Kawaakari (Japanese, n.) かわあかり / ka-wa-a-ka-rE
The glow of a river in the darkness, surface of a river gleaming in the darkness, gleam on a river at dusk.

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Wednesday Win (2018-Aug-15)

Mountain In The Hallway – A Film By Teton Gravity Research Presented By Black Diamond Equipment
When Tate MacDowell and Brian McDonnell were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2016, they came face to face with life’s challenges. Never ones to back down, they vowed to make the absolute most of it and set their sights high: to beat cancer and embrace life by climbing the Grand Teton.

Lunag Ri – David Lama & Conrad Anker walk the line
Already in 2016, David Lama and Conrad Anker had set out to climb Lunag Ri, a stunningly beautiful, unclimbed peak of 6.907meters on the borderline between Nepal and Tibet. As things didn’t go as planned the duo has to retreat just shy of the summit but returns one year later, determined to bring the project to an end. Despite prime conditions and all the knowledge gathered during their last attempt, their endeavor is stopped rapidly with Anker ’s life dangling between life and death, leaving Lama with some tough decisions to make.

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[snowshoe] IGLUTE 2018

❄️ The long-standing IGLUTE introductory snow-camping weekend enables Venturers and linking Scouts to learn basic snowcraft skills and to try cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on Mt. Stirling’s trails. More experienced skiers can ski to the summit and take in its glorious views, while beginning cross-country skiers can develop their formative snow mobility skills on the gentler practice slopes and nearby trails.

Date: 2018-Aug-10th to 12th
Location: Mt Stirling

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The Walk to Rivendell : Rivendell to Lothlorien

Having just journeyed from Bag End to Rivendell using Eowyn Challenge’s The Walk to Rivendell and Beyond, it is time to move into the ‘beyond’.
Continuing the journey by setting out with the Fellowship from Rivendell to Lothlórien.

❝ Frodo glanced at all the faces, but they were not turned to him. All the Council sat with downcast eyes, as if in deep thought. A great dread fell on him, as if he was awaiting the pronouncement of some doom that he had long foreseen and vainly hoped might after all never be spoken. An overwhelming longing to rest and remain at peace by Bilbo’s side in Rivendell filled all his heart. At last with an effort he spoke, and wondered to hear his own words, as if some other will was using his small voice.
‘I will take the Ring,’ he said, ‘though I do not know the way.’ ❞
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 2, The Council of Elrond

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The Walk to Rivendell : Rivendell 🍃

Oct. 21 – Day 28 Rivendell 🍃
458/737 0 Frodo recovers from his wound in Rivendell.
The Fellowship of the Ring rests in Rivendell and prepare for their quest to destroy The One Ring until day 93.
Reached: 2018-Aug-12
458 Miles (737km) = Cumulative Journey thus far: Bag End to Rivendell

During the last snowshoe hike I hit 740km. This year’s distance has now passed 737km, matching Day 28 and reaching Rivendell.

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This weeks links (2018-08-13)

In brief:

* Avalanche Danger High – Multiple Reports of Skier Triggered Avalanches In Bounds (2018-Aug-08) [MountainWatch]
While there are many reasons to celebrate the new snow that’s blanketed the Australian resorts this week, let’s not forget the very real and deadly avalanche danger that such heavy snowfall often brings.

* Roping up in Australia? (2018-Jul-31) [MountainWatch]
Australia has a substantial lack of glaciers and therefore the main reason for roping up – protection against crevasse falls – does not exist. …
Anyway – let’s wrap this up with a simple formula:
Always use a rope with anchors in the Australian backcountry.





Some reading/listening:


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Pratchat 10 Moving Pictures

According to the Discworld reading order guide (v3.0), Moving Pictures is the first book in the Industrial Revolution thread of Discworld books.

Moving Pictures
Terry Pratchett – Moving Pictures (1991)
(Discworld #10, Discworld – Industrial Revolution #1) 🎧
‘Holy wood is a different sort of place. People act differently here. Everywhere else the most important things are gods or money or cattle. Here, the most important thing is to be important.’
People might say that reality is a quality that things possess in the same way that they possess weight. Sadly alchemists never really held with such a quaint notion. They think that they can change reality, shape it to their own purpose. Imagine then the damage that could be wrought if they get their hands on the ultimate alchemy: the invention of motion pictures, the greatest making of illusions. It may be a triumph of universe-shaking proportions. It’s either that or they’re about to unlock the dark terrible secret of the Holy Wood hills – by mistake..

Note 1: 🎧 the unabridged audiobook for Moving Pictures is narrated by Nigel Planer, 🎧 the abridged audiobook for Moving Pictures is narrated by Tony Robinson.

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