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Everything posted by wally

  1. In shape for mountaineering?

    Yeah why would you want to support a organization that does not like killing babies.
  2. Terri Schiavo Thread

    Based on your post you want to kill an innocent woman and have the money used to feed the starving in other countries. But when it comes to capital punishment you would rather let murderers live a full life in prison at taxpayers expense, without thinking about feeding those same people with those dollars, because killing is wrong. This is the same as abortion, kill the innocent but give life to those who take the lives of others. Seems hypocritical. Hope I did not piss you off too bad.
  3. New Mexico....

    do not read this post
  4. New Zealand Climbing Accident

    most of the falls were on the Inter, which had only a few open crevasses. He fell once on the upper emmons and just flailed about as he slid instead of using his axe. It was also his first time in crampons.
  5. New Zealand Climbing Accident

    thanks for putting me at ease. All the guides I have met seemed to really care about the safety of their clients. I just don't know where most climbers stand in reguards to pulling a "touching the void" tactic. personally I would rather fall to my demise with someone instead of coming back alive and having to tell his/her family I had to cut them loose they were dragging me down.
  6. New Zealand Climbing Accident

    Not to sound heartless, but guides are paid to keep the client safe. Having a knot that comes apart when loaded is decietful. If you are not willing to be dragged down by someone don't give them a sense of false security by roping up with them in the first place. Last year we took a new guy up rainier, he claimed to have good self arrest skills but I think we on the rope stopped his falls at least 4 times. I never thought about pretending to be tied in.
  7. I had ACL surgery 3 months ago, Doctor says it normally takes a year of recovery before hard core physical activity should be done. I am hoping to due the easy routes on hood and baker this may. Any fellow acl victims have any advice? If you were me would you skip this spring and summer and start in the fall?
  8. climbing after knee surgery

    I am only 3 months out now so I am hoping to be good to go in three months. I plan on taking my brace with me on the southside of hood in may. the downclimbing I think will be the killer. hopefully there are some nice glissade tracks for me to slide in.
  9. Glacier Photos wanted!

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  10. climbing after knee surgery

    I figured the down climbing would be the most difficult. Sounds like if I take a brace for the way down I should be alright in the spring. I plan on making my climbing partners carry the rope and team equipment so hopefully my pack is fairly light. I have a good PT and he says I should be ready for the season but I want to avoid reinjury by going too early. I don't feel like making the news getting lifted off the mountain.
  11. Rainier?

    The Kautz is a good one. steeper than DC and Emmons in late july it might be icey. Purchase Mount Rainier climbing guide by Mike Gauthier, for more information. I went in late june last year and conditions were very good.
  12. looking for a place to talk the white water talk. any forums you all know of?
  13. White water kayaking forum

    thanks, I'll check it out. I will probably start hitting the water around april. (still recovering from knee surgery) so I'll post again for partners then.
  14. Random Anger Thoughts.

    Read the Bible before commenting. Actually it was Lot's daughters who got him drunk and got him in the sack. This is the basis for non-christian opinion on what it is to be a Christian.
  15. Napoleon Dynamite

    how much you wanna bet I could throw a football over them mountains?
  16. car repairs are so suck

    beats riding a horse
  17. 2nd degree tear acl

    busted up my knee playing hoops, ortho says going under the knife will get me back in the climbing/running game quicker and better than going without an operation. Anyone tear their acl and what did you opt for and what's your level of recovery? thanks
  18. NG show on Mallory-Irvine Expedition

    They were planning on searching the summit for the photo and flag but chose to help the russians and the other two in trouble(the right choice) so perhaps they can search the summit for the items of Mallorys later.
  19. I strained my foot on Adams month and a half ago. Diagnosis is plantarfacitis. Anyone deal with this and what you do to correct it? thanks for the advice good and bad
  20. You Predict - Next 4 years

    Don't forget overturning roe vs wade and drilling for oil in alaska to make more $ for haliburton
  21. Mr. Kerry: Reporting For Duty!

    you're so right, honesty and integrity don't matter at all.
  22. sure you want it?

  23. New campaign fodder . . . courtesy of Bin Laden

    kerry is big on endorsements, probably happy about getting bin ladens