Ascending La Bastille!
So the day before we climbed La Bastille, we decided to indulge in some French culture and go bowling (it was a school event). The difference from western bowling is that your free hand holds a pint of beer! The only thing that was worth blogging is as follows:
Noble’s Granny. Even the pins fall over from laughing so hard.
Alors! On to La Bastille! #Fierce The following pics and description in no way do this perilous climb any justice. Please view the theatrical trailer here to fully grasp the arduous journey we ventured upon. As you can see, not all of us made it out alive, thank god for repatriation insurance!!!
La Bastille is an old military fortress overlooking the …..screw that, just read the Wiki.
But seriously, the ridge La Bastille is on is a mere 10 minute walk from my residence. It’s my go-to for jogs as part of my otherworldly mission to achieve the tightest glutes in the universe! The climb up is supercool, with an array of flowers/tunnels/lookouts/dogshit/etc… It’s a staple for any visitor to this city. If have eaten too many croissants to climb, there are Les Télécabines (gondolas) that carry you up the mountain.
And so it begins!! La Bastille is the fort at the very top/middle of the picture. You can see the tiny green landing for Les Télécabines.
This is Sam and I at the beginning. We climbed up to hang out with the dude on the horse (naturally), only to be yelled at by our group for ruining their photos!!! Apparently I’m not beautiful enough for them, though its cool #imoverit.
I can’t even handle how much I love taking photos into the sunlight. Again, how am I so hipster and alternative??
Now I don’t care to admit this… but I’m like scared of heights #soft #ssshhh. With Hasan, another one of those pesky/beautiful Dal kids.
Btw I live in this city.
ONLY WHITE GUY ON THE VAUGHAN ROAD JUNIOR BASKETBALL TEAM!!! #hops. Nah I can’t actually jump that high, I’m just levitating. So of course we had to do the put-your-camera-on-timer-and-jump photo. What a winner. Our group was much bigger than this but the other guys didn’t stop and do stuff like this / didn’t know how to have fun so we lagged behing …very far behind. Photo Cred to Sue.
I knew you were just dying for another into the sun photo. I’m only meeting demand.
And after a few compound fractures and bullet wounds later, we make it to the top!! There was cocaine eeeeerywhere!
Awesome photo from the top of La Bastille with the beautiful Maddy Clement.
The victors! aka all the Dal Kids! #gotigers We like to joke that we were joined by a friendly ghost under Rebecca’s arm. We are a pretty dashing group. It’s cool as each of us only really knew one or two of the others before coming here. Yet we are such a legitimate crew and are all getting along swimmingly.
Now was about the time I left the group and belayed down the face of the mountain to catch a train pour Paris! But that’s in a future post…