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  1. WinterWolf

    June 2019 Discussion

    Ya I agee. So the latest(when the snowpack ends) is June 13th...of an Inch still left at the stake?
  2. WinterWolf

    June 2019 Discussion

    What's the record latest of a trace up there?? Is this year the latest?
  3. WinterWolf

    June 2019 Discussion

    May sound like a stupid question...but how did you make the jello eggs...what kind of mold did you use?? Sounds good/fun.
  4. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Just looked it up...wow. Thanks Seminole. Problem is...that's a once in a lifetime type of thing(been 12 years since he's done it), and nobody is getting rescued if they're stuck on the summit(or right near the summit) by Helicopter, unless ofcourse you can get Didier to show up with his Eurocopter.
  5. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Sure...They've landed on Everest, and 20 thousand plus feet up....but not on the summit. I'd love to know if any chopper actually landed on the summit?? I'm thinking not?
  6. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    A chopper on Everest??? I don't think that's been done. Some other high peaks that arent almost 30,000ft, choppers have rescued people...but I don't think a helicopter has ever been to the summit of Everest. Air is too thin, can't create enough lift at that height.
  7. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Nice. Sounds like a ton of fun, and some great educational experiences for you guys. Great that you have family there...and can visit/stay with them if you wanted to. And yes...Europe is Ancient...the U.S. is very young in comparison...the history there and in those areas is nothing short of astounding. Enjoy!
  8. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    It's the idiots that don't know how to even put Krampons on...I'm sure they're the ones that were more concerned with taking selfies, than doing what they should have been. When local Sherpa climbers are saying that about some of the people....that speaks volumes. WE get it...camera crews have been going up there for years filming with heavy/bulky equipment....but those folks were experienced Sherpa/ and Pro Mountaineers. Not weekend warriors like were up there this May. I think you get the point of all this. It's not about a person's passion or taking pictures...it's about knowing your stuff and behaving responsibly, and most of all...knowing ones limitations. That Mountain can and does outclass many people...experienced pros as well.
  9. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    This too.
  10. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Yes...awesome show. I saw it last year...incredible engineering feat that's for sure. I'd love to watch it again myself. The conditions the construction crew had to work in was amazing too...winter is very harsh there for Sure!
  11. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Lol...thanks Jerry. And yes, Technically it's not as hard a climb as some of the other high peaks in the world, but the shear size/altitude set it apart from the rest. And unfortunately lots of idiots were allowed to go this year...
  12. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Here, here, here, here! You don't miss what you don't have. But that Cherynobel show does sound good.
  13. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Exactly my point. Good post! Selfies...what a bunch of morons!!! That’s Downright Embarrassing!
  14. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Freak, this discussion goes back to my comment a few days back about quite a few folks being inexperienced, and the local government giving out to many permits imo. You disagreed with that statement, and said you thought that the vast majority are very qualified and experienced. Now that info is starting to trickle out, it looks to be exactly the problem that I originally thought. And that’s what’s putting the rest of the folks, that are experienced and qualified to be there, at risk this year. And now you add in the guiding services being sub par too...it’s no surprise it’s a death trap this year. That was my point from the start, not whether it’s your passion or not; many should not be there(guides and guiding services as well), and add in the overcrowding this year, and well you have a death trap! I think that’s where you and I are disagreeing. I see some of your points too..but they need to start screening better and limiting the number of permits going forward. As I said a few days back...it’s starting to be a joke/irresponsible up there, and that’s why folks are dying now unnecessarily. That place is no place for people who don’t know how to even put on, or use the basic mountaineering equipment!
  15. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Excellent post.
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