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"Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream"

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: Tuni, Bolivia, South America

Object Title: "Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream"

Date Climbed/Hiked: Mar 31, 2009

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling

Season: Fall

 

Page By: PAROFES

Created/Edited: Sep 3, 2012 / Sep 3, 2012

Object ID: 811150

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Page Score: 77.48%  - 8 Votes 

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It doesn't look like a Tirp Report, but actually it is. This TR is about the time I went to Condoriri absolutly alone for a full day adventure, alone, cold, hungry, with loads of thoughts, facing seven snow falls, -20°C of wind chill, to hike Austria Peak (17.438ft).

As I left La Paz with my ride to Tuni, just me and the taxi driver, I had loads of thoughts on my mind, and I tried to push them away since all of them were related to fear. For some funny reason, all I could think about was this song, and I think this is the appropriate words to use as my trip report of a full day hike, 14 hours of loneliness and a single song in my head.

It was a great experience for me. Unique I must say. That day I could find out more about me and my actions facing a new kind of situation, totally alone and 200kms away from any support, after all, Tuni is nothing more then a small village with I don't know, 10 houses? That's it. If you get hurt in Condoriri even with a group is a scary situation, but if you get hurt alone up there? You can kiss your ass good bye. Anyway...loved the hike, loved the adventure, and finished my project with this summit.

 

 The blue lagoon
 
 
Ont of the two cairns of Austria summit
 

 
Alpaca at the approach trail to Condoriri
 
 
Tripod shot. Me and Austria Peak on the back
 

 
A look behind as I was hiking up.
 
 
Desolate place. And me? Alone.
 

 
On the col at 5.100 m I could see the other side
 
 
Mules at the trail too
 

 
Rush s  Test For Echo  cd cover?
 

"Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung
Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung
Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung
Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung
Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream
(Bung, bung, bung, bung)
Make him the cutest that I've ever seen
(Bung, bung, bung, bung)
Give him two lips like roses and clover
(Bung, bung, bung, bung)
Then tell him that his lonesome nights are over

Sandman, I'm so alone
Don't have nobody to call my own
Please turn on your magic beam
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream


Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung
Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung
Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung
Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream
Make him the cutest that I've ever seen
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/c/chordettes-lyrics/mr.-sandman-lyrics.html ]
Give him the word that I'm not a rover
Then tell him that his lonesome nights are over

Sandman, I'm so alone
Don't have nobody to call my own
Please turn on your magic beam
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream

Bung, bung, bung, bung, gung
Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung
Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung
Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung

Mr. Sandman bring us a dream
(Yes)
Give him a pair of eyes with a come-hither gleam
Give him a lonely heart like Pagliacci
And lots of wavy hair like Liberace

Mr Sandman, someone to hold
(Someone to hold)
Would be so peachy before we're too old
So please turn on your magic beam
Mr Sandman, bring us, please, please, please
Mr Sandman, bring us a dream

Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung
Bung, bung, bung, bung, bung
"










If you wanna hear this very enjoyable song, please watch in on youtube:
"Mr Sandman" by The Chordettes


And to finish the TR, me comming back to the car, cold, in the middle of a storm, alone and hungry.

A sad view close to the summit

 
Respect to I death on the mountain.
 

I don't know anything about this person, but I guess he died on Austria Peak while hiking it. Despite an easy mountain, Austria Peak is over 17.000ft high and this may seem too easy for some, but for him the mountain turned to be his demise. Again, I'm not sure what happened to him. Maybe a family member climbed Austria and decided to leave that to pay respect to a loved one that passed away. So I felt compelled to register this metal plate fixed just 40 or 50 feet below the summit of Austria Peak. April 2009.

My sentiments to Mr. Isherwood's family.

Images

Mules at the trail too"The blue lagoon"Ont of the two cairns of Austria summitTripod shot. Me and Austria Peak on the backRespect to I death on the mountain.Alpaca at the approach trail to CondoririOn the col at 5.100 m I could see the other side
Desolate place. And me? Alone.Rush\'s "Test For Echo" cd cover?A look behind as I was hiking up.

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lcarreauMister Parofes ....?

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

I think I like THIS version better ..

Posted Sep 3, 2012 10:50 pm

PAROFESRe: Mister Parofes ....?

PAROFES

Hasn't voted

No! No! This is a crime against good old songs hehehe
Posted Sep 4, 2012 6:02 am

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