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Maybe I should change my name?

Postby Shawn » Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:06 pm

Maybe I should change my name to "Summitless Shawn". It has a nice ring to it and it seems to reflect my two failed attempts at Banner Peak.

Anyway, here's my humble story.
http://www.theradioroom.org/EdizaLake/EdizaLake.htm

Signed,

Summitless-Shawn :D



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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:22 pm

Shawn, Great report! You'll get it next time. Some peaks are just harder than others. It took 3 tries for Dubois, 2 for Montgomery, and there's others. I used to try Snowburd's trips, then realized those guys hike 3 mph "uphill" (and I don't).

We did Banner from Ediza in Oct (snowed the day before), went past our turnaround time (we were so close), then got stuck (icy), hiked out on a moonless night/morning (22 hr hike for us). :retard:

You did great getting to where you did. It'll be there for you next time. :D
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Postby mountaineer » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:44 pm

Shawn, that is a great report! You have a better attitude than I do about such things. I have had to turn around on one mountain and I am still mad about it to this day! It was about 4 years ago.

Banner is a great summit. It seemed to be a lot easier from the Catherine side though.

Better luck next time...you will have a long mountaineering career if you keep using your head and not your heart to make decisions in the mountains.
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Postby mountaineer » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:48 pm

P.S. The difference between you and me is that I would never have attempted a day hike of Banner. I don't have that much confidence in my endurance.
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Re: Maybe I should change my name?

Postby ERIC » Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:42 pm

Shawn wrote:Maybe I should change my name to "Summitless Shawn".


You're preaching to the choir of ERIC, Shawn! LOL!!! Maybe I should be called "High Sierra Topix Slave - Eric". Or, maybe "Works 12hrs/Day, & Deletes HST Spam At Night - Eric"? Hey, most of you on here have at least been fortunate enough this season to exploit opportunities to GET UP TO OUR MOUNTAINS a few times!! My grand total for the season........ONE day-hike. Yippie!!!! :lostit

I’m pathetic… :crybaby: Your gripe is nothing!! :lol:
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Postby Rosabella » Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:28 am

Thanks for the report, Shawn! Nice pictures, too :) (I especially like the Shadow Lake picture, that lake is so photogenic).

I've done very little off-trail climbing like this (lack of confidence off-trail? :\ ) , maybe that will be my next challenge. Anyway, Shawn, a 19.5 day hike with that kind of climb is not too shabby! :thumbsup:
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Postby Rosabella » Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:03 am

P.S. ERIC - I hope you know how much your work on the H.S.T. is appreciated - this is a GREAT forum!!!! \:D/
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Postby Shawn » Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:16 pm

Okay, guess I'll wait a while before changing my name. :)

I appreciate the nice comments and encouragement.

SnowNymph - I checked out your Banner pics with you and SnowDude a few weeks ago. They gave me a good sense of what to expect. Except for the loose rubble pile up high, the glacier was nicely softened by the time I got to it.

Mountaineer - Your words put my trip into perspective. It is frustrating to get so far and only turn back because of a mindset rather than fatigue or other reasons.

Eric - Your comments made me laugh out loud! :D :D :D
We need to get a pinch hitter for you so you can get out more! As others have said better, you run a great website and it's obvious more people are making this "home" by virtue of the great people here.

Rosabella - Thanks for the nice thoughts. Shadow Lake was an unexpected pleasure. I just checked out your pics, "beautiful!".

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Postby wingding » Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:19 pm

Shawn:

That's a pretty tough dayhike you did - I'm impressed. If you decide to try Banner again next year and want company, let me know. I'm going to do try it as a 3-day trip sometime next July or August.

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Postby Shawn » Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:12 pm

Hi Kathy,

I'd really like to take you up on that kind offer for company. July or August sounds good.

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