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MOUNTAINCHADS GET IN HERE
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>>2
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https://youtu.be/aUjsD1fOGXs
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mountainkino back on the menu bois!
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>>51
Although Mount Everest is the tallest mountain on earth, K2 is much more dangerous to climb because of how steep it is
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>>51
it's not the ding-dong diddly same if it's not on /asp/
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>>51
based, does anyone actually climb mountains here?
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>>303
it's no fun if i can't talk about how green boots is a dimeless shitter
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I'M GLAD YOU ALL GOT THE NEW BOARD FINALLY
I WAS PISSED WHEN /SP/ USED THEIR ONLY WISH WITH HIROMOOT ON BANISHING FUCKING MANDRAMA THERE
WORST DECISION /SP/ EVER MADE
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Someone has to do it soon, right?
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>>51
K2-fags out this is a Kilimanjaro board
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>>51
what's the point of climbing a mountain
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>>51
my urge to climb mountains is so damn high but i can't be bothered getting to know anyone who does it and it's too dangerous to do alone (also sort of cringe)

also, anyone here ski mountaineering? That seem's interesting. Here's a good documentary about how stupid it is:https://youtu.be/QHVSeqzI1vU

can't wait to actually try it myself!
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>>1622
The top of it
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>>1617
my middle aged and out of shape parents climbed kilimanjaro, how hard can it be
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>>143
huh what do you mean?
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>>313
green boots is a finna draw brother
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>>51
I'm interested on the effects low oxygen from high altitudes have on your brain. I remember a guy from the one documentary about competitive memory that the higher he goes, the faster he can memorize a deck of cars. It's really fascinating, honestly.
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>>1657
I've always done it with family members but half of the regulars are getting old, out of shape, and/or wagiecagie prohibits it a lot. It takes a lot of organizing on my part to get the gang together once or twice a year.
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>>2128
Can relate. I need a mountaineering bro
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What mountains are you planning on climbing this year?
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>>309
yep - I run up them
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>>309
Well.. I've been up A mountain, if that counts
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Are we including volcanoes?
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Here is my goal to do this March/April, ideally.
If the avalanche conditions aren't as shit as they are right now
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WTF is this shit? Do I have to post here now instead of on /out/?
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>>3118
I think you could mountain stuff on both. Mountaineering is definitely an extreme sport, but it's also an /out/ activity through and through.
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For me, it's Mount St. Elias.
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>>51
NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY TOOK FROM YOU
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I wanna make a 3D platformer video game where you go around a big snowy mountain with a comfy little wooden cabin village here and there
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>>3753
They didn't take it though the mountains are still there and you can go there whenever
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>>1622
To become a goat.
Bonus points for eating the grass on top and shitting everywhere
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>>3753
Big bump
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>>51
>tfw the only mountains in my state are a 10 hour drive
>everywhere close to you is flat farmland or swamps.
feelsbad
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>>1622
to get to the other side
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>>3772
It's literally no longer there, because that's a volcano that has since blown its top. You can still go hiking there, and there are neat lava caves and stuff, but yeah.
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>>1657

There are some mountains that you can do solo without too much danger, just stay the fuck away from glaciers.
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>>2769
Ben Nevis, Scaffel Pike and Snowdon
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>>1657
I know that feel. Never had anyone to climb with and I'm kind of a scaredy cat anyway so I limit myself to easy scrambles at worst.

>>2769
I'll be in the Vegas area in a couple weeks, I was looking at bridge mountain, might be a bit tougher than usual for me though.
Kind of want to do a trip to the wind river, tetons and yellowstone this summer, was looking at cirque of the towers, Mitchell or East Temple peak might be possible for me, only peak I might do in the Tetons is Table Mountain. But I'm quite scared of backpacking in grizzly country alone so this trip is very much still up in the air, at least the backpacking portions anyway.
Definitely doing a road trip in southern new mexico and west texas this autumn, do some climbs in guadalupe, big bend and organ mountains.
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I bought these fuckers with size according to the chart provided by official site and yet they still cause me fucking blisters and fuck up my toes.
I have no idea what to do now because i seemingly cannot find proper shoe size anymore.
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>>1622
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU2ftCitvyQ
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RIIIIIIICOLAAA
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>>4904
BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP
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>>1622
You become god or something, idk seems fun though
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>not a single mountain in my country
it's over bros
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>>3753
I don't know who you mean by they, unless you are talking about mother nature.
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>>51
Has K2 had a Winter ascent yet? I know they've been trying the last few years.
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>>1622
there's a sense of accomplishment that comes with reaching the top, and a great view that makes you feel like a king.
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>>3759
like a hiking simulator?
maybe it would work
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>>5121
Some mad lads did it last month
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>>1657
It takes time to get a solid crew of mountainbros, but it's worth it. Just start with smaller hikes together and then build up to overnighters and go from there. Male bonding is part of the enjoyment.
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>>5282
So as far as major eight-thousander milestones go, the only ones remaining are the K2 east face, and a full climb of the west face?
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>>4580
You buy before you try, you deserve to die.
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*alphorn playing intensifies* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_qp26NHyTg
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why do fucking white people want to climb this?

There is nothing up there

they spend thousands sometimes millions to get to the top of these stupid mountains

they could be sending that money to africa, to help the starving children

instead of trying to stroke their own ego
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>>6084
Mountain climbing is only a white people thing in America.
In the rest of the world, people of every race climb if they happen to live near mountains. Look at both South America and Asia.
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>>6095
Yes, but the main difference is the affordability of free time.

Those people in those countries are trying to escape the white capitalist system invading their countries, by moving higher in the mountains.

They do not do it for recreational reasons, because they have to work every day of their life just to survive, some might not survive because of white deforestation and burning of forests (Brazil).

The white person climbs it because of the labors of these marginalized and enslaved minorities, and then proceed into their countries to walk to the top to pretend they are God over these countries.

ipso facto, white people are the only race who climbs it for their own ego boost, the rest do it to escape them and survive
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>>6116

Feels great.
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>>1622
to prove to yourself that you exist
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>>51
>>3
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>>5
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>>6603
>>11
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>>51
On 2019 I climbed pic related (Volcán Lanin, Argentina), my goal is to climb Aconcagua
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>>2769
Mt. Shasta and Mt Lyell.
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We can all agree, if Whistler and Blackcomb were sisters, Whistler would be the slutty, party bitch that's suddenly not that pretty when you take off the rose-tinted glasses. Blackcomb would be the pretty, quite but powerful type that you could fall in love with.
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>>5200
I love strand type games
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>>3759
>>5200
>>7651
The Long Dark on steam, exactly what you're looking for.
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>>1622
because it's there
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>>1622
go back
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>>133
This channel is a goldmine.
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The FBI is trying to figure out if they need to budget resources to d&c /xs/.
My thighs are starting to hurt from the shit I did at 11k ft this morning.
We win.
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/mcg/
It's happening.
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>>51
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>>309
i want to get into mountaineering, but haven't yet
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>>1622

watch this:

https://youtu.be/ujh7BcgjmNg?t=1416
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watching this in a dome imax theater is one of my top movie experiences of all time
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>>9777
Terrifying.
this year I plan on climbing the so called "Morro dos Macacos" in the interior city of Monte Sião of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais
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>>9888

this one is pretty good for newer movies
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>>133
riding down the stream at 1:47 is awesome, what is the problem here?
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>>9888
>>10044

So what are the best mountain climbing movies of all time?
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>>1622
To climb taller mountains
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What makes Poles so superior at winter mountain climbing
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>>11711
they more goats than men
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>>3753
At least we have this to remember her by

https://www.summitpost.org/mt-st-helens-pre-1980-eruptive-era/812780
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>>51
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>>10067

there are various lists online. I didn't watch that many tho. Everest with Jake Gylenaal was pretty solid and the david lama stuff from red bull is too.
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>>2769
UK National Three Peaks, Coast to Coast, couple of 2000m+ mountains in Switzerland if the lockdown ease. Also going back to do the Tour Du Mont Blanc, got three days in last year but got scuppered by thunderstorms, plus most the refuges were closed due to covid.
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Oh cool, this might actually be a good new board.

How much would it be you reckon to pay that french guy who flew to the top of Everest in a modified chopper to fly you up there again just so you can say you've technically summited Everest?
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>>1622
What is life without climing?
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So is poor Green Boots still in his cave or did someone actually have the dignity to push him down a ravine? I'm getting conflicting information.

Also, I know you can't waste time with hypoxia and stuff but somebody couldn't have spared 5 seconds to take a photo of his face to confirm who it actually was?
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>>2034
Well, it's the easiest, isn't it? Not putting shit on your folks. I'd just have taken the lift up to see snow if Africa, myself
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>>51

>>1
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>>12911

>>3
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>>51

>>4

>>5

>>6

>>7
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>>13025
cute
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surely
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>>170
What? No. The weather is the main issue on K2. Everest's weather is tame by comparison.
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>>2815
i assume you mean in las cruces. you should do the hike over the organs
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>>1622
Because we love being white.
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>K2 already has 5 kills on the season
>when the mountaineering season hasn't even started yet
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>>2769
Hood, St Helens, and Adams
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>>51
k2 mogs all other mountains
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>>12006
very nice anon. must've been amazing before she blew.
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>>2769
I wanna do South Sister, Shasta and if I'm up for it maybe Mt. Whitney too.
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>>133
>that slide at 3:20
jezzus how do you stop it?
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>>10054
ruins the board
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>>3947
Florida men unite?
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tfw when you want to mountain chad but live in fucking Australia
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>>2769
Last year was Scafell and Mont Blanc, aiming for Snowdon and Nevis this year if rona isn't a cunt.
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>>133
>missing the pad they put out at 1:53
>muffled "I'm good"
I can't stop laughing
>>16889
not that guy but it potentially damaging the board doesn't make it any less cool looking
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>>19147

You had any trouble booking huts on Mont Blanc? I tried a couple years ago and it's become a fucking cunt to book a spot. You're not even allowed to bring your tent up anymore.
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postin' it again

https://youtu.be/mbgv7ntfRUQ
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I just moved to Denver this past summer, previously had only been to A-basin and some ski resorts in NC. Any good mountain recommendations? Also is it dangerous to snowboard alone?
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>>23130
Woops just realized there is a snowboarding thread, pls ignore
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>>51
swiss anon here
blessed thread
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>>15455
>Enter in the thread because i tought there are some dude to exchange experience whit
>See this shit
>Istant leave.
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>>133
>>16888

You either make it to flat ground or hit something hard. I've been in that exact position and it's fucking terrifying. It sucks.
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>>22791

>If it had been any bigger it would've hit the lake, dousing them all in ice cold water

>No attempt to make it to higher ground

>WOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
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>>16221
should assault mountains be banned?
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>>3772
Anon is talking about Spirit Lake in the foreground. Just a mud pit now.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkigzUFr3ys
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>>6116
g-g-go get the money ! (p-p-p-plugs best friend high class street music 5) what u smokin on bruh?! UH HUH !!!! (d-d-d-dream chasers 100 racks bitch!!!!!) ITS DOLPH ! *phone line noise* "hello?" "who dis" (menace !) "who da fuck is dis" Ayyyyyyyyyy " ayy who dis ! "
" that me nigga"
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Imagine overpowering and raping a female climbing mount Everest. You'll most likely die from the wasted energy alongside her, but if you're determined enough you can die like the savage you are mounted ontop of her in an animalistic pose. If you do this high enough there's nothing they can do to remove you from the mountain as it's too dangerous, and ontop of it you might kill some white knights who try to remove you from her post humourously.
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BOARDER BROS!

I’m going to Breck in less than two weeks. First time there and the biggest mountains I’ve been on is vail & park city.

I’d like to go in the high altitude areas and do some glade around peak 7. I can comfortably do moguls and have little powder experience other than glade and one time in the back bowls of vale. What do you recommend I do.

ALSO one last question: I currently have only 2 boards suitable for big mtn (I live in VA and go to Bryce) a 157 2019 arbor element black rocker, and a 160 2018 never summer ripsaw. What deck should I bring (I get one free oversize through southwest) or should I say send it and use my 150 Rome black jack
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One day I intend to violate the laws of several nations and the prohibitions of several religions in order to climb this bitch and find Siva's house so I can high five him and spitroast Parvati with him.
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>walk on top of a big hill with the help of an expensive crew
>sport
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>>25585
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WEEEELLLLLLL IT'S THE BIG SHOW
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>>25671
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>>6116
You do know that some of the best mountaineers in history were Japanese, right?
Also, do you think the all-Nepalese team that summited K2 in winter were doing it for survival or as work? No, they did it because they wanted to, same as any other climbers.
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>>25730
gookshit lmao
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Who is the Grand Master of mountains, mountain chads?
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>>25741
Messner, maybe.
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>>1622
because it's there
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>>6116
you're confusing 'white' with 'rich'
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>>1622
what's the point in fapping? this question IS a trick btw
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>>3759
Blissful, I support your desire for this game and add my own for a team-based FPS
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>>7763
>sandals and socks
>up a mountain
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>>25670
What exactly is the story here? If he was raped say as a developing teen then listing all his size attributes as an adult should be stated in context. (heroic if he overcame that incident and became such a tank)
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>>7702
fidn't know there was an anime that depicted women so accurately
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Based mountainchads.
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>/xs/ mountaineering thread: no OC
>/out/ anime thread: mountaineering OC
wtf guys get your shit togehter

>>>/out/2051857
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>>29431
anime is gay
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>>25741
Its Kailash
You gonna have to face gods to reach the top
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>>29738
Hindos Buddhists consider it sacred
So you will make enemy out of a huge population
If you make it up to the top
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>>25741
Most will say Messner and I can understand why but for me, it's Jerzy
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>>29783
Oh really kek, did faggot chinese chang stick the mtn up his butt now?
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bemp
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>>2793
based.

whats your longest distance? any races you want to check out (after covid i guess?)
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>>25528
Having a bunch of autists be the first to climb a very sacred mountain would be extremely entertaining.
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https://youtu.be/-OBX25ix4eU
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>>4961
Me too, but I live right next to a country with many mountains.
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>>35080
>mfw my country is all mountains
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>>1622
To see the glory of creation.

>>1657
Where are you based? I am getting into mountaineering to hike and fly. Keen to speedride down from several mountains. Going on my paragliding course in 2 months then will push for P2 fast and then go to France to learn to speedfly.
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>>38410
Oesterreich?
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>>38410
armenian niggas be like
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>>1622
to make faggots like you feel inferior
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>>51
I'll be moving to Colorado to build trails in the Rockies and want to climb 14ers and 13ers to get an into to real-ish mountain climbing. What mountains in Colorado do you guys enjoy/reccomend? Preferably ones that aren't swarming with people in the summer
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>>43101
Are you looking for easy hikes or challenging climbs? Regardless Capitol Peak and its subsidiary peak K2 is definitely the hardest 14er to summit in Colorado. Pic related is the peak of K2. The ridge connecting the two is known as Knife Edge
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>>43172
Preferably a mix of both so I can progress to harder routes
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>>43242
This is a pretty good link outlining all of the 14ers and their grade. Most are pretty easy but there are a few daunting 14ers that you should avoid until you have climbing experience at the high altitude. The best 14ers to start out with are Mt. Elbert, Mt. Massive, Mt. Torrey and Mt. Grey and Pikes Peak are good peaks to start with since they are very easy climbs. It's also a good way to acclimate to the higher elevation since they aren't taxing climbs but that's true for most 14ers in Colorado. I highly recommend avoiding the Maroon Bells, Capitol Peak, Sunlight Peak and Little Bear Peak until you're used to climbing 14ers. Longs Peak is a good technical climb through the standard keyhole route but it's probably the most popular 14er to summit. It also has a section known as The Diamond which is a world famous free climb. As for 13ers, there's well over 600 of them in Colorado and most of them aren't too technical, but make sure to avoid Jagged Peak as I've heard it's harder to summit than Capitol Peak, but I can't verify that to be true.

https://www.outtherecolorado.com/multimedia/galleries/the-14ers-of-colorado-ranked-by-difficulty/collection_11d38cbe-8c4f-5785-94b9-5eac6c518b4c.html#1
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>>2769
Tödi in Glarnerland
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mountains don't have to be over 5000 m to be difficult or beautiful.
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>>43539
i was planning too, along with rauti, wiggis and vorderglärnisch
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>>2769
My computer login screen randomly changes pictures every few days and it just happens to be this exact image
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>>43541
Which one is that?
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>>43690
That's Eiger's North Face in the Alps. Its considered to be one of the hardest North Faces on any mountain in the world
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How is this thread alive since february? Also fuck the alps, high tatras are better.
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>>43791
It's a dead board and the mountaineering season doesn't usually start until the weather warms up for most climbers. This thread will likely get a bit busier within the next few weeks. On slow boards it's not uncommon to see a thread a year old still up
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>>43364
good post
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Hey mountainchads, question for anyone who may be more experienced than me. I live in the midwest, spend a lot of time in Utah but have spent minimal time around bigger mountains (nothing in Utah is as big as the stuff in the Northwest).
Some years ago I was skiing on Palmer Glacier (Mount Hood, OR) during summer. I hiked way past the top of the lift, there were crevasses and sulphur vents, it was really cool, but once I got to the crevasses and sulphur vents and an exposed stretch of a stream that was flowing under the glacier, I figured it might be unsafe to go higher if there are hidden crevasses or anything that would give way under me, so I turned around there and skied down.
It was one of the coolest things I have ever done and I would like to do that kind of stuff more if I get back out to the Northwest (Hood, Rainier, etc).
How dangerous is this? Are there likely snow bridges/hidden crevasses on these mountains during summer or has all that melted away by mid-late summer? Am I dumb if I go and do it again? Are there any measures I can take to mitigate risk?
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2 dead on Everest, first 8000M deaths for the summer season. It's probably going to be a hectic season lads
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mount-everest-deaths-puwei-liu-abdul-waraich/
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>>44277
There's a lot of fucking risk climbing glaciers while inexperienced, alone, and unprotected. I would love to do some glacier travel eventually but I want to get to a point where I know exactly what I am doing and am roped in with capable people
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Another dead Sherpa on Everest
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>>44277
nobody on this board actually goes outdoors anon
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Mountains are fucking scary. I'll continue to stick to walls where I won't be killed by environmental factors that're completely out of my control. Much respect to the determination, courage and skill of mountaineers though.
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>>29478
stay mad
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>>50596
>14496.811
whatever measurement they did it ain't accurate to a fucking thousandth of a foot
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>>1622
it's about buck breaking earth
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>>9881
That was essentially an extremely long-winded, self indulgent and pretentious way to say "Because I enjoy the triumph of reaching a distant peak and challenging my physical limits". It's a shame that it seems climbing the mountain didn't make him feel validated enough.
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>>51631
what in the goddamn does this phrase even mean and why am i seeing it everywhere all of a sudden
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>>6084
fuck 'em, the groids don't deserve shit
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>>51597
>he doesn't bring a micrometer when climbing mountains
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>>51802
some black nationalist fag made a movie called buck breaking about white slaveowners fucking slaves in the ass or something
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>>1622
mountain tall so me climb
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THERE ARE NO MOUNTAINS IN OVER 2000 KM
WHAT DO
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>>1622
Endorphins from the climb, exhilaration from the success, enjoying nature and the view. A lot of people make bad life choices and die on mountains, but nobody's ever said alpinists are the brightest bunch.
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How do sherpas afford all that expensive gear?
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>>56592

It's often gifted to them when they take part in big money expeditions.
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bump
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This isnt a troll idea,im honest:as a flat earther myself.,what mountain treck will help me get in touch with the earth's flatness?
im from south america,if its useful to know what mountains exist in the continent
there's one tour where you ride a horse trough the Andes range.
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K2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvFt2Xcuois

K2 may be dangerous compared to Everest, but Annapurna has highest fatality rate of all mountains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp72WjMVhTQ
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>>60134
K2.
Go do K2
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>>25672
KWAB
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Are weebs the only ones ITT who have actually climbed mountains?
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>>62928
EXTREMELY based. What mountain is that?
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https://youtu.be/JApoVog00CE

lot of footage without music
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>>43242
If you want largely empty slopes in the summer to practice serious altitude training, hit Breckenridge and climb the numbered ski hills, they're just called peak 1-10. I believe they're in the ranges of 12-14k ft, nothing super technical but you can have a great time roaming from one summit to the next in the same afternoon. I'm not from altitude so it was challenging, despite running in college at the time
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>>3067
fellow utahfag
did you end up going?
did you go down the other side through emerald lake and to sundance or just went back the way you came?
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>>65696
No, unfortunately.
I got a bit overwhelmed with classes and work, and by the time I had free time, I was in much worse shape and the snow conditions had deteriorated due to the shitty snow year. I still did some shorter stuff like Squaw Peak and Y-Mountain.
This coming winter I'm going to aim for Crowd Ridge on Spanish Fork Peak, Everest Ridge on Timp, and Cedar Ridge on Nebo. I'll probably just descend down the same way I go up for Everest Ridge.
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>>6116
retarded take
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>>51
Bumping neat thread. Bagged another one today
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>>51
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how many months of training and prep do I need to climb an icy mountain(with guides/team not alone)?
i already have good cardio and power, I participate in track and field
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I feel like if you are fat you should only take carbs with you, ideally hard candy, and avoid fat. Since you're carrying fat on your body AND using fat requires oxygen. So you're just contributing to oxygen deficit by relying on fatty foods like nuts or chocolate for energy, whereas hard candy is just a constant stream of glucose.
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hi mountainchads, did someone climb K2 east face without ending dead?
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>>51
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>>19106
Uluru?
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>>43541
where do you find crazy old pics like this?
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What up fellow mountain chads, checking in from the Austrian Alps.
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Are animechads the only ones ITT who actually climb mountains?
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Hi lads. From this morning.
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>>72279
Can't climb that shit unless you want to start some shit with the Abbos.
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>>19106
Fly to New Zealand
Man, Australia really did get mountain cucked. I wish I got into mountain climbing while I was still living in Aus tho, now I gotta travel back there just to get one of the seven.
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>>1622
you'd know if you were white
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>>43690
Near 1000 meters of a steep wall of rock and ice. If you climb it by summer, expect a rock or a block of ice fall in your head, weather that changes fast and no sunlight (since it's on the north face).
When I was little I read a book about the expeditions that tried to make the wall and it fucked me up quite a bit an image of a frozen dude hanging from a rope after he fall and wasn't able to untie his harness. Also tons of dudes fell off tumbling down 100s of meters down the mountain. There is a location called "Death Bivouac", so just imagine. Also I remember the disastrous Longhi-Corti expedition, and many expeditions that did not return alive. I think that the Swiss authorities have banned climbing that side because nowadays the avalanches are unbearable.

That's the Eiger-Mordwand for ya
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>>25741
Fred Beckey
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>>75177

OG dirthbag and mountain chad.
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From this morning. 1.570 m peak. Not too much but I'm a beginner so.
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wtf this thread it's so dead, i thought there were more mountainchads...
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>>75589

They're all climbing mountains. Remember: there's no wifi in the mountains, but you get a better connection. :)
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Everest is the Jannettey. K2 is the Michaels. KWAB.
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>>75592
92
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>>5343
is there a pretty solid set of things to try with boots at the store before buying? I just usually stomp around a bit and try to feel for any discomfort, but that's not exactly rigorous and you can't just take the boots out for a spin on the trail, so
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>>75905

make sure theres enough room in the toebox so the toes dont touch the front of the boot when going downhill. some shops (the good ones) have a small section of "fake" sloped trail for you to test this on. if not, try standing on your toes like a michael jackson dansemove.
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How much do you train per week mountainbros? Since the last summit I had spent one week doing nothing and I'm starting feeling like shit
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>>16889
>ruins the board
I'm sure he knows that? A lot of people have beater gear they don't mind running on rocks and dirt. I have a pair of skis I use on sand. I have a pair of skis I'll use when there's any amount of rideable snow that I don't mind skiing over rocks and dirt with for early/late season.
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>>3947
>Tfw Kansasfag
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>>63252
Probably Mount Washington in New Hampshire but I'm not sure
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Rate him
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fuck this thread, nobody come here
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>>3664
Unfathomably based.
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What qualifies as a mountain to make me a mountain Chad, because on the east coast the only "big" mountain is mount Mitchell. Around 6700ft elevation.
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sad video

https://youtu.be/B9MbdcdFHLs
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>>77386

Anything that will kill you qualifies.
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>>77448
Do you mean Kill you by being a dumbass, liking not bringing gear Incase you break a leg and get stranded in a snowstorm or just where if you fall you will die? I guess I am not a mountain Chad, as most of my hiking will not kill me. unless I get killed by a bear, freeze to death, or fall off a cliff.
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*drops your rope*
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>>2769
None, because I'm not a faggot. I'll spend my time vidya and fapping.
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>>77516
>t. faggot
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>>6116
retarded take, theres recreational climbing communities all around the world.
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>thread is still here
>>4396
>didn't do most of this shit
I was in all those areas and many more but just stuck to hiking mostly.
This year if I can work out the funds I hope to go out to california and attempt to climb shasta if conditions are right. Also half dome and whitney if I can somehow get the right permits.
pic from a minor peak in glacier np
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>>80023
It is the second oldest thread on /xs/.
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>>76614
no, this is mount washington
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>>76975
5.5/10
I don't have anything against him but if we have to rate him against all time greats then the only impressive thing about him is his talent for self-promotion.
Yes it's cool that Nepalese are independent mountaneers now and yes it's shitty that there are not enough landmark achievements left (Winter K2 was the last big one in fact this thread is a continuation of the one started on /int/ during that winter). Those thing can all be true at once. I remember Colin O'Brady was also under K2 that season. He's a pathetic glory hound specialized in making it easy for himself while trying to get all the glory having better PR team than his much better colleagues who actually achieved all that he claims he did first and more. In the end I'm glad that the Nepalese got that K2 rather than him.
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>>6116
Post nose
>>55060
Tariq Nasheed is a self-aware troll, and Buck Breaking was hilarious to watch
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>>133
Lmao what is wrong with skiers and snow goers in general? It's like they never take shit seriously, everyone seems to be like this just taking everything lightly. It's kind of funny.
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>>80468
Snow is soft so casuals think it won't hurt you.
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>>309
Yup.

Going Backcountry Skiing on James Peak (Colorado) Tomorrow
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Hi guys
Just wanted to ask
Which job is best for mountaineer/alpinist?
Like im into web development but idk if its enough to make some money?!
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>>3947
>>76613
>>17298
Swampdiving can be pretty cool, bros.
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>>83696

I would also like to know. I'm a carpenter and get plenty of days off so it works out. But not sure how my boss would react if I told him I'm fucking off to Nepal for 5-6 weeks.
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>>83718
thats what im thinking like, no one is going to give me that much free time
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how difficult is it to use crampons and an ice axe. I'll be in california in May and decided to enter the permit lottery for Mt Whitney, would I be able to just rent all the required equipment and just head on up being careful or should I get some legit training first.
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>>84932

You deffo want to know how to self arrest and practice that shit a few times. Walking in crampons isn't that hard. But if you don't get the hang of it right away, it might lead to a fall or a twisted ankle though. You might also cut the bottom of your trousers if you're not careful. And lacking the proper stepping technique you might fatigue yourself faster.

If this is your first time (which I assume it is) I strongly suggest going with a guide. If this is something you think you might do again in the future, I would even suggest taking a mountaineering course. You can learn a lot from reading books or watching youtube, but experience is still key when it comes to mountaineering.
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>>84935
Don't have the money for a guide or a course. If I actually win this lottery in the first place I'll try to get out to somewhere I can practice for a weekend.
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>>84946
At least try to find a more experienced climber who can show you the ropes dude. It's not rocket science, but it's still a potentially life ending sport.
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>>25953
This. George Mallory, ftw.
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>>10067
Cliffhanger
Vertical Limit
Everest
Seven Years in Tibet
That Clint Eastwood one whose name I forget
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>>51
Bump for this masive beast
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bought some crampons and an ice axe, fuck this shit is expensive, research tells me I can probably make do with my regular hiking boots. Worst case scenario I die, second worst case scenario if I hate it at least this stuff seems to sell on the second hand market for hardly a discount
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>>86560
>Worst case scenario I die.

Remember, death in the mountains is rarely instant and is most often dragged out and excruciating. :)
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I WANNA CLIMB A MOUNTAIN
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How do animechads keep doing it?!
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>>87115
Cringe northeast "mountain"
Climb an actual mountain then we will talk
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>>309
kilimanjaro
mt bierstadt
flattop
longs peak
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What packs do you use? I'm gonna try out the Osprey Mutant and see how it performs
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>>87719
I often use the mutant 38 myself. It's great for short missions where you want to move fast and light. But I've also used it on longer multi-day climbs with long approaches. It over packs easily if needed, with some gear tied to the outside. But I've only used it when staying in huts. I've squeezed a sleeping bag, air mattress and bivy bag in there when climbing Mt. Aspiring in New Zealand, but taking a tent along would not be possible.
I thought about giving the 52 liter model a try, but the design isn't much different from the 38 except for the larger volume. The 38 capped out at about 25 kilos of weight before it became uncomfortable to carry and seeing as the 52's shoulder straps and hip belt are the same I think it won't carry any more either.

Thank you for reading my review.
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>>1622
On arriving at the solitary summits of natural elevations, we experience a feeling of privilege; with our own added height, we’re higher than the summits themselves. Nature’s utmost, at least in that place, is beneath our own two feet. Our position makes us kings of the visible world. Everything around us is lower: life is a descending slope or a low-lying plain next to the elevation and pinnacle we’ve become.
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how do you do fellow weebs?
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>>88002
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>>87997
>air mattress
like a backpacking one or a car camping one? I got the 38 in the mail today but haven't loaded it up and hiked with it. The thing I wish it had, but understand why they didn't include, is a front elastic pouch. How was the rope carry on it? I usually use a separate rope bag for rock climbing outings so I'm excited to hopefully only have to carry one bag.
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>>88187
I use the exped synmat 7, it's bulky and heavy compared to others but I'm a sidesleeper and it's the best sleep I've ever had. The integrated hand pump is also really great.

The sleep system I described was far from the only thing I loaded in there btw. It also had some clothes, toiletries, first aid stuff, my climbing gear (harness, carabiners, quickdraws, etc...), my cook set consisting of two pots and a stove and half of the food for two people for 4 days. On the outside I had a snow picket, double ice axes, my mountaineering boots (wore lighter shoes on the aproach), I put some elastic cord through the webbing at the front to hold my crampon bag, a 60m rope draped over the top tied down with the strap, my helmet on top of the brain with the included pouch and finally my water bottle clipped to a gear loop on the hip belt.
Total weight: about 25kg
Spent one night in a bivy, two in a hut.
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>>88187
Also forgot to mention:
>How was the rope carry on it?

I usually drape my rope over the top and tie it down with the strap. If I still have room inside the pack, mostly when I just use it for single days at the crag, I stuff it inside the pack.
A (good) rope bag has the added benefit of folding out into a mat that protects your rope from the dirt while you're belaying. But when doing alpine climbing you don't really care about this as it would just add extra weight and bulk.
If you feel like keeping your rope clean and tidy at the crag, by all means use a separate bag. It's a good practice to have and will expand the life of your rope. I usually bring a picnic-like-blanket to lay my rope on.
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>>88242
>>88245
That's good to know I can really pack it if I need to. My rope bag has a built in tarp which is nice for cragging. I'm assuming I'll probably need a lighter rope for alpine climbing. For now I'm gonna load it up and use it for backpacking. Also I'm looking at bivys to get and the OR alpine ascentshell has caught my eye. Do you have any favorites?
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>>88313
The mutant is really designed for alpine climbing, and that's where it shines. You can use it for backpacking, but there is much better options out there for that purpose.
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>>88344
I do have a regular 65liter pack I use for backpacking, I'm currently training to get up some mountains so I wanna fully load it in a safer setting and see how it feels or if any hotspots occur before I'm up in the snow
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BASED
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>>51
Ok
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Going 6000 m in July, luckily I live near Himalayas so it would only be a day trek
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>>51
>this thread is over a year now
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>>83747
>>83748
>>83749
>>83750
>>83751
where was this anon?
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>>86560
>tfw I have all my equipment and I got my Whitney permit for late May but I'm probably not going anymore
gas prices in California kind of fucking my plans here, was planning to travel up and down the state. also looking at the snowpack in California is so low that I wouldn't need crampons for Whitney at all and by the time I planned to be up in the Shasta area in June it would already be a more difficult climb with so little snow. assuming no big spring storms anyway
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Mountain hut? Name?
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>>90117
Rifflealp Zermatt is the place
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hiked my first winter 14er last week
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>>88002
kino
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>>88002
>>88003
This is the power level of weebs
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>>88003
>>91499
>>80023
Very comfy pics anons

>how do you do fellow weebs?
>mfw the only mountain climbing OC pics in this thread are from animeposters
how do they keep getting away with it?
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me
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got no car or motorcycle, any recommendations for transportation?
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>>95679
>>>/n/ would help you on that, friend.
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>>1617
explain this picture please. I didn't hear that K2 shrank nor can I find anything on it.
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>>51
used to climb Adirondack range in the winter with my scout troop. Man I miss being active and committing to adventure in the wilderness
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don't die on me, Climb!
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>>98156
Page 1 is for gumbies, real climbers go to page 10.
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>>1622
Aside from the clinically proven benefits and pleasure of being outdoors and using your body, which calms the mind and release endorphins and many other things, climbing is much like lifting weights or doing martial arts in that it gives a sense of progression as you become more proficient and can do more difficult things as you clear challenges. For that purpose you also become motivated to train, learn about equipment, and it lets you meet people and gives you something to talk about and an activity to engage in together with them. It's an activity which has so many aspects that it's no surprise that some describe it as a lifestyle.
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Now the oldest thread on /xs/
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>>16888
>>23324
could people be equipt with ice picks or some shit to slow down
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>>101220
Last of the Day One threads.
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Can a bro help me identify this, it looks like Cerro Torre but there's a road.... Cerro Torre is pretty far from civilization and in a valley AFAIK.
From the geography this is not the Alps nor the Caucuses. Too pointy and dense for the Rockies/Sierra Nevada. Probably not Asian, definitely not African, Central American or Oceania. So South America....
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>>101908
update: Google image search is telling me this is in Patagonia, But I cannot get any closer to solving this mystery.
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>>101908
>looks like Cerro Torre
that's because it is

Cerro Torre on the left; Fitz Roy on the right
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>>102073
I'm thinking that the picture is photoshopped though
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>>101234
Marble, Soaping and Bowling are the last remaining day 1 threads
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>>102106
Welp, this is the end lads.
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i will miss you, montain chad thread!
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Before this dies is there a mountain general
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>>102756
No, but I'll make one once this thread dies.
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>>102774
Thank you anon, Keep Climbing Higher!
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Based 16 months old thread
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>>103055
IWA13IBBCWDTT
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>>1622
to get to the other side
i mean the top
they're too autistic for videogames basically not enough repetition so they walk instead but like they need it to be "competitive walking" so they walk up steep and inconvenient shit
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