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    Sons Torturing Dad

    And I wonder why my hair is turning gray. No art intended here, just recording my misery.


    They started from the 2nd large tree on the top left (safety line on that tree initially). Free climbed the remainder.
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    It takes courage just to watch. Don't think I could . . .

    Nevertheless, nice images. Good for you.

    Didn't notice until I looked a second time. In #2, you caught him just as he was setting his pic in the ice, with chips flying. Impressive shot for sure, given your level of anxiety.

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    Thanks, Zen. Most of my bravery is vicarious now. I appreciate your viewing.

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    Hey Kevin!

    I can understand the concern!

    I have done a bit of this in my day! The rock doesnít look like that difficult a traverse.

    But the ice flow your son is on is not only not enough to safely support, but in the process of melt. Not to make things any worse, but that ice ax strike could have easily cracked the entire six or so feet width. Not to mention no safety support, belays, screws, bollards or even top roper setting safety. Notice the column Son is striking at the top is approx. 4-6 inches (wide) from falling anyway? Sonís right crampon is also in same column.

    But hey! Sons are indestructible!

    Nice photo, Kevin!

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    Thanks for sharing your misery. Makes my vacations seem like summer camp.

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    Kevin have you never heard of a Sigma 1000mm lens? Are you crazy? Do you have a death wish? I see no rope!

    That second shot, Great shot.

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    Thanks, all.

    My older son is the one on the ice, and he is extremely experienced- is climbing Mt. Denali (McKinley) in June. He was in full agreement with Terry about the ice, and wuldn't let his brother try it. Also, I framed the ice shot to look more impressive than it was- his feet were only about 18 inches off the ground. He says the crampons he had on are not intended for ice, and he was just curious to see how they would perform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdoc856 View Post
    Thanks, all.

    My older son is the one on the ice, and he is extremely experienced- is climbing Mt. Denali (McKinley) in June. He was in full agreement with Terry about the ice, and wuldn't let his brother try it. Also, I framed the ice shot to look more impressive than it was- his feet were only about 18 inches off the ground. He says the crampons he had on are not intended for ice, and he was just curious to see how they would perform.
    Geez, Kevin. I don't even know them and it made me nervous. I'm nervous of heights and cannot watch anyone else do that!

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    Thanks, Terri and Andre.


    Andre,
    Your offer of a Sigma 1000 is gratefully accepted. My address to follow

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdoc856 View Post
    Thanks, all.
    Also, I framed the ice shot to look more impressive than it was- his feet were only about 18 inches off the ground. He says the crampons he had on are not intended for ice, and he was just curious to see how they would perform.
    Reminds me of the fellow who fell off a 20 foot ladder and survived without a scratch - it was the bottom rung.
    Gret use of framing to change the reality to something far more impressive.
    Graham

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    I take my hat off to you for keeping the dream alive. You are clearly a great dad and should be commended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdoc856 View Post
    Andre,
    Your offer of a Sigma 1000 is gratefully accepted. My address to follow
    Must I send it COD?

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