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Dudes with the keg on Princeton

Postby semitrueskerm » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:18 pm

Just wondering if the dudes carrying up the keg Egyptian style made it to the summit...and back down safely today.
Also curious if they were able to kill the keg on top and if it was still cold...

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Re: Dudes with the keg on Princeton

Postby GreenHorn » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:26 pm

This smells of Crossfitter.
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Re: Dudes with the keg on Princeton

Postby crossfitter » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:11 pm

Negative, ghostrider. I only smell of beer after a late night of excess, much to the chagrin of my climbing partners. I am curious however what it means to carry a keg Egyptian style. Perhaps I should start a club for card-carrying keg-carriers, or at the very least a secret society of mountain drunkards.
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Re: Dudes with the keg on Princeton

Postby djkest » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:22 pm

Sounds like an epic endeavor. Hope it turned it turned out awesome. (in to see the details!)
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Re: Dudes with the keg on Princeton

Postby semitrueskerm » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:35 am

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Re: Dudes with the keg on Princeton

Postby mike_kadow » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:37 am

How long does it take for a keg to settle and if altitude has anything to do with it?

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Re: Dudes with the keg on Princeton

Postby semitrueskerm » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:40 am

This is what the dudes had left to climb when I was descending.
They had already made it up to 13,100 FEET.

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However, it was 10:30 AM and they were moving at snails pace, and I know the monsoon clouds where moving in...
That's why I wonder how if they made it. I'd also think a keg is a pretty good lightning conductor. That was my concern.
None the less, an impressive effort.

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Re: Dudes with the keg on Princeton

Postby crossfitter » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:42 am

mike_kadow wrote:How long does it take for a keg to settle and if altitude has anything to do with it?


It's not a problem once you bleed the tap, which takes about a full minute due to the pressure build up.
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Re: Dudes with the keg on Princeton

Postby Dex » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:03 am

semitrueskerm wrote:Just wondering if the dudes carrying up the keg Egyptian style made it to the summit...and back down safely today.
Also curious if they were able to kill the keg on top and if it was still cold...


Come on tell us more ... did you ask them how they got the idea to do it?

Were they doing it for a charity event?
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Re: Dudes with the keg on Princeton

Postby semitrueskerm » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:11 am

I was told it was a Bachelor Party. One of the guys got engaged on the summit of Princeton, and this was how they were celebrating his Bachelor Party... They said they tried to hire strippers to come along...but none wanted to climb...

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Re: Dudes with the keg on Princeton

Postby Pocket Stevo » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:13 am

Seriously?!?....Doesn't anyone else see this as an issue with this? Is this really condoned in our sacred mountains? I can see the headlines..."3 drunk guys killed in lightning storm on Mt. "whatever"" Would it then be a tragedy?....or could we laugh at them and give them a Darwin Award?

Kinda surprised I'm the first in this thread to bring it up....

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Re: Dudes with the keg on Princeton

Postby harrise » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:16 am

You didn't tell us what you're wearing so I can decide whether your geared up properly to listen to.

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