CapeTown Day 3_0001.wmv

Sunday, May 2, 2010 Our last day in Cape Town was spent climbing mountains. We didnt plan this particularly well, because the clothes that we wore to explore those mountains would be the same ones that we would wear for the next 20+ hours as we flew from South Africa to Egypt. Yep smelly, sweaty, locker-room-like clothes that would torment our fellow plane-mates for nearly a full day. Not that their bearded, robe-wearing, smelly-sandaled bodies were any betterbut you know, at least we wore deodorant. And when I say climb[ing] that mountain, I actually mean we rode a cable car up the mountain. I mean, come on, everybody who reads this blog knows meso who am I kidding? We didnt climb anything. Although, once dropped off at the top of Table Mountain, we did go up and down the various cracks and crevices that a million years of rain have made. Even THAT was enough to make me winded! As youll hear in the video, Im having trouble breathing. Hard to believe that I stopped smoking 2 years agobut there you have it! I was near 20,000 feet or something while filmingso give me a break! I was camera man, director, producer, and actorthere was a lot of pressure up there! Plus, theres very little oxygen at those altitudes! In fact, Im pretty sure they make astronauts train on this mountain before they send them to space. The cable car itself is quite an experience. Its shaped somewhat like a flying saucer from a 50s sci-fi movie (which lends credence to my theory about astronaut training). The cool thing is that it spins on its way up (and down). This is to make sure that everybody gets a good view of the awesome scenery. Otherwise, big people would probably squish the smaller folks against the windows in their efforts to see the rock face and / or sea-side views. Upon arriving at the top, the entire ticket-buying cable-car masses are left on their own. Everybody is free to explore 3,500 ft. sheer cliffs as he or she sees fit. As for me, I decided to explore the off the beaten path track and wound up seeing sides of the mountain that no man was meant to see. I filmed what I could of this adventurebut it simply wasnt possible to hold a camera to capture the best footage while swinging from ledge to ledge and grasping jagged rocks with my fingertips while supporting both my weight and the weight of my boss boss (Scott). But I think the footage that I did manage to take speaks largely for itself