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About chris_w

  • Birthday 11/30/1999


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  1. I ran across a small plane crash on Snoqualmie mountain a few years ago. Couldn't find it on any maps. We were about 800ft below the summit and cut across to climb lundin. It was somewhere on Snoqualmie south side.
  2. I have a pair of Kids 22.5 (size 4) and 23.5 (size 5) snowboard boots\bindings. I bought them at REI in basement (used Rental)a couple of years ago. They have a little of the wet smell to them. Free to whoever wants them. You can also remove the plate form the bottom of the boots and use them just as winter boots if you want. Might be a little overkill\heavy. PM if intersted. May be at the Rope-Up this weekend. Chris
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    Happy Halloween

    Happy Birthday Chelle!
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    Sad news coming

    I am sadden by the news. I knew Mizuki for a couple of years. Never climbed together but ran into each other many times on the trail, VW or at a mountaineers event. She helped instuct at a couple of field trip I led and was very dependable. I can still hear her asking questions for her first Denali attempt (and summit) in 2004. My condolences to both families.
  5. Those are some good photos. In the zoom picture of Half Dome, you can see climbers on Washington Column just above the Kor roof.
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    Lithium batteries have an operating temp down to -40. Much better then the 72 of alkaline. The lithium are lighter and will usually last longer in electronic devices. I used an olympus camera on denali with no issues. I think as long as the batteries are good, the camera will work well.
  7. Even if they put up a sign, he didn't have a flashlight to read it. I second the motion to push him back over the cliff.
  8. Heading up to Jasper BC this weekend and wondering if there are any good areas along the highway to pull over and throw down some sleeping bags. Preferbably not soo close to the highway and clear of trees. Planning on watching the meteor shower with the family. Thanks Chris
  9. I know we got permits for filming in Denali NP for a Non Profit organizaion. It was easy and I think they even waived the fee since we were non-profit. Basically they want to know what\where you are doing your filming. If you will have one camera set up in el cap meadows vs a full movie production that may require blocking traffic or other NP employees. Then they can require you pay more for extra resources.
  10. How about prosecution for filming in a nation park without a permit. I'm assuming he didn't have one because if they put down "climbing Delicate Arch", it may have been flagged and denied. It could fall under Breaking News, but probably not filmed by a news crew. From Arches NP Site Permits are not generally required for: Visitors engaged in filming/photography intended for their personal use and enjoyment The filming of a breaking news event by news crews Filming conducted pursuant to a cooperative agreement or contract with the National Park Service A request for a filming or photography permit may be denied if: The requested activity represents a potential for an adverse impact on the parks natural, cultural, wilderness or recreational resources or the visitor experience, or poses health or safety risks The requirements for supervising the project exceed the staffing capacity of the affected park The applicant fails to obtain insurance/bonding, or to agree to pay assessed cost recovery The request includes entry into areas closed to the visiting public or activities not permitted to the average park visitor
  11. I didn't see that one, guess they had 2 signs. The mountaineering class didn't need signs, we knew which obvious roadside crag to go up. The sign at eight mile CG was the scrables class. We camped at the other unlabled super secret group site.
  12. Fooled you. That is the decoy sign. We were at a different location. That sign is for the scrambling class. I don't have anything fancy like that or even a paper plate to attach to the sign. Everyone had a route description to the campground. If they couldn't follow it, maybe mountaineering isn't for them
  13. Not sure if it was a mountaineers group or not but on Friday I scored a yellow TCU, new oval biner and medium nut on the first pitch of Saber. All new and shiny. There was another nut but couldn't dig that one out. Thanks!
  14. Just a friendly heads up. The everett mountaineers will be in the Icicle this weekend. We will be at Roto Wall, Baney's Rubble, Bruce's Boulder and Lower Clamshell (just below clamshell, not in the book). If you were planning on climbing at one of this locations, ask the leader and we will try to accomodate you.
  15. I think that any adjustments that you can do with film and a darkroom would be ok. Contrast, black and white and cropping. If you are adding or removing anything (except cropping) then you are altering the image. Then it is not the same picture you took. Part of photography is timing and waiting for that shot. The one I have not made a decision is merging shots together into a panorama type picture. I have a couple of shots from alaska that would make good scenery shots.
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