Just Hanging Out... Camping... No Big Deal [Pic]

Submitted by: Crabes 3 years ago

Wanna go camping?
There are 23 comments:
Male 729
It`s possible that this is just a practice run for a larger expedition. People who engage in these activities don`t blindly trust untested equipment. They will have the equivalent of a college degree in rock face survival before a real world excursion.
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Male 6,227
@ Madduck: From what I saw online, here`s the deal:

Climbers prefer to sleep on ledges when possible. But on multi-day climbs, sometimes it`s necessary to overnight while ascending some huge wall. It used to be that the climbers would use hammocks. But the hammocks were really uncomfortable--half of you was being crushed against the cliff face all night. So some climbers started "borrowing" aluminum cot frames from base camps and jury-rigging the bedframe against the cliff face at night. Lowe noticed this and introduced a commercial product called the "Portaledge," which is what you see here: Basically a collapsible aluminum bed frame with a fly that fits over it to keep out the wind and rain.

The whole thing works pretty well, provided the climbers find a spot that`s sheltered from falling ice and rocks. (You can see the climbers in this photo have set up their Portaledges beneath a slight overhang for just this reason.)
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Female 7,838
i always wanted to know more about this- how far up are they, could that climb not be done in one hit etc.... I cannot see the benefit of this unless they routinely could not manage it in one go?
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Male 3,474
Because "grounder`s" are so passe.
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Male 5,568
I`ve seen photos of this before. I`m astonished every time!
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Female 2,415
Hope none of them are sleep walkers, restless sleepers (restless leg syndrome)... THAT would be one bad combination.
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Male 1,983
Not even if it was the only way to get away from the zombies.
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Male 977
Yeah... f that. I`ll get my kicks otherwise.
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Male 2,549
Pmarren, do you think that maybe it`s time for you to explore suspension bondage??
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Male 6,227

~Squrlz checks his troll line~

Dammitall, not even a nibble. Things just haven`t been the same since Leesah left.
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Male 13,624
pmarren

I have the weirdest boner right now.
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Think you need to see a doc there old bean
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Male 6,227
I`ve seen this photo before. They`re lying on their backs and they tilted the camera 90 degrees. Good effect, though--except for the guy in the middle who isn`t in the right position.
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Male 4,594
I have the weirdest boner right now.
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Female 6,381
Face it: doing this kind of climbing, you`re going to drop SOMETHING important sooner or later.
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Male 7,123
MrPeabody

Straight down?

I knew people did this for fun and good luck to them. But I would be rigid with terror.
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Male 1,103
How do you even pack up something like this after you`re done?
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Male 3,061
I have deduced over the years that gravity hurts. So, no thanks.
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Male 1,920
okay, so where is the outhouse?
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Male 1,209
They think they`re so [email protected]? Let`s see them hang a campfire.

At least they don`t need to worry about bears.
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Male 14,775
I`ve seen this photo before, but that doesn`t make it any less bananas
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Male 36,558
Hummm, um, NO!

Terra Firma is my happy place and I`m not leaving without a fight! :grr:
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Male 85
some people can be SO dedicated to their interests. I am glad this is not one of MY interests. lol
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Male 1,284
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