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Whatever happened of past users!!!
« on: Sep 28 2006, 20:28 »

Hey Harry and everybody else!

I was wondering what happened to Ron, trunl and Buddha who were once very active users. Does anybody have some news if Buddha and trunl finally did climb a 7 summit.

I always loved the Whitney controversy. We need more actions on this forum.

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« Reply #1 on: Sep 28 2006, 21:26 »

I think Ron just got fed up with people with no experience posting nonsense as if they knew what they were talking about, having never climbed.

Maybe trunl and Buddha went and climbed some hill somewhere and got lost in fog? :D

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Re: Whatever happened of past users!!!
« Reply #2 on: Sep 29 2006, 00:43 »

Hi!

Ron - no clue. Probably Trunl pissed him off too many times.
Trunl - was kicked out from Summitpost, but returned under the name daa
http://www.summitpost.org/user_page.php?user_id=21692
He still claims to have summited Whitney and that his camera got stolen.
I was in contact with Buddha "off-site" now and then, but one day he just disappeared. Haven't heard from him for a long time, even if I've sent him a mail now and then.

I've been climbing a lot lately in Asia, so I haven't been online much.

Cheers, Corsair.
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 29 2006, 01:45 »

Great to see you guys posting!  Corsair...you are definitely "in the know".  I had saved Ron's web-site on my favorites to see how he was doing but I don't think it is current.  He does have a contact page.  Here is the link.
Btw, Mike, just for your info, I actually did climb Whitney back in '86!!!  Unfortunately, the summit pic was not on a digital camera.  Maybe I could send a copy to Harry and he could load it onto this site?!
Cheers
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Hey Mot...I have missed your great, Irish sense of humor!  And where the heck is Daisy???
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Re: Whatever happened of past users!!!
« Reply #4 on: Sep 29 2006, 03:58 »

Hi guys :-)

feels like a little reunion up here..

Welcome back Corsair & MoT!
Love to see a real Whitney pic, MC!

I did reactivate Trunl, but I guess he did not feel quite welcome. Buddha just vanished, maybe he reincarnated..

Ron is doing ok, but has chosen a less dangerous life with his better half, though he still skis a lot.. And he has a special 'friends sale' for extra discount  in his outdoor shop on saturday. Tilburg, Netherlands if you are interested..

I only saw some small mountains recently, the Apenines and some smaller Alps: just cycled from Rome to Munich past weeks, quite fun..

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Re: Whatever happened of past users!!!
« Reply #5 on: Sep 29 2006, 12:23 »

Sorry to go offtopic.. I'm new here, so I cant tell anything at all about all those people... but Harry, did you by chance happen to be in Eindhoven yesterday... coming back from Rome and all? Cause I met 2 people there on the railway station who just came back from a similair Cycle trip... would be funny coincidence imo
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 29 2006, 12:49 »

Nope , wasn't me. I returned by train from Munich after a devastating night at the Oktoberfeste.. Was nice to see Europe from the inside again, instead of from above only.. and you pass some interesting placenames.
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Re: Whatever happened of past users!!!
« Reply #7 on: Sep 29 2006, 18:46 »

Hi!

Ron - no clue. Probably Trunl pissed him off too many times.
Trunl - was kicked out from Summitpost, but returned under the name daa
http://www.summitpost.org/user_page.php?user_id=21692
He still claims to have summited Whitney and that his camera got stolen.
I was in contact with Buddha "off-site" now and then, but one day he just disappeared. Haven't heard from him for a long time, even if I've sent him a mail now and then.

I've been climbing a lot lately in Asia, so I haven't been online much.

Cheers, Corsair.

Wasn't Buddha the odd guy who had never climbed an anthill, planned, planned and continued to plan for Elbrus (incl. buying Olympus Mons) but then never actually went?

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« Reply #8 on: Sep 29 2006, 19:46 »

Hey everybody!

You're right mc, Daisy and Mari who was supposed to go on that famous Elbrus 2005 trip have also vanished.

MoT, you must know what happened to Daisy!! When are you going back to Aconcagua to finish the job you started.

As for myself, I'm trying to get to Carstensz, was in Papua last month but couldn't get to the mountain (no helicopter pilot and impossible to trek because of the army). I'll probably go back on October 16 to try to knock off number 5.

Could start a new topic but anyone interested in Denali in May/June 2007. I'm going for sure, just don't know with whom. Would love to do it with fellow 7summits.com users. Harry, 3rd time is a charm, you should come.

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Re: Whatever happened of past users!!!
« Reply #9 on: Sep 29 2006, 20:05 »

haha, -40 degrees in May 2000 & getting arrested in June 2003... Maybe 2 times is enough, though the view from that summit is almost unbeatable... hmmm, maybe I will skip Everest for a year, so... But I cannot guide :)
How about Karstens ridge on the White one? Or up the West Rib and down Karstens..

Be careful with Carstensz, lots of fake operators now there and many climbs have been canceled recently..

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« Reply #10 on: Sep 29 2006, 20:43 »

Hey Harry!

I'm up for anything (or almost!!!). You don't need to guide, I'm a big boy, but your experience will be welcome anytime.

Anybody else!

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« Reply #11 on: Sep 30 2006, 02:45 »

As for myself, I'm trying to get to Carstensz, was in Papua last month but couldn't get to the mountain (no helicopter pilot and impossible to trek because of the army). I'll probably go back on October 16 to try to knock off number 5.

Could start a new topic but anyone interested in Denali in May/June 2007. I'm going for sure, just don't know with whom. Would love to do it with fellow 7summits.com users. Harry, 3rd time is a charm, you should come.

Thanks for the update, Mike. I was curious which peak was next for you. (Secretly I knew you would be doing the Carstensz version.) Do you plan on doing Kosciuszko also? Good luck getting to Carstensz mid October.
Denali is one that I would love to do someday...but my priority after Kili next June is to head down to Argentina and try a few 6000 m peaks.

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« Reply #12 on: Sep 30 2006, 11:27 »

I remember Trunl the most.  He had high hopes of sponsors.  It helps if you can knock off one or two first, to show you are really serious.
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« Reply #13 on: Oct 1 2006, 22:22 »

I haven't been very active lately because I spend most of my time in the army...

I can start to focus on climbing again in april...but until then I just have to run in the woods and shoot things... :)
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« Reply #14 on: Oct 2 2006, 16:22 »

Hey everybody!

You're right mc, Daisy and Mari who was supposed to go on that famous Elbrus 2005 trip have also vanished.

MoT, you must know what happened to Daisy!! When are you going back to Aconcagua to finish the job you started.

As for myself, I'm trying to get to Carstensz, was in Papua last month but couldn't get to the mountain (no helicopter pilot and impossible to trek because of the army). I'll probably go back on October 16 to try to knock off number 5.

Could start a new topic but anyone interested in Denali in May/June 2007. I'm going for sure, just don't know with whom. Would love to do it with fellow 7summits.com users. Harry, 3rd time is a charm, you should come.

MikeW

I havent seen/spoken with Daisy in months either, long story. I think she might be off trekking in Nepal at the moment. We've kind of lost touch, unfortunately. As for Denali - I'm kind of regretting getting back into full time work - the freedom to travel wherever and whenever i wanted while doing locum work was fantastic! I'm now contracted until June 30th '07 minimum.

I really want to get into the big hills again - had an epic time in the Alps this summer with my good friend Tobias Hartung who i met on Elbrus last year, highlights included an unscheduled overnight bivouac on a knife edge ridge (first 4000er in the Alps! Definitely memorable. I've done lower and higher but now the 4000ers hold a great appeal) as well as collapse of a snowbridge under my feet while crossing a glacier! You always wonder what that would be like - I laughed like a maniac, amazing how inappropriate our reactions can be to a potential disaster! Great time though and I miss the snow and ice now!  We got some grade III and one section of IV climbing in (range AD to 1 short section of D-) and I've got the bug to consolidate our experiences! I'm definitely going to the Alps in winter, considering getting on an expedition medicine course in January, they allow time for skiers as part of the course, but of course i will be looking to climb some icefalls!

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« Reply #15 on: Oct 2 2006, 19:19 »

By the way Harry, is that a cucumber down your bike shorts or are you just happy to see everybody? (Ref: Bastardo.jpg) :D

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« Reply #16 on: Oct 2 2006, 20:17 »

Hey mc!

Yeah, I'll do Kozzie too but with my 3 kids and my wife, part of an Australian getaway, during their winter (my summer) so we can ski down from the summit since everydody can telemark, alpine touring or snowboard in the family. That will be fun!

As for you mc, good luck on Kili in June, such a beautiful mountain. And the Andes are great too, either in winter to ski in Portillo (great place) or in summer.

Great job in the Alps MoT, I'll join you in a couple of years after finishing the 7 summits. I want to do some 4000ers in France and Switzerland.

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« Reply #17 on: Oct 2 2006, 20:30 »

By the way Harry, is that a cucumber down your bike shorts or are you just happy to see everybody? (Ref: Bastardo.jpg) :D

Hehehe, you do not know who took the picture :D
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« Reply #18 on: Oct 3 2006, 04:27 »

Hmm, I can't recall ever wanting to buy Mt. Olympus..

As for climbing, sure I had both hopes and dreams. I have tons of gear stashed away in the basement so if anyone is interested in something send me a PM and I'll make you a good price ;-)

Anthill, sure I haven't been outside Scandinavia to climb so I guess in some eyes I'm not eligible to write or even read in this forum.. This summer I climbed Kebnekaise (Sweden's highest peak) and some hills in Norway. Heck, I wouldn't call it climbing but rather trekking. I did use crampons though.
I was hoping to go there with Mari since we talked a lot about it last year. Replied to a mail she sent me earlier this year but sadly no response..

So, why didn't it go the way I wanted? Well, many reasons I guess. The main thing though is that my girlfriend didn't want me to go on any "dangerous" trips. In january 2005 we had a son, Hugo and then again this summer in june we had our third child, this time a girl. No matter how good a climber you are you are always putting yourself at risk when you're doing a seventh summit climb and since I'm basically totally inexperienced I didn't want my kids growing up without a dad, because their dad had a dream about climbing some mountains. If things had been different (read without kids) I would have gone ahead and climbed..

I still read these forums though and enjoy the experience it must be to climb a mountain through others tales and pictures.

Now I will shut up and climb back into the little hole that I came from..

[EDIT] After re-reading the topic I noticed that 617 was talking about Olympus Mons, not Mt. Olympus.. I have to read more carefully from now on. You are correct though, I was thinking about those boots but Ron got me on other plans so now I have a pair of size EU 12.5 Koflach Arctis Expe in my closet. Care to buy them?
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« Reply #19 on: Oct 3 2006, 06:35 »

Hey Budda!!!
I'm glad to see you on this forum. In my opinion, it's o.k. to dream and it's great to live those dreams. Either way, it can be positive. And ensuring your chances that you will be around for your kids is a great thing if you're not experienced enough to do the 7 summits.

Hey Mike!
I love your plan to bring your family to Kozzie for part of an Australian getaway. That is awesome! I, too, am an avid skier but I haven't tried telemark skiing or snowboarding...YET. Thanks for the good wishes...I'd like to know more about skiing Portillo in the winter. Might be nice to combine skiing and climbing in the Andes (though I'm not sure I have enough mountaineering experience to climb in winter.) I would like to go in 2008 and make it a one month trip, minimum, if possible.

Hey Harry!
I will dig up that summit pic on Whitney and see if I can scan and load it to this site...just for "old times sake".
p.s. love the new spell check option!

Cheers
MC  :)
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« Reply #20 on: Oct 3 2006, 18:41 »

Hey Buddha!

I understand you. I have 3 kids myself. I started climbing only 4 years ago when I was 34 when my youngest was 5 (they are now 9, 10 and 12).

But if it is a passion, your wife should understand that and let you climb. At first, you do the less dangerous peaks like Kili, Elbrus, Mt Blanc, Rainier and even Aconcagua. If you feel bad you descend immediately, you don't take any chance. Sure there are always risks but you can minimize those risks by going slower than most and taking more days to climb a route (like Kili in 9 or 10 days).

And between the climbs, you take mountaineering courses, ice climbing courses, rock climbing courses, crevasse rescue and so on. I just took my wilderness first aid training for the outdoor leader and my CPR certification. You go winter camping for a few days. Those courses combined with Elbrus and Aconcagua will get you the experience needed to climb Denali in a safe way in maybe 4 or 5 years.

It's a long term plan, but in 4 to 5 years, you'll have more time to climb and go in expeditions and you'll be closer to your dream of climbing the 7 summits. Putting your dreams aside is the worst thing you can do, it will destroy you. I should have started earlier than I did, don't make the same error.

Hey mc!

For Portillo, look at their website http://www.skiportillo.com/home-eng.html, If you go to Aconcagua, you can take a look, it's not even an hour's drive from Puente del Inca.

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« Reply #21 on: Oct 7 2006, 01:16 »

??? Well I never received that email Buddha...
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« Reply #22 on: Oct 7 2006, 05:34 »

Hi all!

This thread is like a big reunion!
Nice to see you all again.
I have been climbing a lot lately, so I haven't been so active on the forum. Came back home recently after a nice time in Central Asia. Summited Pik Lenin, Muztagh Ata and some other smaller peaks.

For the record; I sometimes have a chat with Daisy on the messenger.

Probably heading for South America soon. I hope to climb the rest of the peaks I have left on the list of the highest 25 peaks there. 11 down, 14 to go.
http://www.andes.org.uk/andes-information-files/6000m-peaks.htm

All the best, have fun and hope to see you somewhere in the world.

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« Reply #23 on: Oct 7 2006, 05:53 »

I'm enjoying this reunion thing. Daisy, I know you log on, maybe you could let us know how you are doing? I read you might be trekking in Nepal; something I hope to be doing soon. I miss your postings on this site!

Corsair
Thanks for the link on the 6000m peaks in the Andes. Congrats on 11 down...that is awesome!!!

Cheers
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« Reply #24 on: Oct 7 2006, 10:30 »

Quote: By the way Harry, is that a cucumber down your bike shorts or are you just happy to see everybody?

Geesh I almost confused you with my horse Harry, ha ha ha ;-) 

Well the closest I will ever get to climbing is the step ladder to get on Buddy and following all or your expeditions........ that must count for something eh? ;-)

the closest I will come to skydiving is being thrown the air in graciuos cartwheel style .....that damn bukn Buddy, badly bruised tailbone, can hardly walk, sit or stand... ugh.... 

I hope you all don't mind the spectator......  ;-) Nice to see everyone posting again..
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« Reply #25 on: Oct 7 2006, 10:34 »

Aww Trunl is adorable!!!! Look at that pic.


Hi!

Trunl - was kicked out from Summitpost, but returned under the name daa
http://www.summitpost.org/user_page.php?user_id=21692
He still claims to have summited Whitney and that his camera got stolen.
I was in contact with Buddha "off-site" now and then, but one day he just disappeared. Haven't heard from him for a long time, even if I've sent him a mail now and then.

I've been climbing a lot lately in Asia, so I haven't been online much.

Cheers, Corsair.
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« Reply #26 on: Nov 18 2006, 12:28 »

Hey guys!

Still no news from Daisy or trunl. Harry, are you going back to the ice of Antarctica this December?

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« Reply #27 on: Nov 19 2006, 05:02 »

Hey Mike W!
I was wondering if you have considered climbing the highest peak in Canada, Mt. Logan, 5959m (the second highest peak in N.A.) I found this link with basic info and great pix. Btw, how technical is Mt. Logan?
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« Reply #28 on: Nov 19 2006, 18:28 »

Logan is a very interesting target and I have had it on my (very long) list of "interesting peaks for the future".
I have thought about kayaking along the coast and climb it from the sea side, but all experts are telling me the plan is extremely dangerous and bordering to not realistic. Therefore I have (almost) resorted to doing the normal walk in if going there.

Here's a link to a pretty good trip report:
http://www.logandenali.com/logandenali/
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« Reply #29 on: Nov 20 2006, 21:33 »

Hi mc!

I definitely want to climb Logan sooner than later. The normal route is not that technical, about the same as the West Butress on Denali. But the big difference is that you are almost alone on the mountain which makes for an experience totally different from Denali.

The trip report is from a guy from Quebec where I live.

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« Reply #30 on: Nov 22 2006, 06:01 »

Thanks, Corsair and Mike...maybe the two of you can plan a climb of Logan together! Logan reportedly has the largest base circumference of any mountain on Earth. I think Logan would be a great peak to climb; primarily for the solitude. For me, next to the challenge of a summit, the isolation is most enticing. I also want to do a few of the easier 6000m peaks in the Andes. I am working up to these peaks with local climbs in my area (the NW.) Hoping to do Rainier next summer.
Speaking of solitude, check out what Simone is up to. A winter ascent of Broad Peak and maybe K2....solo!  :o

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« Reply #31 on: Nov 23 2006, 20:22 »

I'm enjoying this reunion thing. Daisy, I know you log on, maybe you could let us know how you are doing? I read you might be trekking in Nepal; something I hope to be doing soon. I miss your postings on this site!

Hi there MC

I know I've been quiet lately. I got back from Nepal at the end of October. We didn't climb any peaks as such over there...we hiked up Gokyo Ri a few times and crossed over the cho la pass. You can have a look at my photos if you like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47931138@N00/?saved=1

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« Reply #32 on: Nov 24 2006, 02:09 »

Hi Daisy!
Beautiful photos! The colors of Gokyo Lake are amazing. I love the pic of the yak in front of Ama Dablam. What a great trip it must have been. Thanks for posting your pictures.
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Re: Whatever happened of past users!!!
« Reply #33 on: Nov 27 2006, 06:31 »

Hey Daisy :)
Looking sweet as ever. I mean, great pictures, I love that area and you captured it well.


Mike and Corsair: do you know until what time Logan can be climbed safely? same as Denali or longer? And how close can you come on a mountainbike :)
June/July 2008 anyone?

Cheers,

Harry
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Re: Whatever happened of past users!!!
« Reply #34 on: Nov 27 2006, 19:54 »

Harry, planning to go there on a mountain bike? I am up to it, just need to figure out the costs and see if I can fix that part :P. It would be a nice warming up for my plans during 2009 cause then I'm gonna bike to Tibet starting late april  and planning to arrive around early november 2009. Starting point is The netherlands :)
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Re: Whatever happened of past users!!!
« Reply #35 on: Nov 28 2006, 01:34 »

Mike and Corsair: do you know until what time Logan can be climbed safely? same as Denali or longer? And how close can you come on a mountainbike :)
June/July 2008 anyone?

Cheers,

Harry

Hi Harry!
I think it's about the same times as apply for Denali, or that's what I've heard. "Possibly a little longer period" I think the answer was on my question, when I asked a guy who has been there a couple of times.

Are you seriously thinking about going there with a bike?
If so, drop me a line. I'm probably insane enough to give it a go. Quite used to that kind mountaineering approach. But going all the way to Logan...You're joking aren't you?







The two first photos are shot during a crossing of the Kunlun Shan. The third shows me trying to cross Tsangpo in Tibet.
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Re: Whatever happened of past users!!!
« Reply #36 on: Nov 28 2006, 03:15 »

Hey Harry!

You're crazy! Biking to Logan, it's in the middle of nowhere with lots of forest all around, so tight that you'll scratch yourself to death before arriving in basecamp. But as for climbing Logan in itself, I'm up for it anytime. Do you wish to climb the Kings Trench route so we can ski down from the summit. THat would be neat!

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Re: Whatever happened of past users!!!
« Reply #37 on: Nov 28 2006, 07:17 »

I'm in Quebec a little bit now and then as my girlfriend has her family there. Drop me a line if you need a partner for Logan. I may be around.

It's one of the peaks really high on my list.

:-)
I can't say I was really serious about bringing the bike to Logan. But I'm very easily convinced when something crazy is coming up.

Muztagh Ata - 7000 meters.

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