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WinterWolf

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  1. WinterWolf

    June 2019 Discussion

    Lol..I was thinking the same thing, that tree isn’t long for this world!! But knowing E’ore....he was just busting chops and joshing around...I hope???
  2. 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?
  3. WinterWolf

    June 2019 Discussion

    What's the record latest of a trace up there?? Is this year the latest?
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    This too.
  11. 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!
  12. 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...
  13. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

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

    May 2019 Discussion

    Exactly my point. Good post! Selfies...what a bunch of morons!!! That’s Downright Embarrassing!
  15. 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!
  16. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Excellent post.
  17. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    I agree Exactly. Holy deluge here...got under a thunderstorm and it’s absolutely pouring.
  18. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Just saw on the news regarding Everest, that they are not screening the applicants for the permits very well lately, and many climbers that are there, shouldn’t be, is what some officials are now saying. And they also said that the guiding operations in some cases are also sub par lately for a mountain of that Magnitude. And this is exactly what I was thinking was happening. It’s obvious when there are that many folks there..that all these people aren’t experienced enough, or strong enough to make that type of climb. It’s become a big money maker...and they aren’t screening very well. And they’re issuing far too many permits also. Big changes look to be coming for next year....
  19. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Like Dirty Harry(Clint Eastwood) used to say....some folks are legends in their own mind.
  20. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Great Post.
  21. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    LMAO. Yup, that's the graphic I remember too. What a joke. And somebody from Tolland posted it like it was gospel to back up his idea of a day of high dews and 90's.
  22. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Lol...And to think we had DIT posting his(Fisher's) BS last week like it was gospel...the guy never learns.
  23. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    Looks great! Kids love the pool so much. I remember how much I loved it too when I was a kid..at my Grandparents house too!! Nice to see Ginx..Enjoy with them :-).
  24. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    lol Home Depot...good one. It’s the height of that beast that puts it in a different class. Almost 30 thousand feet is more than most folks(experienced or not) can handle. Only the most conditioned climbers/pros should be there. And some of them are those types. But there are many who really shouldn’t be there I believe. And depend on the seasoned pros to get them to the summit. Starting to seem like It’s a money making gimmick lately.
  25. WinterWolf

    May 2019 Discussion

    I saw the line of people climbing/hiking up the last ridge line on the news last evening....it’s ridiculous how many people they let go up there at once..it’s becoming almost silly/a mockery the amount of folks up there at one time imo. And many have no business being there. No wonder there are so many fatalities.
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