Eensy Weensy Spider (Part I)

"The eensy-weensy spider climbed up the waterspout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out…….."   Remember that one? Of course you do, it's probably top ten when it comes to childhood rhymes. Meant only to be a simple life lesson on happenstance and determination. Unfortunately this life-lesson came to be real. I was the spider, the rain was snow and the spout was a 53% chute on the Argentiere Glacier in France.  No longer was it a simple life lesson on the miniature level, it was a complex nightmare involving an avalanche hurtling down the near vertical mountainside. Read More...