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  1. Workaround for broken pictures

    The workaround I'm flying to Seatac tomorrow for a few weeks of Cascades fun, so this issue has been bugging me while I've been trying to research various routes. I developed a workaround that will at least allow you to download the photos for any TR that has broken images. If you have have a Unix-based environment with GNU Parallel installed and know how to use Bash or another terminal, I wrote a short script that takes as input a cascadeclimbers.com TR URL and transforms the broken links into ones that work. Then, it saves the images into your working directory. I've tried it with this TR and a few other ones with broken images and it appears to work as advertised. get_tr_pics.sh Example usage: The issue The issue appears to involve the "image proxy" of Invision, the software that runs the forum. As I understand it, the "image proxy" takes the URL of an image and fetches it through the server (rather than having your computer connect directly to the website), then forwards the image on to the user. It appears that a large subset of URLs for images that are hosted on cascadeclimbers.com, but nevertheless get routed through the proxy, either don't work anymore (are "dead links"), aren't compatible with the URL format the proxy expects, (http vs. https, www vs. no www, etc.), or both. I think all of the images are still living on the server, but they're not accessible through the forum's image proxy, which means you have to get the original, un-proxied URL yourself, and request that directly from the site. To see this in action yourself, instead of using my script, take a broken URL like the following: Extract the original URL, pre-proxy: Replace http with https, and remove the www.: And you will be able to get the pretty photo.
  2. Edit: Don't want to hijack this thread so I'm moving this to cc.news. The workaround I'm flying to Seatac tomorrow for a few weeks of Cascades fun, so this issue has been bugging me while I've been trying to research various routes. I developed a workaround that will at least allow you to download the photos for any TR that has broken images. If you have have a Unix-based environment with GNU Parallel installed and know how to use Bash or another terminal, I wrote a short script that takes as input a cascadeclimbers.com TR URL and transforms the broken links into ones that work. Then, it saves the images into your working directory. I've tried it with this TR and a few other ones with broken images and it appears to work as advertised. get_tr_pics.sh Example usage: The issue The issue appears to involve the "image proxy" of Invision, the software that runs the forum. As I understand it, the "image proxy" takes the URL of an image and fetches it through the server (rather than having your computer connect directly to the website), then forwards the image on to the user. It appears that a large subset of URLs for images that are hosted on cascadeclimbers.com, but nevertheless get routed through the proxy, either don't work anymore (are "dead links"), aren't compatible with the URL format the proxy expects, (http vs. https, www vs. no www, etc.), or both. I think all of the images are still living on the server, but they're not accessible through the forum's image proxy, which means you have to get the original, un-proxied URL yourself, and request that directly from the site. To see this in action yourself, instead of using my script, take a broken URL like the following: Extract the original URL, pre-proxy: Replace http with https, and remove the www.: And you will be able to get the pretty photo.
  3. [TR] Cascade River Rd - conditions 03/02/2019

    http://rjrice.com/cascades-take-two/
  4. Maybe I'm missing something but how much are you asking for?
  5. Himalaya/Karakoram weather models

    Rolando Garibotti wrote a little bit about the model he's been using for Patagonia forecasting recently: Iirc, the Patagonia Vertical site also has information on how to read model data published by NOAA.
  6. Unrepeated routes in N Cascades (winter type)

    My bad, I meant the E Face of Three Fingers, as pictured here.
  7. Unrepeated routes in N Cascades (winter type)

    Winter routes! Sloan's W Face has still never been climbed in winter...nor Three Fingers' NE Face. NE butt Jberg needs a 3rd winter ascent. The sick gully on Whitehorse! Laps on Snoqualmie! No shortage of modern winter routes to go around...
  8. I know of a rescue on Chaval where someone slipped in a steep forest and tumbled ~80ft into what was described to me as a "small gorge." They had an open skull fracture among other injuries - got shorthauled the next morning to Harborview and survived, they live a normal life now. I've never been near Chaval but it was my understanding that they were doing a "common" route. The boots very well might have been tied up with the intention to get them later. The accident was between 2000-2010.
  9. Sahale, Hidden Lakes or Vesper

    Look at the Northwest Route on White Chuck Mountain. Likely no crowds, class III, you could get by without crampons. Haven't been on the route though, so I can't speak to how challenging it is. I'm sure you could get killed if you slipped in the wrong place.
  10. Paradise Parking Lot

    cheers to that
  11. Solo Snow Climbs

    skiable + big vert + not melted out in summer + no ice/snice is going to land you on glaciated terrain. if you feel inclined to travel on glaciers alone, you could climb Emmons/Winthrop on Tahoma (you'll need a special permit for solo climbing, I think), DC, various glaciers on Kulshan (Coleman-Deming being the gentlest), the Sulphide Glacier on Shuksan, or the Blue Glacier on Mount Olympus.
  12. Conditions for complete NR of Stuart

    did it on may 23rd, its good to go now
  13. [TR] Mt. Fury - North Buttress 6/23/2017

    Ummm....sick!!!
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