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How did you start? Your first climbs??

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Postby CindyAbbott » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:34 pm

mconnell wrote:
Arthur Digbee wrote:Hiking with Boy Scouts got me started. I'll predict that you hear this from a lot of the Americans on the site.


Same here. Boy Scouts got me started hiking. Then, rock climbing in a high school PE class. Didn't start ice or very technical mountaineering until I read Touching the Void.[/quote]

I didn't read Touching the Void until after I met Simon Yates on Peak Lenin. Nice Guy.
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Postby emmieuk » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:55 pm

thanks everyone for sharing your stories with me :)

Damn I want to go climbing today! not long until Saturday
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Postby emmieuk » Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:02 pm

jschrock wrote:How did I start...

good parenting... 8)

Image


that is so lovely!!
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Postby Gator » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:07 pm

My first hike was 3 days through the heart of the everglades in highschool. Then a 100 mile hike in the Smokies. I bought the book Freedom of the Hills, went to the Wind Rivers in 1980 for 3 weeks and was way over my head and loving being scared out of my wits!
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Postby Hotoven » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:07 pm

Gator wrote:way over my head and loving being scared out of my wits!


Thats the only way to get better!
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Postby Gator » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:23 pm

THis stuff scares me too!
[img][img]http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh113/drewmig/IMG_0427.jpg[/img][/img]
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Postby Hotoven » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:39 pm

Sweet photo Gator. Looks like the Ocean is in the sky!
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Postby Gator » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:36 pm

I thought it looked like the hand of God coming down to "touch" someone.
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Postby CClaude » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:02 pm

Science teacher in 6th grade got me out climbing at Taylors Falls, Minnesota. Dad used to take me on multi-day ski tours in Canada when it was way below zero (deg F). Parents thought it was cute And I've been hooked since.

Parents don't think where I climb is so cute anymore......
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Postby jcsesica » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:01 pm

Family vacation to Lassen Nat'l Park. I looked up at the peak and asked my Dad, "Can you climb it?" He said that there was a trail to the top and that "someday" we'd hike it. Fast forward to 1986, when my 1st born was 5 and I told myself that she and I would do what my Dad never got around to doing. (Great Dad, just always planning, rarely doing! LOL)

She and I took 4 and a half hours to do that little hike. She wasn't hooked but I was. Climbed Shasta the next year and have just kept going.

Thanks for the inspiration Dad. 8)

Ps, All of my kids have done the hike. Now I am starting on the grandkids.
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Postby yatsek » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:13 pm

emmieuk wrote:This hobby is way expensive tho...but saves me buying more shoes!! ;)


Expensive? Now it's you who must be joking - you can climb barefoot.
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Postby PAROFES » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:16 pm

Not long ago....It was in jan 2007.
i got this crazy road block in Cochabamba, Bolivia. I had to walk from 2300m to 4500m in two days...so i was in love for the mountains from that day on.
Less then 4 years ago!
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Postby Arthur Digbee » Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:22 pm

sjarelkwint wrote:My first mountain ever ...


That isn't the Belgium I know!
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