Andy Rodker

Andy Rodker

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Guess who the silly prat was who forgot his gloves?

Guess who the silly prat was who forgot his gloves? 

Yup. me (on the right).
A very cold walk. This is somewhere between Tryfan and Glyder Fach, not far from the Bristly Ridge. Snowdonia, Wales.Old friends from uni. A shot from 1979, 1980 or 1981.

Colin Ashcroft, Dashur, ROL/Photo, Isisbridge and 28 other people have particularly liked this photo


66 comments - The latest ones
Pam J
Pam J
:))
2 years ago.
Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein
I suppose after that you didn't forget them very often, did you?
2 years ago.
raingirl
raingirl
what fun to see this. you may have cold hands, but none of you look all to pleased with the cold.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to raingirl
Mind you, I found the warmest place for my hands (more or less!)
2 years ago.
Thérèse
Thérèse
Tu fais dans les archives
2 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Oh dear...............painful..!! Still, at least you had the view to enjoy :-D
2 years ago.
Jean
Jean
What it is to be young ! Done that many a time. Now I have little pairs of Thinsulate gloves everywhere.
2 years ago.
Biobauer
Biobauer
Der Hintergrund sieht aus wie ein stürmischer Ozean.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Biobauer
Tensing Norgay was a guest of one of the top British climbing clubs and was here for a walk before a speech and dinner nearby. He got up here and, after a brief snow storm, took one look at the hills and assumed that it was a good 2 days walk to get to the desired destination. Perspective here can be disconcerting, especially in snow!
2 years ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
:-))) ! Good Morning, Andy !
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Nouchet,
Pam,
Erhard,
Raingirl,
Therese,
Keith,
Judith,
Jean,
Jens,
Ulrich.
Thank you all
I never forgot my gloves again but, on the very next trip, I forgot my sleeping bag!!! :o(
2 years ago.
Thérèse has replied to Andy Rodker
T'as fait exprès pour t'enfiler dans le sac de quelqu'un d'autre! :) lol
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Thérèse
Very true, Therese - I was lucky that my girlfriend took pity on me!!!!!
2 years ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
The others look cold too;-)
2 years ago.
Schussentäler
Schussentäler
oh yes, it looks very cold.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Evan,
Gudrun,
Philippe,
Schussentaler,
Very many thanks!
2 years ago.
Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm
Seems to be very cold. Nice shot from ancient times !
2 years ago.
Nitro76
Nitro76
Il a l'air de faire froid. Amitiés, Richard
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Percy,
Richard,
Thank you!
2 years ago.
S Drury
S Drury
A great shot from your past here Andy .. looks a little chilly so i bet you really missed thise Gloves ... the day we did this route it was quite sunny :))

Best wishes ... Steve
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to S Drury
I think I must have done it a couple of dozen times between 1977 and 1984, Steve - and in all conditions!.
2 years ago.
Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure
Keep your hands in your pockets and hope you don't slip and can't get them out in time to catch yourself. :-(
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Ronald Losure
I survived somehow!
2 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Once upon a time . . .
2 years ago.
Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas
a document¡¡¡¡
2 years ago.
Pat29
Pat29
brilliant pic Andy, it looked pretty cold though
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Pat29
Maybe not as cold as it looked. See that no-one has their scarf wrapped over their face. Maybe it was because of the photos. Obviously I didn't take this shot! I forget now who did ... these things escape me after so many years!
2 years ago.
John Goodwin
John Goodwin
I'm sure we've all done it, Andy... :)) YS.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
John,
Steve,
Ron,
J Garafot,
Mario,
Pat,
Many thanks to you all.Have a good week!
2 years ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
I don´t know what I wrote on Pano Andy but I remember that shot ;)
In german we say "nur die Harten kommen in den Garten".....hope
you find out what I mean ;)))
Have a nice sunday evening...summer is back in town here ;)
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Tanja - Loughcrew
Hi Tanja, I replied too soon, before your comment came through!
Sadly, we can't look on Pano to see what you wrote! And sadly my German isn't good enough to translate - something about the heart not coming into the garden - sorry - please translate! The translation service here won't do it if there are already two languages in a comment. The poor thing gets very confused!!! :o)
Here it has been horribly sticky - humid - the whole of Madrid is waiting desperately for the promised storm to come and break the dreary, stifling, sultry, very hot and unseasonal weather!
Have a good week!
Andy
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew has replied to Andy Rodker
Heya Andy...I´m glad to live in the country those days. You know, I like the british summer but may in germany is one of the most beautiful months..not to hot and everythings green!
"Nur die Harten kommen in den Garten" means something like "only the brave get into the garden". If someone´s complaining about bad weather or wearing the wrong clothes outside, we pat on his shoulder an say "nur die Harten kommen in´n Garten". That´s no offence..just a little joke ;)
Have a good week and I hope you will be saved from this horrible weather!

Tanja ;)
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Tanja - Loughcrew
Yes, I get it now! Thanks Tanja.
Forecast heavy rain but it still hasn't broken; still stuffy and hot, even at this time of morning! We're used to heat here in Madrid but not humidity! We associate THAT kind of unpleasantness with Barcelona!
Have a good week.
best wishes,
Andy
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks Tanja. Have a good week!
2 years ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
At least you had pockets...but I bet you didn't forget them again!?
2 years ago.
micritter
micritter
Nice!
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Ha! Ha! Ha! Love it!
2 years ago.
Nacer H
Nacer H
:), beau souvenir!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Rosa,
micritter,
Larry,
Nacer,
Thank you all!
I carry gloves every day, even now!
2 years ago.
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS)
:-D)
I love this image, Andy!!!!!
The whole courageous group of young students look frozen!
Not only the one ..without gloves.
Heroes! in my opinion!
And I'm not kidding at all!
:-)
Best wishes, Bea
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Beatrice Degan(MARS)
No heroes here, Bea! (Apart from the gentleman sitting at the top - a professor from Hungary and a 'character' with a fascinating life experience in WW II and after which I didn't know about until I read his obituary in The Times in 2008. I wish I had known much earlier - I would have loved to have talked to him!)
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Annemarie,
Erich,
Bea,
Thank you all!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you Ramon.
2 years ago.
natur' ELLE
natur' ELLE
un vieux et beau souvenir ! ***********
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Merci beaucoup, natur'ELLE!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
I forget, Ian. Probably not but let us just say that I would have been a damn sight more comfortable!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Amelia.
2 years ago.
Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath
But how does one press a shutter button with gloves on? You all look frozen stiff. ;-)
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
I can't remember how we did this. Someone took the shot with my camera. My excuse probably was that I couldn't feel my fingers!
2 years ago.
Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box
Hi Andy

Thank you for sharing this!
Maybe you could attach your gloves to your jacket with a short bit of string (or ribbon), then you would never forget them or loose them!!
These mountains can be dangerous, especially in winter!

Best Wishes
Peter
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Peter_Private_Box
Thanks Peter!
I never forgot them again!
We used to come here a lot and always had some among us who were experienced and knew what they were doing. But you are quite right!
Best wishes,
Andy
2 years ago.
Isisbridge
Isisbridge
You could have taken your hat off to warm your hands whilst resting.
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Isisbridge
I didn't want cold ears - I couldn't put THEM in my pockets!!!
2 years ago.
Isisbridge has replied to Andy Rodker
Cold hands or cold lugs: it's a bitter choice. But you got a wonderfully dramatic shot out of it.
Were the sleeves of your jumper not long enough to pull down over your wrists?
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Isisbridge
I can't remember. I probably forgot my jumper as well! But I think I can just see my trusty Leeds Utd scarf!
2 years ago.
Hubs 56
Hubs 56
what a warming summer feeling, Hubs
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Nice comment, Hubs!
2 years ago.
polytropos
polytropos
Obviously it wasn't that bad; I guess you still own all your fingers after this adventure ;-)
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to polytropos
True!!! Many thanks
2 years ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
Superbe aussi Andy
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Rol!
2 years ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Dashur!
23 months ago.
Andrea Riberti
Andrea Riberti
I like these old style pictures. In fact it's not a style, they are old and charming...
This one reminds me the polaroids shot with a Landcamera SX 70 (I still use mine...)
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Andrea Riberti
Thank you, Andrea! I was struck by the colour of the clothing! I don't recall those days as being so colourful! After all, colour TV only came into Britain 10 years before this! I was still using a black and white TV well into the 90s!
19 months ago.
Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft
this is a great photo and what a no gloves day! I have some photos from 1960s on top of mountains in terrible weather and the bright colours are a feature. I’ll post an example :-)
6 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Colin Ashcroft
Thanks, Colin! Yes I seem to think that outdoor / mountain clothing was brighter on the old days!
6 months ago.

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