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#21 Guest_DortDaHier_*

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 10:21 AM

so picturesque :3



#22 Gary H

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 10:51 PM

It never gets old...

 

Just can't get enough of Mt. Baker or the Twin Sisters.  For you photography buffs I've been recently editing my RX10-IV RAW pics using the impressive open source Darktable software.

 

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#23 Sparky

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 07:31 AM

^ Great shot Gary. Thank you for that.



#24 aastra

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 06:18 PM

Mt. Baker over North Park by Talisman Pickering:
https://www.flickr.c...05/39838939183/

 

Mt. Baker over Victoria by Mike Nash:
https://www.flickr.c...es/46793277061/



#25 Gary H

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 12:20 PM

Looks like a real mountain now...

 

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#26 Gary H

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 05:12 PM

Insanity!

While not a local mountain, this is the queue of climbers waiting to get to the summit of Everest during this year's 2019 climbing season.  However, making it to the top is NOT the end of the journey - about 1 in 10 will die coming back down.

 

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#27 Mike K.

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 06:26 PM

That’s pretty nutty, isn’t it? The romantic allure of climbing Everest just isn’t what it used to be. But hey, it’s a good time to be a Sherpa guide.

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#28 LJ

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 07:29 PM

Yeah, you can have all my Everest time.


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#29 Rob Randall

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 08:02 PM

Read this amazing story on the business of Everest by the great Jon Krakauer.

 

https://www.newyorke...nger-on-everest

 

On April 18th, shortly before 7 a.m. local time, an overhanging wedge of ice the size of a Beverly Hills mansion broke loose from the same ice bulge that had frightened Brice into leaving Everest in 2012. As it crashed onto the slope below, the ice shattered into truck-size chunks and hurtled toward some fifty climbers laboring slowly upward through the Khumbu Icefall, a jumbled maze of unstable ice towers that looms above the 17,600-foot base camp. The climbers in the line of fire were at approximately nineteen thousand feet when the avalanche struck.

 


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 07:38 AM

Insanity!

While not a local mountain, this is the queue of climbers waiting to get to the summit of Everest during this year's 2019 climbing season.  However, making it to the top is NOT the end of the journey - about 1 in 10 will die coming back down.

 

11 deaths this year, 381 permits issued. The actual number of people making the trek is closer to 600, as the 381 does not include sherpas.



#31 Mike K.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 11:36 AM

CFB Esquimalt's Captain Chris Dare, who is a dentist at the base, was one of the climbers on Everest during the backlog. One of his climbing partners succumbed to what they believe was altitude sickness. The deceased man was not from Victoria.


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#32 Rob Randall

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 11:47 AM

Are armed forces members allowed to participate in an off-duty recreational activity with a known chance of death of one in 60?


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#33 Mike K.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 11:56 AM

His climb was also a fundraiser for BC Children's Hospital's Summits of Hope.


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#34 Mattjvd

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 12:20 PM

Are armed forces members allowed to participate in an off-duty recreational activity with a known chance of death of one in 60?


There is no policy limiting recreational activities. Sky diving, cliff jumping, bear wrestling, as long as it's not otherwise illegal.

#35 Gary H

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 09:03 PM

Full moon rising...

 

Our first clear day in ages just happens to include a full moon.  Lucky us.

 

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#36 Mike K.

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 09:17 PM

Beautiful, thank you!

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#37 Gary H

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 08:55 PM

A mountain not exactly nearby, but this 46 minute documentary on the Eddie Bauer sponsored expedition to K2 is really good.

 

It's Eddie Bauer's 100th anniversary.  I buy shirts from them, but who knew they made extreme expedition parkas and sponsored climbing expeditions?

 

While Everest is the highest, K2 is the second highest but much more technically challenging.  Climbing the mountain WITHOUT supplemental oxygen takes it to a whole other level of crazy.  Eric Ballinger, a renowned 20-year alpine climbing guide teams up with Carla Perez, a female Ecuadorian alpine climbing guide who holds the female record for climbing both Everest and K2 in a single season (2019).   I'm always amazed at the effort it takes just to get to the base of the mountain you intend to climb.  There is first an hours long heart-stopping jeep ride along sheer vertical cliffs with no guard rails followed by a gruelling 7-day hike just to get to base camp.  Oh, and for those following the tipping discussion, the team was almost stranded getting to that camp because a team ahead of them stiffed their porters just $2 each.  They expect $15-$20 to carry your sh@t the 7-days to base camp.  Good stuff.   :thumbsup:

 

https://youtu.be/cvFt2Xcuois

 

 

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