MikeTX wrote:rhyang wrote:Speaking of terminology, I very occasionally climb with a friend of a friend who, when talking about some of his (mostly guided) alpine adventures refers to the following features -
- coo-yar (umm, that's couloir)
- bergstrand (I keep trying to convince him it's bergSCHRUND)
Nice guy, asset to the community and all that
most non-europeans have some trouble with those.
Not really. We have couloirs and bergschrunds here in California. There are glaciers on Shasta and in the Sierra Nevada. We have lots of mountain climbers here -- Andy Selters lives in Bishop.