Information and advice on the climbing equipment needed for mountain scrambling in safely. Naming themselves “Mountain”, after West’s 1969 solo album, West, Pappalardi, Smart and Knight played shows on the West Coast before getting to play their third concert as a working band at the 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York 7 Mountain was received enthusiastically by the festival audience but the band did not appear in the film of the event , nor was their performance included on volume 1 of the festival’s live album Their performances of “Blood of the Sun” (from West’s album) and “Theme for an Imaginary Western” (a song they planned to record for Climbing and co-written by former Cream bassist Jack Bruce) did appear on the second volume of Woodstock performances called “Woodstock II” (however, both of these “live” songs were not recorded at Woodstock).
In Feng Shui folklore, much has been written about the fate of the people nearby a mountain that was cut into without respect for the “dragon veins.” The dragon veins are lines or currents of energy, almost like meridian points for the natural landscape.
We can call them “east-1,” “east-2” and “east-3.” These are three different “mountains.” Knowing the precise compass orientation of a structure, and knowing which “mountain” the house sits in, helps us determine if the house should have a mountain formation on the front or back side.
If there is a high risk of an avalanche due to the local conditions, the leader of a climb has to be prepared to turn back ‘ this can be difficult to do when great effort has been put into reaching the higher parts of a mountain, and frustrating as well because without someone as a trigger the avalanche usually doesn’t happen, making it impossible to say whether or not going back was necessary.
Thanks to the determination of our mountain operations crew yesterday we added White Cloud, Minya Konka and Lower Crossover, increasing our trail count from 10 to 13. Continue to check for updates on our snow report and on our social media for all the latest snowmaking and terrain developments.