Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Three times Vogel
The other day we were invited to a late dinner with friends. We talked about mountains and mountain paths, I suggested them an easy trek up to one of the most beautiful spots in the Julian Alps, and heard from one of those, gathered behind our table that I started to exaggerate with my climbs/treks this year. I was unpleasantly surprised at this statement because mountains have become my refuge from an everyday life. Everybody knows that. It is not the peak itself that is important, it is more the view, the path, those things I can see while I am there. Of course I will try to go up to the peak itself if possible, I don't deny this.So, this statement made me sad and thinking if I would tell other people about my climbs/treks in a future at all. Or should I rather find other people who will listen and rejoice at what I do...As I told you I took a day off on Friday, and this time I went to one of the most solitary parts in the Julian Alps I've ever been to. I felt lonely, like being alone in this world, only chamois were running around playing or peacefully grazing dried and brown grass. It is written in my guide that this place is full of Alpine flowers in spring and summer. I believe that it must be beautiful there when the grass is green. There was lots of snow on all three peaks (Prvi Vogel-2181 m, Srednji Vogel-2226 m and Zadnji Vogel-2327 m), and a promise that it, like I wrote before, must be beautiful up there in summer. I will come back if possible. One day.