Originally Posted by barnakiel
I do not think there is much relationship between mountain climbing the 'alpine style' and crossing oceans / crusing. True - both are beautiful pastimes. However, ocean passages and cruising call for so much stuff to be dragged along - water
, provisions, fuel
, spare sails
, spares, anchors, anchor
chain, personal belongings, charts
, pilots, mathoms... and so on and so forth...
Thank you barnakiel for your insight on your post, I am definately weighing up what you have said.
I do want to clarify that, I think if you knew how much equipment
is invloved in climbing high altitude remote
alpine peaks in forigen countries. Or taking on bigwalls that can have you litterly living on the end of ropes in a verticle world for weeks a time (once we were set back and a 10 day bigwall climb turned into 21 its a long time to not even be able to stand on a flat surface other then the portaledge youve hauled up to sleep on.) You would see how it can be relevent. Ill tell you that we have climbed peaks that are as remote
as being in the middle of the ocean, as far as rescue
goes you might as well be on the moon. Higher then helicopters fly and no rescuers to come even if they did recieve an Epirp signal. You F up in places like that and they wont even recover the bodies.
So all Im saying is that what some might deem too small based only on carrying capacity, might not be too small for others and thier ultimate goals. On our past expeditions Its not a matter of grabbing what you need and packing it. Its a matter of how many grams does it weigh? Do I really need a third back up? Can I modify it to save some weight without comprimising safety
? is there a lighter safe alternative......We even cut the tags off our clothes, Im not joking when I say we count every gram.
Im not saying this to say an H28 is the best. What I am saying is as far as the info I have on them I dont see why it could not be an option? Im always willing to learn.
I am very interested, since you speak from experience as to the rest of your post and why you do feel they are only suitable for a desperate crew of 2?
Also what modifications do you feel are required on one for say crossing to Ausatralia from NZ? What upgrades would you do if you were considering one?
This is ver much the information I am looking for and the fact that you speak from experience and first hand knowledge makes it very valuable.