As the activity on this site has dwindled to near zero, the time to maintain it (particularly fighting off spammers) becomes harder to find. So following a discussion with some of the wise elders of MADIDEA, we have decided to focus efforts on a MAD Facebook group instead. The group's page is at http://www.facebook.com/groups/131297830871/
A close run thing………On the South Face of Pavé
First British on the Highest and Hardest - Southern French Alps.
It’s late May in Montana which can mean only one thing – it’s time to go backcountry skiing in the Beartooths! In what’s now become an annual spring trip, six good friends, two dogs and I threw together camping gear, a bunch of great food and lots of beer and headed for Red Lodge, Montana. We left Bozeman early Friday, drove the 3 hours to the Beartooth Mountains and pulled into our usual camping place part way up the Beartooth Highway. As the pass had just opened that day, we quickly dumped our gear and continued up
Only two days ago, on July 27, 2008, Marco Peruffo and Mattia Tanza led a group which included a number of young adults with Type 1 to the top of the Cima Castore (4200 m) in Monte Rosa group.
Check out some photos of this trip AND some great pictures from Marco Peruffo's 2007 Ama Dablam success.
Just stumbled upon this article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette mentioning that Will Cross reached the summit of Lhotse on May 25, 2008. Yeah, old news but thought I better post it here. I presume he climbed with suppplemental Os, but haven't confirmed.
Happy summer mountains!
About a month ago, I started wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), an ingenious device that constantly displays your current blood glucose levels, updated every 5 minutes round the clock wirelessly from a subcutaneous sensor. This is a fairly new technology but one that I’m convinced – in one form or another – will be standard management practice in the near future.
Over at Diabetes Health, they've run a survey to gather views on what needs to be improved in insulin pump design. I don't know whether any readers of this site took part, but I was wondering whether there are any changes that would make life better in the mountains. How about a remote control pad with extra large glove-proof buttons? Any other ideas?
Here's the summary and link to the Diabetes Health article:
From Boyan Direct to you all...................(almost zero editing, too. Great English Boyan)
Hi all there!!
A Year of Adventure Racing, northern England and southern Scotland (mostly), Sept 06 – Sept 07, Jean Sinclair, 03 Oct 07