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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby MoapaPk » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:36 am

Nothing Azzy posted convinces me that he has the right kitten-rescue skills.
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Postby JB99 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:00 am

Well this apple I just ate tastes way better than the last orange I had...
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby MoapaPk » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:38 am

Superman only defeated Frankenstein because he was able to fly -- and I saw this at Palisades Park. We argued about this for hours, when I was 9.

I ask you: has Lynn Hill ever rescued a kitten? Huh? Huh, Mr. Smarty-pants?
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby kevin trieu » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:42 am

Hey Steve, so was Daria a rock climber or mountain climber?
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby goldenhopper » Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:58 pm

kevin trieu wrote:Hey Steve, so was Daria a rock climber or mountain climber?



You're not going to get Steve to speak ill about the love of his life Kevin.
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby Trawinski » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:30 pm

Steve1215 wrote:--

WHEREAS I believe that Ms Hill, with her determination and ultra-athleticism and mental toughness, could somewhat easily duplicate the feats of Mr Ed, if she wanted to...Yes!

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I strongly disagree. Perhaps Ms. Hill could climb all 14 8,000m peaks, unguided, without supplemental oxygen, or perhaps she'd die in short order (which I think is considerably more probable). There's no way to say with any certainty and in either case, it would be far from "somewhat easily" accomplished. Mental toughness, ultra-athleticism and determination are precisely the qualities that get people killed every year in the big mountains, especially the determination part. But the skills that keep you alive in the mountains are not learned by leading a 5.12b on some crag in Yosemite. If you want to shit on being guided to the top of Everest, be my guest, I'm right there with you. Most of the skills needed to safely ascend and descend big mountains will be provided for you by the experienced guide, and yes, in that case it may be as simple as putting one foot in front of the other with "determination, ultra-athleticism and mental toughness". But I take exception to the notion that climbing a mountain in the wilderness (unguided)is simply a longer, but easier version of climbing a rock pitch. You're comparing apples and oranges and apparently for no other reason than to offend.
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby kevin trieu » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:29 pm

goldenhopper wrote:
kevin trieu wrote:Hey Steve, so was Daria a rock climber or mountain climber?


You're not going to get Steve to speak ill about the love of his life Kevin.

Steve is approaching The Chief as one of my favorite SP characters. he'll still need to step up his douchbaggery a tab bit.
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby goldenhopper » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:28 pm

kevin trieu wrote:
goldenhopper wrote:
kevin trieu wrote:Hey Steve, so was Daria a rock climber or mountain climber?


You're not going to get Steve to speak ill about the love of his life Kevin.

Steve is approaching The Chief as one of my favorite SP characters. he'll still need to step up his douchbaggery a tab bit.


Blasphemy! No one can touch Rick's prowess :wink:
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby RickF » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:47 pm

Azzy,

Ohhh Aaaazzy! Ollie-Ollie Oxen-Free! Where's the trip report? Inquiring minds need to know! Summit or not, there's no shame in trying. Don't fear the flames that you'll surely be subjected to. After 8 pages of discussion, debate and controversy please post and give us some closure.

Post now or be cast into the abyss with the other trolls who have dared to deceive on SP.
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