Vegas put on a show…..
Well the trip has come to an end and we’re sitting in the Qantas lounge at LAX before our flight home….
It certainly took a few days to recoup after the climb and even now Dave still has no feeling on the tips of some fingers from the cold and can’t crack a smile without splitting his lips open from the snow burn……I can now walk up stairs again and can even get down them from time to time even though I think I might need therapy before I look at another snow capped mountain…..
All in all we are wrapped with our efforts and it certainly has sunk in better now than it did the day we came off the hill, we can appreciate our accomplishment better with clearer heads and without doubt know that all the training we did for the past 6 months paid off.
Since leaving Seattle we jumped on a plane for Vegas for a little R&R and maybe a night or two of celebrating Rockstar style!
Of course in the true tradition of Vegas and Rockstar celebration discretion is mandatory however there are a few photos we can actually share with you all…..we decided sleeping was overrated and simply took a swing at everything we thought we could handle (and some we couldn’t)…
We managed to squeak in driving Nascar Racing Cars at the LV Speedway at well over 240km to 18 holes of golf buggy shotgun shooting (only in Vegas! right?!), sunset helicopter flights to the Grand Canyon (we managed to land on the bottom!) to driving Ferrari F430/Lamborghini Superleggara/Audi R8 v10’s at insane speeds, crazy shows and out of this world Vegas style day club pool parties…..we certainly used our time to the fullest and left the Rockstar stamp on every non-vanilla activity we could get our hands on.
Actually we have started seeding new ideas and challenges to encompass a non-vanilla adventure/business lifestyle but there will be more on this later…..
Again thanks for all the kind messages of support and as soon as I have the professional climb photos I’ll post them for everyone to see…..I’ll leave you with a few photos of our “rest & relaxation” in the sleepy town of Las Vegas.
Cheers from Mike & Dave – Mountaineers!