/ Basecamp / ABC entertainment??
Two packs of cards, then spend all day playing Shit-head. When you get bored of that go climbing.
The card game 'Uno' has provided countless hours of entertainment for me and my mountain buddy. The size of a pack of cards and lighter than a small mammal. 6200m is our current record for an Uno bout but the game moved along very very slowly at that altitude.
No to kindle due to fragility, weight etc, but some good ideas there, especially Uno and dice games :-)
Cheers. Just bought Uno and pass the pigs (both childhood faves that I'd forgotten about) and also bananagrams. We'll see which make it into the bags, anything else can live in the campervan.
A very wise choice. Such a good game. Brings back good memories.
having said that, I am becoming a Kindle convert. It's not that hard to protect them.
Remi got there before me, but masturbation should not be discounted ! Perhaps we could start a thread to discover who holds the record for self-abuse, altitude-wise ?
Other than that, learn bridge. A fantastic cerebral game and there are millions of players World-wide.
Small chess set.
Pass the Pigs
An Ipod nano must weigh practically zero and you could probably fit a lifetimes worth of podcasts in 16gb.
where and how high we talking?
for me, BC has always been endless discussions of every subject under the sun and trying to learn languages, whilst high camps is usually laying there thinking.
if youre out there long enough time becomes a sort of plastic, dilated experience thats warped in on itself, plus theres enough going on to avoid boredom most of the time.
if its somewhere like nepal or pakistan, you will probably have sunburn, bowel problems and nausea to pass the time. plus bitching about other climbers.
think of it as a soap opera starring unemployed people, with a survivor series setting.
Not that high. High camp about 5500m, and in the Andes. No other climbers though, we're new routing out there, but I can see sunburn being a factor.
I'd second the podcast idea - or audio books.
I got a little speaker for Xmas that charges from USB and is amazing for it's size. X1 mini or something?
Just Googled, it's the Xmini II I think. Mens you could both listen to the iPod.
Bananagrams is good but you might also need a pocket dictionary to prevent accusations of cheating! ;-)
Travel Backgammon? You can get "boards" that are printed on fabric so they're light and packable.
Enjoy - it sounds like a great trip.
Jews harp. Plenty of types to choose from. A very light and packable musical instrument. Good fun and good sounds if you're half decent :)
Just come back from 3 months fun in the Andes, would love to know where you's heading and what your plans involve. Have fun. I guess there really are people out there that think that its helpful to suggest masturbation. Amazing.
> Just come back from 3 months fun in the Andes, would love to know where you's heading and what your plans involve. Have fun. I guess there really are people out there that think that its helpful to suggest masturbation. Amazing.
Am part of a new routing trip, so not really appropriate to say what and where at the moment, especially since the trip organiser wouldn't tell us until we had signed up and the trip was confirmed. If we achieve any of our objectives, I'm sure I'll mention them at some point :-)
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