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looking for possible expertise and teacher
bluewalton
13/06/2006
4:48:35 PM
I have nil climbing experience but am very strong (able to go from no run for 8 mnth to 12 km last 2 steep hill a mnth ago with ex gf who run 50km/wk and I powered away last km of all hill). I have type 1 diabetes and starting on an insulin pump in a few months. Interested if anyone can teach me with the sponsorship of insulin pump manufacturer to climb one of big 5 by next climb season and support me in knowledge of needs and funding.
climbingjac
13/06/2006
5:02:52 PM
Apologies for my ignorance - I gather "big 5" is in reference to mountaineering (as opposed to rock climbing) ?
bluewalton
13/06/2006
7:59:55 PM
yes, pardon my ignorance as well. have asked at a site that is purely about rockclimbing
bluewalton
13/06/2006
8:01:50 PM
I am not sure but I imagine you are taking micky. I am as australian as they come

DaCrux
13/06/2006
10:27:28 PM
So basically what you’re saying is that you’ve never climbed before, don’t really exercise that much and you have type 1 diabetes (and your grammar sucks). You’re gonna get an insulin pump in a few months, which is gonna take a few months for you to get used to and you’re gonna need to check your blood glucose level 4-6 times per day, eat regular meals, drink enough fluids, get plenty of rest etc etc (which you can't really do when you're climbing) and you want to climb well enough to climb something no one’s ever heard of (and can’t be found on google) by next climbing season (on which continent?). Was this your idea or did the insulin pump manufacturer come up with it?

brat
14/06/2006
8:50:22 AM
Nothing like coming off a low base to give a great "before and after" result!

Isn't there a joke about the guy who went to the doctor with a sore foot, the doctor says, "take these pills and we'll have you running and playing with your kids in no time", the guy says "great, I couldn't do any of that before I hurt my foot"!
climbingjac
14/06/2006
10:02:37 AM
Hi bluewalton

Yes this site targets a rock climbing market. There are certainly people that participate on this site that also do some mountaineering, but this probably isn't the best place to locate an instructor that can escalate your skills in your desired timeframe. If you are genuinely interested in doing this, be very selective with your "teacher". Diabetes can be a really dangerous thing. Mountaineering is extremely dangerous. Mix the two and you've got super-dangerous, I guess, particularly if you are trying to learn to mountaineer while you are still getting used to being diabetic. Be sure to select a "teacher" that has been up against such challenges before.

Good luck!

jac

DaCrux
14/06/2006
11:16:52 AM
On 14/06/2006 brat wrote:
>Isn't there a joke about the guy who went to the doctor with a sore foot,

I think there’s a joke about a guy who went to his doctor with whooping cough. The doctor said to him -“Take these pills”. After swallowing them the guy asked what they were. The doctor replied -“Laxatives. Try coughing now!” :)))))
Bob Saki
14/06/2006
11:36:26 AM
On 14/06/2006 climbingjac wrote:
>Hi bluewalton
>
>Yes this site targets a rock climbing market. There are certainly people
>that participate on this site that also do some mountaineering, but this
>probably isn't the best place to locate an instructor that can escalate
>your skills in your desired timeframe. If you are genuinely interested
>in doing this, be very selective with your "teacher". Diabetes can be
>a really dangerous thing. Mountaineering is extremely dangerous. Mix
>the two and you've got super-dangerous, I guess, particularly if you are
>trying to learn to mountaineer while you are still getting used to being
>diabetic. Be sure to select a "teacher" that has been up against such
>challenges before.
>
>Good luck!
>
>jac


That's how to respond to people! - care and courtesy
>

Robb
14/06/2006
11:45:08 AM
On 14/06/2006 Bob Saki wrote:
>
>That's how to respond to people! - care and courtesy
>>

exactly. Pete was after some information, not a payout. The roads already tough enough. sent him an email away from the eyes of the grammar teachers with suitable warnings and possible directions he could take.

DaCrux
14/06/2006
11:49:38 AM
meeeow - I guess I deserved that
I care – I’m just getting cynical in my old age as I’ve just seen way too many people do silly things because they “seemed like a good idea” – e.g. trimming hedges with a lawn mower –> end result – no fingers.
I think it’s great when people with diabetes or any other disorder try and do things which normally only “able bodied” (whatever that means) people do – but put a bit more thought into it and do a bit more research.
Bob Saki
14/06/2006
12:02:52 PM
wasn't totally directed at you DC, in your line of work you see a lot of this and no doubt shapes your thinking.........................................

Top work Beefy - I bet our mate will be stoked for the help.



shmalec
14/06/2006
12:34:23 PM
"one of big 5"
Tell us exactly what you mean by this?

If you're talking about highest mountians in the world, then you need to build up to them. Just like deep sea divers and ultramarathon runners you need to do it one step at a time. For mountaineering this takes more than a year. More like 10 years. You need to experience all kinds of different conditions, learn how you react to different things, learn to read the weather etc etc etc.

You can't appreciate the difficulty of climbing a big peak until you've climbed a smaller one. That doesn't mean that you won't get lots of rewarding experiences if you decide you want to start. You need to ask yourself why you are doing it though.

Expect a fair bit of ridicule until you have a small glimmer of perspective on the task.
You have essentially sent a little note to Nasa and said, "Looking at building a rocket in my back shed to take my kid to mars for christmas. Any ideas?".

glacier-rat
14/06/2006
1:08:39 PM
Do a bit of research about the big 5 (other than cirque-de-everest) and whats involved, I think you and your sponsor will change your mind.


nmonteith
14/06/2006
1:15:39 PM
On 14/06/2006 glacier-rat wrote:
>Do a bit of research about the big 5 (other than cirque-de-everest) and
>whats involved, I think you and your sponsor will change your mind.

Care to elighten us on what this Big 5 is?
glacier-rat
14/06/2006
1:19:12 PM
im assuming hes reffering to mountaineering

Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu

(we all know what assume means though :P )
One Day Hero
15/06/2006
5:37:40 PM
On 14/06/2006 DaCrux wrote:
>meeeow - I guess I deserved that
>I care – I’m just getting cynical in my old age as I’ve just seen way
>too many people do silly things because they “seemed like a good idea”
>– e.g. trimming hedges with a lawn mower –> end result – no fingers.
>I think it’s great when people with diabetes or any other disorder try
>and do things which normally only “able bodied” (whatever that means) people
>do – but put a bit more thought into it and do a bit more research.

Politeness is overrated Cruxette. Don't join the sleazy f---ers who think that a few pleases and thankyous make it "polite" to establish how superior they are.
So what happened with the lawnmower? Sounds like an interesting yarn.

As to the big five, every good hunter knows what they are. Most try to shoot rather than climb them, however I admire the ecofriendly approach. I would suggest a giraffe as your first target. Although the technical difficulty will be quite high, surely objective hazard is lowest. Perhaps other chockstoners will have some beta?
mikl law
15/06/2006
5:50:04 PM
bIG 5:-
tHIS IS TO BE TOSSED OUT THE RSL'S OF THE FOLLOWING FAMOUS CLOUD SPLITTERS

rOOTY hILL
mT dRUITT
mONT aLBERT
bOX hILL
rED hILL

tHE bLUE LIGHT DISCO'S OF SAME WILL SUFFICE

DaCrux
15/06/2006
11:43:52 PM
On 15/06/2006 One Day Hero wrote:
> So what happened with the lawnmower? Sounds like an interesting yarn.
Well this guy wanted to trim some hedges, so to save himself some time he literally picked up his lawnmower – and discovered it had these really sharp things that spin really fast underneath…he lost most of his digits.
We also had a guy once, who tried to open a can of gunpowder with an oxytorch –end result: no hand.

>I would suggest a giraffe as your first target. Although the technical
>difficulty will be quite high, surely objective hazard is lowest. Perhaps
>other chockstoners will have some beta?
I’m sure you could stick-clip the horns…

IdratherbeclimbingM9
Online Now
4/10/2013
9:52:35 AM
A pseudo Friday Funnies contribution? ~> being this interesting* thread-(necromancy) from yester-year, given another new poster's experience while trying to sell stuff a couple of days ago, ... as it shows not much has changed(?) in some respects on Chocky in the last 7 years.

(*Includes some favorite Chocky-characters and novel replies on page 1.)

For the record, National Geographic reckons;
By convention there are seven continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Antarctica. Some geographers list only six continents, combining Europe and Asia into Eurasia. In parts of the world, students learn that there are just five continents: Eurasia, Australia, Africa, Antarctica, and the Americas.


I think many on this site, if they had to lose fingers, would sooner do it due to frostbite while climbing. ☻

I wonder how the original poster of this thread got on? It seems he could have been directed up Kosciuszko in summer without too many dramas given his condition. ;-)

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