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2013-01-04 11:29:43 AM
i1148.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-04 11:43:15 AM
+1, subby.  How the hell did you manage to get the rimshot sound into the headline?
 
2013-01-04 12:20:05 PM
Nice work, Subby.

Very nice.
 
2013-01-04 12:58:29 PM
ecx.images-amazon.com

To be fair, when Julie was a regular in NoHo, she was a huge amount of fun.
 
2013-01-04 01:30:03 PM
Subby should know, it was his momma.
 
2013-01-04 04:38:44 PM
What about broads climbing me?

/6' tall
//likes the shorter ladies
 
2013-01-04 04:39:30 PM
You win one shiny new Internet!
 
2013-01-04 04:40:10 PM
you shouldn't call dames broads.

JC
 
2013-01-04 04:45:16 PM
img.thesun.co.uk
 
2013-01-04 04:45:20 PM

hubiestubert: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

To be fair, when Julie was a regular in NoHo, she was a huge amount of fun.


Yeah, I met her at Words & Pictures. She was pretty cool.
 
2013-01-04 04:45:22 PM
I love the ending of TFA...

"oh and Eric also died." [sic]
 
2013-01-04 04:45:35 PM
Well played, subby.
 
2013-01-04 04:46:47 PM
I dated a tall chick once. Boobs the size of footballs right at chin level. Fun while it lasted.
 
2013-01-04 04:47:08 PM
+1 subby!

Would read headline again and recommend on Angie's List.

/6'2" and would looove to date tall women.
//Wife would probably frown upon such shenanigans.
 
2013-01-04 04:48:00 PM
Actually two guys died. Why is the second guy, who tried to go for help, just a footnote in this story?
 
2013-01-04 04:48:06 PM
That's a huge biatch
 
2013-01-04 04:49:11 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: That's a huge biatch


Damnit!
 
2013-01-04 04:54:06 PM

marleymaniac: Actually two guys died. Why is the second guy, who tried to go for help, just a footnote in this story?


I'm guessing that the second guy isn't from Oregon
 
2013-01-04 04:54:59 PM

cheesepreeness: I love the ending of TFA...

"oh and Eric also died." [sic]


ya - wtf??
 
2013-01-04 04:56:44 PM
I saw that joke in the headline coming from a mile away
 
2013-01-04 05:03:17 PM
Curious as to why going forward to the summit was the only choice.

Altitude sickness is weird... people who've climbed dozens of ultra high mountains with no problems will suddenly get all farked up on an average (to them) climb.
 
2013-01-04 05:05:44 PM

mscleo: marleymaniac: Actually two guys died. Why is the second guy, who tried to go for help, just a footnote in this story?

I'm guessing that the second guy isn't from Oregon


Looks that way. The Denver Post has more about the second guy. Link
 
2013-01-04 05:06:05 PM
SNL did it before: "Carter sends Mondale abroad. Film at eleven."
 
2013-01-04 05:06:43 PM

dustman81: What about broads climbing me?

/6' tall


I'm 6'1" and my wife is 4'11".
I was never to crazy about really tall women.
 
2013-01-04 05:18:56 PM
media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com
 
2013-01-04 05:19:57 PM

EngineerAU: Looks that way. The Denver Post has more about the second guy. Link


A lesson for any climber. Taking a nap is never a good idea. He should have had a buddy looking for signs. FTA:

Six hours later, Greg Nourse made it back down to the high camp. His brother limped into camp 90 minutes later, exhausted. Argentine EMTs advised Eric Nourse to climb down the mountain and not sleep. The oxygen content in his blood was dangerously low. Porters offered to carry their equipment down the mountain for them. But Greg Nourse said his brother felt that would have been admitting defeat.
"Eric wouldn't have any part of that. We carried our gear up the mountain, and after a little catnap he would carry it back down. He was never concerned about dying," Greg Nourse said.
Minutes after Eric Nourse went to sleep in his tent, emergency workers tried to rouse him. His heart rate dropped. When it stopped, they tried to resuscitate him.
But he was dead.
 
2013-01-04 05:22:33 PM

marleymaniac: Actually two guys died. Why is the second guy, who tried to go for help, just a footnote in this story?


I was wondering that too.
 
2013-01-04 05:22:53 PM
www.romanticasheville.com

This is where I saw the tallest woman of my life, and yes she was French. I say "saw" because I said hi and she walked away, so I tried in French and she just kept walking.
/never did get to paddle her tail
 
2013-01-04 05:22:55 PM
The thing about climbing is that all those dead bodies on Everest with their faces eaten away were killed by High Altitude Pulmonary Edema AKA HAPE. There's no way to predict who's going to get it and how severe it's going to be and it seems to affect younger and fitter climbers the most. So all climbing boils down to is a very expensive game of Russian roulette where a known percentage of people are going to die and everybody pays tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars each to play and find out who it's going to be. They could save themselves the time and money by buying a 9 shot revolver and passing it around so everyone has a turn and see who makes it or not.
 
2013-01-04 05:23:10 PM
Mount Aconcague was the latest challenge for Reinhart and his friends, but at 22,000 feet, Reinhart suffered altitude sickness.

"The only way out of that situation was to climb to the summit," Felton said.


OR, you could stop farking climbing and go down.
 
2013-01-04 05:23:52 PM

EngineerAU: Curious as to why going forward to the summit was the only choice.


The short version is: they picked the hardest possible route up, got surprised at how hard it was, and were underprepared for conditions. Once things started to go bad, they were close enough to the summit that they figured it would be easier to summit and find an easier route down from there, rather than to turn around and try to go back down the hard route they had come up.
 
2013-01-04 05:28:10 PM
home.earthlink.net
 
2013-01-04 05:30:05 PM
6'4" and likes 'em short, tall, round, flat, female.

/just lookin', honey
 
2013-01-04 05:31:19 PM
My broad (4'11) likes to climb me (6').
 
2013-01-04 05:35:37 PM

hubiestubert: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

To be fair, when Julie was a regular in NoHo, she was a huge amount of fun.


Judge Julie, I miss Sex Court.
 
2013-01-04 05:37:13 PM
Good headline, but I can't say I agree with the sentiment. Offsetting votes, +0
 
2013-01-04 05:37:44 PM

Uzzah: EngineerAU: Curious as to why going forward to the summit was the only choice.

The short version is: they picked the hardest possible route up, got surprised at how hard it was, and were underprepared for conditions. Once things started to go bad, they were close enough to the summit that they figured it would be easier to summit and find an easier route down from there, rather than to turn around and try to go back down the hard route they had come up.


Thanks for the explanation, that was my question.
 
2013-01-04 05:40:08 PM

baronvonzipper: 6'4" and likes 'em short, tall, round, flat, female.

/just lookin', honey


6'-3" otherwise ditto

www.zoomerradio.ca
 
2013-01-04 05:40:35 PM
Rather do vindaloo, phrawgh.
 
2013-01-04 06:12:57 PM

xiola: EngineerAU: Looks that way. The Denver Post has more about the second guy. Link

A lesson for any climber. Taking a nap is never a good idea. He should have had a buddy looking for signs. FTA:

Six hours later, Greg Nourse made it back down to the high camp. His brother limped into camp 90 minutes later, exhausted. Argentine EMTs advised Eric Nourse to climb down the mountain and not sleep. The oxygen content in his blood was dangerously low. Porters offered to carry their equipment down the mountain for them. But Greg Nourse said his brother felt that would have been admitting defeat.
"Eric wouldn't have any part of that. We carried our gear up the mountain, and after a little catnap he would carry it back down. He was never concerned about dying," Greg Nourse said.
Minutes after Eric Nourse went to sleep in his tent, emergency workers tried to rouse him. His heart rate dropped. When it stopped, they tried to resuscitate him.
But he was dead.


Despite the claims that they were experienced climbers, they did exactly the opposite of what they were supposed to do when faced with high altitude sickness. One should immediately descend by the quickest route possible. If that means topping out on the summit and taking an easier way down than that would be the proper course. But simply stopping, and sending others for help was wrong on every level. Then to make matters worse, another person in their party who is also suffering from altitude decides to take a nap?

Everything I have experience or read on high altitude sickness suggests that descending even a couple of hundred feet has beneficial effects and can help save one's life. Very sad.
 
2013-01-04 06:13:37 PM
I like climbing women of all heights, weights, and measures.
 
2013-01-04 06:14:27 PM

Indubitably: I like climbing women of all heights, weights, and measures.

No ropes necessary.

 
2013-01-04 06:14:56 PM
I'm 6'11" and my wife is 3'4" so I'm getting a kick....
 
2013-01-04 06:20:25 PM

Mark Ratner: I'm 6'11" and my wife is 3'4" so I'm getting a kick....


Um,
 
2013-01-04 06:21:03 PM
toponehitwonders.com
Knows all about short people

/and has a solution.
 
2013-01-04 06:28:25 PM
I'm 5'1" and can stretch to 5'2" on a good day. Love youse guys 6'+ tall. Just so you'll know.
 
2013-01-04 06:40:39 PM

EnglishMajor: I'm 5'1" and can stretch to 5'2" on a good day. Love youse guys 6'+ tall. Just so you'll know.


Tips hat. ;)

/6'3"
 
2013-01-04 06:45:25 PM

JeffreyScott: Despite the claims that they were experienced climbers, they did exactly the opposite of what they were supposed to do when faced with high altitude sickness.


Unfortunately one of the effects of altitude sickness is impaired judgement. Though I have to question their sea level judgement too since the didn't hire local guides. Climbing a 14er with your friends is one thing, but none of the seven summits should be done without someone familiar with the mountain in your party. Sounds like they got away with it in the past on Denali but in this case their luck ran out.
 
2013-01-04 06:50:59 PM
Oregon trifecta in play.
 
2013-01-04 06:57:27 PM

EnglishMajor: I'm 5'1" and can stretch to 5'2" on a good day. Love youse guys 6'+ tall. Just so you'll know.


How You doin'?
 
2013-01-04 07:06:33 PM

cheesepreeness: I love the ending of TFA...

"oh and Eric also died." [sic]


Yeah. That caused a WTF from me too.
 
2013-01-04 07:19:55 PM
In early with an HOTY candidate?

/golf clap, Subby
 
2013-01-04 07:20:51 PM

phrawgh: EnglishMajor: I'm 5'1" and can stretch to 5'2" on a good day. Love youse guys 6'+ tall. Just so you'll know.

Tips hat. ;)

/6'3"


/Ditto. *)
 
2013-01-04 07:21:58 PM

Indubitably: phrawgh: EnglishMajor: I'm 5'1" and can stretch to 5'2" on a good day. Love youse guys 6'+ tall. Just so you'll know.

Tips hat. ;)

/6'3"

/Ditto. *)


//And built like a brick shat-house.
 
2013-01-04 07:22:30 PM
My wife is short. My job in life is to get things off high shelves and open jars.
 
2013-01-04 07:25:19 PM
Being a short guy sucks balls. Screw every tall guy in this thread stealing my five foot gals.

I honestly don't care about the height of a girl, but it seems like too many women do.

None want a shorter guy (i said want, not will settle for). Most want a guy at least a few inches. Many don't want to be equal even with high heels.
 
2013-01-04 07:40:00 PM

cheesepreeness: I love the ending of TFA...

"oh and Eric also died." [sic]



Yeah, that was pretty sad.

Where's the love for Eric?
 
2013-01-04 07:48:57 PM
Ive only dated 1girl that is taller than I am. Of course im 6'2" so its not like there are many of them
 
2013-01-04 07:49:39 PM
thisdistractedglobe.com
Son of a....
 
2013-01-04 08:01:48 PM

Oldiron_79: Ive only dated 1girl that is taller than I am. Of course im 6'2" so its not like there are many of them


Why did you dump her? Because she has a penis?
 
2013-01-04 08:13:19 PM

JoeCowboy: you shouldn't call dames broads.

JC


The proper joke is:
You shouldn't call girls chicks cause it pisses the biatches off..
 
2013-01-04 08:13:21 PM
did he mount the "ain"???
 
2013-01-04 08:19:37 PM

Smackledorfer: Being a short guy sucks balls. Screw every tall guy in this thread stealing my five foot gals.

I honestly don't care about the height of a girl, but it seems like too many women do.

None want a shorter guy (i said want, not will settle for). Most want a guy at least a few inches. Many don't want to be equal even with high heels.


Yeah, women like tall guys, but if you're a guy who only likes skinny girls, then you're shallow.
 
2013-01-04 08:24:57 PM
Can't date tall women?
I guess "short people ain't got no reason to live."

/I saw you phrawgh
 
2013-01-04 08:25:13 PM

Mark Ratner: I'm 6'11" and my wife is 3'4" so I'm getting a kick....


Not in the balls,for sure.
 
2013-01-04 08:40:23 PM

machoprogrammer: Smackledorfer: Being a short guy sucks balls. Screw every tall guy in this thread stealing my five foot gals.

I honestly don't care about the height of a girl, but it seems like too many women do.

None want a shorter guy (i said want, not will settle for). Most want a guy at least a few inches. Many don't want to be equal even with high heels.

Yeah, women like tall guys, but if you're a guy who only likes skinny girls, then you're shallow.


Ya. I judge them by health-related things they could change if they wanted to (and I'm fighting off last season's weight right now)
 
2013-01-04 08:44:22 PM

sweet-daddy-2: Mark Ratner: I'm 6'11" and my wife is 3'4" so I'm getting a kick....

Not in the balls,for sure.


That's funny! +1

/and yeah, I was bullshiating...poking fun at the guys here telling everyone their height.
 
2013-01-04 08:49:49 PM

Mark Ratner: sweet-daddy-2: Mark Ratner: I'm 6'11" and my wife is 3'4" so I'm getting a kick....

Not in the balls,for sure.

That's funny! +1

/and yeah, I was bullshiating...poking fun at the guys here telling everyone their height.


To reference
 
2013-01-04 09:19:14 PM
I am dating a short person, so I am getting a kick out of this...
 
2013-01-04 10:09:16 PM

Uzzah: find an easier route down from there,


There is a much easier route, the easiest route is actually almost not even a climb, you can walk most of it with no need for rope or anything. Indeed Aconcague is basically the tallest mountain in the world a person who isn't a hardcore climber can summit without becoming a hardcore climber or paying someone to get them to the top. The greatest danger is altitude sickness.
 
2013-01-04 10:11:16 PM

EngineerAU: mscleo: marleymaniac: Actually two guys died. Why is the second guy, who tried to go for help, just a footnote in this story?

I'm guessing that the second guy isn't from Oregon

Looks that way. The Denver Post has more about the second guy. Link


The Denver Post article is much better than the POS linked to this thread.

OscarTamerz: The thing about climbing is that all those dead bodies on Everest with their faces eaten away were killed by High Altitude Pulmonary Edema AKA HAPE. There's no way to predict who's going to get it and how severe it's going to be and it seems to affect younger and fitter climbers the most. So all climbing boils down to is a very expensive game of Russian roulette where a known percentage of people are going to die and everybody pays tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars each to play and find out who it's going to be. They could save themselves the time and money by buying a 9 shot revolver and passing it around so everyone has a turn and see who makes it or not.


This is such an ignorant post, I don't even know where to begin. Let's put it in just two words:

You're wrong.
 
2013-01-04 10:12:42 PM

Mark Ratner: I'm 6'11" and my wife is 3'4" so I'm getting a kick....


Everybody is the same height lying down.
 
2013-01-04 10:25:14 PM
I am 5'6" and my girlfriend is 4'10"
 
2013-01-04 10:26:10 PM

phrawgh: Mark Ratner: I'm 6'11" and my wife is 3'4" so I'm getting a kick....

Everybody is the same height lying down.


I measured my wife when she was on her knees, but you make a good point!
 
2013-01-04 11:12:01 PM

Mark Ratner: Oldiron_79: Ive only dated 1girl that is taller than I am. Of course im 6'2" so its not like there are many of them

Why did you dump her? Because she has a penis?


Nah. That one was your mom
 
2013-01-05 12:43:01 AM

phrawgh: Mark Ratner: I'm 6'11" and my wife is 3'4" so I'm getting a kick....

Everybody is the same height lying down.


Some men'r longer than others
 
2013-01-05 01:11:32 AM
FTFA: "The only way out of that situation was to climb to the summit," Felton said.

No f*cking way. That is patently incorrect, and a seriously stupid thing to do. I've climbed in the Andes, rode my bike @5000m, you don't mess around with HACE or HAPE.

I have always acclimated well and thrived at altitude (may not next time) .....on my last trip to Peru we dealt with a Kiwi who was as close to dying as I've seen a person...this at 3800m ....scary.

The ONLY course of action is DOWN, NOW!

/my sincere condolences, but terrible article and awful advice...
//what route were they on? south face? the south face is a 10000 foot wall of vertical kitty litter....why would anyone climb that?
///north west walk up has seen several bikes and dogs summit.....motorcycle to 6600m too
//still want to ride my bike off of it...
 
2013-01-05 02:11:41 AM

cheesepreeness: I love the ending of TFA...

"oh and Eric also died." [sic]


but but .... "The only way out of that situation was to climb to the summit," Felton said.

that is the strangest thing i've read in some time. also nonsensical.
 
2013-01-05 09:02:39 AM
i'm 5'9" and my girlfriend is 6" (she's my hand)
 
2013-01-05 02:06:41 PM

New Age Redneck: FTFA: "The only way out of that situation was to climb to the summit," Felton said.

No f*cking way. That is patently incorrect, and a seriously stupid thing to do. I've climbed in the Andes, rode my bike @5000m, you don't mess around with HACE or HAPE.

I have always acclimated well and thrived at altitude (may not next time) .....on my last trip to Peru we dealt with a Kiwi who was as close to dying as I've seen a person...this at 3800m ....scary.

The ONLY course of action is DOWN, NOW!

/my sincere condolences, but terrible article and awful advice...
//what route were they on? south face? the south face is a 10000 foot wall of vertical kitty litter....why would anyone climb that?
///north west walk up has seen several bikes and dogs summit.....motorcycle to 6600m too
//still want to ride my bike off of it...


From the Denver Post article, linked above:

"They considered going on the Polish Traverse but decided to take the more challenging route up the face of the Polish Glacier."

They were experienced climbers, but their last minute decision to attempt a route that they weren't prepared for did them in. They just didn't have the correct equipment for the route.
 
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