edit: fixed the link to open in the post. (thanks for the tip tallgrass)
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"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat." (Theodore Roosevelt)
"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit." (Edward Abbey)
I'll be damned if I feel like I will ever know anything, but if we don't keep moving on that last hill, we'll never know what's on the other side. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The rain and thunder, the wind and haze are bound for better days. My life, my dream. Nothin's gonna stop me now. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - What are you insinuating? Do you think I'm Ranger? Because if you do than you are dead wrong. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sarcasm or not, it's not even funny to post something like this. Not at this time. Reported. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
rage-quit mountaineer wrote:I give up. Bill, just delete my account.
Okay - not a film but how about a TV series? This thread sparked a memory of one or two MacGyver episodes, but what I wanted to mention was this:
Maybe 15 years ago there was a short-lived series about a guide/rescue/climbing type family. The Dad of course was very much a mountain bada$$ type, the two late teens/early twenties sons were following in his footsteps and Mom stayed home to worry about them. And i think there was a sister who of course could do anything the brothers could do and maybe better.
Anyone remember that one? A little fuzzy now on the details but at the time I thought it was a pretty cool show.
"You know I've always loved you...and you know I always will." Third Day
I saw someone mention Roger Moore which reminded me of Escape to Athena (1979, Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven). Though plot involves robbing a monastery on fictive Mount Athena, it was actually filmed in sea-level Rhodes, Greece (same city used for Guns of Navarone). Has my favorite motorcycle chase scene due to pulling top notch stunts without CGI in claustrophobic no-room-for-error alleys using a sidecar -- an asymmetrical vehicle which can be diabolical to pilot in its own right (read: very easy to bite it).
TIP: for any who haven't figured out the YouTube trick, click on "YouTubeVideo" (not "URL") when composing then paste the string of characters after the = from the URL to get the viewer to appear in your post. Maybe Bill mentioned it somewhere, but I had to deduce it myself.
Not sure if I'll do more 14ers. The trip reports are too tiring.
I saw 'The Summit", a docudrama about the 2008 K2 disaster at the Boulder film festival last week. It was interviews with some of the survivors, intermixed with trip footage and simulations of what [img]might[/img] have happened on that fateful trip. It gave me some visual insights into the dificulties with K2.
I know that when there's rockfall, it's because Saruman is chanting somewhere...
"Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us." ― Robert Macfarlane