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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 25, 2012 - 10:39am PT
What up Adam? It's me Mike Cowper! Ain't hiding nuthin. I've met quite a few people at the crag who ID'd me and the first thing they say is, "Thanks for your thread!". It usually goes pretty well after that.

I just try and be nice and reasonable like I am in real life and if I do get out of line, then apologize for my actions. Pretty simple really. I've also learned that's its a lot easier to get through to people with reason then yelling at them and calling them names...

I'm not afraid to use my real name but I try not to post anything that could get me in trouble, the credibility I gain is well worth it in my opinion. Big Mike is actually a long time nickname and a lot of people around town know me strictly as that.

Time for a few pics,


Shamelessly hangdogging on BigDaddy overhang

Luke Cormier photo

Crushing some top rope ice tower

Sandra Topolay photo


Trying to send the buttress crux again

Nina Hagen photo


Sending 5.9 in the alpenglow

Kyle Koroll photo
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 25, 2012 - 10:41am PT
Dude you stand out in any crowd

I'm not afraid to use my real name but I try not to post anything that could get me in trouble,


And this is the precise nut of the problem. For instance, have you wondered at all at the almost complete lack of vocal opposition to heliskiing in garibaldi park? If you rationally walk through the issue the argument to kick out the powerful local employer wins the day.

Yet......?


No one wants to risk their employment.

period.

As I said, that is a legitimate concern, but it comes at a cost.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 25, 2012 - 10:50am PT
You not knowing someone isn't an indicator of someone being anonymous.--Khanom

You live less than thrity miles from me. We will be meeting personally shortly, I can almost guarantee. It's a small, small, small, tiny little world, after all. It would take me less than a half day to find you in Greeley Hill, unless you invite me up by p.m. I'd be delighted to make a friend there.

Burchey

Mountain climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 25, 2012 - 10:58am PT
With regard to the employment - I'm woefully far from retirement, and yet I wouldn't mind for a moment if my boss saw what I wrote on Supertopo. Maybe more WHEN I wrote it, but not the content.

I think that's part of the problem, maybe why so much garbage pops up online - if you wrote like your boss/mom was reading, it would be more productive.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:02am PT
Burchey - yeah. Thats the other cost of anonymity is the potential for no responsibility.

Interesting question all around.

My kids are up finally - catch you on the flip side
Burchey

Mountain climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 25, 2012 - 11:10am PT
Big Mike, sweet Tower o' ice. What's the story on that?

Rumor has it a guy on Mt. Baldy north of here turns a sprayer hose on a huge tree on his property - runs laps on it all winter.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:20am PT

Dude you stand out in any crowd


This is actually very true. I am the meeting point for all my friends for outdoor concerts.. ;)

Do you remember when pennywise played whistler on the first wssf? The stage was up on the hill on a slant? I was in every picture from that show, the big tall guy towering over everyone else in the mosh pit. There was also a Kokanee commercial filmed of it as well where I was clearly visible. As a result of my stature I get a little less privacy anyways..



I'm not afraid to use my real name but I try not to post anything that could get me in trouble,

I meant this more in a legal sense than a political sense.


And this is the precise nut of the problem. For instance, have you wondered at all at the almost complete lack of vocal opposition to heliskiing in garibaldi park? If you rationally walk through the issue the argument to kick out the powerful local employer wins the day.


Problem is the powers that be won't let that happen until the hut system goes in. When that happens there will be too much bad pr to let the helos keep operating back there. Wb owns this town and WH so they get carte blanche even if we do raise a stink about it.

Tell you what I'm gonna do though, because the whole thing is so bs. They are taking sledding terrain away so helos don't have to deal with us. That's bs. There is a limit on the type of terrain sleds can access. It has to be near a logging road, and mellow enough to allow us to climb up the slopes. "Mellow" is a relative term these days but helos can go anywhere and ski tourers already have half the valley set aside for them as park plus the Duffey.

So I'm gonna write a letter stating that if the are going to consider Heli skiing to be non-motorized because the Heli is only used as a means of transport, then snowmobile skiing should also be considered non motorized and they should allow us to access to the park for transportation purposes.. ;)

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:25am PT
The only reason I know who Toker Villian is is because someone let the cat out of the bag.

Wrong again, "Bruce".

I "let the cat out of the bag" from the getgo when Werner challenged me on the Sheriff Lobo thread.




Anonymous posters on a climber's forum, a culture that admires boldness, are bottom rung tossers, coward.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:30am PT


It's at the big white ski resort, it's built with four huge logs and a bunch of 4x8s with some pipes coming out the top. Something to do at night other than get wasted.. ;)
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:34am PT


^^^

That thing is COOL!!!... (No pun intended!!!)...

Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:38am PT
False alarm. Ones in the shower now for the usual hot water tank draining 45 minutes.

Wrong again, "Bruce".

Damn. How'd you know that isn't my real name? I'll have to start using Donini again

Anonymous posters on a climbing forum, a culture that admires boldness, are bottom rung tossers, coward.

I really don't think its being cowardly to be anonymous. How about those "Anonymous" guys?
Hell I don't even know who half the Canadians are who post here and i bet they prefer it that way.
Like Burchey says if you remain civil whats the problem anyway? It's far better to have a liscence to say what you really think than be guarded. Civil and repressed are two different things.

This is hardly just a climbing forum, in case you hadn't noticed so far anyway.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 25, 2012 - 11:42am PT
Locker, thats what you get when Cerro Torre mates with a blue buttplug.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 25, 2012 - 12:05pm PT
Taco? There is a Taco bus just down the street. Must be some other dweeb named Wayno. Do I look like cheese or something?
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 25, 2012 - 12:17pm PT
That thing is COOL!!!

+1
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 25, 2012 - 01:42pm PT
No sh#t dude, you're about three fries and a happy meal short of Heath Ledger's Joker. I'm going to have bad dreams tonight, I just know it. Until things change I blame Hartouni.

what?!

hey, I use my own name and it ends up being very strange sometimes when strangers come up to me... but it's part of the posting thing, and keeps me from posting crap you wouldn't want you Mom to know you'd written... which is a good think IMHO...


bvb is another unmistakable character out in the world... if he had Tarbuster's wardrobe you'd be thinking of the Panama Red cartoon character on that NRPS album cover...
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Dec 25, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
it ends up being very strange sometimes when strangers come up to me...

I was one of those strangers once. :)
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 25, 2012 - 02:18pm PT
yes indeed, but I figured it out pretty quickly...
...and while strange I don't dislike it (otherwise I'd stop posting and go away, which might be welcome for some)

my takeaway thoughts from meeting Vitaliy M. at PGSV were: 1) he's taller than I thought and 2) I should change my avatar picture to one where I'm not smiling (I wasn't that day)...
MH2

climber
Dec 25, 2012 - 02:37pm PT
I hope he doesn't visit the taco and find out.


Ha ha! The real world and the Taco are completely separate, except for Big Mike who straddles the divide like the Colossus of Rhodes.
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Dec 25, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
Big Mike...

You have both my admiration and respect.

:)AFS
WBraun

climber
Dec 25, 2012 - 03:41pm PT
I've never been discovered yet.

I have been very successful.

No one knows who I am ......
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