Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Up in the Mountain - New Mexico

Way back in 1978, Bart my physic teacher took us up Mount Kinabalu. At 13,435 feet it is the highest mountain in South East Asia. Having reached the summit way back in 1978, was one of the best happening in my youth. Bart think it would be awesome to do another climbing, of the 10,378 feet Sandia Mountain. But this time we did it by driving and riding on the cable car. Yup, big cheating there ;)







Then we went to actually climbed a different kind of height at Bandelier National Monument. Not to the scale of a mountain climb but rather the sheer vertical of the climb to the Alcove House at the end of the trail. But Digi just took off and I had no choice but to follow up. Bart was right behind us. It felt like the longest ascend and descend of my life. Phew. As other mountain climbing we had done before, the view from the top and the feel of achievement worth all the pain and scare, and what sheer relief when you back at the canyon floor (in the case of the Bandelier).








In between climbs we spent our days going to concert,  visiting museums, going to the food market and cooking, eating and more eating and having great time meeting new friends. We will write about it in the next post.

Alternative Foodie

12 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. The vastness and stunning 360 view from a mountain top cannot be truly captured, Lynn. But I'm still glad to have something to remember how awesome nature is. Thank you for calling on us.

      Delete
  2. The hiking, yup, I'm so there! The straight-up-a-ladder? Not sure I could handle that one. What a fun trip. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was like - ooh man what am I up to ;) but it was adrenalin pumping kind of experience - so it was a case of one step at a time. Tank you Crystall for visiting us.

      Delete
  3. I am afraid of heights so even looking at that picture was making my head spin. You are very, very brave.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Actually, very scared too. We have done this before ... in much safer condition, rappelling. And Digi had done many vertical rock climbing, again with safety ropes. So yes, that was first time on such height on vertical ladder just with our four limbs. Still we felt so great afterwards - I guess the reward was too much to resist.

      Delete
  4. Not much for heights, but I'd take the tram to the top.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahh, I thought you would race us on that ladder, Alex ... being a ninja ;)

      Delete
  5. Wow! I'm terrified of heights but it must have been amazing to see! It looks like quite the adventure =).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Danielle, thank you for visiting us. Yes, it has been fun, and fun that we could share it on A-Z challenge.

      Delete
  6. Those are beautiful photos. I don't climb or hike so much anymore because of my creaky knees, so I love seeing others do it. Sort of an armchair traveler, I guess.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We are very happy to have the opportunity to share this adventure with you, Patricia. Thank you to Arlee and his to A-Z team.

      Delete