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Postby Diggler » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:42 pm

Saying you 'climbed' something is a good ego booster.

Telling someone that their climb was actually a hike is an even better ego booster. :lol:
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Postby Dave K » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:16 pm

None of this matters.
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Postby Andinistaloco » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:28 am

Way to slay the thread, Dave. :wink:

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Postby Day Hiker » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:06 am

ForeignTraveller wrote:Call it climbing or hiking according to one's own standard. Kind of like jogging vs running.


Slower than 7.5 mph (8-minute mile) is jogging. That may be an exact number, by the way. I need to check wikipedia. :lol:
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Wow!

Postby pyerger » Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:49 pm

I can't believe this thread is still going, It sure has gone off on many rabbit trails. Thanks to all that have attempted to answer the Question.

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Postby TheOrglingLlama » Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:59 pm

Gak Icenberg wrote:"MROOF" :shock:


I love it when you talk dirty to me :twisted: :mrgreen:
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Postby Gak Icenberg » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:36 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby RickF » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:08 am

Day Hiker wrote:
ForeignTraveller wrote:Call it climbing or hiking according to one's own standard. Kind of like jogging vs running.


Slower than 7.5 mph (8-minute mile) is jogging. That may be an exact number, by the way. I need to check wikipedia. :lol:


Here's what I found from Wikipedia:
The definition of jogging as compared with running is not standard. Dr. George Sheehan, a running expert, is quoted to have said "the difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank".[1] Others are usually more specific, defining jogging as running slower than 6 mph (10 minute per mile pace, 10 km/h, 6 min/km).[2]
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Postby Dave K » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:42 am

Andinistaloco wrote:Way to slay the thread, Dave. :wink:

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Yeah, I guess I did piss on the campfire but it does seem like semantics.
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Postby Andinistaloco » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:48 am

cooking is certainly less dangerous than climbing

(as long as you don't screw up too badly).


I think I would like to take up paragliding, now that you mention it.

Hey, any paraglider folks here?
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Re: Wow!

Postby Bob Sihler » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:50 am

pyerger wrote:I can't believe this thread is still going, It sure has gone off on many rabbit trails.


Which proves the thread has been hiking.
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Re: Wow!

Postby RickF » Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:43 pm

Bob Sihler wrote:
pyerger wrote:I can't believe this thread is still going, It sure has gone off on many rabbit trails.


Which proves the thread has been hiking.


Its more like this thread has been down-climbing :lol:
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Postby OJ Loenneker » Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:47 am

What is it then called when you hike up a mountain, but have skis attached to your feet, and then you slide back down a mountain?

Oh yeah, and you have to use this crazy stick that has a weird hook on it and these spikes that attach to your ski boots, otherwise you might slip. Sometimes you might also have to use a rope to get back down, which actually can also be done while you have skis on your feet...


I wonder what that is called?
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Postby Dave Dinnell » Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:19 am

OJ Loenneker wrote:What is it then called when you hike up a mountain, but have skis attached to your feet, and then you slide back down a mountain?

.......



Beer Run 8)
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Re: climbing vs. hiking

Postby sopwith21 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:07 pm

pyerger wrote:I'm looking for some ideas, about hiking, vs climbing. If your going up a mountain, when does a hike become a climb? Are all mountains climbed? or are you only climbing when, you are using your hands, and feet (scrambling)? Or is it climbing only when your using a rope ( class 4, or 5), What about glacier travel?

I would say if a person is scrambling, they are climbing . Just looking for some ideas, what people out there think?

At the risk of wrecking this thread by addressing the topic... :)

I still fail to understand how someone can get from 1,000 feet elevation to 15,000 feet elevation without climbing anything. Its quite a trick if you ask me.

This brings me to the conclusion that the difference between climbing and hiking depends on the size of one's ego.
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