Jet Lag, What Jet Lag?


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | April 18, 2012      

Our first ski date on our Europe second honeymoon was a tour to the Pizol just a few miles northerly from Chur, Switzerland. The weather was beautiful, we felt strong, and the snow was perfect.

At the end of the day, to keep with tradition we skied to a Gasthaus midway down the mountain for a beer.

After a refreshing Hefeweizen and a bowl of Tagessuppe, we boarded the gondola to ride the rest of the way down the mountain. Lou said he felt jet lag starting to hit and needed an afternoon espresso. Knowing that the espresso would include at least one irresistible desert, and still full from the Gasthaus, I tried to dissuade him.

“You’re just feeling those beers you drank. I don’t have any jet lag. Let’s go do some shopping,” I coaxed.

Lou rolled his eyes, but said nothing.

The views from the gondola were expansive and he changed the subject to a dissertation of the geographic differences between the glacial carving of the two valleys below us compared with a gigantic Alps terminal moraine he’d observed in Italy.

When we exited the gondola and walked up to the rental car, Lou laughed. No jet lag? Indeed. Hanging on the rear wiper of our car was the makeshift neck wallet I’d sewed for myself during our preparations back in Colorado. A nod to the law abiding Swiss: inside, my passport, driver’s license and 60 Euros were intact.

If you see a black bag full of money behind a silver Euro car, please hang it from the wiper blade.

If you see a black bag full of money behind a silver Euro car, please hang it from the wiper blade, as the good peeps of die Schweitz did for us recently. Thanks!

Comments

2 Responses to “Jet Lag, What Jet Lag?”

  1. Mike April 18th, 2012 8:53 am

    Very cool! Loving the TRs.

  2. Mark W April 18th, 2012 9:58 pm

    Funny and fortunate too. Looks like something that might not happen quite so nicely in America. You might get your passport wallet back, but likely a few things will be missing.

Got something to say? Please do so.





Anti-Spam Quiz:

You can subscribe to comment notification by checking the box to left, but you must leave a brief comment to do so, which records your email and requires you to use our anti-spam challange. If you don't like leaving substantive comments that's fine, just leave a simple comment that says something like "thanks, subscribed" with a made-up name. Check the comment subscription checkbox BEFORE you submit.
If you need an emoticon for a comment just copy/paste off the following list, or use text code you might be familiar with.

:D    :-)    :(    :lol:    :x    :P    :oops:    :cry:    :evil:    :twisted:    :roll:    :wink:    :!:    :?:    :idea:    :arrow:   
  
Due to comment spam we moderate most comments. Please do not submit your comment twice -- it will appear shortly after approval. Comments with one or more links in the text may be held in moderation, for spam prevention. If you'd like to publish a photo in a comment, contact us. Guidelines: Be civil, no personal attacks, avoid vulgarity and profanity.

  Your Comments

  • Dan: It must be getting close to that time for an Ultimate Quiver for this year....
  • John Baldwin: I've been using the white Superlite 2 for most of last winter. I really lik...
  • Rick: Whine ?!? Nope, it's reality .. 2nd to last sentence under the *Primary Co...
  • Matt Kinneu: Don't ignore obvious clues. Leave your dog at home if you intend to ski av...
  • Buck: with the crowds at roger's these days, that tour up connaught creek takes a...
  • See: Tom, you're right of course that being anywhere there is a significant risk...
  • Matus: I have just received new Light 30 RAS backpack from Mammut. First impressio...
  • See: OK, but I guess I’m just saying that what determines who is above who on an...
  • Tom C.: See, The people who got caught in the avalanche chose to put themselves in...
  • See: And, if I recall correctly, the story I was referring to involved people wh...
  • See: Easier said than done as population density increases....
  • Tom C.: re: "The person who got caught by an avalanche triggered by others who rode...
  • Thom Mackris: Carry all of your safety gear but navigate terrain and make go/no-go decisi...
  • See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndv9yo26ZAw...
  • jasper: Ski fast. Ski smooth....
  • See: As the backcountry gets more crowded, morality figures into the safety equa...
  • Crazy Horse: I usually prefer to shop locally, but I just discouvered my new favorite sk...
  • Lou Dawson 2: We've been using this scanner on the mine road we use for access, big truck...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Thanks Martin, I updated. I'll probably publish the photo. Louie of course ...
  • Joseph: Yes I'm in Europe. Why not try to buy the carbon canister online in Europ...
  • Martin Volken: it works because the toe ledge is has no structural function in keeping the...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Thanks Martin, super information, I'll add to the review. Could you email m...
  • Jan: Difficult for me is a terrain where you must not fall. Let's say 5th + grad...
  • Martin Volken: Hi Louie; Great review for the TLT 7 boot. I would like to make one correc...
  • Andrew: How about "keep your eyes open" and possibly "take advice from older, wiser...
  • Chris: Thanks for the quick answer Lou. In reading my question I realised I had ac...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Hi Jan, what do you mean by "difficult?" Getting up to the summit of Denali...
  • Jan: Hi Lou. May I ask you a question please ? Imagine you have a choice...
  • Lou Dawson 2: Thanks Skialper, appreciate the Italian version, we have a lot of readers f...
  • Lou Dawson 2: My understanding is that the canister can legally be brought from Europe on...

  Recent Posts


Welcome to Louis (Lou) Dawson's backcountry skiing information & opinion website. Lou's passion for the past 50 years has been alpinism, climbing, mountaineering and skiing -- along with all manner of outdoor recreation. He has authored numerous books and articles about ski touring and is well known as the first person to ski down all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, otherwise known as the Fourteeners! Books and free ski touring news and information here.

All material on this website is copyrighted, the name WildSnow is trademarked, permission required for reproduction (electronic or otherwise) and display on other websites. PLEASE SEE OUR COPYRIGHT and TRADEMARK INFORMATION.

Backcountry skiing is dangerous. You may be killed or severely injured if you do any form of ski mountaineering, skimo randonnee and randonnée skiing. The information and news on this website is intended only as general information. While the authors and editors of the information on this website make every effort to present useful information about ski mountaineering, due to human error the information, text and images contained within this website may be inaccurate, false, or out-of-date. By using, reading or viewing the information provided on this website, you agree to absolve the owners of Wild Snow as well as content contributors of any liability for injuries or losses incurred while using such information. Furthermore, you agree to use any of this website's information, maps, photos, or binding mounting instructions templates at your own risk, and waive Wild Snow owners and contributors of liability for use of said items for ski touring or any other use.

Switch To Mobile Version