My last route this summer Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2014
Less than a week before, I had started climbing the Via Ferrata with Mark and his son Keith, but early on the route it started to drizzle, and when the rocks got too wet we retreated.
Today I was back by myself, for a second attempt. I hiked from the Kreuzboden cable car station to the start of the Via Ferrata and then climbed quickly, for although it was still dry, clouds were building up, and I wanted to be on the summit before it would start to rain.
In the end, it didn't start to drizzle until shortly after 3 o'clock, and by then I was already back down in the valley.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe