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Postby Big Benn » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:38 pm

emmieuk wrote:yeah it was pretty disheartening thinking yes yes yes I have made it just to see I had the same amount to do again. Gutted!! The night of the hike I was saying 'never ever again' but now I am so excited to climb more. The foxs path was pretty hairy at a couple of points!


You'll get used to false summits etc. Believe me, when you get to my age and weight, they are a right pain!

While you are getting going with your life in the mountains please make sure you walk with someone experienced who knows the mountains you are going up. And if you decide to keep going in winter conditions, research that part of our hobby and how best to equip yourself, (skills and gear), as much as you possibly can before setting out on ice and snow.

But, above all, enjoy it!
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Postby JasonH » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:42 pm

Pay no attention to the altitude snobs. Congrats on your achievement.

And as far as Mount Sunflower jokes go. I think it has less to do with it's altitude and more with its "prominence".
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Postby Hotoven » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:44 pm

Vitaliy M wrote:2929 ft? Does the route start below sea level?


Never mind him. He's only on his 7th month into the sport and thinks its funny to bash on beginers. Don't let others get you down, find some good partners and have fun!
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Postby Big Benn » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:47 pm

emmieuk wrote:thanks Bryan!

I dont take any notice of the Mt Sunflower jokers....people start somewhere and for a party girl who usually spends a saturday shopping or recovering from a hangover and where the only thing i have ever climbed is my stairs, I did OK.

I do actually find it pretty petty that grown adults joke about the heights and challenges just because they have done something ten times harder.


Don't let it put you off Summit Post. There are some great people here who will bend over backwards to help you and give advice. Including some who have been up some of the worlds biggest and most challenging mountains.

And don't forget that "little" Y Lliwedd, a mountain about the same size as Cadair Idris, and next to Snowdon, is where Mallory, (of Mallory and Irvine fame, they were lost very near the summit of Mount Everest in 1924), and Sir Edmund Hilary and some of his team did a lot of preparatory work before going out to climb Mt Everest.
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Postby chugach mtn boy » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:51 pm

Hotoven wrote:
Vitaliy M wrote:2929 ft? Does the route start below sea level?


Never mind him. He's only on his 7th month into the sport and thinks its funny to bash on beginers. Don't let others get you down, find some good partners and have fun!


Indeed. If Joe Brown himself rose from the grave to post on here, VM would jeer at him for climbing molehills.

The Welsh mountains are fantastic. And I say that as I look at Denali from my office window.

Edit: Oops, he's still alive, isn't he? :oops:
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Postby emmieuk » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:52 pm

wow I did not know that Bryan!! Thanks for telling me. I will be sure to climb that now too!

I wont let it put me off...most people have been really nice and very helpful. People who do sport/hobby whatever you want to call it I have nothing but total respect for it is certainly harder than I thought but so rewarding. Looking at my pictures now I am like woah I climbed that...me...just me and my legs...no car up..just me. It is a start and I am so excited to keep climbing.

I climbed with my hubby who is also not experienced. We shall look for a partner or group to climb with during winter as I would like to get winter climbing under my belt as that is what I am aiming for...climbs with snow etc etc and not jsut a nice warm gentle breeze like I had on Sunday.

I am ready for it...bring it on ;)
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Postby Lolli » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:01 pm

How very nice indeed! What a glorious feeling.

I climbed Snowdon with the two gentlemen below, and it was not nice weather... not a dry spot anywhere, beneath any layer. It was foggy, cold, windy, wet...

Bryan's recommendation of Y Lliwedd is good. It's a cool one. You'll like it.
The approach is not very exciting, but beautiful.

Keep in mind, what the others say. The very experienced and those with amazing feats done, are often both humble, nice and the most helpful ones.
Don't pay any attention to those who tries to belittle what you have achieved. Keep that spirit going and may you have many climbs in front of you.


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Postby Arthur Digbee » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:10 pm

Congratulations, and welcome aboard! Ignore the smart-alecks.

Onward and upward!
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Postby Mihai Tanase » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:25 pm

Hotoven wrote:
Vitaliy M wrote:2929 ft? Does the route start below sea level?

...He's only on his 7th month into the sport...

You mean 7th month brain :mrgreen:
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Postby rhyang » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:40 pm

Scottish winter .. I have read about the mixed climbing they do over there in the winter, in the sleet and wind, full conditions. Lots of pictures of rime ice, broken picks, some hardcore shit. Scary, scary stuff. Don't write it off too hastily Vitaliy, some say that place is the origin of certain kinds of climbing :) Google "scottish mixed climbing" first.

For the OP -- we like to make jokes about Mt. Sunflower over here .. all in good fun. Keep on getting out there.
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Postby kamil » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:51 pm

Don't pay attention to the whole lot above, they're nuffin more than a bunch of wusses :wink: :lol:
Congrats on your first summit and say hi to the Snowdonian peaks from me, I keep many a fond memory from there...
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Postby rhyang » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:56 pm

Vitaliy M wrote:Rob, I am not the one making comparisons. I don't usually talk about things I did not complete. I did not say anything bad about the mountain she climbed neither.


Open mouth, insert foot :) Happens to all of us sometimes :lol: No worries.
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Postby Arthur Digbee » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:57 pm

Hey you American highpointers: have any of you done Mt Sunflower, sea-to-summit?

Not laughing now, are we?
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Postby Nanuls » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:33 pm

chugach mtn boy wrote:
Hotoven wrote:
Vitaliy M wrote:2929 ft? Does the route start below sea level?


Never mind him. He's only on his 7th month into the sport and thinks its funny to bash on beginers. Don't let others get you down, find some good partners and have fun!


Indeed. If Joe Brown himself rose from the grave to post on here, VM would jeer at him for climbing molehills.

The Welsh mountains are fantastic. And I say that as I look at Denali from my office window.

Edit: Oops, he's still alive, isn't he? :oops:


What are you saying!? Of course he's still alive! :o

I of course agree that Welsh mountains are fantastic though, but I'm a bit biased :wink:
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