After an attempt 5 years ago I am standing on the summit at 12,000 ft in Switzerland . This is one of the top 10 moments in my life. I promised to send you a picture and here it is. From the valley fields at the bottom, over glaciers, icefalls it was a beautiful clear day on the summit. The air was so thin breathing was hard and headaches never left. Tomorrow I wake to chickens and church bells in the village.
As always I left a fortune in Swiss money hidden I am showing you at the last avalanche hut to inspire you to get out. Even after cancer twice..again I have proven to myself and others that anything is Pospisil !
Waking to church bells and chickens and....know its true if you ever sleep on a sheep farm, never have lamb if the shepherd serves it for dinner.... They KNOW!!! Check out anytime you like but you can never leave.
Climbing mountain peaks on Spanish Islands off Africa is like a trek to Machu Picchu. People lived here thousands of years ago due to the climate and springs/cenotes for water. They had no power, no cell phones no medicines yet were an amazing civilization.. Stone trails lined with olive groves, lemon trees, almond trees and limestone sheer cliffs. Passing ancient villages as you climb. Mountain goats and of course always a couple jack asses on the trail. The abandoned castles are amazing feats of construction thousands of feet up and built thousands of years ago in 700 to 900 AD. The first pictures are the destination peak... as I promised to climb .....the rest are the climb and the summit highest peak in the Balearic Sea. Following the Spanish coastline.
The next peak will be Jungfrau in Switzerland, the highest in Europe.
I have broken bread, drank and stayed with some of the poorest people on the planet. The amazing thing about their culture is: They always were willing to share the little food they had, give me a bed, and they were always happy. But they usually had bad teeth due to lack of a dental plan, so they smiled with closed lips.
I learned a lot about how we take things for granted!
Add this to your lifes to do list .
Cinque Terre Italy ( Five Towns) is a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. In each of the 5 towns, colorful houses and vineyards cling to steep terraces, harbors are filled with fishing boats and trattorias. Its one of the few places on earth I left my bike in the room and hiked. Thats because you can't bike or even drive a car between the villages. Its a total of 10 km of breathtaking scenery.
The Producers said they want us to tour right across Canada next year. They said to promote the film and help support Firefighters cancer awareness. RIDE ? I said.
Sparkle lit up right away. I started my own Mason bees after seeing how they are declining around the world on my journey. Now I worked up to buying a flow hive.
Doing my part to save the bees. But not easy to just leave them when I cross Canada. So I will bring hundreds of bee cocoons on my bike and hatch them across Canada.
My dreams were to one day be a firefighter. Later in life hoped to make a movie like I did as a child with my dad on his 8 mm camera. Well an amazing film company that believes in my story is actually making my movie but I get to be a Producer. I got cancer from my job and people politely say, its for a reason. Ha I thought. Well my dreams are
coming true. Oddly enough had I never got cancer they might not have. If you know someone that is sick and the Doctor told them to get their affairs in order it looks bad. Tell them my story.
Better yet bring them to my film next year!
Thank you Mom for buying me my first bike. Look where I went. I was free.
I love you so much. I miss you every day. Rudy
I am a fire captain and cancer survivor.
In memory of the
FIRE FIGHTER CYCLE