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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 6:00 pm

However, that's just too easy, so I will go with something with a bit of hardness to it. ( John you will need to scroll back 1 page to see my answer.)

England.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 7:04 pm

GregR wrote:However, that's just too easy, so I will go with something with a bit of hardness to it. ( John you will need to scroll back 1 page to see my answer.)

England.

Yes that one takes mine a step even further :). I thought a very easily solvable one might be good for a change as the international game often gets stuck.

Fortunately I'm also a visual person - Buttermere, Lake District?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 7:07 pm

Yes indeedy.

Back to john
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 09 Aug, 2020 10:49 pm

Thanks Greg, we're doing the ping pong thing again.

What is this nice piece of North America that I'm "claiming" for Oz?
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On the Athabasca Glacier, Columbia Icefield, Jasper NP, Alberta Canada
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Mon 10 Aug, 2020 11:33 am

This is an outrageous change of pace John!!! There is no sign visible anywhere to narrow it down.

So just to keep the game moving forward I'm going to take a wild guess and say you are in the Columbia Icefields at the Athabasca Glacier which I have never heard of nor been to.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 10 Aug, 2020 7:44 pm

GregR wrote:This is an outrageous change of pace John!!! There is no sign visible anywhere to narrow it down.

So just to keep the game moving forward I'm going to take a wild guess and say you are in the Columbia Icefields at the Athabasca Glacier which I have never heard of nor been to.

Greg

Haha, the only sign that I can recall said "don't walk here, you might fall into a crevasse", or words to that effect.
Since VIC. is in lockdown at the moment Greg I thought you might enjoy some mental stimulation. Which must have worked as you are 100% correct :).
The Athabasca Glacier/Columbia Icefield is a popular stop on the Icefields Parkway in Alberta. And the only time I've walked on a glacier, although I've seen quite a few of them.
Somewhat slippery in hiking shoes with no spikes.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Tue 11 Aug, 2020 12:55 am

[/quote]
Haha, the only sign that I can recall said "don't walk here, you might fall into a crevasse", or words to that effect.
Since VIC. is in lockdown at the moment Greg I thought you might enjoy some mental stimulation. Which must have worked as you are 100% correct :).
The Athabasca Glacier/Columbia Icefield is a popular stop on the Icefields Parkway in Alberta. And the only time I've walked on a glacier, although I've seen quite a few of them.
Somewhat slippery in hiking shoes with no spikes.[/quote]

Some mental stimulation!! I'm going completely mad down here. It's like being in Prison, except the food is worse. I get 1 hour a day out of solitary to stagger around the exercise yard and then try not to mow the lawn again, for the 4th time this week. Even if you escape you barely get 5 km's from home and the Stasi hunt you down and shoot you between the eyes with a $1600 dollar fine. At least I'm learning new words to sum up my feelings- Weltschmerz and Ennui.

Anyhows on with the game and this ones from an Asian country I managed to escape from earlier this year, just in time to locked up at home. Ahh, the serenity.

Name the village across the valley
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Graham51 » Tue 11 Aug, 2020 8:22 pm

Phortse?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Tue 11 Aug, 2020 9:31 pm

Sure is Graham. Taken on the walk up around Mongla heading to Dole.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Graham51 » Wed 12 Aug, 2020 9:37 am

Thanks, Greg. We looked across at it as we walked down from Gokyo. We stayed in Dole the night before.
This one is in UK.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Wed 12 Aug, 2020 11:39 am

Greg's Hut Cross Fell perchance??
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Graham51 » Wed 12 Aug, 2020 11:55 am

GregR wrote:Greg's Hut Cross Fell perchance??

Yes it is. I was going to use you as a clue if the need arose but it didn't.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Wed 12 Aug, 2020 4:12 pm

Graham51 wrote:
GregR wrote:Greg's Hut Cross Fell perchance??

Yes it is. I was going to use you as a clue if the need arose but it didn't.


Thanks, I sorta figured that I may have been the clue that never was!

Next one is back in Asia again.

Name the white hill in the background

Ciao to you.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Wed 12 Aug, 2020 6:32 pm

I'll open the bidding with Macchapucchre as seen from the approach to Annapurna Base Camp.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Wed 12 Aug, 2020 8:39 pm

Nup. I'm not been in that area.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Thu 13 Aug, 2020 6:01 pm

ribuck wrote:I'll open the bidding with Macchapucchre as seen from the approach to Annapurna Base Camp.


Hint time: Certainly Nepal. Not in the Annapurna Area nor on the usual direct way to EBC. We're talking a hill with a single digit number as it's claim to fame.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Fri 14 Aug, 2020 5:10 pm

So that's K2?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Fri 14 Aug, 2020 5:24 pm

GregR wrote:
ribuck wrote:I'll open the bidding with Macchapucchre as seen from the approach to Annapurna Base Camp.


Hint time: Certainly Nepal. Not in the Annapurna Area nor on the usual direct way to EBC. We're talking a hill with a single digit number as it's claim to fame.


Not K2 which is the 2nd highest hill in the woild, and not in Nepal as I understand it!

Not Everest aka No 1. Nor Everest's next door neighbour Lhotse which comes in No 4 from memory.

You would see this little bugger if you took the long way to the other 2 via the next valley and over a high pass though.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Fri 14 Aug, 2020 5:37 pm

Cho Oyu?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Fri 14 Aug, 2020 6:15 pm

Last wrote:Cho Oyu?


Yes Indeedy Last.

The 6th highest mountain on Earth. 8200m Cho Oyo. Sort of dominates the views as you make your way up the Dudh Khosi Valley.

Taken from the ridge above Macchermo, at about 4600m.

I could just make out a wee bit of Everest poking its nose above the nearby mountains to my right as I took this. ( not in this shot though) great little ridge to explore as I was unable to continue on to Gokyo.

Over to LAST!!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Fri 14 Aug, 2020 7:17 pm

Thanks Greg, next. Europe
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Sat 15 Aug, 2020 11:31 am

Trollfjord in Norway.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Sat 15 Aug, 2020 11:51 am

Correct Greg.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Sat 15 Aug, 2020 12:20 pm

Last wrote:Correct Greg.


.Thanks last.

This ones back in the UK.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Sat 15 Aug, 2020 5:55 pm

Looks like Wastwater?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Sat 15 Aug, 2020 8:15 pm

There's a good reason why it looks like Wastwater Mr Buck. Because, you're spot on.

Over to you young man.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Sun 16 Aug, 2020 6:08 am

GregR wrote:Over to you young man.

Thanks GregR, but I'm no young man! In my profile photo there is a one-year-old in the backpack. She recently turned 25.

Anyway, this location is also in the United Queendom:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby north-north-west » Sun 16 Aug, 2020 9:23 am

ribuck wrote:Thanks GregR, but I'm no young man! In my profile photo there is a one-year-old in the backpack. She recently turned 25.


And she's his great-great-great granddaughter ...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Sun 16 Aug, 2020 2:04 pm

Looks Welsh, so I'll open the bidding with Llandudno. possibly taken from near the headlamd at Porth Dyniewaid Angel Bay, or little Orme.

On further investigation I believe you probably tool from the
Rhiwledyn North Wales Wildlife Trust Reserve.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Sun 16 Aug, 2020 6:31 pm

Very witty, NNW!

You're correct, GregR. The town on the peninsular is Llandudno, a typical seaside resort although a little less run down than most.

The peak is Great Orme. I recommend the walk round the back of it, which includes a dramatic route midway up some stunning cliffs, which I was totally not expecting.

The photo is taken from Little Orme, just a few metres from its summit. Little Orme is also stunning, provided you leave the Wales Coast Path and descend the sharp ridges to the old quarry.

I may or may not have been within the Nature Reserve: my map doesn't show its boundary.
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