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By Mark Trotta
From Latham, NY
Jan 17, 2013
On top of Noonmark, 'Dacks

There's a local student filmmaker preparing a project featuring the Adirondack 46ers (high peaks hikers). I know MP is primarily a rock climbing site, but many of us hike too. As a hiker pursing both summer and winter 46er status, I'm supporting this project and I'm very eager to see it's finished product. Take a look:



More info at the project kickstart page:
www.kickstarter.com/projects/533327879/the-46ers-conquering->>>


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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Jan 17, 2013
Epic free solo with a pack on

what about your mid-spring 46?


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By Bill Kirby
From Baltimore Maryland
Jan 18, 2013
Me eating a cliff bar walking back from Frankenstein Amphitheater

Tell your friend nice work Mark!

I like the narrator, sounds like I'm listening to NPR.

Ben, Don't forget about nighttime 46!


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By Gunkiemike
Jan 18, 2013

I thought the notion of people "conquering" mountains faded out years ago.


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By Charlie S
From Ogden, UT
Jan 19, 2013
Cams above the arm bar moves on Three Pigs in a Slot, Indian Creek.

Cool teaser. Looking forward to the final production.

Being a 46er myself, though, I can tell you that the Adirondacks conquered me. I only summited 46 peaks.

EDIT: There is some phenomenal rock climbing in the region too!


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By Kevin Heckeler
From Upstate New York
Jan 20, 2013
Rumney

Perspective - one hard pitch of 5.8 is a greater accomplishment for me than the rounds of the 46 I've done, combined.


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By Kevin Heckeler
From Upstate New York
Jan 20, 2013
Rumney

Ben Brotelho wrote:
what about your mid-spring 46?


And the naked backwards moonlight 46.

I guess as long as it brings people closer to Nature then it's all for good. Unfortunately, having been part of the community (briefly), I learned quickly that not everyone is there for that. Same for rock/ice too, definitely some alpha/dominant attitudes here as well. But there's still people who are out there for personal enrichment and/or something spiritually deeper.

It was my introduction to the outdoors and for that I will always be grateful.

So, right from the start the "documentary" is spouting BS -- not all the 46 are above 4,000 feet. Duh.

The conquering thing doesn't bother me so much, because in the earliest days of hiking in the high peaks they truly DID have to have that conquering spirit. But for me and the countless others over the past few decades, access to the peaks is easier than it's ever been. WE are not conquerers. We're simply walking uphill. In my mind the only real 46ers with any degree of actual mountaineering skills are those who've done them all in the winter. I haven't even done that (admittedly it's never been on my to-do list either).


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By Benjaminadk
From Lake George, NY
Feb 8, 2013
Me

really beautiful cinematography. mucho overdramatic.


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By Ben Brotelho
From Albany, NY
Mar 3, 2013
Epic free solo with a pack on

I wish someone would come up with a documentary detailing the climbing going on specifically in the Adirondacks. They could film some of the dirtbag climbers camping at the Beer Walls campground, climbing at Spider's Web, doing multi-pitch stuff in the backcountry like Panther Gorge...


That said, the less media coverage the 'Dacks get, the more we get to enjoy our quiet crags and backcountry areas in relative solitude, but it would be sweet to have a truly locally shot climbing film! I need some stoke-fuel that doesn't involve Western landscapes, boulderers, boulderers, boulderers, 46'rs, sport climbers, boulderers, dubstep, or hipsters!


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By Kevin Heckeler
From Upstate New York
Mar 4, 2013
Rumney

Ben Brotelho wrote:
I need some stoke-fuel that doesn't involve Western landscapes...


There's a reason for that... anyone who's been out West knows why...


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By Mark Trotta
From Latham, NY
Mar 4, 2013
On top of Noonmark, 'Dacks

I agree Ben. That would be great. That talent for that sort of thing is here someplace, we just need to find and motivate that person.


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By worth russell
From Brooklyn, NY
Mar 16, 2013

Legendary mountaineers?


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