Diggler wrote:Appreciate suffering in all forms- (below) freezing cold temperatures, long & arduous approaches, stifling heat, lack of water, escaping terrifying thunderstorms above treeline, praying that sketch-looking slope resting on a bed of depth hoare won't slide when you try to cross it, cornice & snow bridge collapses, not being able to find your tent after not locating the correct descent drainage in the dark, uncomfortable unplanned bivies, marginal camp food, terrible rock on technical ascents, bad pro' or the risk of injury miles away from civilization, losing the trail/route, turning back after encountering unexpected terrible conditions, your partner's snoring or unbelievably foul-smelling feet after several days of nasty funk accumulation, etc.
Parenteau wrote:Also, save your money. It is an expensive sport.
Eman2005 wrote:So, I have decided to make a list of places to make goals to climb. As a little introduction, I live in the Pittsburgh area, and I am 17 and have a decent amount of climbing/belaying experience through school. I have read the Freedom of the Hills. I have also marked my first goal as to complete a climb of Mt. Washington with the IMCS three day course. Based on my skill level and age, I am looking for a place to start, and goals to move along on my path. If you could help me out with tips, or what I could place on my goal list below that would be awesome.
I know that most people are pretty tired of a newbie topic. Thank you.
1.IMCS Mt. Washington
2. Possibly a summit of An Adirondack mountain
Wastral wrote:You are paying money to climb mt. washington? Save it... hike it yourself. There arent any mountains on the east coast which require belaying unless you find a cliff somewhere.
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