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Epics and Accidents / Re: Cell phone kills woman
« Last post by tradmanclimbz on May 27, 2016, 11:16:16 PM »
the article that i read  had excerpts and indicated that she tried pretty hard to find a cell signal. hung out on a mountain top for a long time trying to send texts and waiting for a rescue plane to see her shiny space blanket, ran out of food and water, got weak  and hunkered down. it also said she had a compase. With a compase or even a few sunny days in a row where you can navigate by the sun if you pick any direction and walk a straight line you will hit a road in a day or so...
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Trip Reports / Re: The Green Mile, Middle Sugarloaf 5.7 300ft classic
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on May 27, 2016, 10:22:34 PM »
That is a great climb, and a great crag. Perfect for early season, brutal right now I bet!

I didn't put any bug dope on yesterday but they were out. We did Green Mile again and Bolt In The Sky/Life By the Numbers...

Another iMovie vid of the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paKXMaD5T4M
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Trip Reports / Re: The Green Mile, Middle Sugarloaf 5.7 300ft classic
« Last post by IOMeara on May 27, 2016, 10:11:05 PM »
That is a great climb, and a great crag. Perfect for early season, brutal right now I bet!
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New Rock Routes / Question about a new route at Oscar
« Last post by IOMeara on May 27, 2016, 10:07:32 PM »
What is the new bolted line to the right of Bob Lob Law at Mt Oscar? Its hard! Thanks.
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Cell phone kills woman
« Last post by Nick Grant on May 27, 2016, 09:42:20 PM »
This is definitely a very weird story.  I haven't read any excerpts from her diary, but I agree with people who say that "Something was not quite right," but I'd add "with this woman."  Who would hang around doing nothing for twenty-six days?  You could walk to New York City in twenty-six days.  Could this possibly have any similarity to the Guy Waterman thing a few years ago?
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Cell phone kills woman
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on May 27, 2016, 08:07:24 PM »

RE the cell phone vs compass issue... I thought most, if not all, cell phones have compass apps built in. I don't use them, the compass apps, but are they accurate in places like that?


Yes. I use an App called "Theodolite" that is so accurate it can be used in surveying (that's the background of the app developer I think).

This promotional video is about 5 years old but still relevant regarding what the app does:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8qH0_DTLyc

No cell signal is required for this, or the navigation app I used most often, ViewRanger: http://www.viewranger.com/en-US

Both use the phone's GPS chip, which functions even when the phone is in Airplane Mode.

If interested in cell phone navigation benefits & limitations I went into some detail on what is out there in this post from December: https://nealpinestart.com/2015/12/09/should-you-use-a-smartphone-for-wilderness-navigation/



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Epics and Accidents / Re: Cell phone kills woman
« Last post by JBro on May 27, 2016, 07:11:42 PM »
the excerpts from her diary are especially revealing

Summary?
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Cell phone kills woman
« Last post by strandman on May 27, 2016, 06:16:48 PM »
Seems like a .......now we get the rest of the story thing... to me
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan) / Re: The Beer Thread
« Last post by strandman on May 27, 2016, 12:40:40 PM »
Really $25 ??   At my local you get 11 ,,3oz pours for $9.95  usually 7 house beers and 4 guests, not bad.  I was in Aspen recently and the tour of Aspen brewing was $30 with ONE taster at the end ! Reservations accepted
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Epics and Accidents / Re: Cell phone kills woman
« Last post by Admin Al on May 27, 2016, 12:16:55 PM »
the excerpts from her diary are especially revealing
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