Okay, just to clarify the story on my last blog. When I reached the summit of Thorang La Pass at 17,700, I was so elated that I did strip off my pants–actually I just pulled them below my knees. I left my shirt and jacket on cause it was cold up there.
Anyway, it is not my normal thing to strip off my clothes upon reaching the summit of whatever adventure I am on. I was just so excited at having climbed to this awesome spot on the earth that the impulse hit me to drop my drawers.
Now 22 years later, whenever I complete a long bike ride, I keep my shorts and shirt on. So it is not necessary to come with cameras hoping for a shot.