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A tale of Pyramid Peak

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A tale of Pyramid Peak

Postby Yog » Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:26 am

Hi everyone, I wanted to share a "video" of Pyramid Peak that I made in the fall of 2005. I love this mountain so much that I climbed it twice and will probably climb it again. Anyway, here is the link. Let it load a wee bit before you play it to avoid choppiness. If it doesn't work, let me know? Thanks!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_oL65u1WUk
. . .Now, after the hours of torment . . . I have nothing more to do than breathe . . .I am nothing more than a single, narrow, gasping lung, floating over the mists and the summits.
-Reinhold Messner

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Postby kingof14ers » Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:40 am

I've always wanted to put together something like that. What software did you use? I the multilayered scrolling text.

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Postby Yog » Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:45 pm

I just used Windows Movie Maker, comes standard with Win XP. I have made 2 movies since then, each one getting better. There is some cool things you can do with it. Did it run ok for you?
. . .Now, after the hours of torment . . . I have nothing more to do than breathe . . .I am nothing more than a single, narrow, gasping lung, floating over the mists and the summits.
-Reinhold Messner

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Awsome

Postby EastCoastClimber » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:44 pm

Very Cool, like the music, where did you find it? :D

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Postby Lhotse » Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:24 pm

Like the video, very well done. Pyramid is one of my favorites as well. Was chased off by a storm the first time I tried and was a beautiful day and summited the second time.

Postby lordhelmut » Sat Jun 10, 2006 6:49 pm

that mountain is sick, great video, i cant wait to clinb the northwest face.

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Postby Tommy Dorr » Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:03 pm

That was absolutley amazing! =D>

One of the best prensentations that I've ever seen!

I wish somebody would do that with all of the burly ones.

Thank You Mark for sharing that with us.
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"When the Power of Love overcomes the Love for Power, then the world will Know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

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:)

Postby Lyssah » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:16 pm

:)
Last edited by Lyssah on Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:21 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Great Video!

Postby Lyssah » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:20 pm

Amazing video!! My roomate and I were just on the West Maroon Creek Trail last weekend, and we were both thinking how intriguing Pyramid looks from that location. Can't wait to climb it, thanks for the detailed route analysis!! :D

Here is a link to more Pyramid pics (albeit not as up close and personal)
http://http://imageevent.com/lyssah/maroonbells

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Postby Yog » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:21 pm

Thanks for the great comments everyone, that means a lot to me! :D Lyssah, I cannot get your link to work....repost it please?
. . .Now, after the hours of torment . . . I have nothing more to do than breathe . . .I am nothing more than a single, narrow, gasping lung, floating over the mists and the summits.
-Reinhold Messner

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Oops!

Postby Lyssah » Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:31 pm

Oops! {grin} Lets try this again.

http://imageevent.com/lyssah/maroonbells

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Postby Hiking Mike » Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:01 pm

Hi Mark,
Very nice. I especially liked the portentous kind of feel that the movie had in the beginning. I make slideshows for all of the backpacking trips that I go on, so I think that I can relate.

I've only made one with the Windows Movie Maker, because my experience was that the transitions are really horrible and pixilated. If you really get into this, there are better programs such as Vegas Video, made by Sonic Foundry. I do projects for school and the slideshows with it, and, in my opinion, it is a very superior program. Don't get me wrong, Movie Maker works too, but if you plan on burning DVDs, there is no comparison.

Your choice in music was pretty sweet. Generally I use Social Distorion or Jack Johnson, or music that fits the way I feel about the trip, which I imagine you did too. Very nice. :D
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To conjure bygone times, and shine them bright anew,
To erase the strain of effort from faces of the past,
And resurrect slight triumphs as glories unsurpassed...

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