Thursday, June 7, 2012

Joker's Hat

There is a mountain near Lake Como that looks like a joker's hat, as Mom remarked when we saw it from Monte Crocione last fall.

It's called Corni di Canzo, "Canzo's Horns". Canzo is the Italian town where Maurizio bought property after he became financially independent thanks to the stock market crash of 2008. What a lucky donkey!

Biffo also made a fortune by shorting stocks in 2008. He now owns this villa near Maurizio's property.

Mozart the Bernese is interested in applying Nassim Taleb's Black Swan theory.

The Joker's Hat has two main peaks, called Corno Occidentale (Western Horn) and Corno Centrale (Central Horn). Here's the view due east from the top of the Western Horn on a warm Saturday morning in early March.

Gorgeous mountains, but not very dog friendly; would you want to climb down this couloir? Dad said it was kind of sketchy with the snow.

Due west lies Monte San Primo, which I have climbed with Mom and Dad last fall.

Due north lies the southeast arm of Lake Como; out in the distance, you can see Monte Crocione, where the first photo of this post was taken.

These are definitely not Tootsie-friendly mountains, but they sure look wotten waven!


  1. I'm so impressed with how fearless you are about your climbs! I want to go with you someday.

  2. Tootsie you are so BRAVE to go so high up on such rugged Mountains. They are beautiful though.

  3. Photos are the closest we'll ever get! We agree with Frankie and Ernie, you are very brave.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. Tootsie
    How can a little dog like you do all this hiking? Don't you get tired? What beautiful places. I cannot imagine seeing such beauty.

  5. Lovely scenery again today. But Gail is asking how come I have not not made her a fortune in the City these last couple of years...
    Toodle pip!

  6. Those mountains are beautiful and the shots of the other animals are so cute. You sure see some amazing things

    urban hounds

  7. Dear tootsie. I'm typing this beckons my typos is too busy I'm sure my typ8/ would know hat a black swan theory is buT I don't even know what a theory is. Is it somehting aout the movie? Pleas explain. Your friend Georgia who's not so good at typing .


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