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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby SummitKathy » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:15 pm

Hiking makes you hungry for just about anything. Here's Sean snacking on Conundrum. Not exactly a photo you brag about.
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby harrise » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:16 pm

Even has dogs in it!
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby ajkagy » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:27 pm

2008 Quandary Early March ski descent, near 0 degrees, camera almost frozen...also my first year on skis, I'm a fast learner :)
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby bergsteigen » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:34 pm

I learned a hard lesson on a winter trip up Triangle Peak in Alaska: camera shutters freeze when the temps drop to -20F
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby Tornadoman » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:35 pm

SilverLynx wrote:Proof that I am sometimes fully clothed...

First one is from Torreys last November. Second one is from Sherman this past May.


The Torreys summit shot is awesome! The mountains look great in that shot with the nice bright white snow!

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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby TheOtherIndian » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:36 pm

bergsteigen wrote:I learned a hard lesson on a winter trip up Triangle Peak in Alaska: camera shutters freeze when the temps drop to -20F


I didnt know about this. But isnt it due moisture freezing? Maybe a ziplock bag will help?
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby SilverLynx » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:40 pm

TheOtherIndian wrote:
bergsteigen wrote:I learned a hard lesson on a winter trip up Triangle Peak in Alaska: camera shutters freeze when the temps drop to -20F


I didnt know about this. But isnt it due moisture freezing? Maybe a ziplock bag will help?

I have the same problem. It gets too cold and the camera just taps out on me. I don't think they are designed to work at those temperatures. I've always wondered if they sell cameras that are... ??? Keeping the moisture off of it does seem to help but that's almost impossible when the wind is blowing snow and you have to take it out of the bag for a pic. I'd like a solution to this too. Bought a clear plastic cover for my camera but the cold made it turn brittle and crack! :(
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby James Dziezynski » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:41 pm

Hike Humboldt in mid November he said. Won't be windy he said. Mystic the border collie is NOT impressed with our summit shot (and I have peanut butter on my face that looks like acne pox marks).

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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby bergsteigen » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:41 pm

TheOtherIndian wrote:
bergsteigen wrote:I learned a hard lesson on a winter trip up Triangle Peak in Alaska: camera shutters freeze when the temps drop to -20F


I didnt know about this. But isnt it due moisture freezing? Maybe a ziplock bag will help?


Maybe it was the moisture. But I no longer run around with a point and shoot film camera! That photo was from March 2003. Still it sucked to get home from the trip, send off the film, and get this back! Thankfully I took one of those fancy new digital 1MP cameras as a back-up!
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby SeracZack » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:42 pm

They have pictures from the top of Everest...

Pretty cold up there I imagine.
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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby marie123 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:59 pm

Ha, this is an awesome idea for a forum topic! We are always so focused on sifting through to find the best shots possible, this is a great change! I will have to sift through the dusty collection of bad photos and find a few of the worst!

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Re: Your WORST summit photos?

Postby jrbren_vt » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:14 pm

After summitkathy's photo, this thread is over. I got nothing after that.

I wanted to post to add that some of these "worst photos" are pretty cool IMHO.

Photos by Dancesatmoonrise (I think) with captions:
Longs Peak, North Face, March 2, 2011. No summit... and
Ken on a snowy North Massive summit, February 22, 2011.


have an artistic quality to them.

I like B[3]'s
Our summit photos from this trip don't do the day justice. This photo gives a good perspective of our trip to Culebra (boy were the views worth the money :lol: ).

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