Originally Posted by MastersRacer
Despite the large amount of jibing in the TGR thread, a lot of interesting details come to the surface over the (currently) 20 pages of posts. Tog and telebobski have both made posts regarding that information (posts 44 and 49).
His desire to ski the backcountry is without question. His self rescue is interesting and creditable. Unfortunately he also demonstrates a lack of humility and respect for those that are aiming to help him understand how to lessen the chances that we'll read about him 'surviving' another day on Mt Adams. The guys at TGR gently cajoled him to consider his mistakes yet he repeatedly defends his actions.
Rt3 (AKA "Tumble To The Bottom" or T3B) would have received a much different response on TGR if he ended his tale of misadventure with the lessons he learned. And there were many to learn.
Sadly, he came on with a "look how gnar I am" focus. Then he just invited ridicule with his replies to comments. The sidearm for wolves, the Pre-Med card, thinking a ski is as good as a shovel for digging, the "Zero Chance of slide" comment, et sec, he just kept heaping lulz on himself - it was like one of those blow-up clown punching dolls with the sand in the bottom.
Hopefully he can learn two basic lessons from this
1. When you find you're digging a hole for yourself, STOP.
2. It is better to keep one's mouth shut and have others think them a fool, than to keep babbling and remove all doubt
I doubt he will post on TGR again for some time, which is too bad. I am still waiting for an answer about the utility of hemostatic powder, stethescope, BP cuff and IV kit in a backcountry med kit. (Note - I do understand the use of hemostats for safety ;) I also wonder what he uses for protection against meteor strikes, since that is more likely than wolf, moose or wolf attacks.