They sad it was a hot summer this year in Europe !?;
but definitely not comparable with hit here in Japan !
Few days ago I returned from 3 month long working, in the Alps.
It was +8℃ 19am, on August 31st when I left Slovenia airport.
The weather trough all the summer was “strange”,
2 times snowing and some hot periods,
but all the tour goals we successes 100%;
of course with some small schedule changes.
C&C director was not supporting me this time .
I was pretty busy and work as TC, guide, cook, driver and organizer.
C&C hiking group plan was kind of unique
and except popular places in Croatia and Slovenia,
we didn’t come across any other Japanese groups.
Still undiscovered reason about upset stomach happening mid of the tour,
spoiled the mood for the moment; otherwise all the members enjoyed daily
and mountain flowers in full blossoms.
At “Sayonara party” celebration of the member birthday
make the whole trip even more enjoyable.
When the clients left the heavy rain starts for few days.
Lucky, happy !
This was the hottest time of the season.
The clients more use to it heat from Japan, than me.
But still the big different is, if you’re out from direct sun in a shade, its cool.
And night time the temperatures in the town drop bellow +20℃ (day +33℃),
air conditions are no in need.
The original N-face attack climb was one day postponed due the storm.
This is proving C&C policy about plan flexibility
and receipt for 100% success on the mountain. Smooth climb, 3 guides
and 3 clients proof again that Triglav N-face is a big wall
which need serious preparation and experience preparation already in Japan.
Crossing of the Julian Alps for next 4 days
I choose some really remote paths, the clients were good climbers
and ready for it. We “climb” some very exposed “via ferratta”
where you hardly meet even locals.
The high bouldering near 7 lakes hut was an enjoyable one,
before descending back to civilization and Japan.
Just for info I’d like to explain about some trails we hike/climb;
in Europe when you use hands for grabbing the fix ropes,
wires etc… that’s climbing - NOT hiking,
which need some basic rock climbing skills and special equipment.
I hope to see you again in the future on the mountains and rock.