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Gary_Yngve

potential questions for Layton's Mounties talk

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There's a classic quote from the Beckey excerpt of Tim Egan's The Good Rain.

 

"As teenagers they (the Beckey bros) joined the Mountaineers, a formal climbing group whose members are given to long and somber discussions about their long and somber mass expeditions to the high points of the Cascades."

 

This quote came true to me when I was sitting in a talk there from some folks who climbed some peak in Tibet. There was a couple hundred feet of alpine ice face to the top, and the audience was insistent in finding out exactly how many pitches and what angle it was. I found the repeated questioning of that minutia nauseating.

 

So what questions should Layton be prepared to answer?

 

Here are some possibilities, and I encourage more to be submitted:

 

How many pitches did you climb? How long was your rope?

 

Isn't it dangerous climbing as a party of two? We always climb as a party of 8 to 12.

 

How many rappel rings did you need on the descent?

 

Do you use belay gloves? How did you take those pictures and still belay?

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What classes did you take to qualify for this climb?

 

Why didn't you just climb up the easy side?

 

I'm shocked that you left all that gear behind on your descent. To my mind, that's just littering the wilderness. I myself have climbed Mount Hood and Mount Rainier along with numerous other Cascade jewels and I have never been required to leave gear behind.

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WHY DO YOU HAVE THAT RAINBOW STICKER ON YOUR CAR?

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MEAL ON THE TRIP?

IF YOU COULD POST ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR IN A PUBLIC FORUM, WHAT WOULD YOU POST?

WHAT SORT OF SOIL SHOULD I PLANT MY DEVILS CLUB IN?

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Why do you have a death wish?

 

Does your mother know you are doing this?

 

I see you're in the new issue of Alpinist. Can you give me Christian Beckwith's email address? I'd like to report my recent climb of the Tooth to him.

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WHAT DO YOU POST AS?

 

yellaf.gifyellaf.gifcry.gifyelrotflmao.gifyelrotflmao.gifcry.gifyellaf.gifyellaf.gifyellaf.gifyellaf.gif

-best post of the year

 

To those going...i will be hurt and dissapointed if I am not thouroughy (i am a bad spewelellr today) heckled and shit during the show. I expect the crowd scene to be similiear(see) to the opening of the muppet movie, fish and popcorn flying. I am bringing several bottles of tequilla to pass around under the table. and party afters...at somebody's (who?!) house, or bar.

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Isn't alpine climbing easy as fuck? Why didn't you do something difficult like a sport route, and why are you being rewarded with your own lecture for doing something that any gradeschool dropout with a beer gut could do?

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Was this Mox Mountain your sequel to Brokeback Mountain?

 

(Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

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What was your turnaround time?

 

I'd like to try this climb. Can you give me the GPS waypoints?

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Do you feel that you can call this a successful climb even though you didn't summit?

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Who was the trip leader?

 

Who was the designated rope leader?

 

Was this trip approved by the climbing commitee?

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I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU TURNED AROUND BEFORE THE TOP! I'M GLAD I DIDN'T PAY TO SEE THIS SLIDESHOW...YOU DIDN'T EVEN SUMMIT! FRAUD!

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I would like to try a first ascent like this. Can you name some big unclimbed faces or walls that would be good for me to try?

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no life jacket on in boat - reckless?

 

please provide gps locs (wgs84) for switching from french to german tech, and for your webbing sausage depots

 

did you know I post on cc.com too

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