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Postby Big Benn » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:49 pm

Nanuls wrote:
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 thought so too!

Back to Snowdonian mountains. Yes the weather can change incredibly fast. My own personal record was climbing a gentle, wide slope to a broad ridge on a day with just clear blue skies and virtually no wind. I was less than 3000 feet up. Then I saw a thin line of cloud in front, coming up over the ridge. Just a few minutes later, (5 to 10), I was in a howling gale and near enough zero visibility. I only got off the slope without compass and map because I'd left footprints in the snow that didn't get filled in as the snow had part thawed and then frozen again.

With powder snow I'd have been in a white out and totally dependant on compass on map to get back down. And that is exactly what I had to do on Snowdon on 22nd February this year! I will get my TR up soon.
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Postby Zzyzx » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:07 pm

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


Nothing better than a n00b making fun of the accomplishments of others... Tell us more about climbing 60 degree slopes on Casaval :lol:

Emmie, hope you'll enjoy your new adventure. And don't pay too much attention to those "hardcore climbers".
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Postby chugach mtn boy » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:26 pm

Bryan Benn wrote:
Nanuls wrote:
chugach mtn boy wrote: If Joe Brown himself rose from the grave . . .

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


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


I thought so too!


As Mark Twain would say, the rumour of his demise is greatly exaggerated. :oops:
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Postby James_W » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:33 pm

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

Not laughing now, are we?



Of course they are not laughing. The joke is already on american highpointers.
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Postby rhyang » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:15 am

Before Zzyzx changed his SP name and settled down, got married and started having kids he was the author of several Mt. Shasta route pages, such as Casaval Ridge. He and Diggler climbed that route in the winter as a day trip btw. We have climbed some cool shit together, and he was there at the hospital soon after my accident. I am privileged to call him a friend.

Not everything is as it seems on summitpost :)
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Postby mrchad9 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:27 am

Bryan Benn wrote:With powder snow I'd have been in a white out and totally dependant on compass on map to get back down. And that is exactly what I had to do on Snowdon on 22nd February this year! I will get my TR up soon.

Same here. The day before I did Ben Nevis there was a storm and at least a half dozen rescues of climbers and hikers for various reasons. The next day wasn't quite as bad, but not nearly as many folks on the mountain. Even so on the summit visibility was only about 20-30 feet, and without a compass and prior experiences we would have been forced to hide out in the summit shelter, or gotten completely lost. Complete whiteout and harsh conditions the whole route down.
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Postby mrchad9 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:46 am

It seems it is ok to poke someone with Mt Sunflower, but not any other means?

Bunch of hypocrites in this thread.
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Postby Zzyzx » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:48 am

Vitaliy M wrote:Anyone can be a route page author on SP. It doesn't make him anything special. Most route pages for Shasta suck in my opinion. I day hiked that route as well, so what? I can care less about his idiotic opinion..NOOB? LOL


Mr. 60 degrees... LOL
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Postby rhyang » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:51 am

Vitaliy M wrote:Anyone can be a route page author on SP. It doesn't make him anything special. Most route pages for Shasta suck in my opinion. I day hiked that route as well, so what? I can care less about his idiotic opinion..NOOB? LOL


Yeah, you've done it once .. in the springtime :) And I remember your comment about that nasty headache you had when I met you near the summit. Strangely, I don't remember seeing that little item in your trip report. Heh heh heh ...
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Postby Scott » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:51 am

2929 ft? Does the route start below sea level?


The hardest mountain I ever climbed was only 2723 feet/830 meters. Or maybe, more accurately, the hardest mountain I almost climbed (as I chickened out of the last few feet) was only 2723 feet.
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Postby kamil » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:59 am

Vitaliy M wrote:At least this "noob" posted his trip report..you have 0 contribution to the site. : )

mrchad9 wrote:Bunch of hypocrites in this thread.


... and war broke out because of a woman.

Nothing's changed since Troy :)
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Postby CheesySciFi » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:15 am

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

Not laughing now, are we?



Of course they are not laughing. The joke is already on american highpointers.


Completing the 50 state highpoints is no laughing matter. Yes, they include Mt. Sunflower, but they also include Denali.
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Postby CheesySciFi » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:21 am

Congratulations, emmieuk! Best of luck in your future climbs.
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Postby rasgoat » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:00 am

Congrats! looks waaay cooler than Mt. Sunflower.
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Postby mrchad9 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:11 am

Vitaliy M wrote:
rhyang wrote:
Vitaliy M wrote:Anyone can be a route page author on SP. It doesn't make him anything special. Most route pages for Shasta suck in my opinion. I day hiked that route as well, so what? I can care less about his idiotic opinion..NOOB? LOL


Yeah, you've done it once .. in the springtime :) And I remember your comment about that nasty headache you had when I met you near the summit. Strangely, I don't remember seeing that little item in your trip report. Heh heh heh ...


oh next time I write a trip report, (just for you) I will include a list of pains I had. This last weekend for example knees and L shin were bothering me.
I don't think a headache is uncommon when you drive from sea level and day hike a 14er, no?

It would be best if you let Rob interview you, and then he can write the report.
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