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

Postby MoapaPk » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:09 pm

rlshattuck wrote: he preferred holding the axe from the wrong end . . .


As in self-belay vs. self-arrest position? One will find all sorts of opinions on which is best, and when.
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby rlshattuck » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:13 pm

No, from the spike . . . you know, the pointy end that you could actually fall on and get impaled . . . I gave him some "pointers" on self-arrest and laughed at him, but didn't do much good. Again, the snow-ball to the face saved him.
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby goldenhopper » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:32 am

WML wrote:
OOG wrote:Yep, definitely a troll. The guy made a account 2.5 years in advance, started other threads,

just-read-climbing-free-by-lynn-hill-t47879.html

left comments,

http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.p ... 062#340062

http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.p ... 770#336770


and uploaded pictures just to throw people off.


goldenhopper wrote:So not a word from azzy since he left and he's not logged into Summitpost as well. At this point I doubt he made it very far given the heat he was taking from many here in advance of the trip. My guess is we'd have heard from him by now if he had even got close to the summit.


agree

goldenhopper wrote:I'm not worried, but I sure would like to hear the story or lack thereof.


also agree


Stranger things have happened.


Now that I think of it, the long-shot of a troll hacking an inactive user's account to post is a possibility. Questions are:

1) Was Azzy inactive for some time before the post?

2) Is there any way to determine if the IP address was different than the original used to set up the account (if that's even possible to know)?
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby butitsadryheat » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:35 am

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

Postby MoapaPk » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:40 am

What about the folks he supposedly texted?
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby Princess Buttercup » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:28 am

rlshattuck wrote:No, from the spike . . . you know, the pointy end that you could actually fall on and get impaled . . . I gave him some "pointers" on self-arrest and laughed at him, but didn't do much good. Again, the snow-ball to the face saved him.


Saw people glissading down from Trail Crest last year using that technique. I made sure to move as far right towards the switchers as possible and get the F%^& out of the way. :D
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby clmbr » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:15 am

goldenhopper wrote:
2) Is there any way to determine if the IP address was different than the original used to set up the account (if that's even possible to know)?

If he used internet access from the same ISP to login then the IP might be the same (at least prefix in case of dynamic IP); otherwise, the IP would be different (home, work, cafe, etc.).
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby Deb » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:17 am

Deb wrote:troll...........are you serious?!

Do I win for calling him out first? :roll:
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby peninsula » Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:37 pm

This thread reminds me of the prat and prattle days, only better! Nothing like a solid practical joke, a good old fashion leg pulling.

I gave you a "Thanks" Deb, for being the wiser of the bunch, not much of a prize... but a modicum of recognition nonetheless. I'll do the same for Azzy if he ever shows again.
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby goldenhopper » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:41 pm

Deb wrote:
Deb wrote:troll...........are you serious?!

Do I win for calling him out first? :roll:


I don't think you can cry victory yet, Deb. Let's give it another week or two. After all, it is summer and school is out. Our young friend Azzy could just be on a month long binge-drinking-stooper after the disappointment of his failed summit attempt. :wink:
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Re: Novice. Attempting Shasta solo this wknd(j11). Need advi

Postby Flattlander » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:44 am

OP was great in that it was neither an obvious troll nor an obvious legit, yet naive post. Right there in the gray area. Ten pages worth of gray area. As a somewhat new SP user, this thread was great for me in that in introduced me to Mel Torino.
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