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The Call Of K2 Lou

Mountain climber
North Shore, BC
Oct 15, 2014 - 04:48pm PT
The Chief made The Chive today:

The view from the top of the, uh, backside trail.
The view from the top of the, uh, backside trail.
Credit: The Chive


http://thechive.com/2014/10/15/daily-evening-randomness-sorry-56-photos/
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Oct 17, 2014 - 08:30pm PT
A story:

BMacD, The Dirty Doughnut and myself found common ground around a wet from the beer of others, terrycloth covered bar table at the American Hotel on Main Street after closing down the Cecil on a Wednesday night. You have to give it up for Greg Shannon, who abided the youths...

So anyway, Vancouver was (and still is under a different guise) awash in beer into the late hours.

At 1am, I said I'd love to stay but I'm starting a new job, starting today.

There was solemnity regarding a good bar mate given over to employment.

Life is full of regrets.
MH2

climber
Oct 17, 2014 - 09:00pm PT
How did it get from Wednesday to Friday, Jim?


Great that Bruce is back!




Some lives are full of egrets.
Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Oct 17, 2014 - 09:16pm PT
Looks like the classic South Crack above Tenaya Lake.
MH2

climber
Oct 17, 2014 - 09:24pm PT
As it should.


Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Oct 17, 2014 - 09:37pm PT
Thats some "Heavy Duty" vegetation management!
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Oct 17, 2014 - 11:50pm PT
Thats some "Heavy Duty" vegetation management!

My sediments excatly...
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Oct 22, 2014 - 06:42pm PT
Today's bump is brought to you by chickenheads

Xenoliths
Xenoliths
Credit: Oplopanax

Really bad pic of the granite-in-granite chickenheads Tricouni is inte...
Really bad pic of the granite-in-granite chickenheads Tricouni is interested in
Credit: Oplopanax

I see they had a special event in honor of Tricouni at the GSA conference that just wrapped up, by the way.

May he bag peaks and geologize for years to come!
Sonic

Trad climber
Boulder, Co
Oct 28, 2014 - 12:10pm PT
climbing bump
bm

Social climber
pluto
Oct 29, 2014 - 10:01am PT
Well in the finest climber tradition of dragging names thru the mud, it seems a regular pos(t)er on this thread was once upon a time involved in the film industry, and in a climbing capacity no less!

I hadn't watched the uber-cheezzzzy climbing flick K2 since it was in the cinema haus, and the acting is even worse than the vapid plot. The climbing scenes, however, (in the Anderson River group and the Waddington Range) are the only redeeming features of this major stinker (check out the ratings and comments on Rotten Tomatoes).

So, would the involved party (see K2 klimbing kredits below) care to tell some stories and answer some key questions like,

1) How did a duffel bag full of gear get left at the base of the climb? (the one that Edwards/Spagnut found when they did their ascent)

2) What the hell did Grimace do without his purple leggings?

Credit: bm
Credit: bm
Credit: bm
Credit: bm
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Oct 30, 2014 - 09:29am PT
Nice pics bm TFPU


Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 30, 2014 - 06:51pm PT
I miss bmacd..

Bruce Kay?? Cool! Thanks for that. Any comment Bruce?

Thanks for that smoke bluffs shot Andy! Looking good!

Nice bump Dru.

I know i've been slacking here lately... I promise to make up for it soon!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 8, 2014 - 03:39pm PT
What the heck happened to this thread?? Where is that big mike guy?? Doesn't he climb in Squamish anymore??



It's dry here today.. Sorta.. ;)
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Nov 8, 2014 - 03:50pm PT
Love the colours of those leaves!
MH2

climber
Nov 8, 2014 - 03:51pm PT
Never saw that view before, Mike. It's a good one.

Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 8, 2014 - 10:24pm PT
I just saw Lurker Kyle and Nina on their way to Red Rocks. They had that stoke and now their kit is complete. Happy trails for one of Squamishes' coolest couples.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 10, 2014 - 11:09am PT
BIG MIKE BUMP!

Hey, not really Squamish, except I saw Marc-Andre and Brette do a slideshow here in da Wack last week. Marc mentioned that when he went up to do Navigator Wall on Slesse south peak he "could only find one previous trip report online" about it - Darin's on cascadeclimbers, I'm pretty sure.

I know the route gets done infrequently but from what I remember MH2 also did it around 10 years ago. So, MH2 is that correct? If so can you post some pics and stories?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 10, 2014 - 11:59am PT
How did a duffel bag full of gear get left at the base of the climb? (the one that Edwards/Spagnut found when they did their ascent)

And why did we find a whole helicopter sling full of K2 gear on the glacier on our way from the Plummer hut to Mt. Mercator
MH2

climber
Nov 10, 2014 - 12:12pm PT
Since it was a BIG MIKE BUMP, I'll carry over his pic from the previous page:





Mike Spagnutt once wanted us to do Navigator but for reasons I don't recall we redirected to the Nesakwatch.

The only story I know is Bryan Burdo telling me about being up there and bad weather closing in and him starting to worry, when Pete Doorish calmly set up to wait it out. The Bivuoac King, Bryan called him. I don't know if that was the FA or an attempt.

I seem to remember Greg Child describing an ascent. Like certain other Cascades routes, it may be that no two parties do it the same.

It seems likely that the name comes from the 1988 Vincent Ward film, The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Nov 10, 2014 - 01:21pm PT
It seems likely that the name comes from the 1988 Vincent Ward film, The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

I thought it came from the job description of the guy who flew the plane into the mountain, personally
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