Dow Williams wrote:Mount Hood is actually not a dangerous mountain to climb, rather it is the folks on it who are dangerous. It really is that simple.
The Chief wrote:DOW claiming to be old??? That is funny.
Not a valid excuse in my book, being old that is.
Only motivates me to work harder. And I am "older" than you DOW.
Amazingly, many of the true old hardmen around my neck of the woods are older than I am and pushing grades harder than I.
True motivators indeed.....
John Duffield wrote:Not an excuse, a recognition of the way things are.
I'm older than you. Comes a point where you have to accept your abilities aren't where they were. You accept that or you don't make it.
John Duffield wrote::lol:
I sure don't want to get into a Geezer pissing match, unless it's with Bryan.
edit: That didn't come out right. Sounds like I'm dissing Bryan and I'm not. I don't think I want to get into a geezer pissing match period.
xDoogiex wrote:we should have a SP team for the first ascent and ascent without oxygen of Olympus Mon! hopefully my climb of the deadly north face of Mt. Sunflower will be good enough training in the next 2 weeks.
Dow Williams wrote:John, Rick (who they endear as Chief around here) is basically white noise (random signal with flat power). He has no clue what we are talking about, I always advise to ignore his tangents (sudden digression or change of course----doing the explanation of these terms for his main audience). It is not that he hasn't gone through these things we discuss, his brain and thus comprehension skills simply don't operate on the same level. For his simpleton followers out there ready to pounce, no, I do not think I am "old". I am not sure how many of you, Chiefs naive band are mostly quite young, could keep up with me on any level in the backcountry really. Nor does Fred climb very well (some of us actually do know him), he just climbs extremely well for his age.....that is all any of us can hope for down the road.
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