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Re: Going to school in upstate NY, what should i expect?

Postby Bark Eater » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:41 pm

Catamount wrote:
climberslacker wrote:On a separate and unrelated note: does anyone know the current supported and unsupported speed record for the 46 high peaks?


Noooooooo! Don't do it.

Cave Dog had the record for awhile at a little under 4 days but I think someone topped that a year or two ago.

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/10/sports/outdoors-he-s-a-speed-marathon-climber-they-call-him-cave-dog.html

Ultimately, nobody gives a flying crap. And the mountains care even less. The hyper-competitiveness of peakbagging has gotten so out of hand in the last decade that I just kind of tune out to it at this point. :roll:


+1. Speed record attempts don't allow for any appreciation of what is a fantastic outdoor experience. Take some time and enjoy the scenery. It's incredible!
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Re: Going to school in upstate NY, what should i expect?

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:44 pm

climberslacker

If you have an open mind, you will love upstate New York.

I was a "California Boy" and got transferred to upstate New York in 1998 (Rochester). I cried for 2 weeks at the thought of moving to NY. But upstate NY is a wonderful place with wonderful people.

There is a lot of ice climbing in the winter, and the Adirondacks are beautiful in their own way.

I got into whitewater kayaking - and NY is known as the "whitewater state." If you're not into kaykaking now, you should consider trying the sport in NY. The Great Lakes are also great for sea kayaking.

There is also a lot of powder/tree skiing if you know where to look.

Have a great time!
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