Holy smoke! Recently I read that mountaineers get a huge thrill of bivouacking which is pretty much sleeping while being suspended in the air. While climbing for days with no solid ground under them they simply don’t have a choice but to set up their night shelters while hanging in the air. Crazy, right?
Supposedly, there is a whole routine that goes into it. Something that really stuck with me was what Yvon Chouinard, a famous rock climber said about it: " For me the most fun of climbing was bivouacking: getting up on a wall and sleeping in god-awful conditions, in hammocks or just hanging from your ropes all night trying to sleep. You really get into the rhythm of the wall. It’s all about the process, not the goal.”
How interesting and brave, don’t you think? Just looking at those photos makes my knees wobble. xo
P.S: A beautiful Wednesday GIVEAWAY is coming up!
(Photos via Patagonia’s Holiday catalog via A well traveled woman)