Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/16

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Subject: [Leica] Nepal: gear
From: firkin at (Alastair Firkin)
Date: Thu Sep 16 22:59:55 2004
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I may have caught a bit of sun ;-) I've been in "heavy" training ;-) 
should be ok and we start at about 3000 meters!!!!

On 17/09/2004, at 2:26 PM, Ted Grant wrote:

> Alastair asked:
> Subject: [Leica] Nepal: gear
>> Ok, I'm climbing to over 5500 meters, the air is thin and the UV must 
>> be
>> high: now can I use (should I use) a UV filter?
>> tips please on mountain photography:
>> how wide an angle lens will I need?
>> how much in the telephoto range would be useful?
>> how can I keep the weight down? <<<<
> Alastair
> Yer mad man, absolutely mad! Climbing? My whole concept of doing 
> things like
> getting to 5500 meters on a mountain is.... get in a 
> helicopter~!!!!!!!!!
> Heck let the heli do all the work getting up there, you get out nice 
> and
> fresh, shoot lots of pictures, get back in heli for the ride down. 
> Meanwhile
> cracking a fine bottle of champagne celebrating getting to 5500 meters
> without killing yourself! :-)
> Now that's the common sense method of climbing! Anything else is sheer
> madness!
> You sure you haven't been out in the Australian sun too much mate?
> ted
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