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Re: what for you is mountaineering?

Postby Charles » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:54 am

emmieuk wrote:I was in the pub last night discussing climbing with some non climbers when I got asked 'when does hill and mountain walking become mountaineering?' Then I realised I really didn't know and the magazines and internet stuff I read defines mountaineering in all sorts of ways. So my dumb ass question is when for you does it become mountaineering? X x thank youuu

It´s all mountaineering! It´s been in the outdoors. There are levels of difficulty and seriousness but it´s all the same thing. You can be just as dead of exposure in the Peak District as on Mont Blanc, in fact I´ve felt wetter and colder in the Peak District than on Mont Blanc!
For me it´s doing the bits of the sport that I like and maybe one should let other people busy themselves with the definitions.
Were you drinking Higsons?
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Postby emmieuk » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:01 am

your all a strange lot arent you really :D :D :shock:

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Re: what for you is mountaineering?

Postby dadndave » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:53 am

emmieuk wrote:I was in the pub last night discussing climbing with some non climbers when I got asked 'when does hill and mountain walking become mountaineering?' Then I realised I really didn't know and the magazines and internet stuff I read defines mountaineering in all sorts of ways. So my dumb ass question is when for you does it become mountaineering? X x thank youuu


This is funny (as in we're laughing with you, not at you,) Emmieuk. You got the bug just a short time ago and we all love you for it. Passion and imagination is what it's all about (in my humble opinion). Who knows where your inspiration will lead you?

There is no point in trying to pick the difference between hill walking, mountaineering rockclimbing or whatever. The distinctions are more or less seamless . Of course some people will want to specialise at some point and some will do so with "hardcore" intent - and that's what tends to create the "readworthy" stories of whatever the hell it is that we nutters all get up to.

Welcome to the club.

And it's all good.
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Postby emmieuk » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:02 am

nah its entertaining whilst in work :)
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Postby dadndave » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:24 am

Now get back to work, you bludger.
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Postby emmieuk » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:30 am

come on a girl needs a break every 2 minutues :)

all work and no play is.....
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Postby yatsek » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:35 am

No doubt mountainearing is having a pint at the pub at the foot of the mountains.
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Postby dadndave » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:57 am

yatsek wrote: mountainearing


"the hills are alive - with the sound of Muuuuuusiiiiiic....." :lol:
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Postby emmieuk » Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:00 pm

bludger hahaha...I am not poor or lazy....or whatever the silly word means i do confess to googling the term as we dont use silly words here :) :) haha
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Postby Charles » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:16 pm

dadndave wrote:Now get back to work, you bludger.

What the hell´s a bludger? Is it someone (male or female) who drinks Higsons?
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Postby emmieuk » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:33 pm

i dunno i googled it and apparently im poor, lazy or a pimp lol

i am not poor...not lazy and certainly not a pimp....anymore ;) haha
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Postby yatsek » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:09 pm

dadndave wrote:
yatsek wrote: mountainearing


"the hills are alive - with the sound of Muuuuuusiiiiiic....." :lol:

Sorrry, I meant mountainearring.
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Postby yatsek » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:17 pm

sjarelkwint wrote:
yatsek wrote:
dadndave wrote:
yatsek wrote: mountainearing


"the hills are alive - with the sound of Muuuuuusiiiiiic....." :lol:

Sorrry, I meant mountainearring.

Golden earring?

poorh...earing? :lol:
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