This post to have your “Running away” experiences from a summit.
I’m always uncomfortable when I have to run away from a summit for some reasons, I feel like a traitor!
Funny reasons or serious reason!
On Sunday I was in I/AA-189 Monte Renon in Dolomites mountains, a super place to do Sota.
Unfortunately, despite been in July It was really cold and cloudy so after only one hour I’ve to give up and to go home!
…ran off Rogans Seat … was trying to squeeze an activation in between Dad’s Taxi services…I learned by text at the summit that the taxi was now required about an hour earlier than expected. On the plus side it is downhill going back to the car!
Brave Sir Paolo ran away.
Bravely ran away away.
When danger reared it’s ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
Yes, brave Sir Paolo turned about
And gallantly he chickened out.
Swiftly taking to his feet,
He beat a very brave retreat.
Bravest of the braaaave, Sir Paolo
When ever I see ‘Ran Away’ the Monty Python song always comes to mind!
The first time my son accompanied me and in the middle of the activation he began to scream, and crying and trembling told me that he saw a bear. When I turned to where he was looking, I only saw a black figure scuttling through the bushes. But I will never forget my son’s terrified face, I really felt bad for him.
The second time because of an electrical storm. I remember that before the storm began I felt a “metallic” smell and the hairs on my arms stood up. In an instant I dismantled everything and within 5 minutes of leaving the summit, the lightning and thunder were terrifying.