Our Portable Hot Tub for 14k feet.

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Re: Our Portable Hot Tub for 14k feet.

Post by kansas » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:51 am

So let me get this straight, after 2 months of bragging about your grand plan to haul this sh!tshow to the top of a 14er, and flat out refusing to take helpful advice from others because your engineer friends have it all figured out, the end result is using already melted water at the Kite Lake parking lot? Ummm well done, I guess?

Maybe we should just combine this thread with http://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34702
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Re: Our Portable Hot Tub for 14k feet.

Post by Char7311 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:00 am

Mandy I think it's awesome and most importantly I hope it made for a wonderful birthday!
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Re: Our Portable Hot Tub for 14k feet.

Post by letourneau41 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:02 am

I think this a great as well. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Congrats!
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Re: Our Portable Hot Tub for 14k feet.

Post by Matt Lemke » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:14 am

kansas wrote:So let me get this straight, after 2 months of bragging about your grand plan to haul this sh!tshow to the top of a 14er, and flat out refusing to take helpful advice from others because your engineer friends have it all figured out, the end result is using already melted water at the Kite Lake parking lot? Ummm well done, I guess?

Maybe we should just combine this thread with http://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34702
You really need to take a serious look at yourself and look back at what you just said. Mandy put in a lot of effort here and for you to say that well is just disgusting. So what if they decided to have the party at 12k. Just on case you didn't know, this was a birthday party, not a 14er climb
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Re: Our Portable Hot Tub for 14k feet.

Post by jmoney » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:21 am

Way to get after it ya'll. I'm so glad you guys decided to set it up there instead of the summit, but not glad I didn't stick around! The weather was crazy up there. Within 10 minutes of being on the summit we were ready to high-tail it out of there and that was fully dressed and in the sun lol! We were definitely worrying about everyone, glad to see it went well.

I gotta know..how did the bike/trailer system work out? All in all probably one of the best engineering feats in the history of mankind!
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Re: Our Portable Hot Tub for 14k feet.

Post by LIV » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:36 am

Mandy - Organizing and pulling off something like this took perseverance and some major management skills. If I were the head of a large corporation, I would hire you as a manager in a second. People who are innovative, able to think outside the box and overcome numerous naysayers and obstacles are truly too few and far between. You combine it with fun! Happy Birthday girl. I knew you would succeed! =D>
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Re: Our Portable Hot Tub for 14k feet.

Post by Matt Lemke » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:42 am

Lordhelmut, you make me sick!

What ever happened to the sense of adventure, breaking away from the effin society we live in and live life on the edge of your seat and not at the mercy of what this stupid society we live in does to us.
Do yourself a favor and watch 180 degrees south...You can learn something.

EDIT: Look at that he deletes his post... [-X
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Re: Our Portable Hot Tub for 14k feet.

Post by lordhelmut » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:58 am

Matt - picking my battles wisely this monday morning. And what does a documentary on a sweet trip have to do with jerry rigged hot tubs at Kite Lake? Trying to reason with anyone on a public forum has proved completely useless over the years, so I'll just concede. I'm not saying i'm right, I just don't feel like defending my stance, which was a tad harsh i guess in the first place. I'll just go ahead and admit I was wrong and you all are right and I should expand my horizons and live life on the edge of my seat. I'll rewatch 180 Degree South and try to find the meaning of life as well. Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Our Portable Hot Tub for 14k feet.

Post by Matt Lemke » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:12 pm

No worries man...I was harsh too probably due to the stress I put myself through for school (finals is now). Sometimes just breaking away from society and living freely without anyone telling you what to do (like professors, supervisors, parents, policemen etc.) can be the most rewarding thing you ever do. Drop back 50 years and live with mother nature without all the things we claim to need to survive. Starting next week I will put society behind me (school/work in my case) and travel the country in my car with all the necessities like food and gear. I'll have just enough money to pay for food and gas for 5 months (which is lower than everyone thinks it is).
This is just what he did in 180 degrees south....he just picked up and left for an unplanned 6 month adventure and lived life. If he needed a little money, he improvised. Exactly what I'll do this summer.

By October I'll re-join society and start graduate school....and when I have finished my days of full dirt bagging, I'll get a real job and actually contribute to society then. There is no reason today's youth can't live cheap and with nature for awhile (as long as no crimes against humanity occur...this group of people I do not respect at all)

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Re: Our Portable Hot Tub for 14k feet.

Post by Doug Shaw » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:14 pm

Matt Lemke wrote:What ever happened to the sense of adventure, breaking away from the effin society we live in and live life on the edge of your seat and not at the mercy of what this stupid society we live in does to us.
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Re: Our Portable Hot Tub for 14k feet.

Post by George James » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:51 pm

Hilarious! Way to get after it MountainFever!

Upset that I missed the deleted post, must have been a good one. Honestly this whole website (and many like it) is pretty damn funny.

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Post by MUni Rider » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:31 pm

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

That is great! Happy Birthday too!

I look forward to hearing about the next time as you continue to dial in the set-up.

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