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Last days of expo

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at 8:02 pm Written by:

We walked up the Trisselwand one the morning. Even at 8am there was wind blowing around the shoulder where the thermal updrafts can always be found. I walked back down while Becka bribed Tom and Matt with lunch at Appelhaus for going on a longer walk. They both ordered roast gemse, and then it rained properly for the rest of the day.

I was left alone at base camp for a couple of days to work while more caving and detackling was happening at top camp. Due to a meeting in the afternoon I didn’t get off for my cycle tour round Grimming till 4pm.

First I went to the secret lake which cut through between the mountain and the rest of the range that I had discovered from the air.

Then there was a long stretch on a major highway to get to the eastern end of Grimming and round.

I arrived at bast camp at 9pm as it was getting pitch black after five hours at full speed the whole way on just one apple and two pieces of flapjack.

Today I flew for an hour while the others did the Via Ferrata on the Loser.

The clouds were low and I got into their turbulent sunny edge. It felt like the most natural place to be. Then I headed over to the Tristlevan, and the thermal was missing from the usual spot, so off I bombed, passing over base camp on the way. They saw me from there this time.

We’re driving home tomorrow to face the real world. There is some kind of crazy autumn and winter I have in store coming up. I don’t know what it is but I’d so much rather be flying.

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