Based on discussions in another thread I thought I'd start a new one to begin collecting together the stories and highlights from clubtreads long history. I ultimately think it would be good for these to be highlighted on the main page so that newcomers can understand the community here a bit better. It isn't all just Dogs in the Backcountry, Ice Caves and Summit Memorials.
Sometimes you come back from a journey into the mountains with condition updates only and that's awesome, but sometimes people come back with a story. Stories of Tragedy, Success, Overcoming or Succumbing to difficulties.
Sometimes it's the story that draws attention, sometimes it's the lessons learnt, or the information given. Sometimes it's the discussion that follows that leaves a memorable mark.
It's best if this doesn't become a Link List thread. If you feel a thread is worth reading then post a paragraph describing why you think so.
Below I'll highlight some that have stood out for me:
How to befriend The Judge: https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...TOPIC_ID=39671
Written by RamblingBull, not only is the planning and execution of this trip fascinating but it is exceptionally well written.It never gets bogged down in the details and it kept me enthralled throughout.
The incident at Theta Lake:
First Thread: https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...TOPIC_ID=20146
Second Thread: https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...TOPIC_ID=20754
Third Thread: https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...TOPIC_ID=24212
What can I say, to me this is THE story of Clubtread. Such an amazing account of an accident, the struggle, the rescue and looking forward. Thanks to burnabyhiker and simonc for sharing this account.
The tragedy on Sir Donald:
First Thread: https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...TOPIC_ID=18007
Second Thread: https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...TOPIC_ID=39732
I can't even imagine being put in the situation presented in this thread and think Jeffster was and is incredibly brave for sharing it. Lessons can be learned by anyone reading it.
To My Silent Friends: https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...TOPIC_ID=39206
Harrowing account of what most people imagine as their worst nightmare while out camping. I really appreciate Dragonflymist32 sharing her experience.