Monday, July 20, 2009
the monument of the mistral, the peak of petrarch's ascent, the giant of provence -- coming this saturday. it is, as a matter of understatement, "not like other climbs". the forecast high for carpentras on saturday is 95 degrees.
To race over the bare summit of the mountain in a heat wave is to defy death itself.
(photo via aaronirish -- more here.)