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Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 7, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
^^^
Well said.

Had to be something that fired up a whole town of folks...
pat

Trad climber
estes park
Jan 7, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
http://centropobladochaca.blogspot.mx/

If this was the village in question - 450 people population. 30 people is a mob. The village is the one Pallca on the list.
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Jan 7, 2013 - 01:25pm PT
5 gallon gas can and 5 gallons of gas = $120

Is it really that expensive????


Anyhoo... I don't travel in third world countries without a native guide. They know what to avoid, who to avoid, and who to pay off. I traveled in Morocco. It's dangerous x10 because I was not only an infidel, but also a woman. Because of my guide, I didn't have problems. I swear without him all hell would have broken loose.

AFS
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jan 7, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
Very cool camper. I want one.
canyoncat

Social climber
SoCal
Jan 7, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
All I have to say is that I'm feeling like a real luddite with my 2012 $450 laptop from Best Buy.

Admittedly it does everything I need a laptop to do, word processing, excel, net surfing, email, etc., but it must be missing some major kick ass features for the other $4,500.00, no?

Hell, I didn't even know anyone made a $5K laptop besides the nuclear hardened Mil-Spec Seal team specials???
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Jan 7, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
Sometimes you got to suck it up, go home and call it a day. I was in a bad car accident. No one paid my ticket home, my medical bills, etc. It sucked but that's part of life. I still have a shoulder that doesn't work right and a few traumatic memories of the person that died and hard memories of a person that was badly injured but hey... I'm alive and that really is good enough. I chose to get in that car, I chose that risk and the life afterwards is all mine. No one needs to pay for it, for the damages of my stuff. (I cracked the motherboard to my computer, my prescription glasses, a camera, etc.) Life happens.

AFS
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Jan 7, 2013 - 01:57pm PT
Crossing the dusty border from Kenya into Tanzania over a decade ago in a DHL package/shuttle van we were stopped and borded by three "soldiers" with ratty looking clothes and even more ratty looking AK's. One didn't even have a magazine in it.

They were smiling though and were checking "papers" and wanted money for processing. The amount was not discussed. I gave them the equiv. of $20.00 US, a good sum of money.

One much older woman(a white kenyan I believe) sitting towards the front refused to pay them anything and started to bitch and moan loudly. The soldier at the front of the van closed the door and racked the bolt on his AK. Their fingers were ALWAYS on the triggers. He was not smiling anymore.

Looking around the van there was nothing but more dishelved armed guys in various old army fatigues. We could have all disappeared in an instant.

A German couple sitting right behind the bitching woman jumped up to pay for her. She then refused and paid herself.

The three men smiled again and left.

There are stupid, desperate, and violent people everywhere on Earth, in every country.

Who knows what really happened. We probably never will. The Peru story reeks of bullshite but some parts might be true.

I just can't figure out who would fall for it and actually give $$$... That's amazing. Aside from help with plane tickets back home/passports/etc... who would ever actually ask strangers to replace their crap?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 7, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
So, you 'climbers' have made 40 posts to this stoopid thread in the time
there have been 2 responses to the FA of El Pilar del Sol Naciente
thread.
I will refrain from making a derogatory comment as it would be superfluous.
Anastasia

climber
InLOVEwithAris.
Jan 7, 2013 - 02:04pm PT
Maybe it's just me but hey... When I travel, I travel with things I can lose, things that if they gets stolen I'll be alright, etc. I never travel with stuff that would hurt me in the long run if it disappears.

Even when I went to Greece to see relatives... I did not bring my computer, or iPhone. I did not bring my wedding ring. I did bring an expensive camera but with the knowledge that if it goes, life will continue. That it was worth the risk to catch the memories. Now that we bought an iPad. I'll travel with it since replacing it is reasonable compared to the MacBook. Plus I have a ipad shuffle for the same reason. Tunes at low cost. If stolen, no worries. Plus being smaller, easier to hide, keep safe.

AFS
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 7, 2013 - 02:06pm PT
there have been 2 responses to the FA of El Pilar del Sol Naciente


could you please be a bit more accountable and transparent.

What exactly is a "FA" ?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 7, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
Why would someone respond to a thread that is merely a link to an off-site TR?

DMT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 7, 2013 - 02:08pm PT
Sorry, Bruce, my bad. In this case it would be FOOKING AWESOME FIRST ASCENT!!! (They didn't use the coefficient of awesomeness)

edit - gud point DMT. It would seem be out of character to acknowledge incredible climbing here.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 7, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
Why would someone respond to a thread that is merely a link to an off-site TR?

I too dislike TRs that are simply links to somewhere else. It's not that their trip, or ascent wasn't amazing, it's that they're not interested in participating personally here. I'd rather post to Jefe's boulder/dog thread, or some n00b's first 5.7 multi-pitch.

I will take a look at their gig though. For YOU Reilly, not for them....
Alexey

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jan 7, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC

Jan 7, 2013 - 10:03am PT
Pat c. I know who you are...
The more and more OP posting here he looks like he belong to Truck Camper's forum.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 7, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
"Very cool camper. I want one."

I don't know how you think you can get it to fit onto your bike.....







Speaking of, anyone here seen or used the Cricket campers?

oh, Crowdit seems stalled.


Current Amount:
$4,780.90

Are all youse guys just sending the money to the other, unaccountable money place on Facebook?
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Jan 7, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
The other Hella light is wired to a switch in the camper. It is super useful to see what that bump in the night is. We feel far safer leaving the camper for midnight pee sessions with this super bright Hella light

Hmmm, knott exactly low profile...

With $5000 being spent on a laptop (as opposed to say, implants and crowns for allegedly missing teeth),
may I suggest something like this as an upgraded Adventure Americas vehicle, complete with escort?

Ain't nothin' gonna stop THIS adventure. Buy us a taco or a tank!
Ain't nothin' gonna stop THIS adventure. Buy us a taco or a tank!
Credit: Hardman Knott

With the ability to raise cash at the rate of over $20,000 in a mere few days, cost should be no problem,
knott to mention the luxury of continuing the adventure for several more months as originally planned...
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 7, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
Then onto Argentina with the green beret buddies in the Hummer for another ass whoopin and fund raisin' Whoop! Whoop! Round 2, ding.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 7, 2013 - 04:42pm PT

I have a great idea...

Everybody just start sending me a bunch of money...

I don't need it yet...

But no doubt I will sometime in the future...

THANKS!!!...



EDITED:

We can call it my Pre Fundraiser, Fundraiser...

Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 7, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
Hey Locker - I can come over and beat your ass to make it legit. Haha! :)
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 7, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
Why would someone respond to a thread that is merely a link to an off-site TR?

The OP was merely a link to an off-site ...trip report!
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