David Roberts and The Mountain of My Fear
The travel writer and famous mountain climber David Roberts and I were both in the Harvard Mountaineering Club, and Dave's comments about that august if somewhat eccentric group are well worth a read. One of his titles, Mountain of My Fear, usefully describes in a phrase my own minute adventures: nobody ever held on for dear life with such passion.
The secret of the famous egg nogg is reveale here for the time:
3 cups heavy whipping cream
2 cups whole milk
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon nutmeg, ground or grated (fresh is best)
Begin with pre-chilled ingredients and in a medium bowl, beat the eggs together hard until they're frothy. Add sugar and continue beating. Sprinkle nutmeg and vanilla.
Continue beating. Gradually add in the whipping cream, continuing to beat. A little at a time, beat in the milk.
Finally, beat in the rum and brandy. Serve cold. Has subdued many aspiring alpinists.
Paul J. Rich. "David Roberts and The Mountain of My Fear" 1986
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/paulrich/25