by gwave47 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:51 pm
by gwave47 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:17 pm
by mrchad9 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:19 pm
gwave47 wrote:I have a supervisor right now that is just driving me crazy. I think my supervisor may be watching too much Bill O'Reilly.
by surgent » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:55 pm
gwave47 wrote:I have a supervisor right now that is just driving me crazy. He knows I'm in to climbing and hiking so he always wants to come talk to me about whatever is in the news whether it's lost climbers on Mt. Hood or Jordan Romero trying to summit Everest. This man has never set foot on a 7k+ peak and thinks he has it all figured out. From picking apart the deaths of climbers on Mt. Hood and telling me the mistakes they made, to telling me that now that one helicopter has landed on the summit of Everest they should start taking people up for money. He thinks he knows everything about the moutain. Saying things as they could guarantee safety in a helicopter ride and they could guarantee a summit. With no success I tried to convince him that not only could not absolutely not guarantee safety or a summit, you would also be jeopardizing the lives of climbers as a helicopter could possible decrease visibility or increase the chance of avalanches. Of course he disagrees and further says, that if it does endanger climbers they should just shut off the mountain and only let people access the summit by paying to take a helicopter to the top.
What the hell is wrong with this world, why are we all so lazy and looking for the easy way to do everything. I told him if he ruled the country, he'd probably have a road built to the top. Feel free to chime in if anyone else has had frustrating experiences with people outside of the climbing community thinking they know it all and having great plans which would devastate the mountains as we know them today. I think my supervisor may be watching too much Bill O'Reilly.
by gwave47 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:41 pm
by butitsadryheat » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:04 pm
MikeTX wrote:i fell into a cravak once while on a solo trip up denali. that's right, solo! i packed in 600 lbs of gear on my back and another 1000 lbs on a sled.
anyway, about that cravak. it DID go all the way to the center of the earth. i didn't fall all the way down though. i used my cat-like reflexes to catch myself on a stalagtite using a grappling hook that i made out of empty beer cans. then i prussiked myself up on a 1000 meter length of kite string. that was a close one, but i wasn't skeered!
by rhyang » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:07 pm
gwave47 wrote:I forgot to mention how he corrects me with terminology. This is my favorite.
He kept using the term cravaks when talking about "holes in the mountain". It took me a few seconds to understand he meant crevasses and I didn't want to get into the argument of whether they are in the mountain themselves or the glaciers on the mountain. He thinks they open up to the center of the earth. Anyways, I did not correct him since I understood what he meant. Later though when I was saying something to him and referenced crevasses, he stopped me and corrected me and told me that they are called cravaks. I tried to correct him but quickly realized he was having none of it because he remembered something he saw on tv one time and it was clearly referred to as a cravak.
I really do like the guy, he's very nice. He is just really misinformed on many things and it's frustrating when he holds his position as if he were a seasoned pro and knows so much about the mountains and climbing.
by rhyang » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:26 pm
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