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  1. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    OK, this has nothing to do with anything, but isn't that what spray is all about? Anyway, how cool is Kit DesLauriers the first person to successfully ski all Seven Summits. Now, she has brass ovaries!!
  2. how do you respond to this?

    Epidemiologically speaking the trends in the incidence of diabetes do follow very closely the trends in the incidence of obesity in the US. Risk factors also include genetics, which includes ethnic background, ie. native americans, pacific islanders and alaskan natives are at a significantly higher risk than the general population and their diet consists mainly of fish. Gestational diabetes and being the progeny of a gestationally diabetic mother also increase ones risk for diabetes. There is a significant increase in the number of children developing diabetes type 2 in recent years, this seems to be due to the increase of obesity in the pediatric population. Genetic syndromes and other diseases are also eitiologies of diabetes. Unfortunately, the world wide statistics regarding the incidence of diabetes look just as grim as the US statistics.
  3. MT Hood Continued

    WOA! To give birth is heroic, to survive cancer is heroic, to have been in a war is heroic...... Let's get some perspective here.
  4. MT Hood Continued

    Nice pics. Nice boots in shot #4.
  5. 3 Lost on Mount Hood

    Hey, man, you start dissin' the 10th Mt. Div. and you are going to bring bad mountain juju down on yourself!
  6. 3 Lost on Mount Hood

    Author, Joseph Conrad, said of the mountains, "Surely the Gods must live here..." In memory of Kelly James
  7. This is by no means meant as a comparison, but climbing history is interesting. Just a bit of McKinley history: "In 1910, four locals (Tom Lloyd, Peter Anderson, Billy Taylor, and Charles McGonagall), known as the Sourdough expedition, attempted McKinley, despite a complete lack of climbing experience. They spent approximately three months on the mountain. However, their purported summit day was impressive: carrying a bag of doughnuts, a thermos of cocoa each and a 14 foot spruce pole, two of them reached the North Summit, lower of the two, and erected the pole near the top. According to them, they took a total of 18 hours - a record that has yet to be breached (as of 2006). No one believed their success (partly due to false claims that they had climbed both summits) until the true first ascent, in 1913." Some guys are just lucky, too.
  8. 3 Lost on Mount Hood

    I just wanted to say that I was raised by a WWII 10th Mt. Div. vet and from the time I could walk we were trained in climbing, skiing, tracking and survival. There are no guarantees in anything in life, certainly no guarantees when it comes to nature. After a lifetime of training, one can never be TOO prepared. We, none of us, can judge the reasons behind the climb or any decisions these guys made, we weren't there. I pray for their families and the safe return of 2 climbers.