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movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 7:16 pm

trailer for "the Hill" movie of aussies climbing everest
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby ninjapuppet » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 7:27 pm

This is screening tomorrow on George st event cinemas tomorrow if anyone is keen
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 7:29 pm

ah yeah i'll see if i can catch a flight from auckland....
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby radson » Sun 17 Mar, 2013 3:20 pm

Let us know if you guys have any questions about the climb :)
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Sun 17 Mar, 2013 6:11 pm

im still trying to understand why people pay 50k plus to do this.
not to mention the dead bodies, old and new...
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby radson » Sun 17 Mar, 2013 6:40 pm

We didnt pay 50k for this trip closer to 30k, so about the price of a small to medium sized car.

As for why, well each person has their own reason. I certainly had a lot of fun and would love to do it again.

One more thing, the infamous 2012 congo line pics are not necessarily indicative of the norm crossing over the Geneva spur. Small weather window funnel everyone on the mountain in one push. Larger weather windows means everyone is a lot more spread out.
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby Travb81 » Sun 17 Mar, 2013 10:29 pm

Any plans for this to be shown in Adelaide? Google couldn't help me
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Tue 19 Mar, 2013 4:48 pm

http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/Cl ... tml?page=1

CLIMBING'S LITTLE HELPER
Several near deaths on the world’s highest peaks have shed light on a dangerous trend in mountaineering: rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs, particularly the powerful steroid dexamethasone. Devon O’Neil reports on how dope is corrupting the game.
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby radson » Tue 19 Mar, 2013 9:33 pm

Ha, I was on Dex once when I suddenly didnt have the ability to talk anymore in my tent. Dex is not an anabolic steroid, its something that stops your head exploding, so by performance enhancing I would substitute life saving. A lot of dross in Outside of late on HA climbing.
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Wed 20 Mar, 2013 3:55 am

thats interesting , why is it dross?
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby radson » Wed 20 Mar, 2013 4:42 pm

Because the whole article is breathlessly trying to equate HA climbing with competition and doping. It is not a competition and there are no prizes for first or fastest. Dex is not a performance enhancer. It basically may just stop your head exploding. My mate Mike who had HACE at the South summit was convinced that people were trying to make him suck cyanide bottles and throw him of the Kangshung face. A dex shot may have just made him rational enough to descend. Dex, Diamox etc doesnt make you stronger it just may stop you from dying. Its like saying Aspirin is a performance enhancer because it reduces a headache. Caffeine, Amphetamines, Oxygen enhance performance. Dex and Diamox do not. Lastly Dr Hackett's controversial position about taking dex prophylactically is just an idea to stop people dying above Camp 4.

With Outside of late it seems if climbers weren't carrying Dex, then they would hand-wring of irresponsible climbers not carrying life saving medication to save themselves and other climbers.
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Thu 21 Mar, 2013 4:25 am

the article reads that some climbers believe dex and diamox are performance enhancing... and using them for that purpose as much as preventing medical complications from high altitude
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby radson » Thu 21 Mar, 2013 3:23 pm

rampant..trend.. competition..doping based on a couple of anecdotes. It's terrible reporting. Some climbers probably believe that the earth is 5,000 years old. Doesn't mean anything.
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Thu 21 Mar, 2013 7:21 pm

thanks for you perspective on that... food for thought.
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby frenchy_84 » Thu 21 Mar, 2013 9:43 pm

radson wrote:Let us know if you guys have any questions about the climb :)


How about a trip report with photos?... Please :D
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Fri 22 Mar, 2013 4:07 am

i know there are a few climbers on this forum would be interested in reading about your trips
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby weeman » Fri 22 Mar, 2013 1:04 pm

Any idea if this movie will be released on Bluray or via Digital Download?

Can't find much on the net about it.
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby radson » Fri 22 Mar, 2013 1:48 pm

Will let you know as soon as I find out about the dvd release

..and here are some pics :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/radson/sets/72157623586514185/
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Fri 29 Mar, 2013 6:10 am

the climbing season is about to begin again http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2013/03 ... -in-lukla/
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby KANANGRABOYD » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 3:36 pm

I lived with Andrew Lock for a number of years. Remember when he came back from an attempt on Nanga Parbat - totally destroyed.
Some people are born for 8000ders, he is one of them. Crap rockclimber, but can go forever with a heavy pack, no sleep etc.
He used to be a detective in the drug squad in Sydney.
Pity a lot of people now are being hauled up the mountain, because they have the money, and have climbed a few 6000der's et al.
The real skill lies in new routes on the 8000ders.
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Tue 16 Apr, 2013 4:10 pm

stay tuned, theres some interesting routes being attempted this season
yet to find out exactly what ueli steck and simone moro are planning but it should be interesting whatever it is, they are never ones to take the easy route, ueli having summited without oxygen. and simone having done a first ascent of gasherbrum in winter

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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Thu 25 Apr, 2013 8:20 am

ah yes the anxiety of wondering, will the tent blow away with me in it or won't it

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2013/04 ... igh-camps/
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Tue 30 Apr, 2013 5:56 pm

big confrontation between climbers and sherpas on Lhotse face
http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2013/04 ... -patience/
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby flatfoot » Wed 01 May, 2013 10:06 pm

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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Fri 03 May, 2013 1:52 pm

Author of "Into Thin Air" talks about climbing everest

http://www.outsideonline.com/adventure- ... tml?page=1
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Thu 16 May, 2013 7:40 pm

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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby wayno » Fri 07 Jun, 2013 7:38 am

Opinion-how-to-make-mt-everest-safer

http://www.adventure-journal.com/2013/0 ... est-safer/

Over the past two years, I have read numerous stories about how to “fix” Everest. I’ve even written a couple of my own. I just read a great piece (unpublished) by accomplished mountaineer Brad Johnson, who just summited Everest for the first time. He wrote — accurately — that many teams got away with what could be fatal mistakes up high this year, thanks to perfect weather. These mistakes were mostly caused by oversized teams and inexperienced guides, Sherpas, and clients.
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Re: movie of aussies climbing everest

Postby radson » Tue 18 Jun, 2013 6:53 pm

Whoaa, it's taken a while but the details for obtaining a copy of 'The Hill' can be found here.

http://www.milestoneadventures.com.au/the-hill/

Enjoy :)
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