MCSA STB supertramp slideshow Thurs 4 May

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Boondock
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MCSA STB supertramp slideshow Thurs 4 May

Post by Boondock » Mon May 01, 2017 9:26 pm

Good day mountain folk,

Two of the Los Supertramps, Michael Kloos and Rick Kotze (in absentia Chris Arderne , will be giving a slideshow presentation about their Mexican mountain adventure!

In the words of Chris, “We summed up our trip using the line with which we were forced to introduce ourselves one dark and dusty night in Mexico: ‘Primero, somos tontos’ (Firstly, we’re fools). We knew this already, but our three weeks in Mexico drove the message home on an almost daily basis. The plan was simple enough: keep the plan simple, and figure the details out when we get there… How difficult could two volcanoes and some rocks be? Three objectives, and three weeks to accomplish them. The plan (if you can call it that) was for Rick and Michael to head straight to the primary objective and highest peak in Mexico, Pico de Orizaba. They would start figuring things out while waiting to hear whether Chris (whose passport was precariously full) would be able to enter Mexico at all.
Looking back on it, it’s classic hubris. With Andean experience above 6000 metres, Chris felt confident the altitude would be no obstacle. Having been in the high 5000s in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, Michael thought he knew what he was in for. Only Rick, having suffered up Mt Elbrus in Russia, was properly prepared to suffer again. We semi-confidently set Christmas day for our summit attempt, just four days from sea level. And one by one we succumbed."

Come listen to our story.

Thursday 4 May 2017
19h00 for 19h30

Venue:
Inorganic Chemistry building (Stellenbosch University)
Lecture hall 2017
Entrance via Bosman Street
Reception from 19h00, talk starting at 19h30
https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/Ino ... 18.8675421

If you get lost, call:
Michael: 0731850954 or
Elsbeth: 083 787 4113

In the picture below: the three amigos on the summit of Pico de Orizaba, with a big ol' mountain shadow in the background.
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Boondock
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Re: MCSA STB supertramp slideshow Thurs 4 May

Post by Boondock » Wed May 03, 2017 11:36 am

Just to make this clear, this talk will be taking place in STELLENBOSCH.
Berge! Skoonheid sonder Perke!

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Re: MCSA STB supertramp slideshow Thurs 4 May

Post by RickRoll » Wed May 03, 2017 12:14 pm

Lekker lekker!! :hapban :jocolor:

Boondock
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Re: MCSA STB supertramp slideshow Thurs 4 May

Post by Boondock » Wed May 03, 2017 3:32 pm

Note: the venue has been updated:

Inorganic Chemistry building (Stellenbosch University)
Lecture hall 2017
Entrance via Bosman Street
Reception from 19h00, talk starting at 19h30

Google maps:
https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/Ino ... 18.8675421

If you get lost, call:
Michael: 0731850954 or
Elsbeth: 083 787 4113
Berge! Skoonheid sonder Perke!

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