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couchmaster

climber
pdx
Mar 10, 2013 - 09:40am PT
Haha JohnKelly, I saw your first photo and thought...wow, that looks like a serious natural funnel hope that the rocks are frozen in solid and before the thought had finished scrolled into your next shots.....

Great photo sequence.



Looks like the definition of what "ButtHurt" is. You can't really tell how hard the snow is. It doesn't look like the gopro fella did any end over end cartwheels. Probably means it wasn't as steep as the camera lets on, as bad as that was, if he'd come off higher up it looks like it would have been much much worse. Dayam.

Buddy at work was showing me one of 2 guys who'd climbed to the top of a steep Mountain to ski off it, one dude appears to fall off before he can get his skiis set and the ensuring tumble misses the couilar it looks like they'd been thinking of, flies down a rocky headwall and really looks bad. But the guy is setting up at the end of it.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 10, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Gotsta have priorities.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
Don't let the wankers give you a bad impression of ice climbers. It's not like we are all gumbys falling off easy climbs...

Here are some first class wankers ignoring common sense and belaying in the bomb zone of a totally baked out climb. this climb was in full sun most of the day. a huge part of the climb fell down while this guy was leading and 20 min later everyone is still standing under the chopping block and the leader is still climbing the unsafe route....
Darwin awards on Chia.. Belayers in the bomb zone
Darwin awards on Chia.. Belayers in the bomb zone
Credit: tradmanclimbs
the circled area fell out about 20 min before this photo was taken. th...
the circled area fell out about 20 min before this photo was taken. the leader continued up the climb....
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
^^^^ Doods were desperate seeing as how the entry period for the Darwin Awards
was about to close.
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
According the article I read, he broke an ankle. -Not fun to watch.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 11, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
Any of you guys read Joe Simpsons book? seriously, britts should not be allowed to own ice climbing equiptment.. It's dangerous stuff.....
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Mar 11, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
How far did he go?
Will_P

Trad climber
Melbourne, Victoria
Mar 11, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Gee you must be a real hardman, Tradman. Tell us more about your stoic nature while slagging off others. I think you've read too many of Tami's alpine cartoons and treid to model yourself on them.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 11, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
the britt thing is a joke. Read Joe Simpsons books. he fell off of almost everything he climbed.. read Hammish McGuiness book Call Out. There seems to be an ungodly number of rescues over in scotland. Many of them Britts. Both the victims and the SAR teams seem to be blind drunk in many of them...
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
d00d is famous now... vid clip just made the CBS evening news.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Mar 11, 2013 - 11:49pm PT
That video is amazing actually and it should be like required viewing for any alpine 101 class, huh?

DMT
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:57am PT
d00d is famous now... vid clip just made the CBS evening news.

Wow I didn't know they had a stupid human tricks segment.
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Mar 12, 2013 - 04:30am PT
Tradman is sooooo right, we Brits are all crap.

Another primo example!:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67896

We clearly just shouldn't be let out without supervision.

Steve
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Mar 12, 2013 - 06:43am PT
One of my best partners is a Britt and way better climber than myself yet seems to attract johnny law, avalanches, Failed bolts W/groundfall, post climbing auto wrecks and fires w/ dubious circumstances ;)
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mar 12, 2013 - 07:09am PT
And Brit food sucks schweaty ballz.


Damn, it's been a long time since we bashed those fookin' Royals. F*#k you! This is our country now! And take back your goddamned tea.


What has Joe Simpson fallen off of lately? I only have two of his books.

Uh, Blakey, This other Brit you posted a link about actually seems to be competent. That doesn't really support your case there about Brits also sucking. Just pointing that out.
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Mar 12, 2013 - 07:23am PT
^^^^^

That's irony old chap.....

It would be rude of me to suggest that as a nation 'you don't do irony' so for now it's just you ;-)

BTW, Doug Scott fell on a mountain, broke his legs and had to crawl down - he's crap as well.....

Steve
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Mar 12, 2013 - 07:28am PT
I'm on a roll now....... Shackleton - What a wanker!.....

Steve
Enty

Trad climber
Mar 12, 2013 - 08:14am PT
Hey Blakey - if you want to know the true definition of wanker:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyyE7RoGRsc

E
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Mar 12, 2013 - 08:18am PT
Hi Craig,

I'm guessing that's not so work safe so I'll check it out tonight.....

Steve
Norwegian

Trad climber
the tip of god's middle finger
Mar 12, 2013 - 08:33am PT
this tradman punk
is quite the pompous asse.

its entertaining though to
watch him stroke his swollen ego
in front of god and everyone,

pitching us always sweet, always (copyrighted)
glossies of his ever-valiant,
and supremely first-rate mountain escapades.

you, tradman own the mountain home,
sittin on your self-annoited thrown.

we wankers are just bumblin around
trying to keep pace with you 'trend setters,'
throwing our heads right in the path of ice-fall.

not tradman, no.
he can go all zen whenever and
just disappear hisself
with cool and calm control.
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