Sam Pfeiffer takes his Thunderbolt Jeans and visits the sometimes rainy homeland of Schoeller Textiles.
October 7, 2012
I probably should have checked my passport before we left. Looking at it now, the day before we head to Switzerland, I realize that it expires one day after our scheduled return. A little too close for comfort.
I choose to not sweat the (hopefully) small stuff, and focus on my upcoming week of exploring the Swiss Alps. The trip is especially sweet since I only have to take one pair of pants, my Thunderbolt Jeans.
Thunderbolts are ideal if you want to keep your travel wardrobe light. I can wear them up the mountains in the pouring rain, and then throw on a collared shirt and be ready for the hotel bar.
Unable to sleep and being at the base of the Eiger (pictured left), I went out for an early morning hike. With a lengthy wait for the sun to rise, I was thankful that my legs stayed warm and dry the entire time.
Later in the day, with variable weather conditions, we attempted to get as close to the north wall as possible. We ascended above Grindelwald, where the clouds turned to mist, and the mist ultimately into a full-on downpour.
Notice the ONE article of clothing not being hung to dry.