"Naked male sport climbers? No! I want naked male trad hogs! Pushing 50 or over, very hairy chest and back, front tooth missing (no dental insurance), wrinkled yellow toenail fungus, sunburnt dome with long gray ponytail (sparse curls will do), fingers the size of Polish sausages, torn-off nipples due to offwidth damage... Now there's a man, an image to behold, every climber chick's dream. And when he says: 'Hey, honey, wanna do the DNB?' you just melt into a heap of adoring lard."

- Inez Drixelius

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Unpredictable weather

This weekend, the ultra world got the Hardrock fever once again. As every year, I followed closely the race updates via Twitter and barely slept on Friday night while waiting for news on the front runners in their battle to be the first back in Silverton on Saturday morning. All I can say is that this race can’t get any better, as it never disappoints and results can be really unpredictable every year. iRunFar.com has put up a nice roundup of the race and the results. A good read with photos

Today I woke up early and drove all the way Southeast towards Iztaccíhuatl for a little bit of mountaineering. I attempted the main summit via the Ayoloco glacier, however, I had to bail at 4,800m due to bad/unpredictable weather and knee-deep snow that was more like slush. Really insecure and not fun at all

Rest of the photos are here or in the slideshow below:

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