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Sensations in the mountains

Posted: December 25th, 2013

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For two days I was doing routes to water and wind over 600km from home. But, mountain and so is she who rules,So you know you have to adapt it to the mountain and you. Aquell matí estava molt calent junt al foc i comentant la jugada al davant d’aquella gran llar de foc amb la meva amfitriona mentre em convidava a un cafè amb llet i un tros de coc. I had not moved but had another route in mind to finish those three days free from work and wanted to make doing mountain. Go out at about 0 ° C and try to open the back door of the car. Had snowed the night before and had very cold, amb la qual cosa s’havia creat una capa de gel i neu que vaig tenir que treure per poder obrir la porta. That augured a great day and I do not want to miss! Ho arroplego tot i sense perdre temps m’endinso en la carretera sinuosa que em portarà al port de muntanya des d’on he de començar la ruta. At that time, the road was barren snow and ice and no drawn vehicles, was the first since the big snow. Els arbres del voltant estaven carregats de neu i conforme anava pujant aquell paissatje de roures sense fulles i els pins nevats s’assemblava més a un paisatge siberià. The thermometer was down to -5 ° C and planted in me unhurriedly port all freaking out a little concerned about the intense fog in height.

What faig? I ground and snow conditions ,wind, i-gel boira unscrewing intenses. is the first time I do this route but I've studied it, I know the leadership essential to continue tracing the edge of the mountain, sé que en gran part del recorregut trobaré una valla per a animals, desprès vindrà una aresta de roca on hauré d’anar amb compte amb el gel fins a arribar al coll, una petita baixada per unplateaude neu i seguim al sud-Oest perpendiculars a la pendent i amb una mica de sort veurè el cim.
Vaig ben preparat de roba,menjar, aigua, bruixola, gps i mòbil(pero se que no tindré cobertura i en aquelles condicions els dispositius electrònics no son fiables).

So, supero les petites pors i dubtes i emprenc la pista ara nevada i sense traça. El vent és intens (segons les previsions meteorològiques 25-30km/h) i fa dies que bufa,doncs s’ha anat acumulant neu i gel en els arbres , troncs,etc en forma de bandera. Donat que la ruta és quasi unidireccional i es transita per la corda de la muntanya, sé que el vent hem castigarà el perfil dret en la pujada i l’esquerre en la baixada. Winter conditions with wind chill of the wafer due to wind and negative temperatures.

Faig el primer tram tan sòls amb el gorro de llana doncs m’agrada sentir les passes de les botes en la neu obrint traça i els sorolls del bosc. L’avantatge d’anar sòl a la muntanya és que tens molt altes possibilitats de veure animals salvatges, i sé que hi sòn perque he vist alguna petjada. Aquí es tracta de disfutar de les sensacions de muntanya! Sorolls, vistes, olors,sensacions tactils, sensacions coporals i mentals. La sensació de  saber que ets l’únic en aquella muntanya i que el poble més proper és a 30 km.  La satisfacció ens dona que una muntanya que no arriba a 2600metres, en aquestes condicions de neu,gel i boira  pot aportar les mateixes sensacions que un gran 3000 o un 4000.

Més amunt, begins ice and rock and decided to put me cleats. Tinc ja la banda dreta de la cara tan castigada que deideixo pujar-me la caputxa del plumes i el gore-tex. Sé que a partir d’ara els pendents són forts i el paisatge ja no m’ajudarà a vencer el gran esforç que he de fer obrint traç. In those moments when weather does not permit the route becomes hard and you have to dig the pleasure sensations that I said and if the head only think with feelings of cold and physical exertion,we distract and still manages to reach our target. in my case it works and this is the music soundtrack mental accompanied me on the climb with steep slopes and lots of snow accumulation up to his neck:

Allò era la puta estepa russa!

Un cop al coll el vent deixa de castigar-me la cara i em vé d’esquena , the advantage that drives me instead of stopping me, But that will soon be. El pendent baixa i arribo a un petit plateau ple de neu i on s’acumula una intensa boira, no veig res en 5 metres i ara si agafo el GPS per a no perdre la ruta. Sé que he d’anar perpendicular a la forta pendent pero una desviació en aquelles condicions em podria costar molt cara. Climb the big snow shovel with the effort required to open trace until it reaches the edge again, i, ja sé que no hi ha pèrdua, he d’aguantar el vent un altre cop i seguir l’aresta en mig la boira que em portarà al cim. Finalment, el cim gelat està davant meu com a una aparició!

Trec la càmara i faig alguna foto, pero quan me’n dono compte, no longer the zoom and the screen has frozen. ADÉUUUU!!! Panasonic's DMC-FS10 who has accompanied me on many occasions. Ha mort en acte de servei degut a la congelació per ventisca. Així, confirmem que les sensacions tèrmiques no són solament meves, fa un fred de la hòstia,joder!!!

Esmorzo detràs del monolito i emprenc la baixada sense presses. Un error en la baixada (relliscar, torçament de turmell degut a la acumulació de neu, etc.) seria un problema seriòs. In this case mental soundtrack that accompanies me while I try to follow my trace in the snow , a cops esborrada ja pel fort vent:

Arribo al port de muntanya on és troba el cotxe tot glaçat amb una capa de neu i gel. Now comes one of the hardest parts: undress adverse change in that environment and I undertake 7 hour drive to home. Tot forma part del camí i del viatge.


Virtual tours

Posted: December 14th, 2013

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Thanks to technology, Today we can travel without leaving the sofa.
Aquí us aconsello deu visites virtuals que no us podeu perdre:

1.- La Sagrada Família de Gaudí. how will the architectural wonder of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudídespres works?. You can explore the apse, the crypt, la creu i la tomba de Gaudí. La nau central té una estructura arborescent en la qual els pilars són inclinats i es descomponen en forma de branques i fulles.

2.- Mosque of Cordoba: you can visit the cathedral in 360, hall of arches and mihrab.

3.- The Great Wall a Xina: Vista panoràmica.

4.- The Colisseu a Roma.

5.- Machu Pichu (Perú):

6.- Chichen Itzà (Mexico).

7.- Everest (Nepal): Panoràmica de 360º des del cim.

8.- Grand Canyon (Colorado- USA)

9.- Matterhorn- Alps 360º (cim Italia 4478m)

10.- The Lluna. Expedició Apoll0 17


Into the wild (2007)

Posted: December 14th, 2013

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Today I feel like recommending one for·Movie about traveling. But this is not grounds to get from one place to another and resort kilometers. The story that I bring today is searchable staff to find himself and live new experiences :

Into the wild (Towards routes salvatjes)

Any 2007

Director. Sean Penn

Actors: Emile Hirsch, William Hurt, Marcia Gay Harden y Catherine Keener.

Based on the book by Jon Krakauer

Duration: 148min.

Category: Drama

Synopsis:

By the · Licul es basa en el best seller homònim the Jon Krakauer, etc. 1996 . It tells the story of Christopher McCandless , a young American the 1990 , After finishing his studies at Emory University in Atlanta , Georgia , decided to move away from society because of the set of practices and customs which involved the lifestyle in which he grew up .

Family problems that led to the breakdown of emotional ties to his parents and their love for reading naturalist and existentialist led to the decision to become a vagabond . After crossing California , Oregon , Dakota del Sud, among other places, on a journey that lasted a little over two years , felt the impulse to live only in contact with nature , so s'en went to Alaska . There , found an old abandoned bus , the ” Magic School Bus” , that served as refuge . With a hunting rifle and books on wild edible plants , lived for weeks . There were shelters and routes to routes traveled a few kilometers. But the flood of a river prevents him from undertaking the return and takes the decision to stay on the bus and look for living how to survive before the landscape was gradually becoming hostile …


Mercat Christmas in Strasbourg.

Posted: December 13th, 2013

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December in Strasbourg is mostly a huge Christmas market , This year held no less than its 444 edition . Undoubtedly , is the oldest in France . Indeed, back in 1570 , under the influence of the Strasbourg Protestants fought against ” extravagant ” Catholic traditions which are attached to the names of saints, el ” Christkindelsmärik ” (el ” Market Baby Jesus” ) is replaced by the market of St. Nicholas. Strasbourg calls himself the captain of Christmas ( Capital of Christmas).

The atmosphere that reigns in Strasbourg at this time of year is only . Especially last afternoon , the mouth of nit, captured all the magic , as if the city , Suddenly aware of the decline of the maximum power of the sun , compensate for the absence of heat and light by burning a new : the windows shine , decorations adorn the facades , smells of spices and cinnamon evoke memories of childhood and the carols resound within the churches .

The Christmas market itself spans several cities and places in the city center , in particular , Place Broglie and Cathedral Square . Hundreds of retailers offer visitors original gifts and traditional objects to decorate your Christmas tree and crib . Visitors can also revel in the different specialties : Candy , bretzels, Doughnuts … and mulled wine spiced with cinnamon!.

Allí hem fet cap Lorena, Rosi, Arnauet i jo, Miriam to visit us and has made fantastic tour guide amfitiona.

To liven up the holidays , planted a fir giant Kléber Square and organized many concerts which allow to appreciate the beauty of the cathedral and the churches of the city and a multitude of animations reveal the rich Alsatian traditions .

I especially recommend visiting the neighborhood on foot from the Petite France, try the mulled wine and make a return with the Golondrina ship. The tourist boats Strasbourg BATORAMA allow the firm to visit the city 70 minutes throughout the year, survey period although you may have to do some tail.

Alsace is these days dotted with Christmas markets in bucolic villages such as Colmar, Eguisheim, Riquewhir, Kaisersberg, Ribeauvillé the Strasbourg. There is an impressive Christmas atmosphere on the street might be cold but nothing you can not fix a good glass of mulled wine Alsatian (mulled wine).