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About ScaredSilly

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  1. Food/Meal Planning for Denali

    For years I have said one could climb Denali and not bring any food whilst surviving on caches. For the OP all of that will survive fine, the biggest problem is stuff freezing. People bring cheese that freezes into a block. Me If were going up the W. Butt. I would bring a big ass cooler for food that I do not want to freeze.
  2. Nice, always fun getting good sticks in conglomerated mud.
  3. Bob Byhre - Camel Stud

    Great sleuthing Oly! What year is the year book from?
  4. Marc and partner missing in AK

    Marc's father flew into the glacier and posted this: https://www.facebook.com/SergeJLeclerc/posts/10157225935404418 (Edit to add that the link was publicly available initially but you might need to login now).
  5. Applauding risk acceptance beyond your own limits

    Not sure about the above but whilst in my early 30s I was finishing grad school. During my last year I climbed number of 5.11 R rated routes on a regular basis. Since then the number of R rated have been very few. I have attributed the head space to do those climbs to being highly focused on grad school which carried over to my climbing.
  6. Marc and partner missing in AK

    Here is the latest: http://juneauempire.com/local/news/2018-03-12/update-climbers-presumed-deceased-after-searchers-find-ropes-crevasse
  7. Applauding risk acceptance beyond your own limits

    Having lost many friends in the mountains only one really surprised me. That was Alex Lowe, not because he died in the mountains but because it was an exploratory walkabout with a big ass avalanche. Not what I would have expected. Others been been more of wrong place wrong time - rock or ice fall. While others have been because of a lapse in judgment. Those are the hardest. Everyone pushes their own envelope and regardless of the size of the envelope shit can and will happen.
  8. Marc and partner missing in AK

    Another but similar news report: http://juneauempire.com/local/news/2018-03-08/search-begins-overdue-mendenhall-towers-climbers Another update: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2018/03/09/2-experienced-climbers-still-missing-on-juneau-ice-field-as-weather-hinders-search-efforts/
  9. Well this is kinda scary to watch

    Watch the video carefully, the terrain is not very steep. He is dancing around with no hands and one foot in the ice. Not saying he would not go for a ride but ... best left to a North Face Professional for click bait.
  10. Mt Adams for first AT trip

    As everyone has said July is the wrong time of year. My suggestion is pick a nice day and join the masses and skin up from Paradise to Camp Muir on Rainer. That will give everyone some fun.
  11. I think we got further up Yokum Ridge start whilst traversing around to do Sandy Glacier Headwall.
  12. Accident on Mt. Hood

    Looks like some good solid nevé.
  13. Inspiration needed- where to go?

    To get better recommendations you need to provide more of details of your abilities - extensive mountaineering experience to me means lots of snow slogging but little technical alpine ice climbing. There is a lack of snow and with warm temps the ice is not good in the Utah/Colorado Rockies. California is suffering as well. So If you want waterfall ice I would head to the great white north to Banff. The Cascades seem to be doing well but also with warmer temps. I saw some posts from folks looking to head into Dragontail and Triple Couloirs. You mention Hood and Yocum Ridge, that is not really a mountaineering route but is a wee bit more of a serious adventure.
  14. Water Filtration: is it necessary?

    Many years ago I got a case of giardia. People have heard of projectile vomiting well I could have hit a bullseye from ten feet away with my backside. Even after that I selectively filter. It really depends on where I am headed. The more people and pack animals more likely I am to filter. Today I am often more concerned with snow pack poop.