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Offline susannewilliams

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Finally got the movie to upload

Inside you will find:
Plenty of landscape. (Of course)
But also:
Shelter and clothing strategies for 25c to -5c and still only 8,5kg including food
Mountain running techniques - including steep scree running
Route planning and pacing
Stunning views
How to cook snails
Many many chamoix
And of course lots of me having a big amount of fun running around like a crazy thing in the alps

Enjoy!




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http://youtu.be/vQ7k7IKl52s
« Last Edit: August 28, 2014, 10:24:17 AM by susannewilliams »

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Re: Finally! - 7 day solo ultra-light alpine run in the Karwendel - video
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014, 05:39:47 PM »
And the amazing sundowner party of course!

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Re: Finally! - 7 day solo ultra-light alpine run in the Karwendel - video
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 09:24:07 PM »
great post as always Susanne :)....yer a pretty rugged gal alright...i hope thats ok to say :shrug:
beautiful countryside, i love the mountains...well done :thumbsup:...woods

edit: i'd seen some rock cairns like those along a lake shore up in BC, must be a local tradition brought over from europe....not quite as numerous as those little monuments you show in your vid, but still quite intriguing...once again, thanks for sharing...woods out!
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Re: Finally! - 7 day solo ultra-light alpine run in the Karwendel - video
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 10:11:41 PM »
Perhaps these cairns are unrelated but in the West, throughout the great plains, wherever sheep were run it seems the herders built stone cairns.  They are called "stone johnnys".  I have seen them from North Texas to North Dakota. 

In Colorado there are cairns that are being attributed to Indians or sheepherders.
http://www.stonequest.org/Pages/Cairns.aspx
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Re: Finally! - 7 day solo ultra-light alpine run in the Karwendel - video
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2014, 11:07:24 PM »
Man has been piling rocks up forever, I think.  The worst part of it is, they continue to do it, even in areas where there are still historically significant cairns......it's very difficult to tell the ones that have been there for hundreds of years and the ones that were built only hundreds of DAYS ago. >:(

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Re: Finally! - 7 day solo ultra-light alpine run in the Karwendel - video
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 10:22:23 AM »
great post as always Susanne :)....yer a pretty rugged gal alright...i hope thats ok to say :shrug:
beautiful countryside, i love the mountains...well done :thumbsup:...woods

edit: i'd seen some rock cairns like those along a lake shore up in BC, must be a local tradition brought over from europe....not quite as numerous as those little monuments you show in your vid, but still quite intriguing...once again, thanks for sharing...woods out!

Hey woods! I take that as a pretty awesome compliment! Thank you.

Love these mountains... love them.

Cairns here have both artistic and navigation purpose. Big cairns are use to make key point of navigation on the trails in the mountains. But often it really just is art....

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Re: Finally! - 7 day solo ultra-light alpine run in the Karwendel - video
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2014, 10:27:04 AM »
Man has been piling rocks up forever, I think.  The worst part of it is, they continue to do it, even in areas where there are still historically significant cairns......it's very difficult to tell the ones that have been there for hundreds of years and the ones that were built only hundreds of DAYS ago. >:(

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuksuk

Yeah I think so too.

Navigation markers, or a sort of 3-D graffiti.

Yeah when you have culturally sensitive cairns of course, then you have a problem....