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Old 12th May 2014, 21:51
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Hobo, methinks you have caught the vagueness disease from Capetonian, but if you were more specific you could be correct.

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Old 12th May 2014, 21:57
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The "vagueness disease" if indeed Hobo, Capes and I share it, is only because we are subtly trying to winkle out of you clues without actually saying "gissa a clue".
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Old 12th May 2014, 22:07
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Broadreach, I think that Hobo has 'nailed it' without actually stating the location, maybe to give others a chance. His description is spot on. It is a little island to the west of a really big one.

If you need a clue - it's not a million miles from Cape Leeuwin.

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Old 12th May 2014, 22:22
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I can't see the picture, but having lived in WA many moons ago, I will hazard a guess at Rottnest Island. OH if correct as I have nothing at hand.

Great to see some old players drifting back.

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Old 12th May 2014, 22:27
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Absolutely spot on Rule3 - taken February a couple of years ago - by, was it hot that day!

You have control.

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Old 12th May 2014, 22:28
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Rule3 has declared OH.
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Old 12th May 2014, 23:46
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OH declared? Ok here's something to chew on, a bone now half a century old. I think I know the name of the mountain; the DC-3 a friend's dad was flying disappeared into the side of it in somewhat more cloudy weather and the wreckage only began to surface on the glacier a few years ago.



Edit: Rule3, second your comment!

Edit2: not monitoring so please do post other challenges and we can get back to this onr later.
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Old 13th May 2014, 00:35
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Smile famous man married here!


It was a few years ago before our time !
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Old 13th May 2014, 00:36
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Mountains

Himalayas?Perhaps the Dak was on an "over the Hump run"?
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Old 13th May 2014, 07:53
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Mountains

Kamai Ranges, NZ?
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Old 13th May 2014, 08:23
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Church

The famous man associated with this church was a knight of the realm and an Admiral.
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Old 13th May 2014, 17:56
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Apologies for the delay responding. The mountain is neither Asian nor Antipodean.

The DC3 crashed in 1954 and apparently the tip of the tail was spotted during the aerial search but was soon obliterated by snow and ice, reappearing a few years ago as the glacier brought it down and melted.

This photo was taken on a day clear enough for VFR. Had it been IFR the aircraft would have circled north of the departure airport until reaching sufficient height to clear the peaks. Don't recall whether it was from a DC4 or DC6. In a heavy DC4 one might spend over half an hour circling for altitude.
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Old 13th May 2014, 20:06
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Jenkins, I believe Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia is volcanic. This one's not volcanic; it's one of the highest in the range, not a usual destination for climbers unless they're somewhat suicidal, and there have been very few ascents. It goes by two names, one of which, in Spanish, brings up gory images.
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Old 13th May 2014, 20:21
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This is from the same general area but a different flight, certainly a DC-6.

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Old 13th May 2014, 21:29
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Getting back to the church, is it Stratford on Avon, the church where Shakespeare was married (and buried I believe)
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Old 13th May 2014, 21:51
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I think the church is Higher St. Budeaux where Sir Francis Drake married Mary Newman in 1569.

Open House if correct as I can't put up a photo at present.
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Old 13th May 2014, 22:32
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Yes, Jenkins, Cordillera Huaywash or Waywash, close enough! Revisionist Peruvian spelling has included the W. The mountain is (I think) Yerupaja, second highest in the Peruvian Andes and also called "Carnicero" because of its razor edged upper ridge.

The second photo is from the rear end (always the rear) of a Faucett DC-6, later sold to a Bolivian outfit and written off in a heavy landing.

In the late 50s, as a teenager, my brother and I would spend the school year in Lima and the holidays in Iquitos, and at that time the largest aircraft Faucett had were DC-4s, oxygen via a tube you sucked on and which thousands before had also sucked on. You'd go to the toilet and pass out on the way back.

Years later I worked in Peru and commuted weekly between Iquitos and Lima. The view was always fascinating, at least from the lower flying DC-6s - even in the remotest areas there were signs of human activity: a llama farm, a coca leaf processing facility, mining. When Faucett got BAC 1-11s the flight level was usually higher but pilots missed feeling their way through the mountains and it was fairly common to come down to FL 20-25 to give the tourists a look-up-at-the-mountain thrill.
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Old 13th May 2014, 23:34
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Sir Francis

St Budeaux it is.Would never have got the glacier one !
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Old 14th May 2014, 01:12
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Yes, Jenkins, and we were all immortal back then!
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Old 14th May 2014, 10:36
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As OH has been declared, where is this cool sculpture?

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