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pinhodecarlos 2015-08-15 18:39

Bought my first car ( second hand one) here in UK. It has been a great experience driving it. To schedule visiting two Paul's and one Tom. Really would like to visit Cambdrige soon, after my return from overseas.

ewmayer 2015-08-15 21:28

[QUOTE=Batalov;408022]Went solo to the top of Mt.Whitney and came back alive. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

Congrats - you beat my own altitude record, Mt. Rainier was as high as I ever got without smoking something. OTOH, I had the luxury of glissading down snowfields to speed/ease the descent. (Just gotta try to not get gobbled up by a crevasse.)

Were the shoes in pic1 just a spare pair of sneaker for the non-hike times, or did you actually wear those all the way? [Depending on just how sharp-rocked the trail is - and given the, um, human trafficking on a peak like Whitney I'm guessing the trails would be pretty even, as these things go - non-extreme footwear might actually be an option.]

Batalov 2015-08-15 22:47

The trails are in fact pretty rough in some places; odd rocks, no gravel. I had thought for a moment about upgrading the boots before the trip, but because I didn't have time to break them in, they could have been a disaster rather than help. These are the ones I wear every day; I only used two pairs of socks for the chill (which was not terrible, maybe 42-45F, at the top). Before Mt. Whitney (14,505 ft) my highest elevation was at Mauna Kea (13,796 ft).

For the picture ([URL="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cuupxrdbtx9xjd9/AAD-4_mq1rPN4Y6FCjHmLccXa?dl=0"]video 69Mb[/URL], actually, complete with the sound of the "That was easy" famous button) I did take off the hat, sunglasses and the backpack (which can be seen in the background).
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pepi37 2015-08-15 23:01

[QUOTE=Batalov;408046]The trails are in fact pretty rough in some places; odd rocks, no gravel. I had thought for a moment about upgrading the boots before the trip, but because I didn't time to break them in, they could have been a disaster rather than help. These are the ones I wear every day; I only used two pairs of socks for the chill (which was not terrible, maybe 42-45F, at the top). Before Mt. Whitney (14,505 ft) my highest elevation was at Mauna Kea (13,796 ft).

For the picture ([URL="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cuupxrdbtx9xjd9/AAD-4_mq1rPN4Y6FCjHmLccXa?dl=0"]video 69Mb[/URL], actually, complete with the sound of the "That was easy" famous button) I did take off the hat, sunglasses and the backpack (which can be seen in the background).[/QUOTE]

Hm hm hm :)
I will become ( if I pass examine in 11 month this year) hiking guide ( lowest class but guide)
And first rule ever, they teach us is: never, never, and then never go to mountain alone. Never :)
But I can understand you , because, sometime, when weather is ok, the best option is going to mountain alone ( but then I didnot wear my official t-shirt, I am undercover) :)

Great photos, just wait to download video!

Batalov 2015-08-15 23:29

One trail, 200 people on it, what could possibly go wrong..? :rolleyes:
The tent picture is a bit of parody of @inthemshoes

pepi37 2015-08-15 23:49

[QUOTE=Batalov;408050]One trail, 200 people on it, what could possibly go wrong..? :rolleyes:
The tent picture is a bit of parody of @inthemshoes[/QUOTE]

Nothing, just, maybe as 200^200 (+/-)1 trouble :smile:

chalsall 2015-08-24 15:26

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So, we finished the plastering on Saturday, and filled the pool with 34,000 litres of rain water from our storage tanks to slow down the curing of the concrete and to test for leakage.

Almost there! :smile:

petrw1 2015-08-24 15:28

[QUOTE=chalsall;408692]So, we finished the plastering on Saturday, and filled the pool with 34,000 litres of rain water from our storage tanks to slow down the curing of the concrete and to test for leakage.

Almost there! :smile:[/QUOTE]

Your house?
When is the GIMPS house warming party?

:)

Mark Rose 2015-08-24 16:47

[QUOTE=chalsall;408692]So, we finished the plastering on Saturday, and filled the pool with 34,000 litres of rain water from our storage tanks to slow down the curing of the concrete and to test for leakage.

Almost there! :smile:[/QUOTE]

Looks nice! :)

chalsall 2015-08-24 21:06

[QUOTE=Mark Rose;408698]Looks nice! :)[/QUOTE]

Thanks.

My girlfriend is the [URL="http://www.architectscubed.com/"]architect of record[/URL].

I'm just the stupid boyfriend who tries to ensure the engineering goes to plan.

Try to imagine our dinner conversations; it's a bit like House of Cards, but just a little more intense....

wombatman 2015-08-26 02:59

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I'm a father! Little girl born 8/24/15, 8lbs 8oz :smile:


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