I have some good news though! All the photos have been fully restored. I'm hoping that now all my photos are now on the blogger/blogspot servers, they will never go offline again.
I also have purchased the GoPro Hero HD 3: Black Edition, the latest generation camera the company has rolled out in November. It features "cinema quality" at 4k or 4000p at 15fps. I probably won't be using this feature because I currently don't have a video editing software that can produce final videos at that quality. Also the 15fps is rather not appealing to me. However, the 1080p mode finally achieves 60fps and I am super excited about that. I still have yet to make a trek with this camera and am looking forward to it in the near future!
I hope everyone has a great start to their holiday season and I'll see you on the mountains again soon!
In the mean time, I leave you with this: