by sugarbear » Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:15 pm
by Dan Shorb » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:30 pm
sugarbear wrote:Going to trek/climb Island Peak in October--anyone out there been up it?
I'm going w/ Alpine Ascents so it'll be guided--any do's dont's on altitude headaches/water/food/gear would be appreciated!
by AndrewSmyth » Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:21 pm
by radson » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:27 am
by AndrewSmyth » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:44 am
radson wrote:basecamp. Are you joining a group under the supervision of someone who can escort you roped across the glacier and give you some guidelines on ascending fixed ropes , securing yourself and descending by abseil?
by radson » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:34 am
by AndrewSmyth » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:58 am
by radson » Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:58 am
AndrewSmyth wrote:I tend to agree with you Radson, but changing a teams tactics to suit my goals and trying to convince someone who has climbed Island dozens of times as well as a few other mighty mountains round the world isnt an easy task.
As I mentioned, it was the same on Mera and the day I summited there were probably 4-5 other teams on the mountain, only 1 of which were roped up.
No wrongs or right, and I do agree with you, but it is interesting to see how different people assess risk.
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