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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby Sarah Simon » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:02 am

surgent wrote:Not every peak of interest has to be some 20K ice-laden inaccessible killer monster in Remotistan.


Remotistan...Is that a town in Utah? Near where the signs on the highway read: No gas, fuel, monogamy, food, etc. for 140 miles? :lol:
Go climb a mountain
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby Matt Lemke » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:40 am

About 2 years for me...I think of SP as a great worldwide information database for hiking, climbing and mountaineering and I try to post the best and most accurate information possible.
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:42 am

Sarah Simon wrote:Years ago, someone summed up SP best for me when they described it as a "virtual campfire."



you know Squishy too?

a weird dude



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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby Noondueler » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:17 am

Became a member summer '07 but didn't start going to the site and posting until about November '08. I already had a lot of photos from all the peak hikes over the years. I get to be guidebook author on line where as I never would go to the trouble to produce a guidebook otherwise. I'm also a musician and poet but SP gives me a creative outlet for hiking and photography which has been the main focus the last several years.
Also really enjoy interacting with other SPers and making friends on line.

It would be a gas to meet all my friends here at once for one big party!
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby Bark Eater » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:31 pm

Five years. Great inspiration to start US State Highpointing and explore parts of my country that are not familiar to me. Lots of entertainment reading about far away places and enjoying wonderful photos. Hope to get out and explore the rest of the world's mountains some day. Hope I have helped some others understand details of mountains in my little corner of the world. Summitpost.org ROCKS! Keep it up!
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby Alpinist » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:10 pm

Steve1215 wrote:
Sarah Simon wrote:Years ago, someone summed up SP best for me when they described it as a "virtual campfire."



you know Squishy too?

a weird dude

I could be wrong but I thought Aaron coined that term for SummitPost.

It'll be 10 years for me next year. I joined as a way to log (record) the dates of my climbing trips but soon realized that SP had much more to offer. I think about all the people that have come and gone. People I never met but but came to know "virtually", like Aaron. A lot of good people spent a lot of time building this site into something special. Time is precious to me and I appreciate every bit of effort that all of you put in your mountain/route pages, trip reports, and amazing photos!

I wonder if SP will be around in another 10 years?
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby PAROFES » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:37 pm

Just reached the mark of 4 years.

Summitpost for me is a tool, an important tool. Not just for me, I am here to share, to show. But most of it is for people that prefer to gather intel for each scheduled climb/hike, and afterwords to share its photos.

Long life to SP.
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby TimB » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:28 pm

A5RP wrote:I AM THIS GUY....HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! !




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Ahhh, now it begins to make sense!
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby lcarreau » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:34 pm

TimB wrote:
Ahhh, now it begins to make sense!


Yeah ... helps to get your "point" across on the Forums. Peer entertainment.
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby TimB » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:36 pm

lcarreau wrote:
TimB wrote:
Ahhh, now it begins to make sense!


Yeah ... helps to get your "point" across on the Forums. Peer entertainment.



Hmmm, that guy looks perfectly normal to me.
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby lcarreau » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:46 pm

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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby MoapaPk » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:19 pm

7+ years. Originally looked for updated beta; I still get beta from SP for a few places. It's a good place to get the latest conditions in the Sierra, and advice on gear. A lot of my gear purchases were guided by summitpost.
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby Stu Brandel » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:02 am

5 Years. I think I first found SP when looking for data on Mt. Tuk in the La Sals. My jaw dropped as I saw the scope of the site, and as I used it more and more, it made my trips to the mountain so much more fun. Later I tried my hand at a TR, and got a jolt when I signed on and found my first submission on the front page. After that, I have regularly relaxed a few times a week virtually climbing mountains along with the rest of you SPers.
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby Bob Sihler » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:35 am

MoapaPk wrote:7+ years. Originally looked for updated beta; I still get beta from SP for a few places. It's a good place to get the latest conditions in the Sierra, and advice on gear. A lot of my gear purchases were guided by summitpost.


And I always thought you were here for the REI Power Points Dividend you used to promote. :shock: :wink:
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby CClaude » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:44 am

For me its been 8+ yrs.

1) to get myself into trouble. Photo's always get me into trouble. Some guys are into pornography, me... A picture of a beautiful mountain, a sunrise from up high, a mountain lake with its emerald blues with ice at its edges, a mountain meadow, desert canyons, remote mountains and its people, a perfect crack splitting a headwall. i guess its my porn, and it probably does more damage since it forms more plans then anything else.

2) the family. We may bicker, make fun of each other. But when someone has misfotunes, members will often give emotional support( as well as electonic media can), and when someone has something to celebrate, people will be there also. Just a normal family. A family of such diverse experiences from people looking how to start to the Ricks ( aka The Chief, aka A5) to Dane ( aka http://www.coldthistle.com) and many others from all parts of the world, including those from Eastern and Western Europe, Asia,.... A truly international family.

3) a bit of humor... God, I wish there were more Brits on the site.

I'm glad I've met a few, Dow, Brutus of Wyde before his passing....to name a few. Of those i've met, I only have good things to say.
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