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Prominent from one angle?

Hi all,
I've been thinking a lot about prominence lately, and how we measure it. I feel like the ways we measure it now aren't very satisfying... a mountain can look really prominent from most directions, but have one nearby peak that really reduces its prominence.

So, a couple questions:

Can you think of good examples of mountains that look really prominent from one angle, but not from another? I'm thinking a mountain on the ...
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In Memory of KRZYS.

Very sad news to share with all of You from Poland, from Tatra mountains...

Summitpost community lost its another great member.

Krzysztof "KRZYS" Konczakowski got killed while winter climbing on Mount Slavkovsky Stit eastern face on the last day of the passed year.

Mountain climbing passion filled his young and beautiful life. He was only 21.

Rest in Peace our Friend. See you on heavenly ridges...

http://www.summitpost.org/users/krzys/28629

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Krzysztof "KRZYS" Konczakowski (1993-2014)
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Looking Back - Climbing in the Olympics in the 1950's

As I approach my 75th Birthday I thought it might be fun to look back on what climbing was like
back in the 50's in the Northwest. In August 1956 at age 16 my climbing buddy Harry Irwin and a
young climber we knew named Dick Rosenow met In Tacoma to leave on an eight day climbing
trip to the Sawtooth Range in the Olympic Mountains. We loaded our "Trapper Nelson" Wood and
Canvas Backpacks ...
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Packing light...

Hey there all. New to the forums, long time in the mountain scene. Question for those who have tackled Gannett. I am looking to attempt a two day summit run and am focusing on being as light as possible. Looking for recommendations on approach shoes or if they are even necessary. Pretty sure my TRANGO EXT. EVO LIGHT GTX will hold up on 40+ round trip, but curious on what those who have done Gannett ...
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LOST AND FOUND Red Canon Camera, VA

I recently found a red Canon Camera on a trail near Wyethville, VA. I would like to give it back to the owner, so please message me if it is yours. You will have to answer some specific questions to verify that it is indeed yours. :)

Thank you,

Ben
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Stock Photos

Hi guys,

Bit of a random one I think but I am at a loss. I am currently looking for stock climbing photos of Chamonix, Andermatt, Engelberg, Glencoe and a few other places that slip my mind right this second. Do any of you have any suggestions? I tried Shutterstock with no real luck and there appears to be a lot of sites which sell bouldering photos but no trad. I work for a company ...
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*NEW PODCAST* - Trip Report Podcast *NEW PODCAST* - Trip Report Podcast

In light of loving storytelling and hearing about the almost epics out in the backcountry, I've decided to start a PODCAST showcasing these stories. I plan on interviewing everyone from high profile athletes to the weekend warrior escaping the 9-5.

Who do you recommend (either high profile athlete or weekend warrior) we should interview and why? Would love some recommendations!

First episode in the coming weeks!
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Tramping Bags- A users perspective (survey)

Kia Ora.
My Name is Daniel. I am currently in the fourth year of my Industrial Design degree at Massey University. This survey is an initial step in my research to gain a greater understanding of the needs and wants of a tramper in regards to their backpack.

goo.gl/forms/s6NBdYfGB8

Cheers

Daniel
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If you could do a 1 year mountaineering trip

where would you go? what would you climb? sometimes I wander off and daydream about these kinds of scenarios :P
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How Did You Get Started?

How did you get started climbing? What led to climbing? What type of climbing do you do? How did you learn climbing techniques? Just wondering how people make the jump from hiking to mountaineering and climbing.
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