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by Montana Matt (Posted Mon, 20 Aug 2018 21:23:52 GMT)
Boydie wrote:Tried on a couple of devices and that's me able to login and stay logged in now Thanks to whoever sorted this out

Yep, they said it is "temporarily" fixed for now but they will provide a permanent solution as soon as their programmer is back online (he's off today).

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Posted: August 20, 2018, 9:23 pm
by Fletch (Posted Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:08:55 GMT)
mrchad9 wrote:You have a fanny pack?

Well, I never used it. :oops:

I hear they are back in style. I make you good price!

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Posted: August 20, 2018, 7:08 pm
by Cy Kaicener (Posted Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:29:51 GMT)
https://explorersweb.com/2018/08/20/lha ... f-everest/ -- Lhakpa Sherpa : Queen of Everest

https://calicokat.smugmug.com/Hiking/Si ... /i-pCKr7CF -- Calico Kat -- California -- Mt Clarence King 12,907 feet - in the Sierras

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/ ... 00ers.html -- New climbs on two Karakorum 6000ers - Cnhota Bhai 6321m and Changi Tower 2 -6250m

http://cys-hiking-adventures.blogspot.c ... route.html -- Cy K -- Updated

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Posted: August 20, 2018, 3:29 pm
by Michael8 (Posted Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:43:05 GMT)
Hi,
I recently joined an open group (which I am the only member for now) for climbing Stok Kangri in Indian Himalayas from october 6th to october 13th with an indian expedition company: http://www.himalayanhigh.in.

It would be nice if more people joined the expedition! It's quite a high peak (6153m) but no technical skills are required. I'm doing this to finish a 5-week trip in India (my girlfriend doesn't have enough vacations to do it with me :()

Here is the pdf with the details (can't upload pdf here ??):
https://expirebox.com/download/60b2a78f ... 6382a.html

Can't wait to hear from you!

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Posted: August 20, 2018, 12:43 am
by Cy Kaicener (Posted Sun, 19 Aug 2018 22:15:35 GMT)
BREAKING NEWS!!! Members of the Ascend team made an attempt on Mt. Noshaq, the highest peak in Afghanistan, and succeeded in having the first Afghan woman reach the summit!

Standing at 24,580 ft. in the Hindu Kush, Noshaq had never before been climbed by an Afghan woman. (For reference, Mt. Everest is 29,000 ft!)
This has been a summit Ascend has been dreaming of and striving toward since its inception 3 years ago. We are so proud of the team's accomplishment and their journey to it. Thanks to everyone who has made this possible, which includes hundreds of people across all 50 states and the world!
More to come - pictures, the story, and information about those involved. For now, join us in celebrating this achievement, with an awesome photo from a past expedition!
Photo by Julie Hotz Film + Photo
#AfghanWomenStrong #ClimbWithPurpose #WomenWhoHike #ascendafghanistan#mountaineering #SheExplores #hiking #womenempowerment #girlpower #getoutstayout#sheclimbs #climbingmountains #onwardandupward #forceofnature#ascendingafghanistan

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Posted: August 19, 2018, 10:15 pm
by jedicolin (Posted Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:55:13 GMT)
A Record number reach the Summit of Everest in 2018

A record 807 climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest in May this year, officials confirmed, capping a successful climbing season that also saw multiple other firsts.

A Record number reach the Summit of Everest in 2018

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Posted: August 19, 2018, 2:55 pm
by Rick B (Posted Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:44:26 GMT)
In two weeks I will be in Boulder for work. I hope to be able to get out one or two days for some hiking / scrambling. What would you recommend me? I would be interested in nearby 13ers for instance. Are there any nearby that you could do as a day trip? Something not too crowded would also be great. Any tips are welcome! Thanks!!

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Posted: August 19, 2018, 4:44 am
by hightinerary (Posted Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:19:53 GMT)
I suppose I shouldn't have tried to guess what the gentleman was pointing at. The point was that he was pointing away from Mt. Dana.

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Posted: August 18, 2018, 10:19 pm
by erdennis6 (Posted Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:31:17 GMT)
Colorado Native Mia Tucholke is a guide working to become fully certified. Watch this awesome video of her story.

http://campfire.outsidetv.com/channel/T ... media-4784

Eric

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Posted: August 18, 2018, 5:31 pm
by erdennis6 (Posted Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:29:30 GMT)
Colorado Native Mia Tucholke is a guide working to become fully certified. Watch this awesome video of her story.

http://campfire.outsidetv.com/channel/T ... media-4784

Eric

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Posted: August 18, 2018, 5:29 pm
by erdennis6 (Posted Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:22:24 GMT)
Colorado Native Mia Tucholke is a guide working to become fully certified. Watch this awesome video of her story.

http://campfire.outsidetv.com/channel/T ... media-4784

Eric

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Posted: August 18, 2018, 5:22 pm
by nartreb (Posted Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:59:51 GMT)
I have only a very slight memory of those trails - it was the end of a VERY long day a long time ago. (Ah, I remember now, I took the Phelps down from Haystack.) As you can see on the map, most of the distance is alongside a stream with a gentle grade. There's some rocks in the trail but you should have no trouble running almost all of it.

It's significantly longer than the Van Hoevenberg route but otherwise they seem similar to me - long walks in the woods before you get to Marcy.

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Posted: August 17, 2018, 7:59 pm
by saltyrock (Posted Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:03:53 GMT)
I experienced what I think was HAPE on a ski trip at roughly 9,500 feet. At first, I thought I was just short of breath from the work of lifting luggage and equipment up the mountain to the base. That night was different as I experienced difficulty breathing when I lied down that improved when I sat up. I also felt had a cough that was different than ones I've had when I had bronchitis - minimal phlegm and not thick.

I am in medical training and when I go on trips at altitude now, I bring a stethoscope along. I'm hoping that it will help me figure out when I'm not just imagining HAPE by actually listening to my lungs. It was worth the price to have along for peace of mind and many good quality stethoscopes are not too expensive, eg:
https://www.pollmed.com/best-stethoscopes/

Anyway, I had already paid for the trip so I ended up skiing it out and suffering through the process. My shortness of breath went away after I descended and I never had any residual effects as far as I can tell. I have not been up to that high of an altitude since and I plan to be prepared in the future.

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Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:03 pm
by saltyrock (Posted Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:28:42 GMT)
It's a tough battle. Dry feet and medications from the doc helped me out but it still peeks it's ugly head up at times.

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Posted: August 16, 2018, 7:28 pm
by saltyrock (Posted Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:26:21 GMT)
Many thanks for the input

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Posted: August 16, 2018, 7:26 pm
by Scott (Posted Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:27:49 GMT)
Unless there is a lot of snow, you definitely won't need a guide for Triglav. Just bring via ferrata gear and you'll be fine, and you'll have a choice of routes you can climb.


Yes, I was only worried about crevassed climbs. We'll be fine on rock routes.

I have no idea of the cable car schedule, but if you start climbing on time, I assume you can descend the same day and either sleep somewhere in southern Germany or even take a night train from Munich to Hamburg.


That's the plan. By the time we hit Zugspitze it will be July, so hopefully the route will be in good condition by then(?). If not, are there any other suggested climbs not far from Munich?

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Posted: August 16, 2018, 4:27 pm
by Cy Kaicener (Posted Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:37:25 GMT)
https://www.climbing.com/news/latok-i-c ... ncomplete/

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Posted: August 15, 2018, 7:37 pm
by myles (Posted Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:43:45 GMT)
Update: Just got back from four nights near Granite Park. It was very hazy from Owens Valley when we arrived last Wednesday, but once we got higher, it was very clear.

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Posted: August 15, 2018, 3:43 pm
by Erik Beeler (Posted Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:37:30 GMT)
Hey All,

Its been a while since I have really posted here at all but when I started to have the idea about bringing my nephew up a mountain I though this would be the perfect place to start devising a plan. He is in college now and a varsity football player, so very fit and agile. He has almost zero technical climbing experience but has been up a few walls.

I would like to take him up a mountain and one of our better windows of opportunity is between Thanksgiving and New Years. So cold her in North America. I am looking for a mountain that is a commitment not easy but has lower objective hazards. If I could skip dealing with crevasses and avalanches that would be great. He is from MN and able to deal with cold well and I have winter mountaineering experience including an ascent of Liberty Ridge in winter conditions.

I have considered exiting the country and looking for a mountain in Central America but that raises the logistical challenges including getting him a PassPort etc. Gear won't be an issue because I am pretty sure I can get him equipped while he is in MN from friends there.

OK so where? Central America or the West/South West US come to mind. I have done a winter ascent of Mount Democrat and that would be OK but there must be better ones out there. Thanks ahead of time for any ideas.

Erik

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Posted: August 15, 2018, 3:37 am
by DukeJH (Posted Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:26:30 GMT)
I moved to California from Texas to climb and SP was a key source of beta, training, and gear advice. I generally agree with David about staleness. I have drifted away from SP forums because there is very little in them FOR ME. David's response above reminded me that the community needs contributions FROM ME to be vibrant. SP isn't dead. It is challenged and needs continued contributions from those who have gained from its knowledge base.

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Posted: August 14, 2018, 9:26 pm
by Cy Kaicener (Posted Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:09:31 GMT)
Inyo County Sheriff's Office
22 hrs ·
Bear Creek Spire SAR:
On the afternoon of August 12th a climber took a tumbling fall while descending on talus from Bear Creek Spire. Pain in his left leg, hip, and sensitivity in his spine left him unable to continue. His climbing partner left him with supplies and hiked out to the Mosquito Flat trailhead, then drove to Tom's Place in order to call 911.
Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received the call and was able to work with our SAR Coordinator to request CHP – Central Division Air Operations H-40 out of Fresno. Due to nightfall H-40 was unable to complete the hoist. Two members of Inyo SAR were inserted nearby and hiked to the subject to provide him with overnight equipment and assess his injuries.
At first light on August 13th, H-40 flew over and Inyo SAR and CHP successfully hoisted the subject who was taken to Mammoth for medical treatment. A big “thank you” goes out to H-40 for your assistance!
*Photos courtesy of Inyo SAR

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Posted: August 14, 2018, 4:09 pm

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