by CSUMarmot » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:26 pm
by drjohnso1182 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:16 pm
CSUMarmot wrote:While I can understand people with thier headphones in while atop small,popular, undangerous mountains, but I saw about ten people climbing The Trough on Longs Peak while listening to music this summer on the way down. I asked one guy why, he told me for motivation, but as anyone who's climbed Longs Peak knows, avoiding rockfall in the trough is pretty good motivation in itself!!! You cannot hear people screaming ROCK!!! when youre blasting ACDC
Besides, while you have the music cranked, you cannot hear
1. Other people--especially those from afar who need help
2. Approaching (but still distant) thunder
3. Potentially dangerous animals
4. ME SLOWLY FOLLOWING YOU ON THE TRAIL HOPING YOU'LL PULL OFF AND LET ME PASS
What do you guys think?
by MoapaPk » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:31 am
by NW » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:40 am
by DukeJH » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:47 pm
by jmh5331 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:15 pm
by Tonka » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:21 pm
MoapaPk wrote:I listen to Captain and Tenille. The music is upbeat and soothing -- from back when songs really meant something -- and doesn't interfere with my fancy footwork.
by runawayreignbow » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:35 pm
by CSUMarmot » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:25 am
jmh5331 wrote:Music can be great for alpine starts when it's an easy trail and you're half asleep anyway...but it gets turned off as soon as the sun hits or the route finding gets challenging. And I suppose when you're tent bound for three days having an audiobook on an ipod nano is worth more than it's weight in platinum.
by MoapaPk » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:25 am
by lcarreau » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:41 am
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