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Postby JasonH » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:05 pm

Diggler wrote:Anybody who mocks/critiques the techniques of a caring lady who saves a cat with any kind of seriousness needs to get a life. And if you haven't climbed an 8000-m peak, you probably have no idea of how difficult it is to function at that altitude. Props to her for saving the cat, using safe techniques, & to summiting Everest (& the others).


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Postby isostatic » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:10 pm

I still think the method with the basket was better! :lol:

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Postby TheOrglingLlama » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:34 pm

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Postby Gak Icenberg » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:43 pm

TheOrglingLlama wrote:Image

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TOL, I was just wondering what happened to you. Hadn't seen you around. Maybe I just haven't been to the right forum/topics/etc. :)
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Postby TheOrglingLlama » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:20 pm

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Postby jonesa37 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:51 pm

Just my 2 cents, I don't want to sound like an asshole but looking at her climbing resume she must have tons of money to pay for all those summits, not as legit as climbing them yourself, I know some of those require some guidence. But stating that she is some amazing climber is not a legitmate claim. Many people that are guide are drug up the mountain. To accomplish something like the seven summits by your own methods, planning and drive should be applauded, not this...

Props to saving the cat though...nice way to do your civic duty
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Postby MoapaPk » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:04 pm

jonesa37 wrote:I don't want to sound like an asshole


Then...?
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Postby MoapaPk » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:06 pm

sneakyracer wrote:
Ammon Hatch wrote:Why is she wearing mountaineering boots? Was that what she was running in? Seems like she wanted to put on a show.


Hahaha, I was just thinking the same thing. It seems she is wearing a pair of La Sportiva Wmn's Trango S EVO GTX's boots!


Listen to the video (or read the thread). She went home to get her gear after seeing the cat.
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Postby nattfodd » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:59 pm

MoapaPk wrote:
sneakyracer wrote:
Ammon Hatch wrote:Why is she wearing mountaineering boots? Was that what she was running in? Seems like she wanted to put on a show.


Hahaha, I was just thinking the same thing. It seems she is wearing a pair of La Sportiva Wmn's Trango S EVO GTX's boots!


Listen to the video (or read the thread). She went home to get her gear after seeing the cat.


I think his point is that she probably didn't need mountaineering boots to rap off 2m on a wide ledge.
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Postby jonesa37 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:53 am

MoapaPk wrote:
jonesa37 wrote:I don't want to sound like an asshole


Then...?


touche shoulda just left that out then

but spending approx. $353,474 doesn't make you a climber it just means you can afford to have yourself brought up the mountains.
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Postby TheOrglingLlama » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:20 pm

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Postby MoapaPk » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:10 pm

jonesa37 wrote:
but spending approx. $353,474 doesn't make you a climber it just means you can afford to have yourself brought up the mountains.


Does anyone ever climb Everest cheaply, unless the cost is hidden in sponsorships?

Some people work very hard for a long time to get the money to do things they could not do in youth. Some people work hard and get sponsorships. In either case, I'm not going to fault them for plans that started with lifestyle choices, perhaps 40 years before.

People rarely do any climbing nowadays without depending on expensive, high-tech materials that were unavailable, or considered extravagant 40 years ago.
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Postby Diggler » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:06 pm

jonesa37 wrote:
MoapaPk wrote:
jonesa37 wrote:I don't want to sound like an asshole


Then...?


touche shoulda just left that out then

but spending approx. $353,474 doesn't make you a climber it just means you can afford to have yourself brought up the mountains.


How about Link cams, Camalots, & expensive nylon dry ropes? Local porters & guides that live in many of the areas that we 'Westerners' dream of climbing will never be able to afford these extravagent toys to climb up a steep rock- they're too busy trying to scrape by. Also, the air doesn't get any thicker at 8,000m regardless of how much you've spent to be there. You really think that criticizing a lady (who saves stranded cats in her freetime) that is over twice as old as you & has summited Everest isn't poor form?? Just some things to think about.
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Postby Day Hiker » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:14 pm

Regardless of her ability and achievements, the mountaineering boots are still funny and totally unnecessary.
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Postby MoapaPk » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:18 pm

Day Hiker wrote:Regardless of her ability and achievements, the mountaineering boots are still funny and totally unnecessary.


It would have been a lot cooler if she were wearing those shoes with separate toes, especially the ones covered with faux fur.
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