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Colon
12-30-2008, 09:08 AM
Repost? Amazing photos of Alaska. Dude could land on a beach and go skim.

http://shaunlunt.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/06/13/img_642122.jpg

Many more: http://shaunlunt.typepad.com/shootings/

J. Saunders
12-30-2008, 09:27 AM
holy nice

zackisme
12-30-2008, 10:07 AM
its a cool picture. but it looks kinda fake.

YellowSnow
12-30-2008, 10:55 AM
Those are so cool. Some of the colors make it look unrealistic and too perfect, but it still looks awesome.

skimcowboy
12-30-2008, 10:58 AM
Don't know why I've never been there.

M I K E V
12-30-2008, 11:05 AM
I'm pretty sure he wouldn't go all the way to Alaska to shoot fake photos. I'm assuming you guys are referencing the brighter hue of the water. I'm digging around as to why it is so blue and I'm pretty sure it has something to do with glacial ice and reflections into glacial lakes.

I'm not sure where this one is, might be AK but it might be Europe.
http://i41.tinypic.com/mhu9j.jpg

Colon
12-30-2008, 11:21 AM
Talk about a rough landing!

http://shaunlunt.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/06/13/img_628119.jpg

Ammy
12-30-2008, 11:26 AM
Wow.

fireball
12-30-2008, 11:32 AM
the one with him and his shotty is nice as hell

Walruz996
12-30-2008, 12:26 PM
Dude loves him some saturation.

Mapdash
12-30-2008, 12:33 PM
in that second pic the water lines are angled? wtf is that all about?

Aaron Peluso
12-30-2008, 12:37 PM
glacial runoff is usually bright blue like that.

that said, thats probably shopped a little. but who can blame him?

Colon
12-30-2008, 12:46 PM
Yep I climbed a blue glacier there. Beyond sick. Played tennis at 11pm without lights.

Matt Adams
12-30-2008, 12:55 PM
That guy loves his plane....and I do mean LOVES his plane

Colon
12-30-2008, 01:05 PM
Holy cow, errr bear. This:

http://shaunlunt.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/21/img_463717.jpg


Explains this:

http://shaunlunt.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/21/img_461415.jpg

YellowSnow
12-30-2008, 01:13 PM
I would like to try swimming in that water if it wasn't freezing.

wonder what it tastes like.

Mapdash
12-30-2008, 01:14 PM
eskimos jacked his radio last time.

Rocco
12-30-2008, 01:40 PM
wow, props to that guy for actually taking the trip

shame he died while he did it but at least he seems to have been enjoying himself greatly

great photography

Colon
12-30-2008, 02:00 PM
My brother was killed in an avalanche on Mount Foraker. My other brother and I rented out a bush plane to fly around and look for his body. The pilot was amazing, he got us so close to the mountain and the turbulence/wind was so intense I thought we were gonna hit the side a couple times. I don't like Mt. Foraker.

My other brother was murdered 18 months later. Be glad you're not my brother, they don't tend to live very long.


http://shaunlunt.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/23/img_49456.jpg

Rocco
12-30-2008, 02:08 PM
wow, sorry about your loss colon

never knew about the brother in the avalanche

LAXitives288
12-30-2008, 02:16 PM
My brother was killed in an avalanche on Mount Foraker. My other brother and I rented out a bush plane to fly around and look for his body. The pilot was amazing, he got us so close to the mountain and the turbulence/wind was so intense I thought we were gonna hit the side a couple times. I don't like Mt. Foraker.

My other brother was murdered 18 months later. Be glad you're not my brother, they don't tend to live very long.


Holy hell, that's awful.

Colon
12-30-2008, 02:54 PM
At the time he was pretty much a professional climber, when he wasn't climbing around the world he was teaching at NOLS (national outdoor leadership school). Mortality rates of high risk climbers are pretty high and he knew the risks and did his best to neutralize them. We never did find his body but in hindsight that's for the best - he would rather be part of the mountains he loved.

One of the climbers in his group (of 3) lived, crawled down with a broken back, leg, etc and his survival story was the subject of a book. Pretty amazing.

Derek Makekau
12-30-2008, 02:59 PM
geez, colon. sounds like he had quite a life.

did he know you run extraneous? pretty much on par. (no sarcasm)

Colon
12-30-2008, 03:21 PM
Tom was my oldest brother, like 10 years older and I just loved it when he came home from his climbing trips with the most amazing stories. He pioneered a route on Ogre Stump in Pakistan and the Sierra Club made a greeting card of him reaching the summit. Here is a shitty digi pic of the card...he told me the drop to the left is over 5,000 ft. He's roped in but still....

http://www.cramikskim.com/extraneous/tom.jpg

Derek Makekau
12-30-2008, 03:26 PM
holy shit.

Colon
12-30-2008, 03:37 PM
meh, that's only 18,045 feet. He made that climb while waiting for another guy to show up to climb one of the bigger mountains in the range. Since they were the first to climb it, like discovering a skim spot, they got to name it. Him and his friend named it 'Ogre Stump'.

I can post some excerpts from the book if anyone's interested. It's called 'In the zone, epic survival stories from the mountaineering world' by Peter Potterfield.

skimcowboy
01-01-2009, 05:19 PM
Wow, your brother was an amazing person, sorry to hear about that.

And I have that book haha.

ZapBulletRider
01-01-2009, 08:10 PM
glacial runoff is usually bright blue like that.

that said, thats probably shopped a little. but who can blame him?

yeah he probably figured, who's gonna go up there and check?