FRI NIGHT VID: Rumble in the Jungleby Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Feb/2012
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This week's Friday Nighter is a double bill from Cedar Wright.
He introduces his videos on Vimeo:
"After a whirlwind three day travel sequence Lucho and I found ourselves on Tioman Island staring up at the mythical "Dragon's Horns." It was hard to believe that only one of the huge jungle spires had been climbed...until we started the approach...then it made more sense. But after some epic jungle bushwhacking which culminated with me being attacked by giant hummingbird sized wasps, we someway, somehow, managed to summit the unclimbed Dragon's Horn on our first full day on the island. We topped out at night and endured a shiver bivy until about two a.m. when an an impending lightning storm encouraged us to rappel at night. I hope this short film captures some of the magic of our Experience."
"After managing to climb the unclimbed north Dragons's Horn, we rested for a few days and then headed up for a new route on the steeper and more impressive South Dragon's Horn. Follow Lucho and I as we establish one of the Best Climbs of Our Lives!
Big Thanks to Tanoshi Lodge for feeding us and housing us during the adventure."
If you find our adventure compelling or entertaining, please donate even just a dollar in the name of our climb to Big City Mountaineers, so that urban teens can get the chance the get out on their first wilderness adventures! summitforsomeone.org/main.php?page=4&climber=8058
Special thanks to The North Face who is matching dollar for dollar the first 4000 we can raise for Big City Mountaineers, and Five Ten, Blue Water Ropes , Clif Bar , Backcountry.com , and Black Diamond for their additional support.
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