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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby rpc » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:54 am

Couple months shy of 11 yrs. I think what SP has going for it over other climbing sites (besides Dow’s beta …& yes, many others’ too) is the international nature of the beast. Things like mountainproject are (at least so far) primarily driven by American climbers with focus on the more or less standard list of climbing venues around the world where American climbers tend to go. SP is broader. Met & were GREATLY assisted with climbing info. by folks like Parofes, Runawayrainbow, and a few others. Not so active now but still value my membership here. And the photos from around the world are just food for daydreams.

BTW, I can’t post in the SP forums like 95% of the time…no it’s not the cookies.
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby Bob Sihler » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:21 am

rpc wrote:BTW, I can’t post in the SP forums like 95% of the time…no it’s not the cookies.


PM me and tell me the exact problem, please.
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby myles » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:55 pm

Turned 11 on Oct. 5. SP's an escape while I'm in the low lands; an outstanding source for planning trips, especially to the Sierra Nevada; and a constant source of entertainment in the forums.

Most of all, it's a place where I find members willing to kick in with information when I make a query on a particular area. I try to do the same when I can.

I've only met one SP'r in person, had the pleasure to meet The Chief/ASRP when we dropped off fuel we couldn't take on the plane at Sierra Mountaineering. Would love to meet more.
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby boyblue » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:31 pm

I'm nearly 10 SP years old.

This site has been an incredible source of mountain related info and I often find myself sitting and reading instead of hiking and biking. Oh, well... I often feel humbled by the submissions and incredible accomplishments of many other members. There are some really gifted mountaineers, writers and photographers here.

I also find myself researching through my old journals, field notes and photographs in an effort to create my own submissions... again, instead of hiking and biking. I don't seem to have much self discipline anymore. :roll:

It would be fun to meet other members in real life and maybe I have without realizing it (on those occasions when I do get out to hike and bike). Maybe Summitpost should sell merchandise such as SP hats, SP tee-shirts, or SP patches that should be worn on trips so we can recognize each other if we should accidentally meet on a trail or a mountaintop. :) Hmmm... I think I just realized what it's like to want to join a gang... :shock:
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby EricChu » Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:39 pm

lcarreau wrote::lol: .... sorry, Steve and Tim just cracked me up ...

Over 5 years for me --- I feel like THIS guy every time I go on SP's forums ...

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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby EricChu » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:16 pm

Just eight days ago, on October 19, 2012, I celebrated my third year of being a SummitPost member. And I must say, of the enthusiasm I felt back then in 2009 already, nothing at all has gone lost!! SummitPost is a wonderful site, full of valuable information, marvelous people (I wonder when I'll finally meet one of you in person!!!!!!), beautiful and many times simply incredible photography...Just to give you one example out of many: it's for the largest part through SP that I learned just how awesome Utah, Colorado, California and other places in the USA are. I knew nothing before about Cathedral valley, for instance...and when I saw the first pics here on SP I was absolutely thunderstruck!!
And, of course, it's lots of fun for me too, to show and describe the mountains of my present corner of the world - Salzburg and Berchtesgaden - and also the other places I've been to to all the fellow passionés from all over the world, and the response and feedback I have gotten makes me very, very happy! As usually I hike alone (except of course when I am in the Sächsische Schweiz with the woman I love!), I feel a strong intimacy between me and the mountains and the natural surroundings. One of the most wonderful moments of this sort of intimacy was when I was all alone up on Grand Mountet in the evening, the Dent Blanche, one of Switzerland's most important 4000ers, right vis-à-vis. Only me and the mountain...It's great to be able to share these special moments, and surely I'm speaking for many of you as well!
Thanks so much to all of you - looking forward to seeing and doing a lot more here still!!!
As I said before - hope so much to meet at least a couple of you in person soon!
A very "typically SummitPost" CHEERS,
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby lcarreau » Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:09 am

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


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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:14 am

Just a few months shy of 6 years.

As an old guy who is primarily an armchair climber, Summitpost is my way to stay connected to the mountains and climbing that I love so much.

Oh, yeah, and I forgot about...

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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby Deltaoperator17 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:25 am

just shy of 5 years.... and I wrote this little piece to describe how I feel about SP
Petition to outlaw Summitpost....

Dancing with Crampons
Since joining SummitPost, I have met some WORLD Class People on the site and in person. I wrote an article that people got a kick out of and I have taken some fairly good photos. And I learned a new word, SummitPorn.

Additionally, I have had to re-learn everything from my military days like how to layer my clothing and pack my internal frame backpack with the proper essentials. And I have become addicted to gear. That’s right, another element of this sport that gets you addicted. That gear, oh I can’t contain myself. Just drop me off at REI or Benchmark and leave me. I will just shop all night long with a headlamp and sleep in one of the display tents on a 2.5 inch self-inflatable pad with a down zero-degree bag and eat mountain house for dinner.

And if you find millions of tiny little holes in the carpet the next morning, it’s because I tried on crampons and danced all night to the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever.

Ok, back to the point. I am at work and my server won’t let me access Dingus Milktoast's page —it keeps calling it nudity. So I go to The Chief's page —blocked from that one because of profanity. Of course we can’t forget to mention the Kiefer Thomas famous self portrait that make company CIO’s cringe when they see it and hey, how do you explain to your wife that the Women of SummitPost's page album is important data that you are gathering for your next journey?

A new word for Wikipedia?
Pop ups? WE don’t need no stinking pop ups; our finger can click that mouse and open up Trip Reports, Articles, Pictures and have a conversation on the forums and PNP all at the same time

Well, maybe they have us after all. Say it isn’t so. PLEASE don’t outlaw SummitPorn. I don’t think I want to be in jail with some of the people on this site.

The following word and description will be submitted to Wikipedia:
“SummitPorn is the depiction of explicit mountaineering subject matter for the purpose of exciting the viewer. SummitPorn makes no claim to artistic merit, unlike erotica, which does.”


If a petition to outlaw SummitPorn crosses your path, rip it up, burn it, stuff it in your mouth and chew it up. I am certain that all NON SummitPost members who have a SummitPost Member in their house are pushing for this ban.

Meanwhile, did you know you can access SummitPost on your PDA phone like your Blackberry, Palm or iPhone?

Bow chica chica bow bow—what? Dang it, someone is coming—hurry, stuff it under the bed like the naughty book that it is. Oh, Hi Honey. She: “Oh don’t hi Honey me, you look guilty. Seriously? You have SP up on your Blackberry? I think its time we go find some professional help.

Rock on Brothers and Sisters!
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby Dean » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:23 am

It will be 12 years next April. Amazing how the time flies and I've enjoyed all the people I've met through SP. Two of my very best friends I met through this site and so many others too numerous to name here. See below for an album on friends.
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Thanks to those who have taken the time to provide, manage, post, and make an effort. You are special to me and I appreciate you greatly. SP is a great place to spend time as it is a treasure of information.
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby Kahuna » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:56 am

Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:As an old guy who is primarily an armchair climber[/img]



WTF??

Now that is one sorryass excuse.

Just got back from pulling on some mid Old Skool 10's for two days in the A-Hills with SPer Tom Johnson (64 y/o) and ten days ago I was pulling 10d seven pitch route with SPer Kris Solem (59 y/o) in Pine Creek.

I'm going on 54 and pulling on and puttin up high tens and low eleven routes on a regular basis. Cranking on WI5/6 M6/7 Ice and guiding kids half my age all over the Sierra.


Old Guy my ass...
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby mvs » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:17 am

I've been here 11 years, on and off. It's a great community and I've been honored to share in it. The people here have character, and diverse, authentic views on the mountains. +1 to y'all.
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby kevin trieu » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:25 am

7+ years for me. Have met many SPers throughout the years from many places. One Scottish guy I met and climbed with in Peru three years ago ended marrying one of my friends. SP is my main source of mountain info. It is where people come and find out I'm alive from an avalanche on Manaslu a month ago. It is where everybody knows your name. Cheers! Just like the Sierra Nevada is my home range, SP is my home climbing site.
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:41 am

A5RP wrote:
Sierra Ledge Rat wrote:As an old guy who is primarily an armchair climber


WTF??

Now that is one sorryass excuse.

Old Guy my ass...


Sorry... I did go rock-climbing in the Wadi Rum in Jordan in March... (free-solo to 5.2 and roped climbing to 5.6)
Both of my shoulders dislocate if I get in the wrong position (i.e., go climbing) and I've already had a couple of shoulder surgeries... not willing to have any more surgery.
And the meniscus in my right knee is gone from running too many trail ultras (see above comment regarding any more surgeries...)
So basically I'm a gimp.
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Re: What's summitpost.org for you?

Postby Kahuna » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:20 am

So basically I'm a gimp.


Gimp my ass.

Two open fractures (L & R) Tibs, four skull fractures, 12 closed fractures, four different pieces of shrapnel intrusions, every digit on both hands have been dislocated at least once, dislocated (L) elbow, dislocated (L) fibula with 6 hour surgery to repair and then 16 weeks with it screwed to the tib, an ASD (Open Heart) repair, over 150 sutures throughout my body, so on and so on..

No excuses Doc. Get your ass back on the rock.
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