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Re: New member introduction

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Tue May 06, 2014 3:49 pm

macintosh wrote:
jesu, joy of man's desiring wrote:Image
^^^^ New SP role model ???-


Morons and their idiots jokes are back, pay attention to them, Karen. jesu, joy of man's desiring is one of them ;)



keep in mind, macintosh, that that man in the photograph above attempted to climb K2--an object of Karen's desire




his name was aleister Crowley


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Re: New member introduction

Postby toxo » Tue May 06, 2014 4:13 pm

Would Aleister Crowley leave a website over a sweet, innocent joke directing him to his own profile page?

In 1902 the British magician Aleister Crowley traveled up the Baltoro Glacier with his partners toward the shining pyramid of K2. Porters trudged amid giant boulders and ice pinnacles, carrying food, firewood—and Crowley's vellum-bound library. "Either I took my books with me or I left the expedition," Crowley explained. "I would rather bear physical starvation than intellectual starvation, any day of the week" (Confessions, 1979).


Nah, doesn't sound like something he'd do. He'd probably just cast a curse on the joker and the moderators.

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Re: New member introduction

Postby ChrisJahn » Tue May 06, 2014 4:45 pm

In 2002, a BBC poll placed Crowley seventy-third in a list of the 100 Greatest Britons.

If you cut off a man's head, he dies. Why? Because it kills him. That is really the whole answer. Aleister Crowley
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Re: New member introduction

Postby Chris Simpson » Tue May 06, 2014 11:07 pm

I discovered mountains almost 2 yrs ago. My gf at the time had made me horribly depressed and very unhealthy. I found Everest Beyond the Limit on Netflix. I became obsessed. I started hiking the next day. A few months later I ran into Tim Medvetz on Baldy. He's one of the main personalities on the show. Since then, I've been volunteering for him and his Heroes Project Organization. I've climbed Orizaba, Hood, Shasta, Whitney x 3, Dana, Baldy x 80, countless other peaks and am on my way to Ama Dablam in 2015. Its a lot more doable than you think. Start hiking steep trails. Find friends with the same interest and carpool to your destination. Learn everything you can on your own. I knew jack shit. Now I race Tim down the mountain side while he rides his quad on the fire road. Its all within reach. You just have to want it bad enough.

As for K2 - The Savage Mountain
On February 4th, 1943, Wanda Rutkiewicz, a Polish mountaineer and the first woman to successfully summit and descend K2, was born. Known to climbers as the "Savage Mountain" due to the technical nature of its sheer faces and the deaths that it has delivered to its suitors, K2 is the second highest mountain on earth. For every four people that have reached its summit, one has died trying. Not only was Rutkiewicz the first woman to summit and descend the treacherous mountain, she did so without the use of supplemental oxygen, a monumental feat.
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Re: New member introduction

Postby lcarreau » Wed May 07, 2014 2:29 pm

ChrisJahn wrote:In 2002, a BBC poll placed Crowley seventy-third in a list of the 100 Greatest Britons.



Hey Mister Crowley ....



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Re: New member introduction

Postby markisonfire » Thu May 08, 2014 8:26 am

xkarenmariex wrote:I have spent my entire adult life abusing hard drugs and living with abusive men. For the last year I have been getting my act together. I didn't think about mountains until I got clean. I grew up in the city and could have cared less about anything outside my block. When I was introduced to mountains via movies and the internet I became obsessed. When times get really hard and I think I might use, I remember there is a mountain in the Himalayas called K2. I practice picturing it perfectly in my mind. I try to comprehend its size; I try to understand how remote it is. I remember mountains exist and therefore I am going to be okay.

Over the last few weeks I started obsessing about actually climbing mountains. I have no idea where to start and understand I will probably never attempt any of the big ones. I am on this forum to make new friends and to learn more about mountaineering. The closest mountains to me are the Appalachians. I am going to start by hiking around them. Most outdoor people in this area enjoy caves, but I have spent enough time underground in the dark.

Anyway, advice and support are welcome. Thanks in advance!


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