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  1. Dru, looks like you could be right about Horsecock Pinnacle. Mountains Of The World (1997), John Cleare, lists Horsecock but no mention of the Tubesteak. I talked to Walter the climbing pig out in the ‘wack, his grandpa says Tubesteak was a provisional name given to the peak by Tom Fyles due to his love of hot dogs (grandpa was on the trip to Slesse when Elfrida discovered the famous plane wreck but was not mentioned in any chronicles due to the fact he snuck out of the pig farm.
  2. I was rooting through a box of climbing stuff out in the garage and came across three Whillans harnesses which got me thinking about a guy who posted here last year who was going to Yosemite with a pig and wanted some info(sorry beta) on attaching the pig to his climbing rope. Now the beauty of the Whillans harness is it has no leg loops to deal with. You can imagine this poor bastard trying to get the porkers legs through and Arc'Teryx or BD with the pig staring up at a couple thousand feet of vertical,hard as rock, glacially polished granite with the possibility of the little guy losing control of his kidneys or worse,his bowels. I did the southwest route on Bacon Pk. with a pig from Chilliwack, maybe the ubiquitous Dru knows him, his name is Walter. We also did an aid route on Tubesteak Tower which is near Porterhouse Pk.just across the glacier from Ashlu. The Whillans was put to the test when Walter tried on impossible hoof jam and took a thirty foot whipper. I'm not going to get into how to tie into this harness after that diatribe awhile ago abut euro death knots and figure eights that mysteriously roll over on each other until one rope becomes two, sound like something you would see on stage in Vegas.I'll leave it to the experts. Hope the mention of Ashlu doesn't get Climzalot wound up by bringing back memories of his bum trip up there(he was firing of more expletives in his post than an Ice Cube tune)what with everybody telling him he should have gone up the right side of the creek instead of the left, nothing worse than a bunch of good advice after a bad day(Walter and I went up the right side). Well to make a long story short,three Whillans harnesses are in my opinion one too many so if this person is going back to Yosemite with the pig this summer I will entertain all reasonable offers in Canadian funds which amount to giving the damn thing away. Thanks for your time. Whoa Nelly
  3. I was rooting through a box of climbing stuff out in the garage and came across three Whillans harnesses which got me thinking about a guy who posted here last year who was going to Yosemite with a pig and wanted some info(sorry beta) on attaching the pig to his climbing rope. Now the beauty of the Whillans harness is it has no leg loops to deal with. You can imagine this poor bastard trying to get the porkers legs through and Arc'Teryx or BD with the pig staring up at a couple thousand feet of vertical,hard as rock, glacially polished granite with the possibility of the little guy losing control of his kidneys or worse,his bowels. I did the southwest route on Bacon Pk. with a pig from Chilliwack, maybe the ubiquitous Dru knows him, his name is Walter. We also did an aid route on Tubesteak Tower which is near Porterhouse Pk.just across the glacier from Ashlu. The Whillans was put to the test when Walter tried on impossible hoof jam and took a thirty foot whipper. I'm not going to get into how to tie into this harness after that diatribe awhile ago abut euro death knots and figure eights that mysteriously roll over on each other until one rope becomes two, sound like something you would see on stage in Vegas.I'll leave it to the experts. Hope the mention of Ashlu doesn't get Climzalot wound up by bringing back memories of his bum trip up there(he was firing of more expletives in his post than an Ice Cube tune)what with everybody telling him he should have gone up the right side of the creek instead of the left, nothing worse than a bunch of good advice after a bad day(Walter and I went up the right side). Well to make a long story short,three Whillans harnesses are in my opinion one too many so if this person is going back to Yosemite with the pig this summer I will entertain all reasonable offers in Canadian funds which amount to giving the damn thing away. Thanks for your time.
  4. Welch Pk. TR

    Armed with road info.(sorry beta, I'm and old guy)from Travis headed up the logging road on Friday to just short off the end of the road, the big stump on the road still adds a short walk to the end. There is a long streak of avalanche snow running from the base off the headwall to within a few hundred yards off the logging road giving an express route to and from Williamson Lake. Climbed the SE face just to the left off the summit and followed the south ridge down to the base off the subpeak and then back down too the snow.Anyone done Foley from the Welch/Foley col,read a report somewhere suggesting its a straightforward scramble?
  5. mountaineering books

    My friend Jim "Hemlock" Sedor always called him Gaston RubberFat.
  6. Twin Lakes Rd.

    Anyone know if the road to Twin Lakes of the Mt. Baker Hwy. is drivable this year. There is some unfinished business on the American Border Pk.
  7. How do they do that?

    Why won't it work for me ------------------
  8. A couple of weeks back, somebody gave the website where moving images could be imported onto the website. Did not get it could you please repost. thank you
  9. Acces to Mt. Slesse

    Anyone know if the road up the East side of Slesse Creek is four wheel drivable to the Trailhead.
  10. endurance

    Is there a natural product or products available that will boost my endurance while running hiking etc.
  11. silly mountain names

    There is a peak overlooking Canmore,Alberta called the 'Squaw's Tit'. This aptly named creation of Mother Nature(or is a part of Mother nature. If so where is her other breast)can be seen from Chinamans' Peak(oops, can't say that anymore in this politically correct country). It is now Ha Ling peak in honor of the first ascender. This peak guards the entrance to Whitemans' Pass. How come whiteman is ok but not chinaman?
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