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

Hits: 11144 | Rating: (3.3) | Category: Travel | Added by: Crabes
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PopCap
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 614 Posts
Sunday, May 12, 2013 8:24:53 PM
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.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Sunday, May 12, 2013 6:17:18 AM
@ 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.)

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 6027 Posts
Saturday, May 11, 2013 11:20:33 AM
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?

tommy2X4
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3383 Posts
Saturday, May 11, 2013 9:31:22 AM
Because "grounder's" are so passe.

broizfam
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3711 Posts
Saturday, May 11, 2013 7:50:19 AM
I've seen photos of this before. I'm astonished every time!

Wendypants
Female, 30-39, Canada
 2123 Posts
Saturday, May 11, 2013 5:05:17 AM
Hope none of them are sleep walkers, restless sleepers (restless leg syndrome)... THAT would be one bad combination.

Sleepyhallow
Male, 50-59, Western US
 1894 Posts
Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:10:32 AM
Not even if it was the only way to get away from the zombies.

incubus_inc
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 969 Posts
Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:03:00 AM
Yeah... f that. I'll get my kicks otherwise.

Geogypsy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2416 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 5:28:56 PM
Pmarren, do you think that maybe it's time for you to explore suspension bondage??

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 5:13:06 PM

~Squrlz checks his troll line~

Dammitall, not even a nibble. Things just haven't been the same since Leesah left.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11743 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 3:00:34 PM
pmarren

I have the weirdest boner right now.
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Think you need to see a doc there old bean

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 1:45:42 PM
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.

pmarren
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 4423 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 12:58:20 PM
I have the weirdest boner right now.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 12:57:32 PM
Face it: doing this kind of climbing, you're going to drop SOMETHING important sooner or later.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4825 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 12:55:01 PM
MrPeabody

Straight down?

I knew people did this for fun and good luck to them. But I would be rigid with terror.

Doiknowyou
Male, 18-29, Canada
 566 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 12:14:46 PM
How do you even pack up something like this after you're done?

bacon_pie
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2819 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 12:12:41 PM
I have deduced over the years that gravity hurts. So, no thanks.

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 11:39:49 AM
okay, so where is the outhouse?

oobaka
Male, 40-49, Canada
 628 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 11:39:40 AM
They think they're so bad-@ss? Let's see them hang a campfire.

At least they don't need to worry about bears.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12616 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 11:37:16 AM
I've seen this photo before, but that doesn't make it any less bananas

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26334 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 11:34:51 AM
Hummm, um, NO!

Terra Firma is my happy place and I'm not leaving without a fight! :grr:

FartCommandr
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 84 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 11:23:52 AM
some people can be SO dedicated to their interests. I am glad this is not one of MY interests. lol

Crabes
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1050 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 11:16:42 AM
Link: Just Hanging Out... Camping... No Big Deal [Pic] [Rate Link] - Wanna go camping?


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