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Contest #512 Hint

Originally built to test gliders

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Contest #512

#512

August 11th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #511: the wall they call El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, USA

Another wall contest – this time a 900 metre monster in Yosemite National Park in California, USA.

It has been a climbing challenge for years, with The Nose in the Centre of the contest image at first conquered in 1957 in a monstrous 47 day effort.

Climbs by groups now can be done in a few days or for those going fast, a few hours.

A route named Freerider was recently climbed in about 4 hours, incredible to me as a non-climber.

An article on the first free climb of El Capitan

Found this wall:

  • Glenmorren
  • Lighthouse
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Jeather
  • Chris Nason
  • mehmet durmus
  • Ridicully
  • Andy McConnell
  • Steve Hoge
  • David Kozina
  • Rodrigo Jurado
  • Tuxedo Jones

After the hint:

  • LawnBoy
  • Ben S
  • Declan Moore
  • donaaronio
  • Rob de Wolff

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Contest #511 Hint

A horizontal view would make this contest very easy – but you will have to wait for the reveal post to get that.

While waiting, think about early attempts taking days and then about someone doing this in less than 4 hours.

August 9th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Contest #511

August 4th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 18 comments

Contest #510: Lake Maracaibo / Catatumba River, Venezuela

A unique combination of winds blowing off of the Lake Maracaibo, equatorial heat, and a 3-sided box of mountains causes an atmospheric phenomenon commonly referred to as Catatumba Lighting or Relámpago del Catatumbo. Thunderstorms rage here on average nearly 260 days per year. These storms generate 10 hours of lighting, nearly 300 strikes per hour causing this place to be described as “The Most Electric Place on Earth.”

I’m “shocked” to say that the following people got it before the hint:

  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy

While these people dodged the lightning and only got 1 point

  • Eloy Cano
  • David Kozina
  • mehmet durmus

A hearty congratulations to Phil Ower and Eloy Cano for nearly perfect series wins.

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Contest #510 Hint

A very electric place

August 2nd, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments