OK - me and my favorite guy in the whole world. You can tell by his cheesy grin and funny hat that he just completed a great climb - The Thumb on Funffingerspitzen, 9 pitches up, 6 rappels down - solo. Me and Mom watched him and had some apple strudel and hot chocolate at the hut and rode the chairlifts down together. This is the funny ride up to the pass and the Toni-Demetz Hut. They had to stop the lift for me to get in because it was a bit tricky. This is a fancy car gathering of Lamborgini's (I think). It was a parade of one amazing car after another. In the background is a climb my Dad did and my brother, Marshall flew by him in a paraglider and they were so close they could talk to each other. We have the DVD and it is really awesome.
Arrived safe and sound and it is a beautiful day in the Italian Alps.
The spectacular knife-edged ridge in the background got hung-up in my Dad's head and he would climb it a few days later - an Emilio Comici Route - as a tribute to Emilio it was soloed.
Check out the ride.
I found a Dolomite version of Dora's friend - Diego. We didn't buy it but now I have this picture to remember him by.
You might not realize this but I'm being very brave in spite of how calm I appear looking at maps and postcards with my Dad. Just out of the picture on my right is a whole wall of cuckoo clocks. Thank you very much.