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bearbreeder


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdBnJLKhQeI

On Sunday, June 29th, we set out to climb one of the easier routes on Colorados first Flatiron. Halfway up the second pitch, a thunderstorm rolled in. With Lightning striking the cliff within twenty meters on all sides of us, we took shelter under a huge flake to the right of the route. Shortly after the storm passed, Rocky Mountain Rescue arrived to set up a fixed line, allowing us to rappel to safety.

EPIC ... thats all ill say for now Wink


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wow, how do you get on the wall when you see that thunderhead coming at you! They may have used up one of their nine lives on that one.


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Private video, you can't see it unless the owner of the vid grants you access.


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Saw it before the owner took it down. Wasn't worth watching.


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whats the deal with privet video BS ?

can't even see it so do not post stuff if public can't see it


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Obviously it used to be public when the OP was made.


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majid_sabet wrote:
whats the deal with privet video BS ?

can't even see it so do not post stuff if public can't see it

whine whine ... just for you mahjeed Wink

mirrored ... i suggest downloading the file as its an educational classic that every beginner should watch

http://www.mediafire.com/?225dl2sml7ff8xd


;)


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bearbreeder wrote:
majid_sabet wrote:
whats the deal with privet video BS ?

can't even see it so do not post stuff if public can't see it

whine whine ... just for you mahjeed Wink

mirrored ... i suggest downloading the file as its an educational classic that every beginner should watch

http://www.mediafire.com/?225dl2sml7ff8xd


;)


your worthless mirror link is nothing but virus .

post the damn thing on the youtube and named some stupid names so no one else can search if its so secret then send us the link.


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majid_sabet wrote:

your worthless mirror link is nothing but virus .

post the damn thing on the youtube and named some stupid names so no one else can search if its so secret then send us the link.

oh come on mahhjeed ... surely you can click WATCH cant ya Tongue

1. click on the link below


http://www.mediafire.com/?225dl2sml7ff8xd

2. click WATCH at said link




3. or click DOWNLOAD to save the video file to you puter

4. enjoy

you can do it ... think POSITIVE

Wink


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http://mountainproject.com/...-rescue/108238413__1

It's about to get interesting from the third page on.


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majid_sabet wrote:
your worthless mirror link is nothing but virus .

post the damn thing on the youtube and named some stupid names so no one else can search if its so secret then send us the link.

Majid try reading a bit more closely - bear-poker isn't the creator or owner of the video. He's just trying to provide a link to it. And that site where it's mirrored doesn't have any virus on it.


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Wowzer!!!

Most of us at one time or another have screwed up and got lucky and made it through. Don't know that I've ever seen so many screw ups compounded on top of each other before they even left the ground.

Could of ended worse though. Dumb luck it didn't.


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That group was so lucky. Just one mistake after another. Good thing they had a charged cell phone.


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When creating compelling social media content it's best to ignore common sense.


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Quote from the top of the first pitch, when retreat looked feasible: "Um, the sun is setting right now, some dark clouds are rolling in, so we're thinking this is an adventure."

Yes, an adventure they were in no way prepared for, and one that they laughingly entered into when all evidence suggested it was a horrible idea. Then they call in a rescue and put more people at risk. I'm glad they made it out with only their egos bruised. Let's hope this tempers their bravado and that they learned something.


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Kudos. One of the best trolls I've seen in a while.

Curt


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markc wrote:
Quote from the top of the first pitch, when retreat looked feasible: "Um, the sun is setting right now, some dark clouds are rolling in, so we're thinking this is an adventure."

Yes, an adventure they were in no way prepared for, and one that they laughingly entered into when all evidence suggested it was a horrible idea. Then they call in a rescue and put more people at risk. I'm glad they made it out with only their egos bruised. Let's hope this tempers their bravado and that they learned something.

We were all young and stupid once. Some are older and still stupid, except they call it "bold".


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curt wrote:
Kudos. One of the best trolls I've seen in a while.

Curt

its soooo good that they even hacked and spoofed the sheriff and countys office

Saturday, June 29, 2013

To: Boulder County Media

From: Sergeant Clay Leak

Re: Rescue of Stranded Climbers

Case Number: 13-3430
29 June 2013


On Friday, 28 June 2013 at 9:45pm, the Boulder County Communications Center received a call from three climbers stuck on the 1st pitch of the “Fandango” route on the 1st Flatiron. They are experienced climbers and had been climbing the route when their rope got stuck in a crack. Shortly thereafter, an intense storm cell moved over the area, bringing hail, heavy rain, and extensive lightning activity.

Rescue personnel from Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, City of Boulder Mountain Parks, American Medical Response, and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist. Rescuers reached the climbers at approximately 11:00pm and began a technical rescue. By 00:15am, all three parties had been successfully evacuated down off the rock without injury and escorted back to the Bluebell shelter.


Sgt. Clay Leak
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
5600 Flatiron Pkwy
Boulder, Colorado 80301
303-441-3650



http://www.bouldercounty.org/...id=3655&zoneid=2

Tongue


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Sorry folks, but I have to agree with Majid. My security programme hated this, and a friend had their computer locked up when they tried to watch it on my behalf. (Yup, couldn't get it past my virus checker so asked someone else to try! It locked their system up. Guess who is not a popular little old climber?)


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JohnCook wrote:
Sorry folks, but I have to agree with Majid. My security programme hated this, and a friend had their computer locked up when they tried to watch it on my behalf. (Yup, couldn't get it past my virus checker so asked someone else to try! It locked their system up. Guess who is not a popular little old climber?)
You are incorrect. Yes, maybe your "friends" system is locking up, but it's not because of the mediafire site or the mp4 video.
Do you have the latest version of the flash player installed?
Are you blocking cookies or flash? Mediafire depends on a flash cookie - some security programs are overly paranoid about those and complain/block them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaFire

Since mediafire is a peer-to-peer file sharing site, yes, specific files can contain malware - the video in question isn't one of them and mediafire.com is not a malicious site.


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Syd wrote:
markc wrote:
Quote from the top of the first pitch, when retreat looked feasible: "Um, the sun is setting right now, some dark clouds are rolling in, so we're thinking this is an adventure."

Yes, an adventure they were in no way prepared for, and one that they laughingly entered into when all evidence suggested it was a horrible idea. Then they call in a rescue and put more people at risk. I'm glad they made it out with only their egos bruised. Let's hope this tempers their bravado and that they learned something.

We were all young and stupid once. Some are older and still stupid, except they call it "bold".

Speak for yourself. Many of us were quite cautious as beginner climbers. It's really not hard to understand your own limitations and work within them, if you have even a vague understanding of the issues involved, and how the world works.

I, for one, am glad they didn't attempt to self-rescue after the storm blew over. And given what we know of them, it's obvious in retrospect that the rescue personnel made the right call in telling them to stay put and going to pick them off. Had they tried to descend on their own, the chances that they would have fucked up and someone would have been seriously hurt or killed is a near-certainty.

GO


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We were all young and stupid once. Some are older and still stupid, except they call it "bold".

Speak for yourself. Many of us were quite cautious as beginner climbers. It's really not hard to understand your own limitations and work within them,

I probably thought I was "safe" doing all the stupid things I did when I was young. In retrospect it is a wonder I'm alive today. The problem is that young people don't fully understand the limitations of themselves, their equipment and their environment. For example, I think that one of the best ways to gain knowledge to climb safely is to read accident reports in detail. However I've met many young people who don't like to do so because they reckon it would put them off climbing ! Ignorance is bliss !


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bearbreeder wrote:
curt wrote:
Kudos. One of the best trolls I've seen in a while.

Curt

its soooo good that they even hacked and spoofed the sheriff and countys office

Saturday, June 29, 2013

To: Boulder County Media

From: Sergeant Clay Leak

Re: Rescue of Stranded Climbers

Case Number: 13-3430
29 June 2013


On Friday, 28 June 2013 at 9:45pm, the Boulder County Communications Center received a call from three climbers stuck on the 1st pitch of the “Fandango” route on the 1st Flatiron. They are experienced climbers and had been climbing the route when their rope got stuck in a crack. Shortly thereafter, an intense storm cell moved over the area, bringing hail, heavy rain, and extensive lightning activity.

Rescue personnel from Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, City of Boulder Mountain Parks, American Medical Response, and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist. Rescuers reached the climbers at approximately 11:00pm and began a technical rescue. By 00:15am, all three parties had been successfully evacuated down off the rock without injury and escorted back to the Bluebell shelter.


Sgt. Clay Leak
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
5600 Flatiron Pkwy
Boulder, Colorado 80301
303-441-3650



http://www.bouldercounty.org/...id=3655&zoneid=2

Tongue

Sorry. I just refused to believe anybody could actually be that stupid.

Curt


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curt wrote:
bearbreeder wrote:
curt wrote:
Kudos. One of the best trolls I've seen in a while.

Curt

its soooo good that they even hacked and spoofed the sheriff and countys office

Saturday, June 29, 2013

To: Boulder County Media

From: Sergeant Clay Leak

Re: Rescue of Stranded Climbers

Case Number: 13-3430
29 June 2013


On Friday, 28 June 2013 at 9:45pm, the Boulder County Communications Center received a call from three climbers stuck on the 1st pitch of the “Fandango” route on the 1st Flatiron. They are experienced climbers and had been climbing the route when their rope got stuck in a crack. Shortly thereafter, an intense storm cell moved over the area, bringing hail, heavy rain, and extensive lightning activity.

Rescue personnel from Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, City of Boulder Mountain Parks, American Medical Response, and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist. Rescuers reached the climbers at approximately 11:00pm and began a technical rescue. By 00:15am, all three parties had been successfully evacuated down off the rock without injury and escorted back to the Bluebell shelter.


Sgt. Clay Leak
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
5600 Flatiron Pkwy
Boulder, Colorado 80301
303-441-3650



http://www.bouldercounty.org/...id=3655&zoneid=2

Tongue

Sorry. I just refused to believe anybody could actually be that stupid.

Curt
You've been exposed. It just proves you're not the nasty cynic you've always pretended to be.
Wink
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The biggest problem of today’s young climbers is they calm to be experienced, but they are not skilled or do they have understanding of the proper use of equipment and climbing rigging. They also desperately need proper multi-pitch training, because they are using gym, and top rope techniques in a very different environment and do not have clue of what they are doing. This picture is from the video. What do you think? Dose this person have the knowledge and skill to be doing multi pitch climbs?
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