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#1152776 - 12/09/16 11:05 AM GoPro on Denali
kmehrtens Offline
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Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 43
TRs: 0 Photos: 1
Loc: St. Louis, MO
I know that a lot of people have taken their GoPros to Denali, plenty of videos. I have never owned one but I am looking to buy one (Hero Black 5) for next summer May/June on the West Buttress.
What is everyone's experience with them?
How is the battery life?
I know storage depends on quality.

I am looking to charge the batteries via a Goal Zero.

Any advice?

Thanks.

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#1152777 - 12/09/16 01:56 PM Re: GoPro on Denali [Re: kmehrtens]
DPS Offline
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Registered: 10/13/00
Posts: 4001
TRs: 19 Photos: 63
My experience with GoPros is everyone's climbing footage makes me sea sick. Some enterprising engineer should build a gyroscopic stabilizing base for those things.
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#1152854 - 12/17/16 04:34 PM Re: GoPro on Denali [Re: kmehrtens]
keenwesh Offline
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Registered: 02/21/09
Posts: 1232
TRs: 21 Photos: 182
Loc: Bozeman
I've found that using these as a regular camera yields the best results while climbing. POV footage, especially while on a route like the W butt, is generally too shaky and boring to be pleasurable while watching. Holding the camera and hand holding pano shots in critical spots (fixed lines, the ridge from 16-17k) should give you some sweet footage that you can splice together for a good "best hits" video of your trip. Have fun up there buddy!

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#1152894 - 12/23/16 08:31 AM Re: GoPro on Denali [Re: kmehrtens]
Jeremy.0 Offline
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Registered: 10/28/12
Posts: 36
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Loc: Moses Lake
Ditto to what others have said. I bought a GoPro specifically for Denali and i wish I would have put the money to upgrading my phone instead for pics and video. The newest ones might be an improvement over the one I have, but the sound was very muffled inside the waterproof case and footage super shaky, so most of the footage I took was not worth watching.

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#1153005 - 01/05/17 11:06 PM Re: GoPro on Denali [Re: kmehrtens]
Kraken Offline
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Registered: 02/20/05
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you're climbing a real mountain, get a real camera. Seriously, the GoPro has its place, but not for quality photography of big landscapes. Denali is a big landscape, you will want to zoom and get a broad scope of focal distances. I think most Go Pro images turn out looking like junk. Spend $300 and get a solid point and shoot with at least a 5x zoom and you will be way more satisfied in the end.
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