Posts Tagged ‘ice climbing’

img_1684For any home owner who lives where it’s cold, this is not a good sight. I don’t know if you can tell scale from the picture but that ice dam is about one foot thick at least. So I finally borrowed a ladder from my Dad and climbed up there and chopped it off.

The best tool to use is an ice tool (ice axe used for ice climbing) mountaineering ice axes work pretty well, but a tool specifically designed for vertical ice climbing is prime. These things rock. Where I might be able to shatter a few inches off with a sledge hammer, or wood axe, I can break off chunks several feet wide and deep with my ice tools. And now we don’t need to worry about leaks.

Here is a picture of my tools in the backside of a waterfall:

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I believe I can finally say I found the solution to my cameras doing badly on my various adventures.img_14961

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This is my new Pelican Case! I now have a waterproof, moisture-proof, crush-proof place to store my video camera. There are also spots for: an extra battery, my phone, an extra tape, and my Canon Elph as well. I got this because my video camera has seen some rough times over the years documenting my various adventures. Whether it was filming surfing on the beach during a hurricane (wind, salt water, sand) to filming ice climbing in the high peaks (wind, snow, freezing temps) to snowboarding (sudden falls, being buried in snow) to whitewater kayaking (water, snow, river slime). Hopefully this precaution will prevent some of the extensive maintenance I have had to do with this camera. The lens has frozen shut twice and the zoom was stuck from a combination of salt and moisture.

This is my latest video I made. It shows a little of what I do for fun.

This is a post from 3-28-07

Me at Salmon River Falls gorge

Me at Salmon River Falls gorge

Hey blogosphere!
Things are going well for me. I’m rockin’ up at school with Calculus and Accounting (just got a 95 on my latest Calc exam). The only hard thing about class is not seeing my wife in the evenings. Just last night, 15 minutes before I needed to head out the door, my lovely wife starts belly-dancing! Like it’s easy to go to math class as it is without tearing myself away from my sexy bride. Anyway, here is what I’ve been reading lately:

“Selected Stories from Philip K. Dick”. Lots of his short stories. Very cool. Lots of crazy ideas.

“Crunchy Cons” by Rod Dreher. This is about the neo conservative movement in America. Crunchy means “earthy.” This was a thought provoking book. He went through different sections like food, housing, religion, education, etc and how conservatives feel about each issue. For example, he would rather have (more…)