Sunday, May 4, 2008
Unfortunately, I've Been Known to Sleepwalk
(Photo by Sergio R. Nunez C., who appears to lead a magical life.)
I've been looking for a way to combine my new hobby (rock climbing) with my greatest passion (napping). Kidding (sort of), but I always did wonder where climbers took shelter when a big storm or bad case of food poisoning hit. Fortunately, I found the answer at BLDGBLOG. It's called the portaledge.
Of course, these fantastic contraptions have been around for a couple of decades, but they're new to me. Designed to withstand foul weather and powerful winds, they can be temporarily attached to a rock face, allowing you to dangle long enough to wait out a thunderstorm or take a pleasant nap.
(Photo below from Abitare magazine.)