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Ice berg tips with climbers on it....

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Sep 25, 2020 - 6:19:41 AM

Owen

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Sep 25, 2020 - 6:37:54 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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24969 posts since 8/3/2003

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Sep 25, 2020 - 6:59:51 AM

Owen

Canada

6489 posts since 6/5/2011

Thanks, Sherry.   I tried a second one https://www.tmz.com/2020/09/21/giant-iceberg-flips-over-explorers-climb-norway-svalbard/  and it seems also to not work,  Alas it's beyond my computer skill level.   Originally I just googled something like "Iceberg with climbers tips"    So unless someone chips in with a live link ........

Edit:  Just tried it again and this [second] one now seems to be working.  Go figure.   After all this, "everybody" better find it interesting!!

Edited by - Owen on 09/25/2020 07:01:56

Sep 25, 2020 - 7:08:26 AM
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DC5

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13870 posts since 6/30/2015

They were lucky. I learned not to do this in the 4th grade. The part of the iceberg in the water melts faster than the part above the water, and they roll over quite frequently. The article says they were experienced climbers, but clearly did not do their research on icebergs. I'm surprised they didn't sink from all the clothing and gear they were wearing. Good thing the boat didn't go too far away.

Sep 25, 2020 - 8:27:17 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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24969 posts since 8/3/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

Thanks, Sherry.   I tried a second one https://www.tmz.com/2020/09/21/giant-iceberg-flips-over-explorers-climb-norway-svalbard/  and it seems also to not work,  Alas it's beyond my computer skill level.   Originally I just googled something like "Iceberg with climbers tips"    So unless someone chips in with a live link ........

Edit:  Just tried it again and this [second] one now seems to be working.  Go figure.   After all this, "everybody" better find it interesting!!


That one works just fine.  Don't know what happened when you first tried it, but it's working now.

And yes, it is very interesting. 

Sep 25, 2020 - 12:11:59 PM
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Sep 25, 2020 - 4:49:44 PM

bubbalouie

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Sep 25, 2020 - 6:55:04 PM
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bubbalouie

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14254 posts since 9/27/2007

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Iceberg lettuce with a climber.

Edited by - bubbalouie on 09/25/2020 18:56:35

Sep 25, 2020 - 7:43:41 PM
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Owen

Canada

6489 posts since 6/5/2011

.... dunno 'bout that Iceberg lettuce, bubba.... my money's on Swiss Chard.   cheeky

Sep 25, 2020 - 11:57:57 PM

55721 posts since 12/14/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

.... dunno 'bout that Iceberg lettuce, bubba.... my money's on Swiss Chard.   cheeky


Let's grab our banjos and SING!

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Well it's chard, and it's chard and it's chard,

To love someone who never will love you!

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Anyway, Mother Nature doesn't care WHEN or HOW you die.

She just knows you WILL.

So, stay off the icebergs, OK??

Edited by - mike gregory on 09/25/2020 23:58:34

Sep 26, 2020 - 7:33:31 AM
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Wow... those boys are about as sharp as a sack full of wet mice, weren't they?

Bonus points for wearing crampons on the teak decks of a sailboat.

Sep 26, 2020 - 7:36:42 AM
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Owen

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6489 posts since 6/5/2011

....maybe it's a rental, Skip. cheeky

Sep 26, 2020 - 12:24:44 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Owen

....maybe it's a rental, Skip. cheeky


The technical term in this case, owing to the fact that it's a vessel, would be "charter." wink

Having cared for the teak on a sailboat, I consider this sacrilege regardless of who owns it.

Sep 26, 2020 - 1:03:48 PM

905 posts since 10/31/2007

Seems like fun.

Sep 26, 2020 - 1:13:52 PM

73335 posts since 5/9/2007

Crampons on a fiberglas deck would have been much worse.

Sep 26, 2020 - 4:58:10 PM

3023 posts since 10/17/2009

Those are not exactly just some uninformed noobs... Mike Horn and Fred Roux experienced adventurers who like extreme challenges, do their research and know there are risks involved, knew clothes to wear and rescue protocol. Of course most of that adventurer is hard to rationalize, as Horn says, they do a lot of stupid things. But as he puts it...  "try to account risk best one can... but life's greatest rewards isn't about playing it safe." 

I think he borrowed a quote... "it's not the mountain that's dangerous, but the man who would climb a mountain"

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I've been in a boat going thru icebergs... it's a good tyhing the boat was away.  If a good size one rolls over it easily take out the boat... even if nearby, the wake can be pretty big.  FWIW, icebergs don't roll that frequently, but can roll with little notice. Shape has a lot to do with stability. 90% is below water, and it doen't melt very fast in near freezing water.

Edited by - banjoak on 09/26/2020 17:03:11

Sep 27, 2020 - 4:40:12 AM

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quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

Crampons on a fiberglas deck would have been much worse.


Crampons on a deck, period, seems a dubious choice. Maybe if you're clearing ice at sea, but otherwise...

Sep 27, 2020 - 5:02:35 AM
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tohorse

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105 posts since 1/31/2014

Bob, that was funny on the iceberg lettuce

Sep 27, 2020 - 12:53:44 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by eagleisland
quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

Crampons on a fiberglas deck would have been much worse.


Crampons on a deck, period, seems a dubious choice. Maybe if you're clearing ice at sea, but otherwise...

 


When we train with the coastguard helicopter crews,  they always say they won't let us on the aircraft if you've h=got crampons on, so it's remember to take them off before you get winched, or take them off whilst dangling  outside in the downwash.

Edited by - Wet Spaniel on 09/27/2020 12:54:29

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