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« Reply #125 on: April 14, 2005, 10:45:25 am »

That sort of stuff's scary. I once sat in a valley off Glencoe in a sudden thaw and watched half a dozen gullies avalanche one after the other. Not the time to be caught in one!
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« Reply #126 on: April 14, 2005, 03:01:01 pm »

My scariest experience up there was the first time I went in winter, I set out for a walk and ended up hepling to carry down my first dead body, a walker who was going along the edge of the cornice in a near whiteout (!!!!!!!!!). The inevitable happened, she fell through, went almost 1000 feet down the mountainside, and died as we were carrying her down to cloudbase to meet the helicopter. Not nice at all, she was screaming all the way till she died.
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« Reply #127 on: April 14, 2005, 03:12:43 pm »

Hi Robert,
How long were you up here for? Did you do voluntary work with the Mountain Rescue?

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« Reply #128 on: April 14, 2005, 11:58:21 pm »

I was around most winters in the latter half of the '70's, and got involved with all sorts of stuff.
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« Reply #129 on: April 15, 2005, 09:51:19 am »

Same era as me. Fort William was my home from home throughout the seventies and early eighties. I always brought in the New Year there.

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« Reply #130 on: April 15, 2005, 02:38:38 pm »

I used to live down south and just go up when I could get away, unfortunately. I'd have given a lot to live at Fort Bill or anywhere up there.
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« Reply #131 on: April 17, 2005, 07:45:37 pm »

The moment you have all not been waiting for, an up to date pic of me. Tongue Dressed as an 11th century Byzantine soldier, sans armour.
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« Reply #132 on: April 17, 2005, 07:52:21 pm »

LB, you continue to terrorize me!

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« Reply #133 on: April 22, 2005, 07:21:00 am »

here`s me a couple of mths ago Smiley
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« Reply #134 on: April 23, 2005, 02:41:47 pm »

Ok let's face facts, here I am... After giving up hoping that I'll get a good pic of mine within a decent amount of time I made one myself; this is about correct, makes me neither uglier nor better-looking than I really am. 39 years, 180 cm, 90 kg. Note the Roma beside my neck Smiley.

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« Reply #135 on: May 04, 2005, 03:17:05 pm »

Here is my 2 month old son Marko,named after Marcus Aurelius.
I dont want to be catch for my coin hunting here,thats why i cant display my pic.
Happily,police here is not to much intelligent,really they dont have intelligent at all.Ha ha
Stupid law,I cant hunt coins in field it is better to be destroyed by tractors and chemical in the field.
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« Reply #136 on: May 04, 2005, 03:34:16 pm »

Congratulations! Your son already has a very determined look on his face, like a great leader to be. And Marcus Aurelius is certainly a good idol to follow.
Actually, one of the very few occasions that I got into real trouble with my wife was when I wanted to name our second son Marcus Aurelius. (You can write Marcus or Markus in German, neither is unusual.) But my wife wouldn't have it because she feared that he might attract too much attention with this name. So now, he's named Markus Alexander. And he's such a wonderful boy, would surely bring no shame to the name of Marcus Aurelius! And neither will your little Marko!

M.A. rules!

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« Reply #137 on: May 05, 2005, 05:41:35 am »

Thank You Rupert
I wish You and Your family long and happy life.
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« Reply #138 on: May 05, 2005, 06:58:03 am »

speaking of avalanches, here are two shots containing marks.  When we arrived it was snowing over the hard and old snow layer, so next day in the sun it kept going down every 5 minutes or so...

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« Reply #139 on: May 20, 2005, 05:06:22 pm »

Ave!

Well, here's something you don't do every day...hand-feeding stingrays.  Cool

Just back from Grand Turk Island, BWI. These pix were taken on the tiny island of Gibb's Caye where the stingrays come in every afternoon to get some easy dinner.  Below is a big Atlantic Ray (3.5 feet tip-to-tip and about 75 pounds) coming right at you!  Shocked

Below is me, feeding the rays in about one foot of water. Swimming with them was another story.... Roll Eyes

Lot's of fun!

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« Reply #140 on: May 20, 2005, 05:08:17 pm »

Welcome back, Kevin! Hope you had a great time.

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« Reply #141 on: May 20, 2005, 05:36:57 pm »

Ava Says "Welcome Back Mayadigger!"

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« Reply #142 on: May 20, 2005, 08:08:10 pm »

wow kevin! on my april vacation, i went to stingray city in the grand cayman islands... stingrays up to about 5 feet long!  u know i was white going into the water, lol. but once i touched my first one and just glided by, brushing against me, i was fine.  the feeding scared me though!  the thing was a vacuum, and almost sucked my hand right in with the squid!  also, when are you new uncleaneds going to be put up? and is the price still $1.85? Wink


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« Reply #143 on: May 20, 2005, 11:58:09 pm »

In the early 90's, before my daughter was born, I got a chance to SCUBA drive with Manta Rays in the German Channel at Yap.   I also enjoyed looking at the displays of stone money in several of the different villages we visited.
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« Reply #144 on: May 21, 2005, 03:12:59 pm »

Ave!

Hi Guns! Ava's a real cute kid, my friend; you must have been holding your mouth just right!  Wink

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In the early 90's, before my daughter was born, I got a chance to SCUBA drive with Manta Rays in the German Channel at Yap.   I also enjoyed looking at the displays of stone money in several of the different villages we visited. 

Howard, funny you should mention it. Sheri and I are off to Micronesia in November to scuba dive with the Mantas on Yap and hang with the sharks on Palau. Too Cool!

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wow kevin! on my april vacation, i went to stingray city in the grand cayman islands... stingrays up to about 5 feet long!  u know i was white going into the water, lol. but once i touched my first one and just glided by, brushing against me, i was fine.  the feeding scared me though!  the thing was a vacuum, and almost sucked my hand right in with the squid!  also, when are you new uncleaneds going to be put up? and is the price still $1.85?


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Andy, you're lucky you kept your fingers OUT of their mouths. Those suckers have real crushers!

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« Reply #145 on: May 21, 2005, 03:43:47 pm »

Hi Mayadigger,

I live in Micronesia, so I have been to most of the different areas.  Can't say I have been to most of the islands, since there are thousands of them.

I have been to Palau (the wall dives are great!), Yap, Truk (didn't like the people, but great diving), Majuro (in the Marshall Islands), Pohnopei and Kosrae.  I have also been on all the settled islands in the Mariana Islands and one of the active volcanic islands up north (Pagan).

If any one makes it out to Tinian, I will be happy to show you around, except during June or July.  We are in California during that time.  By the way, there is a big sixtieth anniversary of the atomic bomb dropping happening here in August.  Four of the crewmembers, including Tibbits, of the Enola Gay will be here.
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« Reply #146 on: May 23, 2005, 01:21:37 pm »

Seeing all the Mountain pictures posted on this link makes me feel at home and has inspired me to post some of my own.I will give a brief decription of the pics from left to right.

1.That's me (in red circle) belaying the last pitch of the arduous 4000 ft ice and rock west face of Huanya Potosi alt.20,000+ ft.This was done in one 26 hour continuous push.Pic taken by an associate meeting up with us for much needed supplies and assistance.
2.Climbing 150ft wall of "plastic"(perfect climbing) ice on a glacier above base camp.
3.Me "zenning" out at a base camp before ascending what turned out to be an epic ascent during hurricane force winds of a 21,000ft peak in Bolivia.

The next set of pictures is why I became semi-retired from Mountain guiding and other extreme adventures.With another reason on the way in Nov.
 
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« Reply #147 on: May 23, 2005, 01:35:58 pm »

I never got that far afield, but I used to do plenty on Scottish ice some years ago.
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« Reply #148 on: May 23, 2005, 07:09:45 pm »

Aaaah Scottish ice ---some of the worst ice for climbing ---lots of rime ice, little or no pro and nasty weather.When do we leave Cheesy
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« Reply #149 on: May 24, 2005, 10:53:45 am »

    I thought Scottish ice was best in a double malt?
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