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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter Update
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2005, 10:46:23 am »
Those Skedco litters are self contained at 9" x 30"; for each one of those you wouldn't need much more of a shelter than a box with door a little larger than the Cannon sign-out box.  That would even leave room for a few extra goodies like a warm blanket, etc.  

Something that size would be very cost effective to build, and could even be attached to a prominent tree at either end of the cliff in such a way that it could be removed entirely during off season.

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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter Update
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2005, 06:58:19 pm »
Broken Spectre:  Yup, already got the ok from the State Forester with responsibility for that area.  He said "seems like a good idea...did you install the litter already".  gotta love the VT nonbureacrats.

Loran:  Yes this thing looks tiny.  i didnt even know they made such things.  i am a bit concerned that it takes some reading of instructions to set it up, but will give it a try.  A small box with instructions prominently displayed will be needed, and will be much easier to build and transport up the slope than a bigger one.  hope to get up there this weekend, or some time soon, to scout out litter location(s).

I just got back from a few days away (in florida...such a godforsaken place) to find a few more donations.  they are rollin in now.  we are up to $265.  half way to a litter!  with Al's announcement in the White Mtn Report today, i am confident that the dollars will roll in even faster.
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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter Update
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2005, 10:57:20 pm »
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with Al's announcement in the White Mtn Report today, i am confident that the dollars will roll in even faster.


indeed. one more check is on its way.

forward the report on to people you know too; I was even able to get someone to chip in who lives in california and has never been to vermont!  

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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter Update
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2005, 05:25:33 am »
Richard,

My impression from looking at the Skedco website was that you pull this thing out of the bag and basically unroll it; pretty self explanatory.  Once unrolled, it is rigid in the long dimension and becomes more-so once someone is placed in it.

Anyway, I can't donate financially at the moment (finishing up a piece that I have spent 1000 hours on, check comes after delivery and home and family comes first), but would be more than happy to provide a detailed tech drawing/design if that helps appease the gov't types.

Please let me know if that will help in any way.

Cheers, and THANK YOU for all of your hard work and organizational skills,
Loran

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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter Update
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2005, 08:50:20 am »
fundraising is coming along very well.  got a couple of items donated by doug huntley, which i sold for the cause and raised $80.  he also gave me his William's Gunks guides (Trapps and Skytop) to sell.  I believe these are now out of print and very useful to someone who needs one.  what will somebody give me for those?

got a couple donations over the weekend, likely as a result of Al's email.  

the total raised is now $405!  

i now have offers from two organizations to provide a litter "at cost".  that's still around $500.  
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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter Update
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2005, 11:58:08 am »
Richard

did you contact Chris Joozen re litters yet?

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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter Update
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2005, 12:25:22 pm »
Not to be trite but the check is now in the mail. Cheers. Greg.  :)

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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter Update
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2005, 05:52:38 pm »
so another update on money:

I'm chair of the Mountaineering Club at Dartmouth College and brought up the issue of the rescue litter last week.  The DMC discussed the Cache this past week and at tonight's meeting we were able to put together $135 to donate to the cause!  $50 of the money is straight from the club's budget, but the rest of it was donated personally by some very generous climbers.  It's great to see such a positive response, especially from young climbers.

I'll put the money in the mail by Friday, so it should be there soon

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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter Update
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2005, 07:03:47 pm »
hella...

thanks a lot for your kind support. we all really appreciate it.

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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter UpdateI
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2005, 06:01:27 am »
We just received the Skedco litter and accessories yesterday, I think everyone will be psyched on it.  Very light.  I am thinking that it should probably be stored in its "assembled" form; already rigged in the litter style.  I am going to set it up today but it seems that it could take some time getting it rigged and ready esp. in foul conditions.

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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter Update
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2005, 07:04:33 am »
Sam,

thanks to you and the folks at Sterling for helping out with this. with this litter and the money coming in I would imagine that we can now afford to place 2 litters at the Willoughby. this will be a significant accomplishment, and one driven by the CLIMBING COMMUNITY ITSELF! one day it will make a significant difference in time of need.

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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter Update
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2005, 03:49:10 pm »
wondering what's the status of the litter cache. anyone heard anything?

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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter Update
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2005, 07:12:39 pm »
All I know is that my check was cashed
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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter Update
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2005, 11:44:00 am »
checked cashed is about all i can add too
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Re: Lake Willoughby Litter Update
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2005, 01:00:17 pm »
this just in from Richard on the status of the Willoughby litter:

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both rescue litters will be in place at lake willoughby before the ice
season.  i took rick wilcox up on his offer to purchase a litter wholesale
from him.  that order was placed earlier this week.  he was away, then
impossible to reach, but the deal was done a few days ago.  i have been in touch with dave powers, who will build two shelters.  one for the skedco rollup litter (that will be placed near the middle of the cliff) and the cascade 200 rigid litter (that will be placed near the right side of the cliffs).  the cascade is being shipped direct to dave.  he will scout out locations for installation.  i will see if we can get some signs posted at the parking areas indicating the locations of the litters, as well as the
location of the nearest landline phones.  i will meet up with dave before
thanksgiving and a bunch of people will hump the equipment up to the cliff.

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