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Old 7th Jun 2018, 07:40
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Isn't it just a seat extension so he can shimmy sideways enough to see down without the floor obstructing the scenery?
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 08:48
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Originally Posted by gulliBell View Post
Isn't it just a seat extension so he can shimmy sideways enough to see down without the floor obstructing the scenery?
Dunno mate, all too modern for me! And to further show my age, wots with the big red "ejection" handle? Mechanical hook release?
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 13:08
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whatever the big red handle is....it sure doesn't look very accessible with that armrest add on
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Old 8th Jun 2018, 04:01
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Hey nuthin.............Too Right Mate, pleasure to work from Bitta both
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Morning Old Farang.....It's to to lean yer elbow on too, whilst peering down to into the abyss, makes Life much easier & more precise on the lever
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G'day gulliBell........Maybe, but also relieves back aches & strain
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Hoy there Old Farang.......Naaar ejection levers to jettison obstinate PAX no longer are approved, it's the Beer Keg changer-overa in-flight
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Afternoon GrayHorizonsHeli......Emergency HCL release
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Hey there Ascend Charlie.......No I don't Mate, I've got my Farmecy insurance; Plant Based Whole Living Foods
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 10:58
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Old 16th Jun 2018, 15:12
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Quiz,
How many climbers can you see in that photo? (5192)
Steve, once again you astound me with your fantastic piccies !!!, thank you.
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Quiz,
How many climbers can you see in that photo? (5192)
Steve, once again you astound me with your fantastic piccies !!!, thank you.
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Aaaargh Fleigle..........You've keen eyes Brother, well spotted; 3

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Not sure where to post this, but as it is Mt Everest and Helicopters, I will post it here. Mods please move it if not appropriate.
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Mount Everest: The high-altitude rubbish dump
https://au.news.yahoo.com/mount-everest-high-altitude-rubbish-dump-042659639.html

More than eight tonnes of waste has been retrieved from Mount Everest in the past two months, including rubbish, mountaineering gear and even human excrement left by a growing numbers of visitors.Enthusiasts from all over the world who flock to the world’s tallest mountain, at a height of 8,850 metres between Tibet and Nepal, discard tonnes of rubbish each year.

A team of 30 people has cleared about 5.2 tonnes of household waste, 2.3 tonnes of human faeces, and one tonne of mountaineering rubbish in the cleanup by Tibetan mountaineering officials, the paper said.

The work is almost as demanding as tackling the summit, say climbers, since collection is a strenuous task that boosts the consumption of oxygen people need to breathe, it added.
During last year’s climbing season, which usually runs from March until May, 202 climbers summitted from the Tibetan side, versus 446 from the Nepali side, while thousands of tourists visited base camps on both sides.
The warming global climate has melted frozen garbage left by climbers over decades, spurring environmental concerns in Nepal, India and China, which is taking tough measures to clean up air, water and soil contaminated after decades of breakneck growth.

Mountaineering expedition organizers in Nepal are sending huge trash bags with climbers on Mount Everest during the spring climbing season to collect trash that then can be winched by helicopters back to the base camp. Source: AP, file

Since 2015, officials in Tibet have given every climber two rubbish bags to retrieve at least 8kg of rubbish, levying a fine of $100 for each kilogram by which a climber falls short. Nepal adopted similar rules in 2014.
China also plans to build environmentally friendly toilet and waste collection sites at Mount Everest, the official Xinhua news agency said.Authorities in Tibet have pledged to complete 45 pollution cleanup tasks before 2020, according to a list published this week by the environment ministry, after a central inspection team flagged concerns last year.
Beijing plans a further round of inspections early next year, the People’s Daily newspaper of the ruling Communist Party has said.
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Originally Posted by Old Farang View Post
Not sure where to post this, but as it is Mt Everest and Helicopters, I will post it here. Mods please move it if not appropriate.
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Mount Everest: The high-altitude rubbish dump
https://au.news.yahoo.com/mount-everest-high-altitude-rubbish-dump-042659639.html

More than eight tonnes of waste has been retrieved from Mount Everest in the past two months, including rubbish, mountaineering gear and even human excrement left by a growing numbers of visitors.Enthusiasts from all over the world who flock to the world’s tallest mountain, at a height of 8,850 metres between Tibet and Nepal, discard tonnes of rubbish each year.

A team of 30 people has cleared about 5.2 tonnes of household waste, 2.3 tonnes of human faeces, and one tonne of mountaineering rubbish in the cleanup by Tibetan mountaineering officials, the paper said.

The work is almost as demanding as tackling the summit, say climbers, since collection is a strenuous task that boosts the consumption of oxygen people need to breathe, it added.
During last year’s climbing season, which usually runs from March until May, 202 climbers summitted from the Tibetan side, versus 446 from the Nepali side, while thousands of tourists visited base camps on both sides.
The warming global climate has melted frozen garbage left by climbers over decades, spurring environmental concerns in Nepal, India and China, which is taking tough measures to clean up air, water and soil contaminated after decades of breakneck growth.

Mountaineering expedition organizers in Nepal are sending huge trash bags with climbers on Mount Everest during the spring climbing season to collect trash that then can be winched by helicopters back to the base camp. Source: AP, file

Since 2015, officials in Tibet have given every climber two rubbish bags to retrieve at least 8kg of rubbish, levying a fine of $100 for each kilogram by which a climber falls short. Nepal adopted similar rules in 2014.
China also plans to build environmentally friendly toilet and waste collection sites at Mount Everest, the official Xinhua news agency said.Authorities in Tibet have pledged to complete 45 pollution cleanup tasks before 2020, according to a list published this week by the environment ministry, after a central inspection team flagged concerns last year.
Beijing plans a further round of inspections early next year, the People’s Daily newspaper of the ruling Communist Party has said.
Hey there OF.....Not quite like that on the Nepali side. Every expedition must leave a $4,000usd deposit with SPCC, then as You climb out of BC all Your stuff is counted & weighed, upon return, if You bring back what You took (minus excrement & dead Bodies) then You get You 4grand back
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I am not surprised at the oxygen requirement for moving 2 tons of human S**t! I guess full respirator kit is required if the cargo is thawing.
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I am not surprised at the oxygen requirement for moving 2 tons of human S**t! I guess full respirator kit is required if the cargo is thawing.
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Mountaineering expedition organizers in Nepal are sending huge trash bags with climbers on Mount Everest during the spring climbing season to collect trash that then can be winched by helicopters back to the base camp. Source: AP, file
Winching above BC, seriously?
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 07:36
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Winching above BC, seriously?
Hey GB..........unbelievable, I highly doubt it; first no Civi operator or Military are winch equipped Long-Lining maybe up to 100kg (if Your very lucky) if conditions are perfect

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