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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)21:43 UTC+1 No.341886 Report

How would climbing a mountain unprepared end up? Would it be McCandless level of disaster? Is it possible to climb mountains relatively unprepared with not much experience? Note I'm not talking about climbing to the top of Everest wearing only shorts and a windbreaker, but rather the lack of preparation and experience that doomed McCandless. Or is climbing a mountain different from long term living in the bush, because no one goes to climb a mountain and stay there, there's a goal in mind to get up and the off.

To narrow the issues, I'm not talking about Appalachian tier mountains that don't have a tree line. I'm thinking Rockies, Andes, Himalayas, and alps.
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Anonymous 07/03/14(Thu)18:09 UTC+1 No.342328 Report

that sounds like the dumbest idea and suicidal. don't do it OP. I have climbed to a few summits in my time and I always brought a buddy and everything I would ever need. Lots of people die from situations like this because they are dumb kids who saw bear grylls on TV and think they are badass, which is what you sound like.
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Anonymous 07/04/14(Fri)02:11 UTC+1 No.342518 Report

>>342328

But you didn't give me any reasons why it's a bad idea other than insulting me. Please explain your reasoning.
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Anonymous 07/04/14(Fri)02:15 UTC+1 No.342520 Report

>>342518
Not him, but if you need to ask why it's a bad idea, then it's pretty obvious it is.
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Anonymous 07/04/14(Fri)02:21 UTC+1 No.342522 Report

>>342520

Not really. No one goes mountain climbing with the intention to stay on the mountain. Whereas mccanless went into the wild with the intention of staying there but didn't have the skills to live long term.
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Anonymous 07/04/14(Fri)02:24 UTC+1 No.342523 Report

>>342522
Yeah, it's not like climbing huge mountains required prior experience, knowledge, adequate gear, preparation, etc.

>Not really.
Get a fucking clue before you start talking back.
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Anonymous 07/04/14(Fri)02:27 UTC+1 No.342524 Report

>>342523

Then explain it. How much preparation goes into climbing a major summit? What sort of physical and mental training is required?
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Anonymous 07/04/14(Fri)03:48 UTC+1 No.342544 Report

It depends on the mountain.
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Anonymous 07/04/14(Fri)03:53 UTC+1 No.342547 Report

>>342544

Examples?
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Anonymous 07/04/14(Fri)05:05 UTC+1 No.342569 Report

>>342547
Examples of what? Different mountains?

Every mountain is different. Some you have to climb, some you can walk. Unprepared can be like "oh shit I forgot my raincoat" and you get rained on for 10 mins as you walk back to your car.
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Anonymous 07/04/14(Fri)05:25 UTC+1 No.342580 Report

>>342569
>Every mountain is different. Some you have to climb, some you can walk. Unprepared can be like "oh shit I forgot my raincoat" and you get rained on for 10 mins as you walk back to your car.
Yeah, this. OP, your question is pretty much "guys, how long is a piece of string?"
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Anonymous 07/04/14(Fri)05:42 UTC+1 No.342597 Report

>>341886
> climbing
No. If you want to do it alone you need a few years of experience and propper equipment
> Walking up a mountain
Thats fine. Do it whenever you want.
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Anonymous 07/05/14(Sat)06:58 UTC+1 No.343102 Report

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