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Awesome looking mountain

Postby Scott P » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:11 pm

I always thought that this is one awesome looking mountain:

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I don't know why I posted it, I was just thinking of it lately and it's something really different than Colorado's mountains. Probably beyond my ability, but someday I'd like to climb some of the others beauties in the region.

Any other obscure stuff your mind wanders to?
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Re: Awesome looking mountain

Postby cheeseburglar » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:25 pm

Is this in Asia? Is there a monastery at the top with a stairway to it?
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Re: Awesome looking mountain

Postby MUni Rider » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:44 pm

$10 says it's sacred to the locals and no one is allowed to climb it. #-o
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Re: Awesome looking mountain

Postby cftbq » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:59 pm

Philippines?
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Re: Awesome looking mountain

Postby TravelingMatt » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:03 pm

It's supposed to see a doctor if it's like that for more than four hours.
So pleas'd at first the towering Alps we try,
Mount o'er the vales, and seem to tread the sky,
Th' increasing prospects tire our wand'ring eyes,
Hills peep o'er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!
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Re: Awesome looking mountain

Postby somethingrandom » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:28 pm

TravelingMatt wrote:It's supposed to see a doctor if it's like that for more than four hours.



=D> I was thinking EXACTLY the same thing! I bet the girls would go nuts over this one...
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Re: Awesome looking mountain

Postby ameristrat » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:26 pm

TravelingMatt wrote:It's supposed to see a doctor if it's like that for more than four hours.


I'm glad someone else was thinking this too! HAHA
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Re: Awesome looking mountain

Postby Duffus Kentucky Climber » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:01 am

I'd say it would take balls to climb that one. (shoot me)
It looks like the ridge is just right up there!

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Re: Awesome looking mountain

Postby Scott P » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:14 am

Is this in Asia?


No, this Pico Cão Grande in São Tomé and Principe, which is an island nation just off the coast of Gabon, Africa.

$10 says it's sacred to the locals and no one is allowed to climb it.


I'll take that bet, but you owe me $10. :wink:

It's a difficult climb though, too hard for me, tough the surrounding mountains are also very nice looking. It was first climbed in 1975 (I think) and has seen few ascents.
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Re: Awesome looking mountain

Postby SeracZack » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:57 pm

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Re: Awesome looking mountain

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Re: Awesome looking mountain

Postby mtndude3737 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:22 pm

Scott P wrote:No, this Pico Cão Grande in São Tomé and Principe, which is an island nation just off the coast of Gabon, Africa.


Pico Cão Grande is Portuguese for "Big Dog Peak", possibly paralleling previous posts. Do you suppose you can climb it with the vines and no rope? Do you suppose "Mutt-aneers" can climb it?
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