Mount Everest-Need Advice

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by Andinistaloco » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:43 am

Ah, an SP classic. I think one of my favorite parts is where "Mel" says he's ready for Everest because he's climbed over 12,000 feet. :shock:

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Re: Mount Everest-Need Advice

by Andinistaloco » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:41 am

Natural wrote:
Scott wrote:When is the best time to go during summer?


Anyone who knows even a shred of anything about Mount Everest knows that this is the worst time of year to climb there.


:shock: I never knew that summer was a bad time to go to Everest.... even after watching the shows and stuff.... Thanks Scott for letting me and a few of the non-experienced know that one.... my old opinion would be that if theres a Season to go, summers the one..... so then it got me thinking.... when exactly is the best season?


Generally there are two times folks try to climb in Nepal: pre-monsoon (around May) and post-monsoon (October or so).

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by butitsadryheat » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:04 am

rhyang wrote:You should also go and rent Vertical Limit - this film is highly educational and has many useful tips.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by rhyang » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:57 pm

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by Bergmonster » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:57 am

Yeah, good point. Forget Everest. Just go for K2. Acclimatization isn't important and you can ride a helicopter way up there. They have some happening parties with bon fires at base camp and if you fall into a crevasse, you can just blow your way out with explosives.


lmao, priceless :D :D

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by dbraunstein » Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:28 pm

Ah....an old classic. Did anyone ever fess up?

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Re: Mount Everest-Need Advice

by Bob Sihler » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:44 am

Move and bump for an all-time classic.
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by sneakyracer » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:50 am

saw the date, end

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by Hotoven » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:12 pm

Ahhh yes, this guy is clutch. I remember the first time I saw his profile I was in the library and could not stop laughing...weird looks for sure.
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Re: Mount Everest-Need Advice

by JasonH » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:22 pm

Mel_Torino wrote:Keep reaching for the stars,
Mel


That's awesome. I think I'm going to make that my signature. :mrgreen:
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by JasonH » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:24 pm

butitsadryheat wrote:
rhyang wrote:You should also go and rent Vertical Limit - this film is highly educational and has many useful tips.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



The 1 handed self arrest has saved me countless times.
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by Hotoven » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:37 pm

JasonH wrote:
butitsadryheat wrote:
rhyang wrote:You should also go and rent Vertical Limit - this film is highly educational and has many useful tips.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



The 1 handed self arrest has saved me countless times.


I hear you man, isn't it strange how the axe only bites into the snow and stops you right next to or while your hanging off a cliff?
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by JasonH » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:51 pm

Hotoven wrote:
JasonH wrote:
butitsadryheat wrote: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



The 1 handed self arrest has saved me countless times.


I hear you man, isn't it strange how the axe only bites into the snow and stops you right next to or while your hanging off a cliff?


Its kind of like whenever I defuse a bomb. The clock always goes down to :01, even if I cut the wire at :10. Go figure.
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Re: Mount Everest-Need Advice

by goldenhopper » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:52 pm

This OP was perhaps the greatest post ever! I love how Scott took the hook so cautiously. :lol:

This line was the best:

In business one has to hit the ground running, and this is what I intend to do when we arrive.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Mount Everest-Need Advice

by TheOrglingLlama » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:55 pm

Sometimes we all need a little of Mel's wisdom :mrgreen:

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