Congratulations! Nicely done.
Gimpy knee and all. Well done.
thanks but I'm not really in a real category. the real men's 45+ category has several former world champs medalists in it. having said that the category I'm in is perfect since I gets lots of checkpoints and shorter distances and less climb and that is likely resulting in less knee pain. more enjoyable given how little I have been able to run since February.
Looks well-built, modern and safe. Go for it! :)
Ugh, watch your language.
I get that. Believe it or not, I have no problem with a gondola like that, no matter how crowded, but I'm not happy in an elevator. It feels like claustrophobia, not anything to do with heights. It doesn't stop me but I'm always glad when the door opens!
That what started it for Hammer. One day long, long ago, the door didn't open.
And he was too short to reach the open button.
Unlike Hammer, I'm glad if there are other people in there with me. That makes it more likely that someone will be noticed missing if we get stuck and hopefully people will come soon and get us the heck out of there!
See? My fear is rational!
Nah, so long as you stay out of cable cars you're ok - those things are death traps. People get out of the elevators eventually...
Long walk to the start not available? At O-ringen in Sälen 2008 you could walk uphill as a choice.
Saved by the bell apparently...
Over 830 m of vertical to the middle station. Coming down would be the hard part!
Yikes, I just read about your adventure. You have my sympathy - the Alps are scary in lightning!
After that, the gondola down would seem like nothing.
Wow, cool video of the terrain!
Apparently not quite saved by the bell then...
Glad you survived - unless you got frost bite instead.