For those readers who might be curious, I am off to a boot camp for one week of intensive, near-24/7 training, as I prepare for my upcoming 3-week trek and climb in the Mont Blanc. Which, of course, is itself training for my ascent of Everest next year. (Well... my attempt to ascend Everest!)
See you upon my return. Please feel free to post questions and comments; I will respond soon after my return.
Enjoy the holiday!
-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist