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Where are you? (in the book you are reading) - please read 1st post

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by Libra, May 2, 2008.

  1. Cosimah2o

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    I am plying the Atlantic Ocean on board a vessel called San Sebastián captained by Antonio de Iturribalzaga heading to Terranova . Taking advantage the northeast winds, we already are sailing toward the 60º parallel under full sail . Our mission in this trip is the cod fishing although also we are learning new words in the Algonquian–Basque language .
     
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    I'm retracing the Doug Coombs steps in La Grave, vallons de la Meije (( France )) with Robert Cocuzzo . I already got my skis on, that is, the fat with more rocker and we are ready to ski the Trifide's couloirs . Yesterday we had a meeting with Pelle Lång, we talked about the enthusiastic personality of Doug - always upbeat-, also about his perfect turns at remarkable speeds, his sense of the perfect line and some conversations with him about Jackson Hole and Valdez'92 . In fact, he told us that Doug decided moving to La Grave for 2 reasons . First, cause he had found the same « wild & steep skiing » like in his memories in Valdez . Second, by his strongh admiration to Patrick Vallençant and Pierre Tardivel . (( Btw, Doug met both ))
     
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    I am with Piero Ghiglione and Ottorino Mezzalama in a long skiing trip from Cervinia to Gressoney (( il sentiero del Duemila )) . Both are teaching me « timeless things » about their modified ski gear and other skiing skills . Piero has invented something similar to Twintip skis, he calls it « attrezzi a doppia spatola » he says this will be very useful for the Telemark skiing . He doesn't still know it...Freestyle, rather
     
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    I'm going from book signing to book signing doing the odd spot of gardening in between.
    O and there's wine, a lot of wine.

    (Francis Plug: How To Be A Public Author)
     
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    (( Off-topic )) Polly Parrot thanx for returning !! :)
     
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    This Monday of June at 4.36 pm (( my watch is 2 minutes fast )) I am in an adjacent waiting room to Dr. Jung's consultation in Switzerland . I am helping him to find an empirical explanation about the Synchronicity , that is, about « meaningful coincidence» and we have made major advances . While I am waiting my turn, i just realise that on the opposite wall the professor Jung has hung 2 watercolour paintings both with inscriptions, I read quietly... The first, Uetliberg - Zollikon and the second, Barrage d'Émosson ;-p
     
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    In full snowstorm with hurricane winds, I'm abseiling via the Northwest ridge of Gasherbrum IV next to Voytek Kurtyka, Robert Schauer and the Third man- this last « man » a bit more friendly -. Each downward step takes enormous effort, because we are manoeuvring between funnels for avalanches with only 10 remaining pitons, fighting exhaustion . The climb of the Shining Wall ( West Face ) in alpine-style had been of great technical difficulty - mixed terrain, exposed rock, extreme risk -. The wall offered few cracks into which they could placed protection . Their belays were often « psychological », because the rock was either completely rotten or of compact marble .

    The initial motivation of Voytek was trace an aesthetic, elegant, futuristic line . He had been mesmerized by the architecture of this mountain and he was willing to achieve it, but he had a very clear limit...never go beyond of your own death
     
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