Okay folks, I promised a while back that something big was in the works. Time to go public. At the invitation of Salewa (parent company of Dynafit), I’m headed over to Europe in about a week to attend the Dynafit hosted annual product launch of Dynafit’s new gear. This year’s event will be held at a mountain hut in the Ortler Alps of Italy. Yeah, I know there’s not much snow, but enough white stuff exists for a few turns, and the alpine climbs in the area look fun as well. So all good.
Also, if things work out as planned I’ll be doing some “experiential” reporting on Dynafit binding history, as well as doing a bit of tourist travel to the birthing places of alpine mountaineering. More on that later, as I don’t want to get too specific about future plans.
This is yours truly’s first trip to Europe. Yep, I’ve never been able to swing a trip over there. Back in my wanderlust days it was South America or Alaska, or just road tripping North America. Europe was always too expensive and too civilized. Well, age and a press junket change everything (grin). Now those big crowded mountain huts with a full kitchen and bar sound like just the ticket. Combine that with a gear orgy and what’s not to love!
So, if any of you have Euro travel tips for this newbie, fire me a few comments.
I’ll be blogging the trip every day I can access the net, though the hut lodging may result in a few days away from things digital.
In all, what a Christmas present!