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Offline Strolen

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« on: September 01, 2003, 07:37:16 PM »
It was the last weekend of the climbing season and the opportunity presented itself. From couch to 12,388ft. One of the most physically demanding things I have ever done. The most expensive bottle water I have ever purchased ($5) and they sold those cheesy styrofoam cups o' soup (just add hot water) for $6.

Carried my stick, got my stamps on it, and hopefully nobody else will want to visit and climb that thing next summer. My wife and a friend went and it took us 9 hours to get to the top and 3.5 to get down. The average is 6-8 up and 3 down so we took our time. At the beginning it was to enjoy it, at the end because our legs and lungs didn't give us a choice. Had about an even mixture of paths of loose gravel and large stones and paths solid rocks and boulders. The wind was so strong for a couple hours that if you weren't FIRMLY planted you could be blown off your feet. A few close calls and falling would have hindered my physical well being. Double damage type fall. :)

So, I have been recouperating the last couple of days and my calves are finally starting to forgive me.

Just thought I would share (or brag) that I finally did it.

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2003, 10:18:09 PM »
Yay for Strolen!  Whoot!
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2003, 01:37:12 AM »
Crossing the line of "what you thought you could do" is never easy.

I do pay my deep respect to this achievment.
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2003, 04:19:03 PM »
*Presents Strolen with a magic super trophy*

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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2003, 12:12:16 AM »
*turns the sign in the slave galley from "row" to "clap"*

Congradulations Strolen! I have yet to climb any mountain of any sort, I might have to look for one now that I'm nearer to them. There aren't too many mountains on the border between kansas and missouri, the tornados have sucked them all up.

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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2003, 08:01:29 AM »
Congratulations. I was deployed for a couple of days at the base of Mt. Fuji many a year ago, and remember the size of that thing. That is quite an accomplishment. You should be proud of yourself.
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2003, 07:40:16 PM »
It only took 5 days for my calves to come back to normal.

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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2003, 04:09:08 AM »
*ponder*

I do have the feeling that calves can not be translated to dutch as kalveren...... (which is the term for young cows)

*ponder*

It would be strange for a man to bring a couple of young cows to climb a mountain....

*ponder*

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I think I do not understand....
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2003, 05:38:37 AM »
I think I do... but let us not dwell on this topic.


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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2003, 12:22:21 PM »
I believe the the calves strolen is referring to is the part of his leg below the knee. It tends to get sore after climbing a lot of stairs or, a mountain. The'yre also good eating, but that doesn't help to clarify the issue.
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