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TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Feb 27, 2013 - 01:59am PT
bump 4~ Lt. Col Edgar "Mac" Mc Elroy
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2013 - 03:08am PT
Awesome post, Tom. Thanks for sharing that tale.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Feb 27, 2013 - 03:41am PT
unusual information compilation from Russian TV:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwUpPwyyvLw&feature=player_embedded
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Feb 27, 2013 - 09:30am PT

Amazing stuff,

So matter of fact! Such folks did amazing things.

Much respect,

Steve
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Feb 27, 2013 - 11:56am PT
Absolutely great post, Tom!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 27, 2013 - 01:32pm PT
Tom, thanks so much. Of course I've read a lot about this before but I found
Col. McElroy's account very well written and, at times, beautifully so to
the point that I lost track of all the times I got worked up.

"We kicked open the hatch and gathered around the hole looking down into
the blackness. It did not look very inviting!"

Uh, roger that.

I didn't get why they flew south along the Japanese coast instead of heading
due west or southwest immediately. I bet he just failed to say SW as the
coast runs almost exactly SW.

I also loved the extra 50 gallons worth, what, 50 miles? Good to the last drop!
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Feb 28, 2013 - 02:52am PT
This is the right place to post a recruitment poster...Hankster??

Wanted: Married Couple for Private Mars Voyage in 2018

http://news.yahoo.com/wanted-married-couple-private-mars-voyage-2018-180850635.html



WASHINGTON A new nonprofit led by the world's first space tourist is mounting an ambitious plan to launch the first manned mission to Mars in 2018, a voyage that could include an adventurous married crew.

The project, led by American millionaire Dennis Tito who paid his own way to space in 2001 aims not to land people on the surface of the Red Planet, but to take advantage of a rare planetary alignment that would allow a relatively easy, quick flyby of Mars.

Tito announced the private Mars voyage plan today (Feb. 27) here at the National Press Club, where he held a press conference to launch his new organization, the Inspiration Mars Foundation, to back the mission.

Tito hopes to choose a space capsule and rocket from among those already on the market, and modify them to carry two people to Mars and back in 501 days.

And to combat the loneliness and isolation that would doubtless set in during such a mission, Tito is proposing something that's never been tried before: sending one male and one female, preferably a married couple.

"When you're out that far and the Earth is a tiny, blue pinpoint, you're going to need someone you can hug," Tito told SPACE.com. "What better solution to the psychological problems you're going to encounter with that isolation?" [9 Mars Mission Questions for Dennis Tito]
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2013 - 01:11am PT
Love the information and stories that have been shared by all of you - thanks for keeping this thread so awesome.

Tomorrow the better half and I are going out on our first wreck chase of the season, an f-86 that crashed in 1954. This is by far the most remote site I have ever attempted, being a 10-15 mile round trip slog to get to. I only know of it being visited once, in 1996. We are hoping that the remote location will give us a rare chance to visit a nearly undisturbed site.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 3, 2013 - 01:21am PT
Good luck, Vegas! When you're ready for a really remote site let me know.
My brother-in-law was just telling me about one nobody has visited*. It is
at about 13,000' on Mt Mikeno north of Goma, Congo where he used to fly out of. :-)

*As in no remains recovery. Pretty standard for Africa.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 3, 2013 - 08:47am PT
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 3, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Reilly, I try to avoid those when I can - have encountered fragmented remains at a few sites. Not to mention the whole leaving the country thing haha.

We went up the wrong wash today and ended up in a box canyon less then a mile from the site. Didn't have the time to hike out of it, and try again. So we will take another try at it in a month or so if it isn't too hot already.
jabbas

Trad climber
phx AZ
Mar 3, 2013 - 08:26pm PT
What happened - Catastrophic failure or what ?
jabbas

Trad climber
phx AZ
Mar 3, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
What happened? Catastrophic failure or what?
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Mar 5, 2013 - 03:03am PT
Today....

Credit: ElCapPirate

Credit: ElCapPirate

Credit: ElCapPirate
Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Mar 5, 2013 - 06:08am PT
The Wifey and me, day before yesterday.


That last pic is great Ammon!!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 5, 2013 - 07:07am PT
Hankster. Always like you and wifeys videos..
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Mar 15, 2013 - 11:47am PT
Flying Monkey
Flying Monkey
Credit: Aaron McGovern
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2013 - 12:02pm PT
Nice to see you back in the air Ammon! Congrats on your recovery, stay out of those leg-snapping bushes. Hope you and Kait can make it down to Vegas soon, or we can make it up to Reno, either way.

Hank, for some reason every time I see you and the Wifey posting now, I think of that packing pic you shared on FB...haha. You lucky barstard.
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Mar 16, 2013 - 10:25am PT
I'm amazed at how precise these guys can fly and still walk away.

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 16, 2013 - 12:00pm PT


More here.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2294284/WWII-color-Rare-photos-1942-Flying-Fortress-bombers-heroic-crews-The-Mighty-8th-Command.html
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