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If marmots ever bore you ...

Postby Rarefied » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:42 pm

So you say marmots no longer intimidate you. Well, you can up your game with this from today's WSJ:

"... you could do worse than to visit Ethiopia's Simien Mountains. .... a 37-mile-long basalt escarpment staggered between altitudes of 10,000 and 15,000 feet. The area is populated by supersize plants, boisterous monkey armies 500-strong ..."

"... but nothing prepares you for their numbers ... and this group lived up to its billing and quickly grew. Soon I was standing in mute astonishment as a chattering mob of 200 or so monkeys headed toward us. The alpha males, sporting leonine incisors and rock-star manes ..."

Fortunately, going by the author's subsequent commentary, they sound like they are actually pretty benign. Still, it's probably not a place where you would want to take your dog. (Oh, Oh! Now I've done it! :lol: )

The full article is here:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203922804578080962504573982.html?KEYWORDS=simiens

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Re: If marmots ever bore you ...

Postby Shawnee Bob » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:45 pm

It begs the question: Has anyone ever tried to punt a monkey?

Have you ever wanted to punt a monkey?

Is there a thread on 14ers.com about monkey punting?

And what routes are appropriate for monkeys?
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Re: If marmots ever bore you ...

Postby cheeseburglar » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:38 pm

When you go to Nepal to climb in the Himalaya, you go through Katmandu.
Make sure you go to the monkey temple. A Buddhist temple, of course.
Monkeys everywhere! The place is amazing. The monkeys are hilarious. Lots of stairs to walk up.
Although you aren't supposed to pet the monkeys.
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Re: If marmots ever bore you ...

Postby Kiefer » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:45 pm

LEMURS!!!!
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