1. It's good for you to practice reading every once in a while.2. I'm not giving away Jaffa cakes here.....this ain't one of your toss a stick into a field GAWs....
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Adventure photo:(Image removed from quote.)Dayhikes through Austrian valleys...Simply my happy place. The free walk cattle, the glacier water streams and grass so green it almost hurts the eyes.Tugging along some essentials and some food, just to enjoy a picknick some place nice.Sadly, with my wife's passed Covid infection, her lungs seem to be unable to keep her body going on trips like these now.
My Wild man is Ang Tharkay. I always love the guy behind the guy. The guy who is quietly behind the scenes of which most if not all is possible for others to accomplish. The guy who humbly does his job with expertise and efficiency. He was the one who introduced Tenzing Norgay to the mountaineering world. As an experienced Sherpa he was named Sirdar for many expeditions ( manager of all sherpas in an expedition ). What is also very important is the Sirdar also makes the final decision regarding route choices. He was chosen for the 1933 British attempted on Everest and again on the 1935, 1938, and 1951 reconnaissance of Everest which untimely let to the summit 2 years later by Sir Hilary and Tenzing. His supporting role is notable on many important ascents. As mentioned above his participation leading to the summiting of Everest as well as others. Reginald Cookes solo of Kabru in 1935 was the highest at the time was supported by Ang of which Reginald later said he "stupidly left him at base camp". He was sirdar for Eric Shipmans 1936 exploration of Nanda Devi and again 1936 which resulted in the 1936 summit by an American-British team ( he was not on this team ). Shipman credits Ang for finding routes when others would have turned back. His credits are many and he's incredibly well respected within the mountaineering world.His disposition may not be of a wild man but his sense of adventure surely is. Once cannot be a part of the many expeditions as he was an not have a sense of adventure. I imagine just behind his quiet disposition and humility lay a wild man. One need not be loud or boisterous or pompous of character in my book to show ones pride in accomplishments. I admire those who are of quiet disposition, who make possible that which others receive accolades and awards.
Adventure story. Growing up I had a huge imagination. I also had a huge sense of adventure. I can talk about the good ole days now that I'm a "bit" older. I spent a lot of time in the local canyons. I created forts using any and everything I found within those canyons. It was a great escape for me in my childhood and a great way to express my creativity and sense of adventure. As I got older I continued to explore locally. My friends at the time didntl understand my need to be outdoors in the "dirt" as they'd say. I live in a coastal city so the beach was about as dirty as most wanted to get. Well, that and a trip to the ski resorts several hours away. I was more interested in what Robert Frost relayed in his poem "The Road Not Taken", yet for me it was two roads diverge within the city. I have always loved being out on the trail. I've taken my kids out since they were very young. When friends or family would ask "Whats the draw?" I'd say peace is out there.They'd always inquire "how do I get started hiking"? I used to tell them just start. Find a trail or outdoor environment to explore. Seems most make getting out much too complicated. I tell most just get started simply. While I love to talk gear and preparedness for going out on the trail I also mostly like to encourage people to go. So, that being said. My adventure story begins at the tail head. Adventure begins just off the road......
As for my Wilderness knife. I have one knife that always goes on my hip when I'm camping. I got it from a member and initially I set it aside. It doesn't have any marking as to who the maker is or what steel it is but I was told it is a Landi. I finally brought it on a trip out camping several years ago but the edge disappointed. When I returned I took it to my stones and did a convex edge with no micro bevel. I believe the steel is O1/A2 the more I played with it. I doesn't behave as 1095 at all. The handle I believe is Micarta with g10 liners . The OAL is 9.5 inches.Blade length is 5 inches to the handle with a cutting edge of 4 3/4 inches. My sweet spot for an outdoor knife. At 1/4 inch its study enough to baton if needed. The balance of the knife is at the the front of the handle, which suits me fine. The handle material is very polished and thin-ish. I enjoy the feel in hand as there are no hot spots and the handle fits my hand with just the lanyard peeking out. Towards the front of the handle theres a slight pinched area which suits getting further up on the knife in a pinch grip. I enjoy the green liners a lot. The blade has some patina from use but I store it with some oil when not in use. The spine isn't sharp but it will throw sparks from my ferro rod. Its a drop point which looks great to me. I don't know how much it weighs tho noticeable on my belt and in hand. The sheath is Kydex which I added paracord and ranger bands to secure a belt loop and sheath which I carry my fire it and ferro rod. Its been a fun package to add to my belt when I hit the camp site and a knife I'd trust in any outdoor situation.
Sos24 Wild ManAfter considering a few more traditional choices, I decided to go with Karen Darke. She is a unique and inspiring adventurer. She has completed multiple adventures to include skiing across icecaps in Greenland, sea kayaking in Canada, climbing El Capitan and handcycling the world’s biggest mountain ranges and longest rivers on six of the seven continents. A trip across Antartica is scheduled for 2022. She is also a paralympian After a tragic accident, left her paralyzed at the age of 21, she decided to “See life as a giant adventure, to learn and grow with, and seek the gifts that hide within the challenge”.(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)https://www.karendarke.com/
After considering a few more traditional choices, I decided to go with Karen Darke. She is a unique and inspiring adventurer. She has completed multiple adventures to include skiing across icecaps in Greenland, sea kayaking in Canada, climbing El Capitan and handcycling the world’s biggest mountain ranges and longest rivers on six of the seven continents. A trip across Antartica is scheduled for 2022. She is also a paralympian After a tragic accident, left her paralyzed at the age of 21, she decided to “See life as a giant adventure, to learn and grow with, and seek the gifts that hide within the challenge”.