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Why Do You Climb?

I have decided to tackle this age old question for my psychology capstone course. Part of the project involves a survey with open ended questions that lean qualitative rather than quantitative. I have gathered some great insights so far, but I really could use more information from high altitude climbers.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much.

Here is the link:
https://granitestatecollege.co1.qualtri ... ul&Q_JFE=0 ...
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guidance for newcomer

Hey guys, looking for some guidance.
I am a former Infantry Marine and current Police officer. 27 yrs old.
I am a big outdoor enthusiast as I hike/camp as much as I can. I live in Chicago and take frequent trips to Starved Rock state park and the Indiana dunes. I find hiking in the deep winter is more fun as its more of a challenge (deep snow, cold, wind, etc). BUT it seems Im ...
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Suggestions for Newbie

Good Morning All:

I am 27 and looking to climb my first mountain. I have always been into the outdoors stuff and was an avid rock climber. My fiancé and I want to climb a mountain and are debating between doing a Ranier climb or Kilimanjaro climb. Does anyone have any other suggestions for mountains where newbies can climb with a guide? Also, open to any suggestions on how to get into true mountain climbing! ...
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Mountaineering Researchers Request Your Help w/ Short Survey

Hello Summit Post Community!

I am part of a research team at Columbia University and INSEAD that is studying mountaineering processes and outcomes and we would like to invite experienced climbers to complete a short online survey to help with our research.

We would very much appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to help with this important research by completing this survey: https://columbia.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/? ... ywFP98Tssl

Additionally, ...
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The Cobra (Fisher Towers) has fallen

http://unofficialnetworks.com/2014/08/s ... fter-photo

See link for photo credits.



I guess I'm lucky that I was able to climb it. I'll have to modify the SP page a bit!


Anyway, the quote a put on the original SP page was:

More than one climber has used the phrases that “it shouldn’t be there” or that “it may not last much longer”, ...
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Soliciting names (climbing/peak related) for my baby girl

Any suggestions from the peanut gallery?
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Wolverine speed climber

A wolverine is released from a trap and summits Mt. Cleveland in record time. Go to 3:00. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz_UwI5K6tM
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Giving up and unfit friends..


Im just here to share my experience on the haute route (chamonix-zermatt)...

I left for the haute route on the 30th of june with my friend (we used his car).

After getting a flat tire thanks to bad visibility in the evening and road works in chamonix, we left the day after in the afternoon to argientiere after getting the tire replaced (around 3pm).

Because this was the first time me and my friend ...
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Tibetans Inherited High Altitude Gene Article

This article may explain why Sherpas are more able to perform at high altitude:

http://news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/ ... ient-human
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