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nmonteith
14/03/2011
9:28:25 AM
On 14/03/2011 ajfclark wrote:
>On my way home from Lactic Factory, I saw a climbing version of this campaign
>at Victoria Park Station but I didn't have a camera with me. http://www.adnews.com.au/cam
>aign/mizone. Anyone else seen it? I remember thinking there was something odd about
>it. Possibly the trad rack with the running shoes (maybe they're approach
>shoes)...

Here is the poster. Sorry about the poor image quality - there was a tree behind the poster which messed it all up. You can see the climber in the silhouette of the singer. And yes, he seems to be wearing running shoes, a harness and no rope.

brat
14/03/2011
9:55:59 AM
He's wearing a helmet which negates the need for rope............apparently???????????
maxdacat
14/03/2011
11:14:03 AM
Good thread....there seems to be an ad for something on now with a guy abseiling down a waterfall with a rack full of quick draws....very wierd.

ajfclark
14/03/2011
2:55:53 PM
Thanks Neil, you reminded me of the otehr bit I thought strange. There is a rope, it runs over the top of his thigh and down behind him. Fortunately, it's not clipped to any gear.

You can just see it in the full size version: http://neilshaulbag.smugmug.com/photos/1215094045_QsgnH-O.jpg
Maidy
22/03/2011
4:36:42 PM
I'm always late to the party. Great thread. Lets see if I can get these scans to show. Sorry- I can only get them up in links for some reason.

Old ads for Canadian Club Whiskey with some entertaining pics.:

"I lived to tell the tale!"

"You almost lost one of your biggest Canadian Club boosters not long ago....I was scaling a peak in the Andes..."

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j138/hickapuff/other%20crap/CanadianClubAdresize.jpg


"I didn't take the entire trip down...Mantorro, the guide, had taken a good half-hitch around my middle with the climbing rope and when I reached the end of that, I just dangled....

.... when we got back tot he half-way hut, I found a bottle of Canadian Club!...."


http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j138/hickapuff/other%20crap/CanadianClubAd02resize.jpg






MattyB
15/04/2011
6:12:53 PM
Heading through Shanghai on the way to Yangshou, spotted this little *free solo* effort outside the Burger King in the airport:

Photobucket

That's 10 beef patties, 10 pieces of cheese, with hash brown thingies on top - and all for about $5. Looks like a pretty spoogy climb though...

ajfclark
15/04/2011
7:42:42 PM
Someone greased the holds.
Mike Bee
16/04/2011
1:03:31 AM
Have a read of some of the captions attached to these photos:
http://abcnews.go.com/International/slideshow/champion-ice-climber-gadd-takes-nightline-vertical-heights-13310166

The photos are great, but some of the descriptions are severely lacking.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
16/04/2011
8:02:10 PM
On 15/04/2011 MattyB wrote:
>Heading through Shanghai on the way to Yangshou, spotted this little *free
>solo* effort outside the Burger King in the airport:
>
Hmm, climbers hands are not in an undercling position...

~> strikes me as a typically chinese shortcut on quality, though a multilayer burger in this country might have appeal to some!

MattyB
16/04/2011
9:17:39 PM
iPhoto is a little blurry, but his feet are actually floating in the air... This is the least of the Chinglish you see on a daily basis...!
gfdonc
16/05/2011
1:29:51 PM
This classic turned up on supertopo .. let the flames begin ..




miguel75
18/05/2011
8:29:23 PM
Here's a good one from Dermabond

On the main screen there are five numbered tiles; the pic is #3...


shortman
18/05/2011
8:37:14 PM
On 18/05/2011 miguel75 wrote:
>Here's a good one from
>Dermabond
>
>On the main screen there are five numbered tiles; the pic is #3...

GOLD....ish!

Begs the question though?

How did one come across such a fine piece of advertising?

brat
18/05/2011
8:52:50 PM
WTF, Teva's and a sling full of cams, what's he rigged up to?

miguel75
18/05/2011
8:55:13 PM
I was looking for a place to buy dermabond. It's good to use for split fingers/heels. I used to use superglue and would like to stop but I seem to be stuck on it!

miguel75
18/05/2011
9:00:30 PM
On 18/05/2011 brat wrote:
>WTF, Teva's and a sling full of cams, what's he rigged up to?

I'm actually pretty bummed my Teva's are dead. I reckon they're pretty good descent sandals. Has he got two belay devices rigged for rapping? Or is it repelling?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
18/05/2011
9:35:12 PM
On 18/05/2011 miguel75 wrote:
>On 18/05/2011 brat wrote:
>>WTF, Teva's and a sling full of cams, what's he rigged up to?
>
>I'm actually pretty bummed my Teva's are dead. I reckon they're pretty
>good descent sandals. Has he got two belay devices rigged for rapping?
>Or is it repelling?

I know where you can get one.
~> 3rd belay on Stiletto ...


Heh, heh, heh.
patto
18/05/2011
11:21:58 PM
On 18/05/2011 brat wrote:
>WTF, Teva's and a sling full of cams, what's he rigged up to?

Looks like a reverso and shunt configuration. Configured as per petzl recommendation for abseiling.

rodw
22/05/2011
6:15:43 PM
Happy little vegemites??

Simon Mentz and Gareth Llewellin – 'The Climbers'

Link on this page...
http://toan.vegemite.com.au/toast-of-a-nation-nominate.aspx

Simon is 43 years old and has been climbing for over 25 years. He is a stalwart of Australia's climbing community, and the first person to have completed a free ascent of the 'Totem Pole', Tasmania.

Gareth is 33 year old and has climbed extensively throughout Australia and overseas. Gareth has completed thousands of ascents, and established what is considered one of the hardest, longest and most adventurous routes in Australia, with a 300 meter climb in the remote Tyndall Range in Tasmania.

'The Climbers' are pursuing their dream of conquering Australia’s top 50 rock climbs, and to publish their efforts in a book complete with stunning photographs and insights from their climbing adventures.

Through the 'TOAST OF A NATION' campaign, Australians are invited to share in the Climbers' journey as they travel from the Grampians to the Blue Mountains, Northern Territory and back again, to capture and share the unique beauty of Australia's wondrous landscape.

With regular blog updates and posting breathtaking photos and videos, Simon and Gareth will give insights on the incredible situations they find themselves in, and educate their followers on how they manage this spectacular, exciting and challenging journey.

VEGEMITE is proud to be toasting Simon and Gareth, and supporting them 'have a crack' at their dream project, and produce a book that captures the most specular climbs in Australia.


Miguel75
22/05/2011
8:01:50 PM
I forgot about that sandal M9... Hopefully I'll be climbing by New Year and we'll see if we can't find the other one;)

And thanks for adding the screen shot Mods, much obliged.

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