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by Ben FR (Posted Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:48:36 GMT)
Targeting either Friday 8/25 or Saturday 8/26.

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Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:48 pm
by Cy Kaicener (Posted Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:13:20 GMT)
http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/art ... 25147.html

https://www.facebook.com/InyoCountySheriffsOffice/
A very sad and unfortunate ending to an H-80 search.
H-80 assisted Inyo County Sheriff's Department searching over two days for a missing hiker on the Thunderbolt to Mount Sill traverse. The traverse is very technical and dangerous, located at over 14,000 ft MSL, in the Sierras southwest of Bishop. Our condolences to the family and friends of the hiker. Thank you Inyo County Sheriff's Office, Inyo SAR, and CHP Central Division Air Ops for your efforts.
http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/art ... 25147.html

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Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:13 pm
by Cy Kaicener (Posted Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:38:10 GMT)
http://gripped.com/profiles/bring-gear-mont-blanc-now/ -- You have to bring this gear up Mont Blanc now

http://www.stephabegg.com/home/triprepo ... mbia/louis -- Steph Abegg -- Washington -- Mt Louis -- Canadian Rockies

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item/71 ... and_caprez -- New Grand Capucin 8a by Petit and Camprez

http://gripped.com/news/first-ascent-of ... ey-in-b-c/ -- First ascent of remote Mount Priestley in British Columbia

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/art ... 25147.html -- Body believed that of missing High Sierra climber found in Palisades
https://www.facebook.com/InyoCountySheriffsOffice/
A very sad and unfortunate ending to an H-80 search.
H-80 assisted Inyo County Sheriff's Department searching over two days for a missing hiker on the Thunderbolt to Mount Sill traverse. The traverse is very technical and dangerous, located at over 14,000 ft MSL, in the Sierras southwest of Bishop. Our condolences to the family and friends of the hiker. Thank you Inyo County Sheriff's Office, Inyo SAR, and CHP Central Division Air Ops for your efforts.

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

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Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:38 pm
by AlbertoRampini (Posted Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:09:39 GMT)
Aiguillette de la Floria added to Aiguille Rouges area:

Aiguillette de la Floria, Aiguilles Rouges, Chamonix, France

Image

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Posted: August 21, 2017, 3:09 pm
by Sunny Buns (Posted Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:46:37 GMT)
The eclipse is racist - don't watch it!!! :shock:

http://democracyjournal.org/arguments/blackout/

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Posted: August 21, 2017, 8:46 am
by lcarreau (Posted Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:30:34 GMT)
Where is the Matterhorn ?

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Posted: August 21, 2017, 4:30 am
by Yury (Posted Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:33:59 GMT)
Simkin, can you use a normal lense on your action camera instead of a fish eye?
Perspective is so distorted in your clips that it's hard to understand what was going on.

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Posted: August 21, 2017, 12:33 am
by murdocho (Posted Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:15:06 GMT)
Up for grabs:

- Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya - $9

- Annapurna Circuit atlas/map series (15 maps with 3d imagery and elevation profile) - $15 http://www.stanfords.co.uk/Annapurna-Trekking-Atlas_9788190327077

- Map of Island peak and Mera peak 1:25,000 - $12 (http://www.stanfords.co.uk/Island-Peak-and-Mera-Peak_9783952329450)

Want all three? Make an offer! Open for trades as well

Buyer pays shipping.

Purchased in preparation for a trip which unfortunately was canceled. All in like new condition, the book has a few dog eared pages and underlines.

See this post for pictures, having difficulty uploading here: https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/t ... ak-and-mer

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Posted: August 20, 2017, 8:15 pm
by jedicolin (Posted Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:14:44 GMT)
Eric Shipton and the Yeti

In 1951, British explorer Eric Shipton was looking for an alternative route up Mt. Everest. He found and photographed an unusual footprint in the snow. A mystery that cast a spell over the world.

Eric Shipton and the Yeti

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Posted: August 20, 2017, 7:14 pm
by Brian Jenkins (Posted Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:45:41 GMT)
Nice job, Puma. We got about half of the Maine 4000ers and some others. Bugs were only mildly annoying a couple times. Think I used some Deet only once or twice in the week. Must have hit it when the die-off began. Now, if only we can do something about that humidity.... ;-)

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Posted: August 20, 2017, 2:45 pm
by atavist (Posted Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:51:23 GMT)
Looking for partners for Mt Cook this coming season. I am flexible, can fly to Christchurch anytime Dec or Jan. Also can take recommendations if there are better websites to find partners for Southern alps.

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Posted: August 20, 2017, 11:51 am
by Scott (Posted Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:55:15 GMT)
According to one book I have, the easiest of the "major" peaks is Yukla Peak (7535) but it still requires experience.

On Steve's list of the 10 highest, the easiest are apparently Thor and Valhalla, but they are still serious climbs, especially considering the atrocious weather that plagues that region.

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Posted: August 20, 2017, 8:55 am
by steevo (Posted Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:24:11 GMT)
Thanks for the heads up on that website with the downloads!

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Posted: August 19, 2017, 2:24 am
by WyomingSummits (Posted Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:54:46 GMT)
Yank-Tank wrote:
Basham wrote:Is mountaineering underrated? Your opponent is nature. It's possibly the most physically demanding of all. You don't get a ring for success. You don't have sponsors. It's not on TV. It's funded by the people who do it. It's probably the only sport that is done on every continent. It, in my opinion, is by far the most rewarding of all sports.


Not sure about the most physically demanding, don't forget about the ultra runners and the only reason that you don't have sponsors is because you probably aren't good enough, but many people do.

This is the thing about climbers, they all think they are hot stuff, but really it is just another sport.

Also not so sure where you come from but it is on tv here in my country.

I climb, but I climb solo and try to stay away from other climbers (weird crew). Most of them are way overly sensitive.


I agree with the ultra running. I'm an ultra runner/mountaineer and don't know many general mountaineers who clear 20,000ft of gain sub 30hrs who aren't also trail runners. Ultra running has made nearly every peak in the lower 48(not every route) basically a day trip for me.

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Posted: August 18, 2017, 11:54 pm
by Scott (Posted Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:23:11 GMT)
I'd be interested.

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Posted: August 18, 2017, 5:23 pm
by Bubba Suess (Posted Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:06:19 GMT)
clmbr wrote:
mrchad9 wrote:... It is offensive how long it took the USFS to open the road up there... it has been closed for weeks for literally no justifiable reason at all...

"...literally no justifiable reason at all..." Are you sure about that? :o:oops::lol:


For what it is worth, the USFS does not actually determine when the road opens. The Everitt Memorial Highway is a county highway and is maintained by county road crews. They open and close the gate, as well as do the plowing up to Bunny Flat in the winter. This year the traditional date for the gate to open was pushed back from July 1st to some undetermined date because there was snow both on the road and on Panther Meadow. They typically open the gate when the snow has been gone from the meadow for a week or so to let it dry out before it starts getting trampled. This is usually prior to July 1st. This year it was near the end of July. However, all the county resources were by then committed to a chip-sealing project on Old Stage Road. Once they finished that they sent a crew over and cleared the rocks and logs that had drifted onto the road during winter. Then the gate was opened, 5 weeks after the normal date.

There certainly are problems at the Shasta-T, but the road opening is not one of them. They have to field the calls from people wanting to know when it opens, but they are actually powerless to open it themselves.

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Posted: August 18, 2017, 3:06 pm
by normankirk (Posted Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:51:07 GMT)
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Posted: August 17, 2017, 6:51 pm
by Jesus Malverde (Posted Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:49:12 GMT)
Skidoo,
You ask a really interesting question.
As no one has (yet) answered your query, I'd thought I'd try to jump in.
Note: I haven't done Fremont and have only seen it from a distance, but it's been on the bucket list for some time.

I realize you may have already done some/all of this, and what is below may not be much help, but here goes.

- Some dedicated Google Fu doesn't bring up anything on an Fremont Peak east face direct or east face variation. Note: I didn't spend a whole lot of time on this, and I might have missed something.

-Joe Kelsey's (2nd edtion, pgs. 174-177) book doesn't mention anything specific on east face routes.

- Bonney's book (1977, 3rd revised edition, pg. 417) has this, but I don't think it's really about any specific east face route:
"Rte 3. SE Ridge (called E in some accounts). I, 5.0, 1 asc 8 Aug1924, C. Blaurock, H. and Mrs. Buhl, A.R. Ellingwood. First climb by other than Rte 1. From Bull L Cr they crossed Fremont Gl finding dead grasshoppers in such numbers that "the air was as infected." From Titcomb Lks, climb to Sacagawea-Fremont col. Turn S, across eastern slopes of Upper Fremont Gl to point midway on SE Ridge. Cross bergschrund and climb snow up to SE ridge, then traverse the 2 gendarmes and up to the summit.

Variation. I, 4, 1 desc 14Aug1936, W.D. Howe, Thelma Bonney, Helen Spalding, K.A. Henderson. From Indian Pass (187) circle northwesterly across Knife Point Gl, climbing a steep rotten couloir to gain Upper Fremont Gl. Then as in Rte 3 to summit. (Descent: 8 hrs)."


- Apparently (and perhaps oddly) American Alpine Journal's online search doesn't reveal anything specific about any east face direct/variation route(s) on Fremont Peak:
http://publications.americanalpineclub.org/

Have you tried contacting Joe Kelsey directly and asking him?
I think you may be able to contact him through Falcon Press.
http://www.falcon.com/book/9780762780785
Globe Pequot
246 Goose Lane
Guilford, CT 06357
203-458-4500
Email: [email protected]

Also, there may be some Old School folks in Jackson or outlying areas that may have something buried in the back of their heads. You may be able to work the Carabiner Telegraph to get some contacts; the climbing community is closer/tighter than we sometimes realize. FWIW, the current folks (and alumni/retirees) over at Exum/JHMG may be able to get you an answer, lead or contact.
If you haven't done so already, you could post over at SuperTopo's forums and see if you get any bites as well.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/forum.php

HTH
Hopefully there is a simple answer out there and someone with some knowledge will see this thread and jump in here.
Good luck and if you make an recon/attempt/ascent please post back your picts, findings/TR, etc.
JM
P.S. I'll ask around some of my contacts going forward and see if I can't come up with something more substantive. Will post back here if I find out anything.

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Posted: August 17, 2017, 6:49 pm
by seano (Posted Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:04:28 GMT)
It's pretty amazing that the path of totality goes over so many popular peaks, including Jefferson, Borah, and the Grand. Like Matt, I plan to be on a peak, but am smart enough to avoid the popular ones.

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Posted: August 17, 2017, 6:04 pm
by garburator (Posted Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:53:40 GMT)
When will the partner finder be fixed so it actually works? I've tried a couple of times and it's bad, gives longitudal lines way off base. I like summitpost.org much better than mountainproject.com because it has the true spirit of the mountains, and mountainproject has very little "mountain" in it, but want to use the partner finder to its advantage.

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Posted: August 17, 2017, 5:53 pm

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