ExcitableBoy wrote:Hmm, I have had a cold unplanned bivi (Mt Barille, AK in May), a wet unplanned bivi (Mt Stuart, WA in Aug), and a long unplanned bivi (Mt Shuksan, WA in Sept). Never hit the trifecta of suckage though and looking back they all seem like character building experiences.
Bubba Suess wrote:Does being incarcerated at the airport jail in Catania, Sicily count?
whitetail wrote:"trifecta of suckage" - one of the best descriptive phrases I have heard in a while. Worthy of repeating given the right circumstances.
ExcitableBoy wrote:The other party of two climbers would spend three more days 6,000 feet above on the storm whipped summit before being resuced. One of the climbers had taken a rock to the face knocking out teeth. Their down bags got soaked inside their bivi sacs. They were wet, cold, and hungry for three long days and nights. My definition of the trifecta of suckage.
ran into the other two climbers we descended with. In the dark and rain we could not find the faint climber's path crossing Ingalls Creek and up to Long's Pass.
The last half I was up and dancing the way Native Americans are portrayed dancing in old Westerns. I don't think I slept a wink all night.
Daria wrote:carrying a GPS usually solves this. Simply leaving a waypoint for trail or camp, makes it impossible to get lost.
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