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by Montana Matt (Posted Fri, 25 May 2018 22:58:39 GMT)
Sorry I missed your post on my initial response, ZeeJay.
ZeeJay wrote:How much storage is taken up by images vs the entire rest of SP?

The images take up the vast majority of space. The database is on the order of 4GB, I think? The images are over 1TB (1000GB).
ZeeJay wrote:What do people think about allowing page owners to delete pictures deemed uninteresting and uninformative if they are not otherwise attached, especially of those who haven't logged onto SP in years?

I'm not sure that eliminating or minimizing the number of photos at this point will have much of an impact on the bottom line. Every little bit would help, but the majority of the cost is in bandwidth to serve those photos requested by end users from the cloud to the client requesting. That bandwidth usage wouldn't go down all that much if we got rid of photos no one is looking at. It would decrease our storage fees, which would be nice, but the storage is much less expensive than the bandwidth to serve images.

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Posted: May 25, 2018, 10:58 pm
by Cy Kaicener (Posted Fri, 25 May 2018 16:09:47 GMT)
http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2018/05 ... d-summits/ -- Alan Arnette -- Everest 2018 : Season Summary - Record Weather, Record Summits
http://theadventureblog.blogspot.com/20 ... aking.html

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

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Posted: May 25, 2018, 4:09 pm
by Radioactive1 (Posted Fri, 25 May 2018 14:35:09 GMT)
A friend and I are looking at hiking Bora Mountain in Idaho the 3rd week in June. The course we are planning is the Chicken-out ridge path. Can anyone fill me in with some guidance on there still being snow up there. We are not planning on using axes or cramp-on's. Otherwise we will do late July. Thank you ahead of time for the advice.

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Posted: May 25, 2018, 2:35 pm
by AshleyG12 (Posted Fri, 25 May 2018 10:43:38 GMT)
spiderman wrote:Welcome to the Klub, Ashley! We were all new to the group at one point in our "careers". Keep on learning and keep on grinding and you will have an amazing sojourn. I started out highpointing with my little boy 12 years ago, climbing Highpoint NJ. We didn't have very many skills back then, but slowly grew our capabilities as we had to go up tougher and tougher peaks. Rainier, Hood, and Gannett were truly amazing way to get technical confidence. Back when we started, there were no mobile phones. Nowadays you can get so much information on apps such as Peakbagger and Gaia. Aim to do one or two big trips a year and the list will get completed rather quickly. We usually did 6 easier peaks every Thanksgiving holiday, plus had a week or two trip during the summers.

Summer is almost here, everyone. We are heading up to Alaska to complete HP#50 in another week (actually #96 on the EPIC list). Wish us luck on our unguided expedition! I hope to stand on top for my "boy's" 17th birthday in mid-June.

http://www.peakbagger.com/list.aspx?lid=6510



Thanks!!!

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Posted: May 25, 2018, 10:43 am
by Waterman (Posted Thu, 24 May 2018 22:40:24 GMT)
Still interested, how I get a hold of you?

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Posted: May 24, 2018, 10:40 pm
by Cy Kaicener (Posted Thu, 24 May 2018 13:44:38 GMT)
https://www.adn.com/outdoors-adventure/ ... onal-park/ -- Falling ice on Mt Hunter, a 1000 ft tumble on Denali : Rangers rescue injured climbers

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Posted: May 24, 2018, 1:44 pm
by [email protected] (Posted Wed, 23 May 2018 23:52:23 GMT)
I originally posted this on the wrong site, the partners site.

I am going to Switzerland July 15 to 25 with my 8 year old daughter. We are going to do some hiking and climbing. She is a pretty good climber; she has been climbing outdoor rock since age 3, is comfortable doing 5.8-5.9, can rappel solo, has experience in the Gunks and in the domes of Tuolumne Meadows. My original intent was to do a portion of Walker's Haute Route. However, after looking at some of the sections I am seeing 20 km distances with 1200 m climbs. I think these will be a bit challenging for her.

Questions:
1) Does anyone have any suggestions for a chain of huts or towns that could be done in 6-8 days, with walks that are on the less challenging side?

2) Does anyone know where I can download or order maps that show the hiking trails AND the mountain huts. If some of these longer walks could be broken in two, it would be perfect. But I cannot seem to find a map on line that shows if there might be an intermediate hut on that particular leg of the hike. The site for Swiss Alpine Club has a listing of all the huts, but they are listed by name and it is hard to understand where they are and which are clustered together.

3) What is an opinion of doing the Walker's Haute Route, and bringing my running stroller? If the walk is too tedious I could push her for sections of it. When she was 3, I pushed her from Vouvry to the Grammont, an elevation gain of about 1800 m.

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Posted: May 23, 2018, 11:52 pm
by [email protected] (Posted Wed, 23 May 2018 23:40:41 GMT)
I am going to Switzerland July 15 to 25 with my 8 year old daughter. We are going to do some hiking and climbing. She is a pretty good climber; she has been climbing outdoor rock since age 3, is comfortable doing 5.8-5.9, can rappel solo, has experience in the Gunks and in the domes of Tuolumne Meadows. My original intent was to do a portion of Walker's Haute Route. However, after looking at some of the sections I am seeing 20 km distances with 1200 m climbs. I think these will be a bit challenging for her.

Questions:
1) Does anyone have any suggestions for a chain of huts or towns that could be done in 6-8 days, with walks that are on the less challenging side?

2) Does anyone know where I can download or order maps that show the hiking trails AND the mountain huts. If some of these longer walks could be broken in two, it would be perfect. But I cannot seem to find a map on line that shows if there might be an intermediate hut on that particular leg of the hike. The site for Swiss Alpine Club has a listing of all the huts, but they are listed by name and it is hard to understand where they are and which are clustered together.

3) What is an opinion of doing the Walker's Haute Route, and bringing my running stroller? If the walk is too tedious I could push her for sections of it. When she was 3, I pushed her from Vouvry to the Grammont, an elevation gain of about 1800 m.

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Posted: May 23, 2018, 11:40 pm
by [email protected]yahoo.com (Posted Wed, 23 May 2018 23:22:08 GMT)
Hello, I am making a trip on June 20 to Mount Sill and Polemonium Peak. I am planning to take the South Fork trail and go up the North Couloir of Mount Sill, then traverse along the ridge to Polemonium. One of our party has never done Sill, so we will do Sill on the return, if time permits. What do you think the snow conditions will be in June? The normal route, to access Polemonium, requires a down climb into a small ravine, then the infamous climb up the knife edge. I have read a blog that describes this portion as a snowy mess early in the season.

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Posted: May 23, 2018, 11:22 pm
by captain.ron (Posted Wed, 23 May 2018 10:11:14 GMT)
Hello all, I was just wondering if anyone knows the current conditions around the Venable Lakes area/phantom terrace loop hike. My plan is to head out there from Missouri in 2 weeks and hike Venable, Spring, and Comanche peaks. If anyone has any news about snow or advice I would love to hear about it! Thanks

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Posted: May 23, 2018, 10:11 am
by AshleyG12 (Posted Wed, 23 May 2018 06:47:31 GMT)
Oh gosh...

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Posted: May 23, 2018, 6:47 am
by Steve Gruhn (Posted Mon, 21 May 2018 19:36:36 GMT)
Denali Highway now open.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2018/05 ... -now-open/

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Posted: May 21, 2018, 7:36 pm
by JordanH (Posted Mon, 21 May 2018 19:29:31 GMT)
Hi, did you end up going to Makalu in spring 2017? I attempted Dhualagiri in 2016, but would like to try Makalu or another 8000m peak in autumn 2019.

If interested, contact me.

Thank you,
Jordan

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Posted: May 21, 2018, 7:29 pm
by rgg (Posted Mon, 21 May 2018 18:22:29 GMT)
Jelf wrote:The map software I developed, Gmap4, will likely stop working after June 10th


I'm sorry to hear that. I'm using Gmap4 a lot, often with various Google map types. Will it still work for other map types than those from Google?

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Posted: May 21, 2018, 6:22 pm
by kayjaykj (Posted Mon, 21 May 2018 14:36:27 GMT)
Still available? Would you ship to Canada?

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Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:36 pm
by ExcitableBoy (Posted Sat, 19 May 2018 20:38:05 GMT)
Not a bad list, but I would personally swap out a mini Bic lighter in lieu of matches, or a flint and steel, as matches can get wet. I would also swap out an LED headlamp with lithium batteries instead of a flashlight.

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Posted: May 19, 2018, 8:38 pm

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