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Top of the World: photos from Nepal

Old 4th Jun 2019, 05:47
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Sorry folks.....trying to post pictures, but it still appears as I am blocked from that?
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 05:54
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Ah so, helicopter in whiteout. Spot the helicopter challenge VF?
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 07:40
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Originally Posted by Vertical Freedom View Post
Sorry folks.....trying to post pictures, but it still appears as I am blocked from that?
You need ten posts to gain the right to post photos. You have nine. I know they screwed with your post count, but honestly, man, why not just reply to this by telling me to f*** o** and you'll then have accumulated the number of posts required. After that, you can post what you want, subject to the moderators' censorship.

All you need to do to overcome their ban is post a reply.

At least remove the post count obstacle. Then we can evaluate if there are other forces at play.

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Old 4th Jun 2019, 07:46
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A bunch of people have died trying to climb mountains in the Himalayas this year. We all know you have been involved in high flying there. Do you have an opinion to share with us?
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 08:07
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Originally Posted by Smalahove View Post
A bunch of people have died trying to climb mountains in the Himalayas this year. We all know you have been involved in high flying there. Do you have an opinion to share with us?
A bunch of people die trying to climb Mt Everest EVERY year.
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 08:11
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True. Now who among us, other than VF, has a unique perspective on this phenomenon?
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 08:20
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Originally Posted by Smalahove View Post
True. Now who among us, other than VF, has a unique perspective on this phenomenon?
Climber fatalities on Everest have NOTHING to do with high altitude helicopter operations.
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 08:28
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Oh really? Rescues from Himalayan peaks have nothing to do with high altitutude helicopter operations? I can think of a lot of questions. But enough.... arguing with you will not be pleasant nor productive.
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 08:31
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Originally Posted by Smalahove View Post
Oh really? Rescues from Himalayan peaks have nothing to do with high altitutude helicopter operations? I can think of a lot of questions. But enough.... arguing with you will not be pleasant nor productive.
As you wish.
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 09:07
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It is quite obvious that VF will have a much better insight into what is happening over there with climbers than we do .....!!! Or have you lived out there and lived amongst them for years too .....???
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 09:13
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Originally Posted by nigelh View Post
It is quite obvious that VF will have a much better insight into what is happening over there with climbers than we do .....!!! Or have you lived out there and lived amongst them for years too .....???

The cause(s) of these deaths are well-known.

Hint: It has nothing to do with helicopters.

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Old 4th Jun 2019, 09:21
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Originally Posted by Vertical Freedom View Post
Sorry folks.....trying to post pictures, but it still appears as I am blocked from that?
Nope. Your picture has appeared. (There might just be a delay between you hitting ‘reply’ and the image appearing on the forum).
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 10:30
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Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post


Nope. Your picture has appeared. (There might just be a delay between you hitting ‘reply’ and the image appearing on the forum).
Senior Pilot edited the post and added the image at 1737. Nice to see the mountain scenery again.
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 11:38
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Oooooh! its getting exciting on VFs thread! Handbags at dawn for Smalahove and Old Dog!
What about all the OOOOmmms and Namastes???
This was always such a nice thread and a welcome change from the back stabbing and bitching on many other threads.

Senior Pilot, we all appreciate the great work you do but the strange quarantine of VFs posts, prior approval and all that. It just seems so heavy handed. All we wanted was pictures of helicopters, Sherpas, the odd pretty girl and even some well cooked vegetables! What happened to common sense. I guess VF posted a picture of a "Stiffy" which did not go down well but I am sure he is sorry and wont do it again. Shit dies though and we have to move on. Can we have normal service resumed soon please?

Smalahove and Old Dog, please don't fight on VFs pleasant thread!
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 14:09
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Talking Flaming Ostriches....it's a Helicopter

G'day Smalahove......alrighty then Flaming Ostriches then
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Hey SRF......if it only 'twas so easy, Mate I gotta have my clix first vetted for Family, Muttly & Food shots which I was barred for posting in the first place
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Hoy there nigelh.......only 9 Blessed Souls karked on Sagarmatha this season, one of the smallest death counts in decades
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G'day Old Dogs....You are correct; there are no "Helicopters-Whose-name-Must-Not-Be-Named" landing in the Everest National Park, hence they are NOT responsible for any deaths..rather it's overcrowding, huge queues to get on the fixed ropes & a few dodgy Nepali operators not managing Punters properly/safely; along with Punters who have ZERO mountaineering skills upon arrival base camp, unfit & unhealthy add to the risk of dying up thar
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 20:15
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I'd be interested to hear what VF has to say about the 10 plus deaths on Everest this season.
Is there any way to have a dust off style rescue for climbers that are obviously in trouble at near summit altitudes?
The image of the queue waiting to cross the ridge to the summit while people died is hard to unsee.
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 23:37
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Originally Posted by etudiant View Post
I'd be interested to hear what VF has to say about the 10 plus deaths on Everest this season.
Is there any way to have a dust off style rescue for climbers that are obviously in trouble at near summit altitudes?
The image of the queue waiting to cross the ridge to the summit while people died is hard to unsee.
No chance.
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 06:14
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Danger Sagarmatha...the Mother of All


Boot-Note: an Everest deaths update inbound.................
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 06:49
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Originally Posted by etudiant View Post
I'd be interested to hear what VF has to say about the 10 plus deaths on Everest this season.
Is there any way to have a dust off style rescue for climbers that are obviously in trouble at near summit altitudes?
The image of the queue waiting to cross the ridge to the summit while people died is hard to unsee.
Google the video of how they got an AS350 to the summit. Hell they even pulled out the lights and some other bits to get down to light enough weight. No chance of getting airborne "at summit altitudes" with a climber on board.

VF - woo hoo. Good to see you back. Only reason I check this forum is for your pics, of helicopters, mountains AND culture. Check ur WhatsApp.

And what brings you to that side of सगरमाथा? Great view of the Norton Couloir 1984 Aussie route up that face, and how thin but deep the Hornbein couloir is.

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Old 20th Dec 2019, 00:09
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Six months since the last post here - this is just to bring it back to the front page for a bit for people who have not seen it before! (Hope that is allowed?)
Miss my daily fix of fantastic helicopter/scenery photos...
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