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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby photohiker » Mon 02 Jun, 2014 12:48 pm

What brand and model tent was that?

We should add it to the list of "Not BombProof" tents! :)

Hope you survived ok!
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby horsecat » Mon 02 Jun, 2014 12:54 pm

Luckily I escaped the worst of it Nick but I still resembled that tent somewhat. Happened at 2am at a height of around 4,500m so was pretty lucky really, especially since the landslide was followed by a huge rush of freezing water. It's not nice to be woken and hear people screaming "mountain falling, big water coming". No one seriously injured in that instance thankfully
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 02 Jun, 2014 1:10 pm

horsecat wrote:Luckily I escaped the worst of it Nick but I still resembled that tent somewhat. Happened at 2am at a height of around 4,500m so was pretty lucky really, especially since the landslide was followed by a huge rush of freezing water. It's not nice to be woken and hear people screaming "mountain falling, big water coming". No one seriously injured in that instance thankfully

Where was this? That'd be one scary episode!
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby horsecat » Mon 02 Jun, 2014 1:20 pm

photohiker wrote:What brand and model tent was that?

We should add it to the list of "Not BombProof" tents! :)

Hope you survived ok!


It was a Marmot Titan for memory. We used these at Base Camp only, but I can say the Mountain Hardware Trango tents that we used high up were brilliant. I'll post a couple of pics when I get a chance
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby horsecat » Mon 02 Jun, 2014 1:31 pm

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horsecat wrote:Luckily I escaped the worst of it Nick but I still resembled that tent somewhat. Happened at 2am at a height of around 4,500m so was pretty lucky really, especially since the landslide was followed by a huge rush of freezing water. It's not nice to be woken and hear people screaming "mountain falling, big water coming". No one seriously injured in that instance thankfully

Where was this? That'd be one scary episode!


It was at Muztagh Ata base camp in the Kunlun Shan mountain range in far western China back in 2010. And yep, it was a bit of brown-pants episode! There was a lot of devastation in the general area and in nearby Pakistan
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 02 Jun, 2014 3:25 pm

horsecat wrote:It was at Muztagh Ata base camp in the Kunlun Shan mountain range in far western China back in 2010. And yep, it was a bit of brown-pants episode! There was a lot of devastation in the general area and in nearby Pakistan

Wow! That'd be a fantastic experience... To the magical Kunlun mountains! One day...
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby horsecat » Mon 02 Jun, 2014 3:51 pm

GPSGuided wrote:
horsecat wrote:It was at Muztagh Ata base camp in the Kunlun Shan mountain range in far western China back in 2010. And yep, it was a bit of brown-pants episode! There was a lot of devastation in the general area and in nearby Pakistan

Wow! That'd be a fantastic experience... To the magical Kunlun mountains! One day...


Central Asia is wonderful, even just getting to there is an adventure :D
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 02 Jun, 2014 4:29 pm

horsecat wrote:Central Asia is wonderful, even just getting to there is an adventure :D

I bet! How did you access that area? Sounded like a full write-up on its own. It's amazing how it's a volcanic mountain range.
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby horsecat » Mon 02 Jun, 2014 5:31 pm

GPSGuided wrote:
horsecat wrote:Central Asia is wonderful, even just getting to there is an adventure :D

I bet! How did you access that area? Sounded like a full write-up on its own. It's amazing how it's a volcanic mountain range.


Yep, it certainly is a long trip from Tassi to that part of the world. Flew to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan via Istanbul. That was three days. It was then a rough jeep ride traversing the country from north to south and then over a high pass into Xinjian provence in China. That took two days. Then it was another day down the Karakoram Highway towards Pakistan. A half day hike got us to BC where we spent a month or so. I'd say it would be possible to get to there from eastern China though as I did a detour on the way home to near the border of Mongolia. It is close to the border of Afghanistan so I suppose you could always fly to Kabul and hike overland :lol:

You're right in the fact that the Kunlun Shan is volcanic. I'm not sure about Muztagh Ata though as it is sometimes regarded by some as being in the Pamir Range, which is part of an uplift called the Pamir Knot. I have also heard that the area is a result of the shockwave from the formation of the Himalaya.

Oops, I think I may have strayed from the photography topic a bit there...
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 02 Jun, 2014 5:35 pm

horsecat wrote:It is close to the border of Afghanistan so I suppose you could always fly to Kabul and hike overland :lol:

Pass on that one! Or until a time when the area is peaceful again. :mrgreen:

Would certainly be interested in hearing more of your expedition to that part of the world. Maybe a separate thread with photos in the International subforum?
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby horsecat » Mon 02 Jun, 2014 5:51 pm

Thanks GPSGuided. I'll try to get something together soon and post it in the International subforum
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby north-north-west » Tue 03 Jun, 2014 8:28 am

Nick: beautiful images. Thank you.
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby Scottyk » Thu 05 Jun, 2014 6:55 pm

I did the Mount Anne Circuit on my own a few months ago. Lucky enough to pick a weather window so it was spectacular.
First pic is on the Eliza Plateau and the next one at the top of track just before it dives down onto the plains and Anne River.
Note double guy lines for each corner, even though the forecast was good it still made me nervous camping in such exposed locations.
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby ULWalkingPhil » Thu 05 Jun, 2014 7:56 pm

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Camp setup from last monday at the Gold Coast Hinterland.

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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby north-north-west » Fri 06 Jun, 2014 4:34 pm

ScottyK:
I do like the look of those Goondies. I think they'd make a good snow tent.
As for exposure, a good tent can take a surprising amount of punishment. All of mine have withstood some very nasty conditions, both here and on the mainland.
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby Scottyk » Sat 07 Jun, 2014 8:52 pm

north-north-west wrote:ScottyK:
I do like the look of those Goondies. I think they'd make a good snow tent.
As for exposure, a good tent can take a surprising amount of punishment. All of mine have withstood some very nasty conditions, both here and on the mainland.

Yeah, I am sure you are right but I see the tent as a real life saving bit of kit so it has to be rock solid. Maybe i'm a bit paranoid.
The Goondies are a great tent, so far I have no complaints.
I love high camping though, just great to be on top of mountains when they are so placid.
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby nickthetasmaniac » Thu 12 Jun, 2014 4:49 pm

The last few from the HRP. Going over the photos has definitely brought back the itch!

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Near Cabane Arago (2150m)

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Below Pic de l'Infero (2400m)

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The final night, Col de l'Ouillat (936m)
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby walkon » Thu 12 Jun, 2014 5:46 pm

You didn't lift the first pic from a catalog did you, it looks perfect. :)
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby walkerchris77 » Thu 19 Jun, 2014 9:34 pm

Sorry for sounding dumb but what tent is that last pic with the water bottle and stove out front. I like it
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby icefest » Fri 20 Jun, 2014 12:48 am

A Hilleberg tent.

I suspect it's an Allak soulo.
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby walkerchris77 » Fri 20 Jun, 2014 8:31 am

Thanks hilleberg soulo. Nice
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby Giddy_up » Fri 20 Jun, 2014 8:45 am

walkerchris77 wrote:Thanks hilleberg soulo. Nice


There was one for sale on here not so long ago, don't think it sold.
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby walkon » Sat 28 Jun, 2014 9:24 am

Yeah just a typical campsite. I prefer waterside views myself, you know where you can immerse yourself in nature and feel at one with your environment.
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby walkerchris77 » Sat 28 Jun, 2014 5:48 pm

Hope those tents were seam sealed
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby icefest » Mon 08 Sep, 2014 3:47 pm

Back to the basics; High Camp at Feathertop:
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby Tortoise » Mon 08 Sep, 2014 5:33 pm

Wow, icefest!! Absolutely magnificent. Living up to your name again, i see. :)
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby bushwalker zane » Sun 09 Nov, 2014 2:51 pm

Promontory lake, Western Arthurs.
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby icefest » Sun 09 Nov, 2014 4:23 pm

bushwalker zane wrote:Promontory lake, Western Arthurs.

I love that campsite!

You should come over to the "Where am I?" thread :D
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby bushwalker zane » Sun 09 Nov, 2014 4:33 pm

It is a great camp site! I want to get back up into the arthurs soon, but finding the time is hard :(

icefest wrote:You should come over to the "Where am I?" thread :D


Hot diggity daffodil! I should, although I should also take more photos when I'm out and about. I often forget to actually use my camera *sigh*.
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Re: Camping/hiking setup pictures

Postby jasonhumor » Tue 11 Nov, 2014 9:55 am

A couple of weeks ago, we came down to Snowy mountain near Adaminaby and explored Nangar Creek area. The first night it was icy cold but warmer bit next day.

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