How they make Ice Axes.
This is what every Hawaiian needs - a combination back scratcher and personal home self-defense weapon.
Phenom Backpack - Aptly named for its backcountry prowess, the Mountain Hardware Phenom Backpack offers the functional simplicity and durability alpinists desire. For lighter loads, remove the waist belt and floating top lid. Even with the lid removed a fold top closure blocks snow and rain from entering easily. When fully loaded for an overnighter or crammed with climbing hardware for a full day on a demanding route, the Phenom's HDPE framesheet with perimeter alloy shaping rod assist with evenly dispersing the weight to the shoulder straps and waist belt. And for convenient tool attachment, dual Axe-S ice axe toggles offer innovative, quick release access. For an additional 1,000 cubic inches of capacity, be sure to check out the Mountain Hardware Trance Backpack.
Fabric: 420D, 96T Cordura nylon body with DWR finish and polyurethane coating, VX42 XPLY ripstop nylon accent, and ultra-tough 630D, 109T ballistics Cordura bottom with DWR finish and polyurethane coating
HDPE framesheet with perimeter alloy shaping rod
Durable 420D backpanel sheds snow and moisture
Dual density padded shoulder straps
Removable 1 inch webbing waist belt
Hydration sleeve with left and right side hose ports
Removable floating top lid with two compartments
Fold top designed to seal main compartment when floating top pocket is removed
Side compression straps. Upper straps have quick release buckles
Dual Axe-S quick release ice axe toggles
Capacity: 2,200 cu. in. (36 liters) in small, 2,400 cu. in. (39 liters) in medium, 2,600 cu. in. (43 liters) in large
Weight: 2 lbs. 13 oz. (1.28 kg.) in small, 2 lb. 15 oz. (1.33 kg.) in medium, 3 lbs. 3 oz. (1.45 kg.) in large
Mountaineers ascend high altitude peaks hoping to summit and return to camp without injury. Ski mountaineers combine skiing and mountaineering to access virgin backcountry slopes using climbing skins on their skis, crampons, ice axes and ropes to reach the peak, where they then can enjoy downhill skiing of the empty slopes below. Dangers include bad weather conditions and avalanches.
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i was in bucegi mountains,this week and I walked up white valley,with ice-axe and crampoons.
Tribute song and video for Sir Edmund Hillary.
this was a fun project we set out to do together. not as fun and rewarding as climbing a big mountain tho...
a big THANKS to all the people who we took photos of.
Sir Ed told his son, "never be afraid to stand alone"
Humble Mountain Man by Trillion
- song lyrics -
(written and recorded on sat 12th Jan 2008)
You may be gone but you live on in my wallet
you'll never be forgotten in the bottom of my pocket
you've taught us by example - translated back to our inner fibre
and you leave behind a wealth greater than that within a fiver.
He was our superman with a heart of gold
when he was cast they blew apart the mold
a modest champion - who'd walk the extra mile
and never forget to smile
A practical chap - he was quite unique
in '53 he climbed the worlds highest peak
others who tried came to early fates
so Ed and Tensing, left behind their burly mates
they almost made it to the pearly gates
and told the gate keeper -- see you at a further date
He gave half a toss, and knocked the bastard off,
with mask and parka on and a nasty cough
then blasted off in the Antarctic frost
in a tractor made tough enough to last across
It's not the mountains that we conquer but ourselves he said,
And now he's dead.
So cheers to Ed, and raise our beers to Ed
and all the summits we'll be climbing in the years ahead
The legend of Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
is pulsing through our heads circuits of capillaries
He climbed mountain tops just for the hell of it
an ordinary man -- with no need for embellishment
With pack on back he inched up a tight crack
A few precise whacks of his ice axe
and he was on top of the world looking down over creation
even queeny lizard breath rose to the occasion
why can't we all win -- we either tackle or run
we're taught - the battle is won when we're packing a gun
it can never be done through military power
the battle's only won in humilities hour
challenging ourselves beyond the daily grind
is the only way the darkness ever stays behind
i won't tire or stop 'til my eyelids drop
keep on striving 'til I rise to the top
tomorrow all my plans may crumble
but I'll still show respect and stay humble
we could wipe away the tears and turn away
or listen to the lesson we can learn today
Our knight baffled belief when he wrestled the beast
now his vessel has ceased, and we're bereft in the grief
from north to south, west and east
may our humble mountain man Ever-rest in peace
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and next time you see someone in need, give them a fiver and say 'that's from Ed'...
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Ouray, CO is considered one of the best places to swing an ice axe, but climbers must also realize the dangers involved with the sport. Ice climbing