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#22081 - 03/19/12 10:26 AM All the best, K-dub!
MooseTracks Offline


Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 582
Loc: Bishop, CA, United States
Five years ago, Kurt simply told me, "I think you'd do great in Bishop!" His was the last opinion I sought before moving to this small town in the rain shadow of grand mountains. I never regretted taking his sage advice.

And now he is almost done packing for another grand adventure to the roof of the world.



Only he doesn't quite have a duffel big enough for me:



"It's always further than it looks.
It's always taller than it looks.
And it's always harder than it looks."
-- The 3 rules of mountaineering.

Be safe up there, my friend. I can't wait for the next happy hour to swap stories.

Love from the Moose Lodge,
L
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#22084 - 03/19/12 10:34 AM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: MooseTracks]
2600fromatari Offline


Registered: 10/18/10
Posts: 452
Loc: San Diego
I saw his calendar was blocked off for Everest. Third time. Awesome. Do you know how many people are going with him?

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#22092 - 03/19/12 08:52 PM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: MooseTracks]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 831
Loc: Oh Cursed, USA
I think he is missing his sunblock! grin

Best of everything to you, Kurt!
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#22094 - 03/19/12 10:33 PM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: + @ti2d]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 831
Loc: Oh Cursed, USA
Kurt, one more thing....

If you need two really good sherpas, my wife and I are available. grin
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#22098 - 03/20/12 02:14 AM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: MooseTracks]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
Best of luck Kurt - can't wait to see the photos! Maybe some moose antlers for the summit? That would make one helluva pic . . .

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#22100 - 03/20/12 03:17 AM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: MooseTracks]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
For the picture title contest:

Ancient incantation wards off vicious beast


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#22102 - 03/20/12 03:45 AM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: AlanK]
tdtz Offline


Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 511
Loc: CA
Originally Posted By: AlanK
For the picture title contest:

Ancient incantation wards off vicious beast






Bishop Woman Thrilled to Survive Duffle Bag Explosion
Home Interior littered with debris. Clean-up could take days


Edited by tdtz (03/20/12 03:45 AM)

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#22107 - 03/20/12 07:46 AM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: MooseTracks]
lynn-a-roo Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 627
Loc: OrangeCounty

Dear MooseTracks,

I love reading your posts and seeing your photos. You have such amazing energy and spontaneity. I'm sure you are a wonderful asset to Bishop. You bring such a positively wonderful view of the world in the Sierra Nevada and surrounding mountain areas of this beautiful State of California. You're a wonderful Ambassador for our great State.

When I read your post about Kurt's desire to climb Mt. Everest I got goose bumps. I'm always awe-struck by people who have the motivation to climb Mt. Everest. I hope you'll do a day-by-day report as Kurt climbs to the summit, if it's at all possible to get updates from him daily. I've read Cindy Abbott's posts and see her presentation on her climb and I've seen programs on television showing climbers and how they have to acclimate for a long time before they summit, but I've never actually met someone before they actually climbed Mt. Everest. I believe I've met Kurt, at least I think I met him or saw him at REI in Tustin, CA for Cindy's presentation of her climb. Maybe I've just read many posts by Kurt about his Mt. Baldy climbs to the point that I feel I know him or have met him. I'm so excited for him. I wish him a successful summit and a safe return.

SO, WHEN DOES THE BIG CLIMB START?

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#22109 - 03/20/12 09:22 AM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: lynn-a-roo]
MooseTracks Offline


Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 582
Loc: Bishop, CA, United States
Lynn, I believe Kurt is leaving Saturday, and I know he'll be checking in regularly (or he has with his past climbs) with his office.

I would check the website for Sierra Mountaineering, Intl. regularly for updates, I would think.

I will probably see him one more time before he leaves this weekend, so I'll see if he's amenable to cross-posting information here.

Thanks for the compliments!!

All the best,
L
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#22113 - 03/20/12 10:14 AM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: MooseTracks]
Harvey Lankford Offline


Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 1017
Loc: Richmond, Virginia
My very, very best wishes for Kurt.
Some of you know I like mountain literature quotes. Here is a just a teaser:

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.

Dag Hammarskj÷ld
Secretary General of the United Nations from 1953 to 1961.

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#22135 - 03/21/12 02:34 AM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: MooseTracks]
lynn-a-roo Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 627
Loc: OrangeCounty
Wow, Laura, thank you for the link in your above post to Kurt Weburg's website showing his calendar and all the climbs and hikes he leads for groups. I'll bet he's an amazing leader. I've taken trips with leaders on a much smaller scale but no matter the scale the trips were so wonderful because the guides had so much knowledge they shared with the hikers about nearly everything we saw and touched on the trail.

I'm going to have to try to make it to one of Kurt's presentations.....I'm putting it on my bucket list now.

Amazing, he's going to be gone for two months at Mt. Everest, that's a long time. I'll watch his website for updates.

Thanks again,

Lynn

P.S. Forgive me if I got your name wrong, I do know it's Moose Tracks. smile



Edited by lynn-a-roo (03/21/12 02:36 AM)

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#22560 - 04/01/12 10:56 PM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: MooseTracks]
lynn-a-roo Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 627
Loc: OrangeCounty
Re: I would check the website for Sierra Mountaineering, Intl. regularly for updates, I would think.

Hi Moose Tracks,

I've been periodically checking the website you attached in your post above to see if Kurt has posted anything about his Mt. Everest trip. I was so happy and excited tonight to find Kurt has started a Trip Report with photos. How exciting for him, Mt. Everest again. He looks so happy in the photos.

I encourage all Whitney Zone members to check out the link to Kurt's website which Moose Tracks posted. His Trip Report is easy to find, it's on the left hand side of the home page and it's called (of all things) TRIP JOURNAL.! smile



Edited by lynn-a-roo (04/01/12 11:22 PM)

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#22655 - 04/04/12 10:58 PM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: lynn-a-roo]
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Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7590
Loc: Fresno, CA

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#22789 - 04/11/12 09:00 PM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: Steve C]
lynn-a-roo Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 627
Loc: OrangeCounty
Hey Steve
Kurt and the team reached Everest Base Camp. I don't know how to add an opened web page like you did - can you do it again for easy access to Kurt's journal update. Thanks. LAR


Edited by lynn-a-roo (04/11/12 09:01 PM)

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#22791 - 04/11/12 09:49 PM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: lynn-a-roo]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7590
Loc: Fresno, CA
Here's the link:   Everest Team Reaches Base Camp!

And the picture:



Looks like an awesome trip!

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#22868 - 04/14/12 09:55 AM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7590
Loc: Fresno, CA

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#22928 - 04/16/12 12:20 PM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: Steve C]
lynn-a-roo Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 627
Loc: OrangeCounty
Steve,

Kurt udpated his journal today. Got to go, need to check it out. Can you post the update again. Thanks.


Edited by lynn-a-roo (04/16/12 12:20 PM)

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#22932 - 04/16/12 01:08 PM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: lynn-a-roo]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7590
Loc: Fresno, CA
The link above and this one will always go to the most recent information and pictures.

http://sierramountaineering.com/blog/

One of the latest pictures:
        Fred climbing a ladder spanning an overhanging ice block in the Khumbu Icefall.

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#23170 - 04/23/12 05:13 PM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: Steve C]
lynn-a-roo Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 627
Loc: OrangeCounty
OH WOW, CHECK OUT THE NEW KURT & FRED EVEREST PHOTOS, THEY'RE FANTASTIC ! ! !

Hey, don't forget to comment on Kurt & Fred's journal, let them know we're rooting for them to reach the summit.


http://sierramountaineering.com/blog/






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#23186 - 04/23/12 10:39 PM Re: All the best, K-dub! [Re: lynn-a-roo]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7590
Loc: Fresno, CA
Spectacular! Thanks for the reminder, Lynn-a-roo.

Here's a great picture:

  April 19: Fred crossing a ladder spanning a large crevasse in the upper Khumbu Icefall en route to Camp 1.



I wonder what Kurt is using to transmit the images. Pretty impressive to send out pictures on such an expedition.

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