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#1 test Posted by Andrew on
Tue Sep 02, 22:17 EDT 2003

test post

#2 Posted by Dad on
Mon Sep 08, 08:43 EDT 2003

Once I began reading the account of your last adventure I just could not stop. It was fantastic. And for suspense it even outclasses "Dad in the Desert". Andrew: you continue to amaze me. DAD

#3 Posted by Elvira on
Thu Sep 11, 12:31 EDT 2003

Well, You and your troops did it again, Andrew! What a trip, what a story. The photos really capture the essence of the trip (a picture is worth a thousand words). Glad to have you all back safe and sound. I hope Ewart is back to his normal self. Elvira

#4 slack lining Posted by nightskigh on
Tue Oct 14, 00:39 EDT 2003

hello...i am interested in information about slack lining. i would like to know what type of rope i could use to rig a line in my back yard. it looks as if it could be good exercise and i think everyone could use better balance. i would love to hear from you. thanks

#5 re: slacklining Posted by Andrew on
Tue Oct 14, 07:58 EDT 2003

Hi there. Well, I haven't done any slacklining myself, but I have watched others do it several times now, and it seems that a long enough length of climbing webbing is what is used (usually made of a substance called spectra). Any climbing store will have some. ...Andrwe

#6 Teewinot Posted by Clay on
Tue May 03, 22:35 EDT 2005

Your pictures of the Teewinot climb were awesome. I am thinking about taking a guided trip up Teewinot next month. But after reading your very descriptive account, I'm not sure I'm up to it! If you had to climb it again, what would you do differently? Do you feel that a guided ascent would have less accident potential than one like yours?

#7 Teewinot Posted by Clay on
Tue May 03, 23:47 EDT 2005

Your pictures of the Teewinot climb were awesome. I am thinking about taking a guided trip up Teewinot next month. But after reading your very descriptive account, I'm not sure I'm up to it! If you had to climb it again, what would you do differently? Do you feel that a guided ascent would have less accident potential than one like yours?

#8 re: Teewinot Posted by Andrew on
Wed May 04, 15:54 EDT 2005

Hi, Clay

My thoughts on the Teewinot climb (really any climb) are this: make sure that each member has sufficient ability to be able to handle the terrain to be encountered. In this case, Ewart wasn't really sufficiently comfortable or trained up with steep snow slopes. And, if you have members that don't have that ability, then they probably should be belayed by someone over the terrain sections in question.

I don't think you need a guide if your group is sufficiently skilled. It is for the most part a steep scramble with very few outright technical sections.

...Andrew

 

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