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Re: Where Do You Get the Time & Money for Those Expeditions?

Postby lcarreau » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:27 am

Murph1 wrote: 2. Although not stated, I sense that some
of the responders are frequent flyers ...


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Re: Where Do You Get the Time & Money for Those Expeditions?

Postby Murph1 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:03 pm

Icarreau:
My computer is too slow to run the video, but I like your sence of humor! :)
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you going to get a new one and high speed internet! :roll:
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Re: Where Do You Get the Time & Money for Those Expeditions?

Postby butitsadryheat » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:39 pm

Yeah, you prolly should. Not a lot of money anymore to do so. Cheaper than a trip to South America! :wink:
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Re: Where Do You Get the Time & Money for Those Expeditions?

Postby lcarreau » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:37 am

Murph1 :

My computer isn't as FAST as it used to be .... but it's faster than some ...

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Re: Where Do You Get the Time & Money for Those Expeditions?

Postby mvs » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:49 am

I'm a fatdad too, and very glad to be one. The mountains will always be an important wonderful playground, but the kids and wife are the warm center of my world and the best thing that could happen to me.

(edited for verbosity). I climb a lot of great stuff but if I spent more than a thousand bucks on a summertime trip my wife would kill me.
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Re: Where Do You Get the Time & Money for Those Expeditions?

Postby kevin trieu » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:14 am

1. be single
2. work a lot
3. live very cheap and save
4. quit
5. do epic shit
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Re: Where Do You Get the Time & Money for Those Expeditions?

Postby fatdad » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:37 pm

mvs wrote:I'm a fatdad too.

Wow, sounds like something you'd say at the start of a support group.

I think Kevin nailed it. Be single, save money and quit at the appropriate time with your plans in place. My problem with that is when I've been in that situation, some aspect of the plan--partner, wrong season, injury--has fallen apart. Good thing the Sierra/Yosemite is so close. They've been my go to back up when grander aspirations fail.
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Re: Where Do You Get the Time & Money for Those Expeditions?

Postby wrl207 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:19 am

We're lucky living in North America. We have tons of good rock and beautiful mountain ranges. I just spent a week in the Winds and I say Patagonia has nothing on Wyoming. I sat for two weeks in Chalten in the rain two winters ago. I did almost thirty pitches of awesome granite alpine rock climbing in four days in the Winds. Sure the Himalaya are alluring, but if you don't have the dough for airfare then do an expedition to the Vowells in B.C. or the Pickets in Washington. Plenty of remote adventure at a reasonable cost.
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Re: Where Do You Get the Time & Money for Those Expeditions?

Postby ScottyP » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:06 am

Heading to Vinson in December and agree, ain't cheap!
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Re: Where Do You Get the Time & Money for Those Expeditions?

Postby Murph1 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:50 pm

I started my climbing way back in 1954 in Tacoma, WA. Joined the Moountaineers and took their Basic and Advanced Climbing Courses. My close friend Harry Irwin and I really got hooked on climbing when at 16 we spent a week climbing all the peaks in the Sawtooth Range of the Olympics. We bagged one first ascent and several second and thirds. Fred Becky and his brother had snagged all the 1sts in l948.
While a student at Olympic College in Bremerton I worked with Mountain Rescue and was President of the Backpacking-Climbing Club on campus
My buddy and I climbed all over the Olympics, North Cascades, and the volcanoes until our days at the U of W finished and Uncle Sam demaned our eight years of service during the 1960's Draft Period.
When i came to Californi for Grad School I started climbing, river running, and xc backpacking in the Sierras and Trinity Alps. Ran student backpacking trips in the Sierras in the summer for a few years and have made ventures to Wyoming and Montana for trips to places like the Mission Range.
Never was able to put together the time or money to get off to South America, Asia, New Zealand, or Europe. At age 50 my long time climbing friend went out for his three mile morning run and died of a heart attack. That put an end to my serious climbing. Taught many student and my son to climb, but don't do any serious climbing at age 72.
Enjoy doing the easy stuff and getting out in the backcountry on solo backpacks and canoe trips.
Am amazed at what you young climbers achieve in the climbing world. Take advantage of the time you have. There will come a time when your health will limit what you can achieve!
Happy Climbing!
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Re: Where Do You Get the Time & Money for Those Expeditions?

Postby radson » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:28 am

Just returned home from Pakistan this week. I must admit I told my employer that I would be taking 4-6 weeks in pakistan and that kind of turned into 3 months. Now they are not returning my emails.

Oh well.
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Re: Where Do You Get the Time & Money for Those Expeditions?

Postby Murph1 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:15 am

radson:
If the trip to Pakistan left you with memories and experiences that were valueable and will always carry with you through life, it was worth it!!!!! There will always be another job out there!
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Re: Where Do You Get the Time & Money for Those Expeditions?

Postby Murph1 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:02 pm

sjarelkwint:
Where do you plan to go if you can come up with the money?
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