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Summit on the Summit

by Alpinist » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:14 am

Check out the latest banner ad running at the top of most SP pages; Summit on the Summit.

There's an interesting cast of performers, including Jessica Biel, going to climb Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and money for global clean water. So, where do I sign up for this trip?!

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by MoapaPk » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:47 am

My favorite is the surname Fiasco.

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by Adayak » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:09 pm

The site design is pretty cool, and I love the concept of having all the tweets/blog posts show up on the altitude meter

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by Alpinist » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:41 pm

That's a fair point Chewy. I wonder though how much media attention they'd get for digging a well though. Climbing Kili, though hardly a significant mountaineering feat, will draw a lot more attention to the cause and therefore probably raise more money. It is afterall, the posterchild for melting glaciers. And when the glaciers are gone, the whole eco system around Kili will change drastically. Thus there is a connection with clean water.

At any rate, their intent is good.

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by Ammon Hatch » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:42 pm

Why is base camp at sea level? And why is there so much technology and beeping on that mountain? I've seen more pure climbing on Star Trek. My cynical $.02

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by Hotoven » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:47 pm

If they wanted to make a statement, they would climb K2, and the survivors would be congratulated!

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by connollyck » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:09 pm

if i was there with biel it would be the climax on the summit :twisted:

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by Alpinist » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:06 pm

connollyck wrote:if i was there with biel it would be the climax on the summit :twisted:

Would that be achieved with your right hand or left? :P

Kidding - peace.

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by connollyck » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:20 am

for the record im a righty

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by Mountain Bandit » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:53 am

Yeah they should be climbing Mt Kenya. I'd like to see how Biel and the like cope with the vertical basalt columns of Batian!!

Owell I guess its better than them sitting home in their plush houses spending their millions.......

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by Alpinist » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:12 pm

The expedition starts Thursday, Jan 7th.

Oh how I'd love to be one of Jessica Biel's porters. Pole pole...! :)

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by MarthaP » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:54 pm

Alpinist wrote:There's an interesting cast of performers, including Jessica Biel, going to climb Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and money for global clean water. So, where do I sign up for this trip?!


You're going to invite Jessica Biel on your HONEYMOON? :shock: That'll go over well....

Well, you know what they say. A man's reach should exceed his grasp. :lol:

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