BCP063 (Calgary Tower)
N51° 02.658 W114° 03.787, 1238m
I've been meaning to look for this cap ever since I ran across KinderKen at a different Cap location pondering how to get up the Calgary Tower. I had a pretty good idea myself, but I was just waiting for just the right time to do this. Naturally I did not tell him how, but he managed anyway. Well, today I'm here to tell my story.
I had a vey narrow window to work with so timing was most important. We're not talking about minutes here, we're talking seconds. One slip on a banana peel, one smal trip on the hard packed ice, and it'd be all over. With Murphy's law to contend with, I wanted to leave nothing to chance. I spent the day meditating, thinking of other variations and several alternate plans. Plan B on the plan B, so to speak. I was sure that I was going to be ready. Nothing was going to stop me. It was all or nothing, ready to take the plunge, lock your silver and hide yer daughters kinda-thing. And then... it happened. I met Murphy? No, not that Murphy, my neighbour's brother in law. Murphy. Or was it Murray? I forget. Anyway, Murphy, or Murray, is the toy department manager at Walmart.
So, Murray, err--Murphy, arranged for me to meet the man himself. Well, maybe he's not a Man per se, but work with me here. So, Murphy says, to me, "Me, I'ma gonna take my coffee break, juss wait 'ere and see da man when 'e comes in." So I waited and waited. I won't get into the details with the Man, but I can tell you one thing: Ripping through the air at seven hundrend feet above the ground makes it very difficult to snap that picture. You need a very high speed shutter and unfortunately my camera is not quite up to that kind of abuse. Needless to say, the picture never materialized but fortunately I still have that vivid image in my mind and I can reproduce a fairly accurate fascimile of the Brass Cap if necessary. If there is any doubt, I can have the Man himself, St. Nick, verify it and sign it.
This entry was edited by CrimsonPirate on Tuesday, 22 March 2011 at 03:35:51 UTC.