Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:42 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:14 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:20 am
Posts: 823
Location: On my sofa
Scary stuff :shock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyUoVVDEa-E


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:38 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:16 pm
Posts: 9609
Location: brigg, home of the gypsies
that looks amazing

i have been watching a fwqw documentaries recently about mountain climbers, particularly everest and the north face of the eiger

what amazes me is the "selfishness" of the climbers, knowing how likely they are to die up there and still doing it.

it is really uncomfortable viewing sometimes but there is a real morbid fascination.

i wont link it but there is a clip on youtube where a group stumble upon a dying man in a howwoed out section of everest, feet away from the fixed ropes. it is the site of a well known corpe "green boots" sits. this guy is dying and the people just walk on by. i am not saying they did the wrong thing, far from it, but it must take a special type of person that can do that


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:50 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:33 pm
Posts: 3976
Location: Brighton
my hands are so sweaty just watching that video (and in no way do i mean that in a dodgy way)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:07 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:33 pm
Posts: 723
Location: Highlands
lewis1641 wrote:
this guy is dying and the people just walk on by. i am not saying they did the wrong thing, far from it, but it must take a special type of person that can do that


Yep, a jerk. Plenty of them about though, I'm not so sure they're all that special, sadly!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:40 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:20 am
Posts: 823
Location: On my sofa
ajm wrote:
lewis1641 wrote:
this guy is dying and the people just walk on by. i am not saying they did the wrong thing, far from it, but it must take a special type of person that can do that


Yep, a jerk. Plenty of them about though, I'm not so sure they're all that special, sadly!


Not special just convinced of their own narrative - Mitchell and Webb sketch of SS officers just noticing the skulls on their caps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpZ8EkK3eWY

illustrating a certain mentality


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: .
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:59 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
aka Leo Swayer
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:15 pm
Posts: 6365
Location: Wales.UK
I love climbing, can't do it anymore but still love it :D
Those are some of the most unbelievably fit people on the planet. Awesome feets of endurance and massive levels of commitment :shock:
Check out videos by Chris Sharma and also Leo Holding aswell :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:20 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:17 am
Posts: 877
Location: At The Gates Of Dawn
I can really appreciate their skill, fitness levels, tremendous strength, determination but I find it difficult to understand why they do it. It can't be the 'because it's there' answer that mountain climbers sometimes use can it? What makes them do it in the first place?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group