Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cortina - Day 7

Through the world I safely go...
My Dad's still growing up - but it's all GOOD.
A Via Feratta in the fog. So awesome.
Thanks Dad!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cortina - Day 6

Marianna and Anna - I love them, they are so nice to me.
This is the same spot in Canazei that my Dad and Marshall have a picture.
Of course old castles. Anything with tunnels, caves, and new discoveries around the corners.
Entrance to the Pordoi/Italian war memorial.
Marianna can see that Dora is real, obviously.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cortina - Day 5

When I got up this morning I said, "no church, no hike, yes food." We took a nice road trip to a place my Dad had climbed in 1976, 2004, & 2008.
Who is that orb? Is that you Grandpa Miller?
Rifugio Auronzo and the world famous Tre Cima Di Lavaredo mountain group.
Look! A heart rock from the Dolomites.
See the little dog in the middle?
OK...we all know what this is...and yes, I'm smiling really big.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cortina - Day 4 1 of 2, Via Feratta attempt

Seriously Dad? Did you ever notice anything a little different about me?
Pay no attention to the angle of the mountains on the left....Mom likes to exaggerate.
It's ALL good.
This is the ride up on the chair lift. Blissfully unaware of what lies ahead.

Cortina - Day 4 2 of 2

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.

Where to next? The sky's the limit.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cortina - Day 3, Sassolungo (part 1 of 2)

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. :)

Sassalungo, Cortina - Day 3 (part 2 of 2)

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.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cortina - Day 2

Via Feratta Day.
Here goes nothing! A via ferrata combined with WWI tunnels from 1914-1918.
Look! I'm in a real-life maze at the top of the world. Lovin' it.

Via Feratta - part 2

Me and Mom.

It's all good. This was taken after the bargaining shot.
Here I am bargaining just before the entrance. 'Talk to the hand.'

Newest Friend

I took this picture of Mom and Dad.
This is my newest friend. He was super nice to me. I think THIS is what I want to be when I grow up.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cortina - Day 1

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.