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August 1, 2014

Palin Climbs Non-Existent Peak in Failed Attempt to Look Like Mountain Woman

Coffee spit warning! Put down your drinks.

This was a great Twitter exchange between Sarah Palin and Linda Kellen Biegel. Sarah and family are going to do a little mountain climbing on the highest pieak in North America, it seems.

Not sure where Palin actually meant because “Sweettooth” does not come up on any searches of Denali, and climbers in the know shrug their shoulders.  Surely she can’t mean Sweet Tooth Spire? That’s not its official name, but its basically an unclimbable sheer rock face.

And the better known and officially named Sugartooth is… how shall I say… a bit of a challenge, and takes more than one day, unless of course you just fly there.

~The ridge of Sugartooth, Denali

I’ll be interested to see pictures of the “climb.” My guess from the buzz in Talkeetna is that after hair and makeup, they’ll be flying in for a photo shoot they’ll use in the hubristically named adventure series “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” for Discovery Communications.

Sweettooth = name of ridge you got wrong while trying to sound like a mountain woman.

Ah, yes.  The $250,000-an-episode fresh air is indeed “good 4 the soul.”

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346 Responses to “Palin Climbs Non-Existent Peak in Failed Attempt to Look Like Mountain Woman”
  1. JUST A THOUGHT says:

    So what else is new? $arah is TABLOID NEWS! Not worthy political news!

    Her track record is proof…quit various colleges because the courses were
    difficult and would require work on her part. Hired a person to run the office
    while she was Mayor of Wasilla. Job was difficult when hired as an employee
    of Gas/Oil Regulations/Alaska. Quit! After 2 1/2 years as Governor of Alaska, Quit!
    Once she saw the bright lights in the lower 48, ‘money’ became her focus.
    The former beauty queen of Wasilla found her calling, and her ‘sex appeal’
    is selling t.v. air time, magazines, newspapers, hollywood tours…big money and
    no intellectual effort on the part of $arah. Yes, folks, that is her calling!

    Maybe soon she will announce her own television show. “THE SEXY $ARAH HOUR”
    and include as guests, all players in the PALIN CIRCUS.

  2. JUST A THOUGHT says:

    So what else is new? $arah is TABLOID NEWS! Not worthy political news!

    Her track record is proof…quit various colleges because the courses were
    difficult and would require work on her part. Hired a person to run the office
    while she was Mayor of Wasilla. Job was difficult when hired as an employee
    of Gas/Oil Regulations/Alaska. Quit! After 2 1/2 years as Governor of Alaska, Quit!
    Once she saw the bright lights in the lower 48, ‘money’ became her focus.
    The former beauty queen of Wasilla found her calling, and her ‘sex appeal’
    is selling t.v. air time, magazines, newspapers, hollywood tours…big money and
    no intellectual effort on the part of $arah. Yes, folks, that is her calling!

    Maybe soon she will announce her own television show. “THE SEXY $ARAH HOUR”
    and include as guests, all players in the PALIN CIRCUS.

  3. Maybe Sweet Tooth is just the Alaskan name for the Appalachian Trail.

  4. Maybe Sweet Tooth is just the Alaskan name for the Appalachian Trail.

  5. AKFALAR says:

    Is Palin all you hens talk about?

  6. AKFALAR says:

    Is Palin all you hens talk about?

  7. JesseT says:

    yikes, you made a typo on the word peak. hurry and change it.

    “highest pieak in North America,”

  8. JesseT says:

    yikes, you made a typo on the word peak. hurry and change it.

    “highest pieak in North America,”

  9. Diane says:

    The former Gov. of Alaska and an almost lifelong resident of Alaska and she does not even know the name of the mountain she is going to climb?
    Isn’t that a little strange? It’s not like she is going out of state to climb an unfamiliar range.
    Just how much of her facebook is written by and researched by another?

  10. Diane says:

    The former Gov. of Alaska and an almost lifelong resident of Alaska and she does not even know the name of the mountain she is going to climb?
    Isn’t that a little strange? It’s not like she is going out of state to climb an unfamiliar range.
    Just how much of her facebook is written by and researched by another?

  11. Lower48 says:

    Coffee spit alert 2.0 !!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD ONE!!

  12. Lower48 says:

    Coffee spit alert 2.0 !!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD ONE!!

  13. Shadow Merchant says:

    “On June 20, Jay Rowe and Peter Haeussler made the second recorded ascent of Sugar Tooth (8,000′) in Ruth Gorge, Alaska Range, Alaska, via a new route: the South West Buttress (V 5.10, 50 degree snow, 20 pitches). This image, taken from the Coffee Glacier during Rowe’s second attempt in 2006, shows the prominent southwest ridge. The spire below the summit Rowe and Haeussler named Sweet Tooth Spire. The larger peak that continues up past the summit of Sugar Tooth is the Eye Tooth (9,000′). [Photo] Jay Rowe”

    http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP20/newswire-sugar-tooth-rowe-haeussler

  14. Shadow Merchant says:

    “On June 20, Jay Rowe and Peter Haeussler made the second recorded ascent of Sugar Tooth (8,000′) in Ruth Gorge, Alaska Range, Alaska, via a new route: the South West Buttress (V 5.10, 50 degree snow, 20 pitches). This image, taken from the Coffee Glacier during Rowe’s second attempt in 2006, shows the prominent southwest ridge. The spire below the summit Rowe and Haeussler named Sweet Tooth Spire. The larger peak that continues up past the summit of Sugar Tooth is the Eye Tooth (9,000′). [Photo] Jay Rowe”

    http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP20/newswire-sugar-tooth-rowe-haeussler

  15. Andrea says:

    Do I see a potential episode of “48 Hours Mystery” in the future, where Toad emphatically insists that he was just taking a picture, and told Sa-wahhh to move back ‘just one more step’?

  16. Andrea says:

    Do I see a potential episode of “48 Hours Mystery” in the future, where Toad emphatically insists that he was just taking a picture, and told Sa-wahhh to move back ‘just one more step’?

  17. JUST A THOUGHT says:

    Tune in tomorrow for the next chapter of “HOW THE WORLD TURNS FOR

    THE WASILLA HILLBILLIES” – $arah Palin & Company.

    Her brand sells – sex and dumbness!

  18. JUST A THOUGHT says:

    Tune in tomorrow for the next chapter of “HOW THE WORLD TURNS FOR

    THE WASILLA HILLBILLIES” – $arah Palin & Company.

    Her brand sells – sex and dumbness!

  19. mattie says:

    Don’t you get it, she tweeted Denali. We in the lower 48 would recognize that name.

  20. mattie says:

    Don’t you get it, she tweeted Denali. We in the lower 48 would recognize that name.

  21. Jen says:

    I guess Palin’s asking for Sweet’N Low Tooth right about now.

  22. Jen says:

    I guess Palin’s asking for Sweet’N Low Tooth right about now.

  23. Jo Ann says:

    The Anchorage Daily News headlined/front paged the engagement announcement today of Bristol and Levi. The article was provided by a Becky Bohrer of the Associated Press. The writer referred to the tweet that Sarah had provided regarding the fact she, Tood and Willow were heading to Denali National Park to do some climbing. Only trouble is – the quote was not stated correctly! In the original tweet, Palin announced the name of the area in which they’d be climbing (trust me, she and family have never climbed the likes of Mt. McKinley/Denali) which has already been proven to be the incorrect name.

    I’d love to ask her Alaska history questions – things I learned in high school when I took Alaska history all those years ago. I’m 99.9% sure she’d flunk big time.

    • AK Spaz says:

      I think that any candidate for President or Vice President should have to pass the State Department’s tests before they can qualify; so any AK gov candidate should have to pass the AK test!

      Want to represent our country? Take this test: http://careers.state.gov/officer/register.html
      A very intelligent friend of mine was pulling her hair out studying for it. I wonder how many of our candidates for President or VPs in the past 30 years would have been able to pass? That should be required before fundraising can begin. (I also think that there should be a cap on campaign fundraising, don’t get me started.) Remember when kids would dream about becoming President?

  24. Jo Ann says:

    The Anchorage Daily News headlined/front paged the engagement announcement today of Bristol and Levi. The article was provided by a Becky Bohrer of the Associated Press. The writer referred to the tweet that Sarah had provided regarding the fact she, Tood and Willow were heading to Denali National Park to do some climbing. Only trouble is – the quote was not stated correctly! In the original tweet, Palin announced the name of the area in which they’d be climbing (trust me, she and family have never climbed the likes of Mt. McKinley/Denali) which has already been proven to be the incorrect name.

    I’d love to ask her Alaska history questions – things I learned in high school when I took Alaska history all those years ago. I’m 99.9% sure she’d flunk big time.

    • AK Spaz says:

      I think that any candidate for President or Vice President should have to pass the State Department’s tests before they can qualify; so any AK gov candidate should have to pass the AK test!

      Want to represent our country? Take this test: http://careers.state.gov/officer/register.html
      A very intelligent friend of mine was pulling her hair out studying for it. I wonder how many of our candidates for President or VPs in the past 30 years would have been able to pass? That should be required before fundraising can begin. (I also think that there should be a cap on campaign fundraising, don’t get me started.) Remember when kids would dream about becoming President?

  25. guest says:

    By the way – climbing season is over now. Just sayin’.

    But hey, nothing wrong with a little late season hikey-climbey-thing in marginal weather….
    Some people are just tougher and better, ya know.

    • AK Spaz says:

      Guest – I vote NOT. Nor will she. I still think she’s just going to fart around on belay (attached to a guide or two) on some little bump in that general area. It will be interesting to see if the production company makes it look like she “really did”. My guess is “not”. $P is way more worried about hair and makeup than prussiks and, like Big Game Hunting, would need someone else to coach every move.
      FYI the Sheldon Mountain House is a ways down-glacier from there and has 4 benches, not 6 bunks. Planes can land closer to Moose’s Tooth and Sweet Tooth at a little spot up higher, Route Canal. How about all these tooth-related names?
      “Climbing season” is pretty much over, but if you can get to a route, the rock climbing is still good. It’s the “getting there” part that is tricky. Still plenty of climbing in the Range info Sept, just have to know where to go.

  26. guest says:

    By the way – climbing season is over now. Just sayin’.

    But hey, nothing wrong with a little late season hikey-climbey-thing in marginal weather….
    Some people are just tougher and better, ya know.

    • AK Spaz says:

      Guest – I vote NOT. Nor will she. I still think she’s just going to fart around on belay (attached to a guide or two) on some little bump in that general area. It will be interesting to see if the production company makes it look like she “really did”. My guess is “not”. $P is way more worried about hair and makeup than prussiks and, like Big Game Hunting, would need someone else to coach every move.
      FYI the Sheldon Mountain House is a ways down-glacier from there and has 4 benches, not 6 bunks. Planes can land closer to Moose’s Tooth and Sweet Tooth at a little spot up higher, Route Canal. How about all these tooth-related names?
      “Climbing season” is pretty much over, but if you can get to a route, the rock climbing is still good. It’s the “getting there” part that is tricky. Still plenty of climbing in the Range info Sept, just have to know where to go.

  27. guest says:

    Sugar Tooth is in the Alaska Range, but it is not Denali.
    http://www.alaskamountainforum.com/wiki/index.php?title=Image:Sugartooth.jpg

    Difficulty: V, 5.10+, A2
    Elevation gain: 2,000 ft
    Average time: 2 weeks, 2-3 days on route

    Here’s an account of the second ascent of Sugar Tooth in 2007 (20 pitch free climb). The first ascent was a 16-pitch climb in ’94. The most recent and third ascent was in 2009 (Zack Smith and Renan Ozturk). The Mudflats photo is this climb and Ozturk. They had a McNeill-Nott Award for this trip. A Mountain Hardware grant program set up for amateur climbers who would not otherwise be able to afford these kinds of adventures.

    “After several days of rest at our deluxe base camp in the Don Sheldon Amphitheater, we began to motivate for another route. Back home we had talked about the possibility of enchaining the major summits of the Tooth group. Starting with the Sugar Tooth, up and over the Eye Tooth, onto the Bear Tooth, dropping down and then tagging the two summits of the Moose’s Tooth. The link-up would be enormous, technically challenging, committing, and aesthetic.
    On the morning of July 4 we started up Espresso Gap, which gains the unclimbed south ridge of the Sugar Tooth. After a few hours of simul-climbing and soloing we established a new route to the top of the Sugar Tooth, for its third known ascent (2,000′, 5.10, two rappels).”

    The Alaska Factor
    Due to the extreme cold, ferocity of the storms, remoteness, often high commitment levels required, & overall badassedness involved, veteran climber Boyd N. Everett Jr. devised a rating system specifically for big mountain climbs in Alaska.
    The rating does not include the approach difficulty (often formidable, especially for brave or foolhardy parties attempting by foot), nor the explicit technical rock difficulty of the climb- this is usually stated in addition to the route’s Alaska Grade rating.

    The system goes from Alaska Grade 1 (can be accomplished in 1 day from base camp; experience on snow & glaciers should be considered essential, & the route may involve 3rd to 4th class scrambling; example- W ridge of White Princess) to Alaska Grade 6 (an extremely large, sustained, technical, risky, difficult, & committing climb- about as hard as it gets, anywhere; example- Infinite Spur, Mt. Foraker).

    Camp, Don Sheldon Amphitheatre on the Ruth Glacier
    http://www.pollackphoto.com/us/ak/ruth/F0157-06.htm

    Readers’ Digest listed it as one of the ten most spectacular places on earth. It’s quite civilized as mountaineering goes. There’s a nice cabin with 6 bunks, a woodstove and outhouse.

    Talkeetna’s been on mostly no-fly days since Monday.

    So, Sarah Palin, her husband Todd and their 16 year-old daughter did or will fly into Ruth Glacier, set up base camp, hike miles north and then east gaining altitude as they go. Then they’ll rope up and climb Sugar Tooth. Unexperienced, with no training.
    So did they. Or not?

    Ruth Glacier: Its upper reaches are almost three vertical miles below the summit of Denali. The Gorge is one mile wide, dropping 2,000 feet over ten miles, with crevasses along the surface. Above the surface on both sides are 5,000-foot granite cliffs. From the top of the cliffs to the bottom of the glacier is a height exceeding that of the Grand Canyon.
    The Moose’s Tooth is 15 miles southeast of Denali, to the east of the northern end of Ruth Gorge, across from Mount Barille and Mount Dickey. Sugar Tooth is one of the rock peaks in the complex.

    This link shows the complex. The 2009 climb mentioned above is in green. They slept on top of Sugar Tooth.
    http://www.neverstopexploring.com/blog/2010/06/alaska-expedition-report-the-tooth-traverse.html

  28. guest says:

    Sugar Tooth is in the Alaska Range, but it is not Denali.
    http://www.alaskamountainforum.com/wiki/index.php?title=Image:Sugartooth.jpg

    Difficulty: V, 5.10+, A2
    Elevation gain: 2,000 ft
    Average time: 2 weeks, 2-3 days on route

    Here’s an account of the second ascent of Sugar Tooth in 2007 (20 pitch free climb). The first ascent was a 16-pitch climb in ’94. The most recent and third ascent was in 2009 (Zack Smith and Renan Ozturk). The Mudflats photo is this climb and Ozturk. They had a McNeill-Nott Award for this trip. A Mountain Hardware grant program set up for amateur climbers who would not otherwise be able to afford these kinds of adventures.

    “After several days of rest at our deluxe base camp in the Don Sheldon Amphitheater, we began to motivate for another route. Back home we had talked about the possibility of enchaining the major summits of the Tooth group. Starting with the Sugar Tooth, up and over the Eye Tooth, onto the Bear Tooth, dropping down and then tagging the two summits of the Moose’s Tooth. The link-up would be enormous, technically challenging, committing, and aesthetic.
    On the morning of July 4 we started up Espresso Gap, which gains the unclimbed south ridge of the Sugar Tooth. After a few hours of simul-climbing and soloing we established a new route to the top of the Sugar Tooth, for its third known ascent (2,000′, 5.10, two rappels).”

    The Alaska Factor
    Due to the extreme cold, ferocity of the storms, remoteness, often high commitment levels required, & overall badassedness involved, veteran climber Boyd N. Everett Jr. devised a rating system specifically for big mountain climbs in Alaska.
    The rating does not include the approach difficulty (often formidable, especially for brave or foolhardy parties attempting by foot), nor the explicit technical rock difficulty of the climb- this is usually stated in addition to the route’s Alaska Grade rating.

    The system goes from Alaska Grade 1 (can be accomplished in 1 day from base camp; experience on snow & glaciers should be considered essential, & the route may involve 3rd to 4th class scrambling; example- W ridge of White Princess) to Alaska Grade 6 (an extremely large, sustained, technical, risky, difficult, & committing climb- about as hard as it gets, anywhere; example- Infinite Spur, Mt. Foraker).

    Camp, Don Sheldon Amphitheatre on the Ruth Glacier
    http://www.pollackphoto.com/us/ak/ruth/F0157-06.htm

    Readers’ Digest listed it as one of the ten most spectacular places on earth. It’s quite civilized as mountaineering goes. There’s a nice cabin with 6 bunks, a woodstove and outhouse.

    Talkeetna’s been on mostly no-fly days since Monday.

    So, Sarah Palin, her husband Todd and their 16 year-old daughter did or will fly into Ruth Glacier, set up base camp, hike miles north and then east gaining altitude as they go. Then they’ll rope up and climb Sugar Tooth. Unexperienced, with no training.
    So did they. Or not?

    Ruth Glacier: Its upper reaches are almost three vertical miles below the summit of Denali. The Gorge is one mile wide, dropping 2,000 feet over ten miles, with crevasses along the surface. Above the surface on both sides are 5,000-foot granite cliffs. From the top of the cliffs to the bottom of the glacier is a height exceeding that of the Grand Canyon.
    The Moose’s Tooth is 15 miles southeast of Denali, to the east of the northern end of Ruth Gorge, across from Mount Barille and Mount Dickey. Sugar Tooth is one of the rock peaks in the complex.

    This link shows the complex. The 2009 climb mentioned above is in green. They slept on top of Sugar Tooth.
    http://www.neverstopexploring.com/blog/2010/06/alaska-expedition-report-the-tooth-traverse.html

  29. cg says:

    Newsflash!

    http://ktna.org/2010/07/15/discovery-channel-comes-to-talkeetna/

    “Filming took place on a closed set in front of the Alaska Mountaineering School yesterday. Palin, her immediate family and her parents were in Talkeetna.”

    “On Tuesday, Palin twittered to fans that she was headed to Denali to climb Sweet-tooth with Todd and Willow, and characterized the climbing route as a “sliver of Denali.” National publications picked it up and one outlet reported she was hiking Denali. Another publication reported she was headed to Denali National Park to climb. But this was not the case. There is no Sweet tooth in the area she was to travel and climbers suggest that she likely means Sugar-tooth, which is not a route on Denali.”

  30. cg says:

    Newsflash!

    http://ktna.org/2010/07/15/discovery-channel-comes-to-talkeetna/

    “Filming took place on a closed set in front of the Alaska Mountaineering School yesterday. Palin, her immediate family and her parents were in Talkeetna.”

    “On Tuesday, Palin twittered to fans that she was headed to Denali to climb Sweet-tooth with Todd and Willow, and characterized the climbing route as a “sliver of Denali.” National publications picked it up and one outlet reported she was hiking Denali. Another publication reported she was headed to Denali National Park to climb. But this was not the case. There is no Sweet tooth in the area she was to travel and climbers suggest that she likely means Sugar-tooth, which is not a route on Denali.”

  31. cg says:

    Odds and ends about Denali.

    The official name IS Denali. It has been named for centuries and is formally recorded as Mount Denali in the State of Alaska official record.

    Here’s the story (excerpt from Denali: A Literary Anthology, B. Sherwonit):
    Near the end of the 19th century…William Dickey abandoned his life in the Seattle area after a series of failed business ventures. Like so many other fortune-seekers then and now, Dickey turned his attention north to the promise of Alaska. In May 1896, he joined thousands of gold prospectors who stampeded to the territory’s Cook Inlet region. After a summer in which he and some prospecting companions found traces of gold — but no fortune — Dickey returned south bearing news of a great ice mountain that, he felt certain, must be the continent’s highest.

    This mountain, which Dickey correctly guessed to be more than 20,000 feet tall, already had many names. Early Russian explorers knew it as Bulshaia Gora (“great mountain”) and an 1889 party of American prospectors called it Densmore’s Mountain, after one of their own. Alaska’s Athabascan tribes, too, had named the peak. Linguist James Kari of Fairbanks has identified eight name variations that translate into English as either “Big Mountain” or “The High One.” Among them are Dghelay Ka’a, Denadhe, and Deenaalee — from which Denali is derived. Dickey, however, preferred Mount McKinley, after Ohio Republican presidential candidate William McKinley.

    After decades of quarreling over the name, the Alaska Board of Geographic Names officially certified the name Denali. In 1975 at Governor Jay Hammond’s behest, the Alaska Legislature officially requested that the U.S. Board on Geographic Names change the name of the mountain from Mount McKinley to “Mount Denali.”

    Ohio congressman Ralph Regula has been the momentum to keep it named Mt. McKinley in the United States record. He persistently mounts huge intiatives every time it comes up. It gets dropped. After he retired in 2009, Alaska State Representative Scott Kawasaki sponsored Alaska House Joint Resolution 15, which urges the U.S. Congress to rename the mountain Denali.
    Ohio Representatives Betty Sutton and Tim Ryan have assumed Regula’s role as guardians of the Mount McKinley name and introduced H.R. 229 which reads: “Notwithstanding any other authority of law, the mountain located 63 degrees 04 minutes 12 seconds north, by 151 degrees 00 minutes 18 seconds west shall continue to be named and referred to for all purposes as Mount McKinley.”

    Maybe the Ohio Republicans would want to go for “Mount Sarah” now?

    Denali has a larger bulk and rise than Mount Everest.
    Everest vertical rise: 12,000 feet (3,700 m)
    Denali vertical rise: 18,000 feet (5,500 m)

    One of the climbing challenges is a greater risk of sucumbing to altitude sickness. Barometric pressure decreases with increases in latitude. Because of the latitude, the pressure at the summit is lower. At the equator, a mountain that high would have 47% oxygen available at the top. Denali’s summit has a barometric pressure that gives 42% oxygen.

    So our Sarah is going to credit herself with climbing halfway up Denali. Without oxygen.

  32. cg says:

    Odds and ends about Denali.

    The official name IS Denali. It has been named for centuries and is formally recorded as Mount Denali in the State of Alaska official record.

    Here’s the story (excerpt from Denali: A Literary Anthology, B. Sherwonit):
    Near the end of the 19th century…William Dickey abandoned his life in the Seattle area after a series of failed business ventures. Like so many other fortune-seekers then and now, Dickey turned his attention north to the promise of Alaska. In May 1896, he joined thousands of gold prospectors who stampeded to the territory’s Cook Inlet region. After a summer in which he and some prospecting companions found traces of gold — but no fortune — Dickey returned south bearing news of a great ice mountain that, he felt certain, must be the continent’s highest.

    This mountain, which Dickey correctly guessed to be more than 20,000 feet tall, already had many names. Early Russian explorers knew it as Bulshaia Gora (“great mountain”) and an 1889 party of American prospectors called it Densmore’s Mountain, after one of their own. Alaska’s Athabascan tribes, too, had named the peak. Linguist James Kari of Fairbanks has identified eight name variations that translate into English as either “Big Mountain” or “The High One.” Among them are Dghelay Ka’a, Denadhe, and Deenaalee — from which Denali is derived. Dickey, however, preferred Mount McKinley, after Ohio Republican presidential candidate William McKinley.

    After decades of quarreling over the name, the Alaska Board of Geographic Names officially certified the name Denali. In 1975 at Governor Jay Hammond’s behest, the Alaska Legislature officially requested that the U.S. Board on Geographic Names change the name of the mountain from Mount McKinley to “Mount Denali.”

    Ohio congressman Ralph Regula has been the momentum to keep it named Mt. McKinley in the United States record. He persistently mounts huge intiatives every time it comes up. It gets dropped. After he retired in 2009, Alaska State Representative Scott Kawasaki sponsored Alaska House Joint Resolution 15, which urges the U.S. Congress to rename the mountain Denali.
    Ohio Representatives Betty Sutton and Tim Ryan have assumed Regula’s role as guardians of the Mount McKinley name and introduced H.R. 229 which reads: “Notwithstanding any other authority of law, the mountain located 63 degrees 04 minutes 12 seconds north, by 151 degrees 00 minutes 18 seconds west shall continue to be named and referred to for all purposes as Mount McKinley.”

    Maybe the Ohio Republicans would want to go for “Mount Sarah” now?

    Denali has a larger bulk and rise than Mount Everest.
    Everest vertical rise: 12,000 feet (3,700 m)
    Denali vertical rise: 18,000 feet (5,500 m)

    One of the climbing challenges is a greater risk of sucumbing to altitude sickness. Barometric pressure decreases with increases in latitude. Because of the latitude, the pressure at the summit is lower. At the equator, a mountain that high would have 47% oxygen available at the top. Denali’s summit has a barometric pressure that gives 42% oxygen.

    So our Sarah is going to credit herself with climbing halfway up Denali. Without oxygen.

  33. AKRNC says:

    I was a decent but not expert climber for about 12 to 15 years and know that there is no way that she could climb that unless she had plenty of experience under her belt. They will be choppered in and out and she’s going to pretend to her public as if she can “do it all”. What an idiot! Is there anything this woman will not lie about, anything at all???

    • AK Spaz says:

      I don’t think this was a lie, but pure clueless-ness, just parroting what she thought she was told she’d be doing. She is purely an idiot. Living in a bubble.

    • Latitude 66 N says:

      I call on all beautiful and courageous patriot Alaskans to “refudiate” that remark! Also, too.

  34. AKRNC says:

    I was a decent but not expert climber for about 12 to 15 years and know that there is no way that she could climb that unless she had plenty of experience under her belt. They will be choppered in and out and she’s going to pretend to her public as if she can “do it all”. What an idiot! Is there anything this woman will not lie about, anything at all???

    • AK Spaz says:

      I don’t think this was a lie, but pure clueless-ness, just parroting what she thought she was told she’d be doing. She is purely an idiot. Living in a bubble.

    • Latitude 66 N says:

      I call on all beautiful and courageous patriot Alaskans to “refudiate” that remark! Also, too.

  35. Mattie says:

    I get it now, that was why she was at a village, visiting toads family and proving she is not a racist, for her show. I am sure she is going to share some of the $250,000 with the village. (ya right, she will probably bake them cookies)

  36. Mattie says:

    I get it now, that was why she was at a village, visiting toads family and proving she is not a racist, for her show. I am sure she is going to share some of the $250,000 with the village. (ya right, she will probably bake them cookies)

  37. cg says:

    Elevation is good 4 the soul.
    Why? What does “elevation” do for one’s soul?

    Think she’s gonna need oxygen?

    • Lee323 says:

      Excellent question.

      Palin already demonstrates the mental aberrations of hypoxia at sea level.

      Medically speaking, the ejection fraction of her tongue = the ejection fraction of her left ventricle.

      In layman’s terms: Her incessant babbling steals all the oxygenated blood squirted out of her heart (which is bad news for her brain since the brain sort of likes oxygen, too).

      Prognosis: Expect a worsening of the condition at high altitudes if she doesn’t significantly decrease her tongue ejections.

      That will be 5 cents, please, Charlie Brown.

  38. cg says:

    Elevation is good 4 the soul.
    Why? What does “elevation” do for one’s soul?

    Think she’s gonna need oxygen?

    • Lee323 says:

      Excellent question.

      Palin already demonstrates the mental aberrations of hypoxia at sea level.

      Medically speaking, the ejection fraction of her tongue = the ejection fraction of her left ventricle.

      In layman’s terms: Her incessant babbling steals all the oxygenated blood squirted out of her heart (which is bad news for her brain since the brain sort of likes oxygen, too).

      Prognosis: Expect a worsening of the condition at high altitudes if she doesn’t significantly decrease her tongue ejections.

      That will be 5 cents, please, Charlie Brown.

  39. BBHounds says:

    cool air &elevation=good 4 the soul….Just when did that nut job get a soul?

  40. BBHounds says:

    cool air &elevation=good 4 the soul….Just when did that nut job get a soul?

  41. LoveMydogs says:

    I wonder how the technical climbers feel about her “representing” them? It is about as hypocritical as her “representation” of the everywoman.

    • cg says:

      About the same as Sandy Hill Pittman.

      The worst recorded Everest storm in history. A socialite climber who got hammered at base camp the night before ascent. Unprepared and a drain on the team. Was essentially carried up Mt. Everest. Managing her put other climbers at risk and she was rescued at others’ expense. She’s called “the Martha Stewart of moutaineering.”

      There are a lot of interesting similarities between Hill Pittman and Sarah. Very much alike.
      http://www.salon.com/june97/media/media970611.html

  42. LoveMydogs says:

    I wonder how the technical climbers feel about her “representing” them? It is about as hypocritical as her “representation” of the everywoman.

    • cg says:

      About the same as Sandy Hill Pittman.

      The worst recorded Everest storm in history. A socialite climber who got hammered at base camp the night before ascent. Unprepared and a drain on the team. Was essentially carried up Mt. Everest. Managing her put other climbers at risk and she was rescued at others’ expense. She’s called “the Martha Stewart of moutaineering.”

      There are a lot of interesting similarities between Hill Pittman and Sarah. Very much alike.
      http://www.salon.com/june97/media/media970611.html

  43. Irishgirl says:

    I have greT video of hubby climbing a mountain in Russia last summer. Complete with the Irish wit….I can’t figure out how to post it.

  44. Irishgirl says:

    I have greT video of hubby climbing a mountain in Russia last summer. Complete with the Irish wit….I can’t figure out how to post it.

  45. zyggy says:

    Guess she’ll climb every “mandation” and then “refudiate” down it. Her words not mine, I just put them into better context. =)

  46. zyggy says:

    Guess she’ll climb every “mandation” and then “refudiate” down it. Her words not mine, I just put them into better context. =)

  47. Kilia says:

    I’m sorry, but I don”t believe Sarah can do this.

    http://inclined.americanalpineclub.org/2009/08/page/2/

    Click on Sugar Tooth pic to enlarge it.

    • gran567 says:

      I did and I’m still feeling dizzy. Absolutely stunning pictures. Thanks for posting the web site.

    • strangelet says:

      You don’t need to be sorry. Of course she can’t do that.

      I am not a climber, but I have known several climbers fairly well. You have to be in extraordinary shape to climb. Sometimes, folks take a few months off. Then they have to spend another month or two getting back to where they can climb again. As far as I know, it’s the most demanding sport there is. It’s so tough that I never ever considered it, even when I was fairly young and fit.

      Apologies to mushers — that’s tough, but your success depends mostly on your dogs. And your chance of dying from a momentary error is relatively small.

    • jojobo1 says:

      I don’t believe any of the three could do it. even with help.It takes training and more time than they had to learn how to climb clift’s

  48. Kilia says:

    I’m sorry, but I don”t believe Sarah can do this.

    http://inclined.americanalpineclub.org/2009/08/page/2/

    Click on Sugar Tooth pic to enlarge it.

    • gran567 says:

      I did and I’m still feeling dizzy. Absolutely stunning pictures. Thanks for posting the web site.

    • strangelet says:

      You don’t need to be sorry. Of course she can’t do that.

      I am not a climber, but I have known several climbers fairly well. You have to be in extraordinary shape to climb. Sometimes, folks take a few months off. Then they have to spend another month or two getting back to where they can climb again. As far as I know, it’s the most demanding sport there is. It’s so tough that I never ever considered it, even when I was fairly young and fit.

      Apologies to mushers — that’s tough, but your success depends mostly on your dogs. And your chance of dying from a momentary error is relatively small.

    • jojobo1 says:

      I don’t believe any of the three could do it. even with help.It takes training and more time than they had to learn how to climb clift’s

  49. overthemoon says:

    And Piper, the most mature Palin of the lot, is at home taking care of Trig and keeping watch on that mean Mr. Neighbor Reporter guy?

    • AK Spaz says:

      No, Piper was with them in TKA. Trig was notably absent. What kind of “family vacation” is that? Although the “family Bus” is so darned big that he and two caretakers could have been comfortably ensconced on board and never exited.

  50. overthemoon says:

    And Piper, the most mature Palin of the lot, is at home taking care of Trig and keeping watch on that mean Mr. Neighbor Reporter guy?

    • AK Spaz says:

      No, Piper was with them in TKA. Trig was notably absent. What kind of “family vacation” is that? Although the “family Bus” is so darned big that he and two caretakers could have been comfortably ensconced on board and never exited.

  51. Jo Ann says:

    Are they actually going to make it appear she is actually climbing? Yea. totally believable! Hah! Boy, this series is going to have to be monitored as it is being done.

  52. Jo Ann says:

    Are they actually going to make it appear she is actually climbing? Yea. totally believable! Hah! Boy, this series is going to have to be monitored as it is being done.

  53. Reba in Va says:

    PSST…Joe…she’s gone…coast is clear…go have a look/see into the Batcave…we’ll send the Bat signal when she’s coming down the driveway.

  54. Reba in Va says:

    PSST…Joe…she’s gone…coast is clear…go have a look/see into the Batcave…we’ll send the Bat signal when she’s coming down the driveway.

  55. jimzmum says:

    She will quit halfway up.

    • Lee323 says:

      Haha!

      Actually, you’re giving her too much credit. The “Peter Principle” predicts that she won’t even make it out of the rubble at the base of the mountain.

  56. jimzmum says:

    She will quit halfway up.

    • Lee323 says:

      Haha!

      Actually, you’re giving her too much credit. The “Peter Principle” predicts that she won’t even make it out of the rubble at the base of the mountain.

  57. Bonnie says:

    I bet we will see a lot of pictures of this one…..fashion photo shots with advertising?

  58. Bonnie says:

    I bet we will see a lot of pictures of this one…..fashion photo shots with advertising?

  59. leenie17 says:

    Ya know folks, she never said she was planning to climb to the TOP…

    • Jen says:

      Verrrrry good point, leenie17. I guess she can just look at it from a distance and say, “On second thought, let’s not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.”

  60. leenie17 says:

    Ya know folks, she never said she was planning to climb to the TOP…

    • Jen says:

      Verrrrry good point, leenie17. I guess she can just look at it from a distance and say, “On second thought, let’s not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.”

  61. aussiegal77 says:

    I love Celtic Diva. Sarah Palin is, as usual, lying + a moron.

    Hey, I need some soul soothing – can I have $250k??

  62. aussiegal77 says:

    I love Celtic Diva. Sarah Palin is, as usual, lying + a moron.

    Hey, I need some soul soothing – can I have $250k??

  63. Juneaudream says:

    HMmmm..if the choppers should have an ..oppsie-moment..as they lower her to a lovely vantage point for a..Photo Op..I suggest a version of an olive in a martini..with her perched upon the ‘spire’..

  64. Juneaudream says:

    HMmmm..if the choppers should have an ..oppsie-moment..as they lower her to a lovely vantage point for a..Photo Op..I suggest a version of an olive in a martini..with her perched upon the ‘spire’..

  65. CDNpotpourri says:

    I will reiterate what many mudpuppies have already shouted – BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

  66. CDNpotpourri says:

    I will reiterate what many mudpuppies have already shouted – BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

  67. Harry says:

    I don’t see many voices here who entertain the not immediately plausible but not quite impossible notion that Sarah Palin, despite all indications to the contrary, is an accomplished mountaineer who makes nothing of climbing Sweet Tooth Spire in the company of her loved ones.

    Am I being too generous?

    • Terpsichore says:

      Oh, yes. Your generous soul outpaces even Bristol Palin’s capacity for redemption and forgiveness.

      Like playing the saxophone, you just don’t pick up that kind of climbing skill overnight. Unlike the saxophone, if you do something wrong it can actually kill you.

      No mentions in her book, no mentions whilst speaking, while hockey and hunting were shoved at us continually – if she and/or any member of the family had had any previous experience with this serious rock-climbing stuff, we would have heard about it.

      It’s surely a set-up by the producer because it will play well on TV. What with that and the fishy fish stories from Dillingham/Bristol bay, this show is shaping up as one big fabricated ‘Alaska, Disney Version’. I never planned to watch it so no skin off my nose. I just feel sorry for Alaskans who will forevermore have to tell everyone when they travel ‘no, it’s not really like that …”

      • cg says:

        Well, sure. Bristol is Yo-Yo Ma and Sarah is Sandy Hill Pittman, the debutante sorority climber who brought an espresso maker and hairdryer for her Sherpa to pack up Everest.

        Certainly, she could climb if she likes. But it’s a fact that she doesn’t. So can she? Sure. So can you.
        There’s just that little thing about knowing how to use equipment, tie the knots in the right way at the right time, belaying and what you say and when to say it so your partners know what you’re doing.
        Of course, they will have hired expensive professional Sherpas and she’ll get a crash course, and someone will still have to do it for her ’cause you just can’t learn it in a few hours; they’ll short-rope all three of them to get them up and stage a photo shoot that looks like they climbed. None of the three, including Todd, will be able to get down or belay, but they’ll get ‘em down, too, also.
        Then they’ll actually have all this wonderful equipment and packs and helmets and boots, probably sponsored, that they get to KEEP, that they’ll never use again, but they can dress up in for photos.

        Track’s absence is really noticeable on this adventure. He’s the one family member who would not only have some kind of preliminary experience in something like this from military training, but he’d be the one to truly enjoy the outing.

        But good for them. I’m just jealous because that would be MY perfect day and week, but nobody can actually afford to buy all that support and pay for that climb. MOST people sacrifice like crazy to be able to go do that by themselves for as cheap as possible, planning all year.
        The nicest thing I can think of to say is that I hope this exposure for Willow gets her out of the narrow Wasilla teen headspace and broadens her horizons. Maybe she might get an appreciation for expensive technical pile jackets and get out of that terminal Sarah-hooded-sweatshirt thing. Yes, Willow, you could go to Colorado College and learn to rock climb. You could really do some cool things! You could even learn to snowboard.
        You could shop at Patagonia instead of Forever 21.

        Ooooh, I know what’s coming next, folks! Oh yes. Even more exciting. Surf’s up! Surfing in Yakutat under the shadow of No. American’s 3rd-largest, Mount Saint Elias.
        http://tinyurl.com/3aeuna8

        (Remember now, you heard it first on Mudflats…)

        • akbatwoman says:

          How about windsurfing the Bore Tide? Canoeing the Copper River (I actually know two people who did it and survived, so should be no problemo for the amazing Palins). Don’t forget whale hunting with extended family members or a day of skijoring behind the reindeer out there in Palmer!

      • Zyxomma says:

        Terpsichore, you are absolutely correct. Technical climbing requires training, skill, experience, and being the right kind of fit for the task. Runners (assuming $P still does that all the time) have no advantage in picking it up. Somehow, I don’t see her schlepping the kind of equipment required up the trail until the ascent(s) where that equipment — helmet, sticky shoes, rope, carabiners, friends (variable camming devices), and, this being Denali, crampons and an ice axe — come into play, let alone the backpack and camping equipment needed for such a climb. No, as mentioned earlier in the thread, she & her brood may have walked 15 minutes up the trail, then, later, with the cameras off, returned to the base to be flown to the peak. That woman is not just an idiot, she’s a fraud, also, too.

    • Cortez says:

      I don’t think its in her inventory of skills. I’ve known her for over 10 years, and have friends here in the valley that have known her since high school. No one has any evidence of her hiking any higher than over the backs of her past supporters.

      • dagian says:

        Which she also does wearing cleats, as well as spiky heels.

        I SO want this fruitcake to get nominated. I DESPERATELY want all the ugly half-truths and outright lies to be asked and then answered.

        Like…how the Palins never HAD to sweat health insurance for their kids, thanks to Todd’s heritage.

        How she stated on video she had released the birth records for her youngest child–but she hadn’t.

        How she demanded to see her Republican rival’s marriage license because his wife had the GALL to continue to use her birth surname.

        Ad nauseum.

        All the ugly comments that some Republicans have made regarding Chelsea Clinton (college graduate and engaged) and the Obama’s little girls and pregnancy. They conveniently overlook the fact that Chelsea wasn’t pregnant before, during or after college; the Obama girls are too young. Imagine, if you will, if either of them were pregnant at the same age as Bristol, or as undereducated. None of them are demanding that any of the Palin children even ATTEND college, let alone graduate. I wonder if they’ve had conversations with them and know something.

    • strangelet says:

      Yes.

  68. Harry says:

    I don’t see many voices here who entertain the not immediately plausible but not quite impossible notion that Sarah Palin, despite all indications to the contrary, is an accomplished mountaineer who makes nothing of climbing Sweet Tooth Spire in the company of her loved ones.

    Am I being too generous?

    • Terpsichore says:

      Oh, yes. Your generous soul outpaces even Bristol Palin’s capacity for redemption and forgiveness.

      Like playing the saxophone, you just don’t pick up that kind of climbing skill overnight. Unlike the saxophone, if you do something wrong it can actually kill you.

      No mentions in her book, no mentions whilst speaking, while hockey and hunting were shoved at us continually – if she and/or any member of the family had had any previous experience with this serious rock-climbing stuff, we would have heard about it.

      It’s surely a set-up by the producer because it will play well on TV. What with that and the fishy fish stories from Dillingham/Bristol bay, this show is shaping up as one big fabricated ‘Alaska, Disney Version’. I never planned to watch it so no skin off my nose. I just feel sorry for Alaskans who will forevermore have to tell everyone when they travel ‘no, it’s not really like that …”

      • cg says:

        Well, sure. Bristol is Yo-Yo Ma and Sarah is Sandy Hill Pittman, the debutante sorority climber who brought an espresso maker and hairdryer for her Sherpa to pack up Everest.

        Certainly, she could climb if she likes. But it’s a fact that she doesn’t. So can she? Sure. So can you.
        There’s just that little thing about knowing how to use equipment, tie the knots in the right way at the right time, belaying and what you say and when to say it so your partners know what you’re doing.
        Of course, they will have hired expensive professional Sherpas and she’ll get a crash course, and someone will still have to do it for her ’cause you just can’t learn it in a few hours; they’ll short-rope all three of them to get them up and stage a photo shoot that looks like they climbed. None of the three, including Todd, will be able to get down or belay, but they’ll get ‘em down, too, also.
        Then they’ll actually have all this wonderful equipment and packs and helmets and boots, probably sponsored, that they get to KEEP, that they’ll never use again, but they can dress up in for photos.

        Track’s absence is really noticeable on this adventure. He’s the one family member who would not only have some kind of preliminary experience in something like this from military training, but he’d be the one to truly enjoy the outing.

        But good for them. I’m just jealous because that would be MY perfect day and week, but nobody can actually afford to buy all that support and pay for that climb. MOST people sacrifice like crazy to be able to go do that by themselves for as cheap as possible, planning all year.
        The nicest thing I can think of to say is that I hope this exposure for Willow gets her out of the narrow Wasilla teen headspace and broadens her horizons. Maybe she might get an appreciation for expensive technical pile jackets and get out of that terminal Sarah-hooded-sweatshirt thing. Yes, Willow, you could go to Colorado College and learn to rock climb. You could really do some cool things! You could even learn to snowboard.
        You could shop at Patagonia instead of Forever 21.

        Ooooh, I know what’s coming next, folks! Oh yes. Even more exciting. Surf’s up! Surfing in Yakutat under the shadow of No. American’s 3rd-largest, Mount Saint Elias.
        http://tinyurl.com/3aeuna8

        (Remember now, you heard it first on Mudflats…)

        • akbatwoman says:

          How about windsurfing the Bore Tide? Canoeing the Copper River (I actually know two people who did it and survived, so should be no problemo for the amazing Palins). Don’t forget whale hunting with extended family members or a day of skijoring behind the reindeer out there in Palmer!

      • Zyxomma says:

        Terpsichore, you are absolutely correct. Technical climbing requires training, skill, experience, and being the right kind of fit for the task. Runners (assuming $P still does that all the time) have no advantage in picking it up. Somehow, I don’t see her schlepping the kind of equipment required up the trail until the ascent(s) where that equipment — helmet, sticky shoes, rope, carabiners, friends (variable camming devices), and, this being Denali, crampons and an ice axe — come into play, let alone the backpack and camping equipment needed for such a climb. No, as mentioned earlier in the thread, she & her brood may have walked 15 minutes up the trail, then, later, with the cameras off, returned to the base to be flown to the peak. That woman is not just an idiot, she’s a fraud, also, too.

    • Cortez says:

      I don’t think its in her inventory of skills. I’ve known her for over 10 years, and have friends here in the valley that have known her since high school. No one has any evidence of her hiking any higher than over the backs of her past supporters.

      • dagian says:

        Which she also does wearing cleats, as well as spiky heels.

        I SO want this fruitcake to get nominated. I DESPERATELY want all the ugly half-truths and outright lies to be asked and then answered.

        Like…how the Palins never HAD to sweat health insurance for their kids, thanks to Todd’s heritage.

        How she stated on video she had released the birth records for her youngest child–but she hadn’t.

        How she demanded to see her Republican rival’s marriage license because his wife had the GALL to continue to use her birth surname.

        Ad nauseum.

        All the ugly comments that some Republicans have made regarding Chelsea Clinton (college graduate and engaged) and the Obama’s little girls and pregnancy. They conveniently overlook the fact that Chelsea wasn’t pregnant before, during or after college; the Obama girls are too young. Imagine, if you will, if either of them were pregnant at the same age as Bristol, or as undereducated. None of them are demanding that any of the Palin children even ATTEND college, let alone graduate. I wonder if they’ve had conversations with them and know something.

    • strangelet says:

      Yes.

  69. DudleysPa says:

    Todd,Willow & I head to Denali,
    to climb Sweettooth,
    tiny sliver of Mt.McKinley,
    No.America’s highest peak
    cool air &elevation
    good 4 the soul
    Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
    With the barkers and the colored balloons,
    You can’t be twenty on Sugar Mountain
    Though you’re thinking that
    you’re leaving there too soon,
    You’re leaving there too soon.
    It’s so noisy at the fair
    But all your friends are there
    And the candy floss you had
    And your mother and your dad.
    Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
    With the barkers and the colored balloons,
    Etc, Etc.

    With all due respect (and apologies) to Neil Young, none of that makes any damn sense.

  70. DudleysPa says:

    Todd,Willow & I head to Denali,
    to climb Sweettooth,
    tiny sliver of Mt.McKinley,
    No.America’s highest peak
    cool air &elevation
    good 4 the soul
    Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
    With the barkers and the colored balloons,
    You can’t be twenty on Sugar Mountain
    Though you’re thinking that
    you’re leaving there too soon,
    You’re leaving there too soon.
    It’s so noisy at the fair
    But all your friends are there
    And the candy floss you had
    And your mother and your dad.
    Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain
    With the barkers and the colored balloons,
    Etc, Etc.

    With all due respect (and apologies) to Neil Young, none of that makes any damn sense.

  71. cg says:

    Huh.
    Oh well, they carried Sandy Hill Pittman up Everest. But I didn’t know we had Sherpas at Denali?

    Vern Tejas, where the heck are you? We’re gonna need ya home, pronto!

    How about a rally outside of AMH? Anyone?

  72. cg says:

    Huh.
    Oh well, they carried Sandy Hill Pittman up Everest. But I didn’t know we had Sherpas at Denali?

    Vern Tejas, where the heck are you? We’re gonna need ya home, pronto!

    How about a rally outside of AMH? Anyone?

  73. Shannyn Moore says:

    She doesn’t know her Sugar Tooth from her Sugar Tits. Good Lord.

  74. Shannyn Moore says:

    She doesn’t know her Sugar Tooth from her Sugar Tits. Good Lord.

  75. JCos says:

    Palin may not be familiar with it, but the old saying is “confession is good for the soul”. Something you want to share, sweetie?

  76. JCos says:

    Palin may not be familiar with it, but the old saying is “confession is good for the soul”. Something you want to share, sweetie?

  77. GoI3ig says:

    Hopefully her film crew wont be tossing cigarette butts on the ground like they were seen doing in the Wood Tikchik State Park. The word travels fast when carpet baggers are trashing Alaska.

    • Lani says:

      I hope someone is filmiing THAT!

      • cg says:

        Too bad they didn’t ask real locals to participate as on-camera talent. It could maybe have redeemed the show.
        Like Callan the Olympic snowboarder who is FROM there who could show you every nook and cranny and knows what’s under every log in the Wood-Tikchik State Park.

        She was expected to be up in the Park in August. Too bad Discovery didn’t film then…
        They could have had footage of snowboarding avalanche runouts in Amakak Arm.

  78. GoI3ig says:

    Hopefully her film crew wont be tossing cigarette butts on the ground like they were seen doing in the Wood Tikchik State Park. The word travels fast when carpet baggers are trashing Alaska.

    • Lani says:

      I hope someone is filmiing THAT!

      • cg says:

        Too bad they didn’t ask real locals to participate as on-camera talent. It could maybe have redeemed the show.
        Like Callan the Olympic snowboarder who is FROM there who could show you every nook and cranny and knows what’s under every log in the Wood-Tikchik State Park.

        She was expected to be up in the Park in August. Too bad Discovery didn’t film then…
        They could have had footage of snowboarding avalanche runouts in Amakak Arm.

  79. Wolf Pack says:

    There is a sweet tooth spire. Likely one gets flown in from Talkeetna.

    http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP20/newswire-sugar-tooth-rowe-haeussler

    • Terpsichore says:

      Yeah, I saw this. It is apparently the one piece of evidence that supposedly proves LKB and AKM are stupid and don’t know what they’re talking about (on other sites).

      Except that, no one else seems to know about “Sweet Tooth” either. Why is that?

      Simple. The article says “we called it …”. [they] named it …”

      Ah! The truth! The people who had actually been to this remote place made up a name for it. Fair enough.

      But that name has not come into general usage, because most people don’t do the kind of rock climbing necessary to get to this place. Certainly the Palins never have.

      So to think that the tweet is correct in saying “Todd, Willow and I head to Denali to climb Sweettooth” is, as you suggest Wolf Pack, highly suspect (i.e., they’ll have to be flown in). Not because there’s no place someone obscurely once called “sweettooth”, but because the rock climbing skill necessary to get there/climb it is far beyond the capabilities of the Palins.

      Not, however, beyond the capabilities of a well-funded and experienced TV producer.

      I’m certain Mark Burnett found out about “Sweet Tooth” from his researchers, mentioned in to Sarah, and she parroted it in her tweet without knowing exactly what she was talking about. Imagine that.

      • LoveMydogs says:

        Yes- I seriously doubt that she can manage a 15 pitch climb that took experienced climbers 3 days at 5.6 to 5.10 degree of difficulty (regardless of the name). Although her sharpened toe claws might help her over the crux. Will she be free climbing????

        • laingirl says:

          Ugh, that reminded me of the picture of her very ugly toes in those sandals were she was hanging ten. (Her toes protruded over the soles. of her shoes – very tacky.)

  80. Wolf Pack says:

    There is a sweet tooth spire. Likely one gets flown in from Talkeetna.

    http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP20/newswire-sugar-tooth-rowe-haeussler

    • Terpsichore says:

      Yeah, I saw this. It is apparently the one piece of evidence that supposedly proves LKB and AKM are stupid and don’t know what they’re talking about (on other sites).

      Except that, no one else seems to know about “Sweet Tooth” either. Why is that?

      Simple. The article says “we called it …”. [they] named it …”

      Ah! The truth! The people who had actually been to this remote place made up a name for it. Fair enough.

      But that name has not come into general usage, because most people don’t do the kind of rock climbing necessary to get to this place. Certainly the Palins never have.

      So to think that the tweet is correct in saying “Todd, Willow and I head to Denali to climb Sweettooth” is, as you suggest Wolf Pack, highly suspect (i.e., they’ll have to be flown in). Not because there’s no place someone obscurely once called “sweettooth”, but because the rock climbing skill necessary to get there/climb it is far beyond the capabilities of the Palins.

      Not, however, beyond the capabilities of a well-funded and experienced TV producer.

      I’m certain Mark Burnett found out about “Sweet Tooth” from his researchers, mentioned in to Sarah, and she parroted it in her tweet without knowing exactly what she was talking about. Imagine that.

      • LoveMydogs says:

        Yes- I seriously doubt that she can manage a 15 pitch climb that took experienced climbers 3 days at 5.6 to 5.10 degree of difficulty (regardless of the name). Although her sharpened toe claws might help her over the crux. Will she be free climbing????

        • laingirl says:

          Ugh, that reminded me of the picture of her very ugly toes in those sandals were she was hanging ten. (Her toes protruded over the soles. of her shoes – very tacky.)

  81. marguita mixxe says:

    It just doesn’t end! My head is going to explode so I am going to bed. First Levi and Bristol , then Eddie Burke and Rick Rydell cooing at each other, and now this! Enough for one day!

  82. marguita mixxe says:

    It just doesn’t end! My head is going to explode so I am going to bed. First Levi and Bristol , then Eddie Burke and Rick Rydell cooing at each other, and now this! Enough for one day!

  83. califpat says:

    She is an idiot and a total feck up! What a great choice for the leader of the Republican Party or the Tea baagers. Represent Sowah!! They deserve you!!

  84. califpat says:

    She is an idiot and a total feck up! What a great choice for the leader of the Republican Party or the Tea baagers. Represent Sowah!! They deserve you!!

  85. Lee323 says:

    Palin’s resume is larded with “non-existent peaks” that she claims to have climbed.

    Truth is, she’s a “Valley Girl.”

    The only peaks she’s encountered are her own petty piques.

    • seattlefan says:

      A great and poetic post!

    • johnny says:

      I’m still waiting for proof that she’s a hunter. That she fires guns. That she does more fishing than pull the gill net up the beach while carefully tending the ‘do. The other day I read in the MSM that she is a “big game hunter”.

      I don’t really care if she hunts or fishes or not. It’s just that I know Alaskan women that DO.

      • g says:

        What exactly is a “big game hunter?” Is it someone who hunts dangerous animals like bears? Would Mama Grizzly shoot a bear?

      • kimosabe says:

        Big game hunter means she directs the Dept of F&G to hunt wolves from airplanes.

        • AK Spaz says:

          Nail hit squarely on the head.
          It means you kill things for “fun” or “sport”, not for food. “Real” hunters eat what they kill (Big Game Hunter call them “meat hunters”). SP is also famous for not placing any Alaska Natives on the board that governs Subsistence hunting regulations. Hellooo, who the heck is “Subsistence” supposed to be for? Those idiots with $40,000 trucks and fancy trailers loaded up with snow machines that speed up and down the George Parks Highway, passing in “no passing” zones???

          Big Game Hunters hire Big Game Guides who do everything for them except pull the trigger. I actually have friends who do this, making part of their living boosting other people’s egos. SP has to hire all sorts of guides and helpers who try to make her look good. If they want to do her a favor, they should stop her from tweeting. Or speaking.

          As for the wolves, I say if Alaskans don’t like wolves, they should move back to the lower-48, where they won’t have to worry about them. Let the rest of us enjoy them. They represent one of many concepts that the short-sighted AK Republicans can’t grasp – that wilderness is more valuable than development. Don’t get me started on their ideas about dams in earthquake country.

    • I See Villages from my House says:

      Best!

  86. Lee323 says:

    Palin’s resume is larded with “non-existent peaks” that she claims to have climbed.

    Truth is, she’s a “Valley Girl.”

    The only peaks she’s encountered are her own petty piques.

    • seattlefan says:

      A great and poetic post!

    • johnny says:

      I’m still waiting for proof that she’s a hunter. That she fires guns. That she does more fishing than pull the gill net up the beach while carefully tending the ‘do. The other day I read in the MSM that she is a “big game hunter”.

      I don’t really care if she hunts or fishes or not. It’s just that I know Alaskan women that DO.

      • g says:

        What exactly is a “big game hunter?” Is it someone who hunts dangerous animals like bears? Would Mama Grizzly shoot a bear?

      • kimosabe says:

        Big game hunter means she directs the Dept of F&G to hunt wolves from airplanes.

        • AK Spaz says:

          Nail hit squarely on the head.
          It means you kill things for “fun” or “sport”, not for food. “Real” hunters eat what they kill (Big Game Hunter call them “meat hunters”). SP is also famous for not placing any Alaska Natives on the board that governs Subsistence hunting regulations. Hellooo, who the heck is “Subsistence” supposed to be for? Those idiots with $40,000 trucks and fancy trailers loaded up with snow machines that speed up and down the George Parks Highway, passing in “no passing” zones???

          Big Game Hunters hire Big Game Guides who do everything for them except pull the trigger. I actually have friends who do this, making part of their living boosting other people’s egos. SP has to hire all sorts of guides and helpers who try to make her look good. If they want to do her a favor, they should stop her from tweeting. Or speaking.

          As for the wolves, I say if Alaskans don’t like wolves, they should move back to the lower-48, where they won’t have to worry about them. Let the rest of us enjoy them. They represent one of many concepts that the short-sighted AK Republicans can’t grasp – that wilderness is more valuable than development. Don’t get me started on their ideas about dams in earthquake country.

    • I See Villages from my House says:

      Best!

  87. hedgewytch says:

    Sarah, hiking? Uphill? Don’t think so. More like there’ll be a shot of her “beginning the hike”, then she’ll climb into the helicopter to be left about 20 yards from the destination for the final shot her “hiking into camp”. Don’t forget to breathe hard Sarah and show off that new prow of yours.

  88. hedgewytch says:

    Sarah, hiking? Uphill? Don’t think so. More like there’ll be a shot of her “beginning the hike”, then she’ll climb into the helicopter to be left about 20 yards from the destination for the final shot her “hiking into camp”. Don’t forget to breathe hard Sarah and show off that new prow of yours.

  89. Ratfish says:

    C4P says: Earlier the Governor tweeted the following:

    “Todd,Willow & I head to Denali to climb Sweettooth=tiny sliver of Mt.McKinley, No.America’s highest peak;cool air &elevation=good 4 the soul

    Alaska has thousands of peaks, hills, lakes, rivers and other land features some of which have official names and others that have no names other than those given by the locals. Some places in Alaska can appear on a map as one thing while people will call it something else. An example would be Mt. McKinley which is often referred to as Denali.

    Alpinist.com shows the prominent southwest ridge of Sugar Tooth Mountain. The spire below the summit is named Sweet Tooth Spire. The larger peak that continues up past the summit of Sugar Tooth is the Eye Tooth (9,000′). Follow the link for more details and pictures.”

    Yeah right. Todd, Sarah and Willow are going on a highly technical climb.

    What a lie.

  90. Ratfish says:

    C4P says: Earlier the Governor tweeted the following:

    “Todd,Willow & I head to Denali to climb Sweettooth=tiny sliver of Mt.McKinley, No.America’s highest peak;cool air &elevation=good 4 the soul

    Alaska has thousands of peaks, hills, lakes, rivers and other land features some of which have official names and others that have no names other than those given by the locals. Some places in Alaska can appear on a map as one thing while people will call it something else. An example would be Mt. McKinley which is often referred to as Denali.

    Alpinist.com shows the prominent southwest ridge of Sugar Tooth Mountain. The spire below the summit is named Sweet Tooth Spire. The larger peak that continues up past the summit of Sugar Tooth is the Eye Tooth (9,000′). Follow the link for more details and pictures.”

    Yeah right. Todd, Sarah and Willow are going on a highly technical climb.

    What a lie.

  91. Baker's Dozen says:

    Denali looks so easy to climb from a distance . . .a big marshmallow.

    Bet that fooled her.

  92. Baker's Dozen says:

    Denali looks so easy to climb from a distance . . .a big marshmallow.

    Bet that fooled her.

  93. Lori in Los Angeles says:

    Too funny!!! Not only does Palin NOT know world geography, she has no clue of ALASKA geography.

    Sarah provides me with MANY laughs (I turned her into a cartoon long ago, to avoid going mad).

    I haven’t laughed this hard since the open mike incident after the Stanislaus speech. What a MAROON!

  94. Lori in Los Angeles says:

    Too funny!!! Not only does Palin NOT know world geography, she has no clue of ALASKA geography.

    Sarah provides me with MANY laughs (I turned her into a cartoon long ago, to avoid going mad).

    I haven’t laughed this hard since the open mike incident after the Stanislaus speech. What a MAROON!

  95. AKPetMom says:

    From her vantage point atop Alaska’s highest peak (or one kinda close to it) she’ll have an even better view of Russia!

    • vyccan says:

      Which will, of course, raise the level of her international credentials! [One has to really give credit to her political planners.[ ; )

  96. AKPetMom says:

    From her vantage point atop Alaska’s highest peak (or one kinda close to it) she’ll have an even better view of Russia!

    • vyccan says:

      Which will, of course, raise the level of her international credentials! [One has to really give credit to her political planners.[ ; )

  97. akbatwoman says:

    Remember when she got that weird verbal tick over Biden’s name (kept calling him Senator O’Biden so had to switch to just “Joe”) during the VP debate? Could the same thing possibly happen with Sweettooth during filming and they’ll have to abandon the whole shoot because of it?

    • AK Spaz says:

      Entirely possible, but rumor has it they’ll resume shooting in August. They got weathered out this go-around.

  98. akbatwoman says:

    Remember when she got that weird verbal tick over Biden’s name (kept calling him Senator O’Biden so had to switch to just “Joe”) during the VP debate? Could the same thing possibly happen with Sweettooth during filming and they’ll have to abandon the whole shoot because of it?

    • AK Spaz says:

      Entirely possible, but rumor has it they’ll resume shooting in August. They got weathered out this go-around.

  99. Ratfish says:

    Even the NY Times fell for it.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/15/us/politics/15bristol.html?hp

    “He was the off-again, on-again boyfriend who stripped for Playgirl and gossiped about her family on “Tyra.” She was the teenage mother who had embarked on some image polishing of her own, posing on magazine covers and appearing on television as a bright-eyed spokeswoman for abstinence.

    But on Wednesday, as Sarah Palin was reportedly hiking Mount McKinley (elevation: 20,320 feet)………..”

  100. Ratfish says:

    Even the NY Times fell for it.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/15/us/politics/15bristol.html?hp

    “He was the off-again, on-again boyfriend who stripped for Playgirl and gossiped about her family on “Tyra.” She was the teenage mother who had embarked on some image polishing of her own, posing on magazine covers and appearing on television as a bright-eyed spokeswoman for abstinence.

    But on Wednesday, as Sarah Palin was reportedly hiking Mount McKinley (elevation: 20,320 feet)………..”

  101. Lee323 says:

    If Palin’s tweets are incomprehensible at low altitudes, just wait until she tweets at high altitudes on SugarTit mountain…or whatever it’s called.

    Acetazolamide. Stat. There’s a crazy lady chanting like a Gregorian monk on the edge of a precipice…

    • AK Spaz says:

      Coffee spray! LOL!
      OMG – for those of you who don’t know what Acetazolamide is, you might have heard of Diamox, packed in any high-altitude climber’s first aid kit. What a visual!
      Sugar Tooth could be considered a little “sliver” of a mass of rock on the east side of the Ruth Glacier, but it is many, many miles from Denali (aka McKinley). But you can see it from there, better than you can see Russia. Also, heads up to the Greenpeace folks, that is in a National Park, besides hardly anyone would see a banner there. I can think of better (and more legal) places to hang a banner.
      No way is she climbing that. It is 8,000 feet high, but she might land near its base, around 5,000 feet, and gaze up at it.

      After having the Palin family in TKA (Talkeetna) and met them, I feel sorry for her. Her parents are OK but she is a clueless idiot. Worse, she is perpetuating the myth that makeup is more important than brains with the way she is raising Piper & Willow. Good ol’ family values.

    • NEO says:

      the posts are cracking me up.
      this one was great.

  102. Lee323 says:

    If Palin’s tweets are incomprehensible at low altitudes, just wait until she tweets at high altitudes on SugarTit mountain…or whatever it’s called.

    Acetazolamide. Stat. There’s a crazy lady chanting like a Gregorian monk on the edge of a precipice…

    • AK Spaz says:

      Coffee spray! LOL!
      OMG – for those of you who don’t know what Acetazolamide is, you might have heard of Diamox, packed in any high-altitude climber’s first aid kit. What a visual!
      Sugar Tooth could be considered a little “sliver” of a mass of rock on the east side of the Ruth Glacier, but it is many, many miles from Denali (aka McKinley). But you can see it from there, better than you can see Russia. Also, heads up to the Greenpeace folks, that is in a National Park, besides hardly anyone would see a banner there. I can think of better (and more legal) places to hang a banner.
      No way is she climbing that. It is 8,000 feet high, but she might land near its base, around 5,000 feet, and gaze up at it.

      After having the Palin family in TKA (Talkeetna) and met them, I feel sorry for her. Her parents are OK but she is a clueless idiot. Worse, she is perpetuating the myth that makeup is more important than brains with the way she is raising Piper & Willow. Good ol’ family values.

    • NEO says:

      the posts are cracking me up.
      this one was great.

  103. Barry says:

    In regards to anything Sarah I quote Bugs Bunny ” What a Maroon ”

    It would also be nice if all the Grocery stores that have the SP Books and calendars displayed would put them in the correct aisle, I think the aisle is labeled Toilet Paper
    and I don’t just ROFL I ” ROTFLUWTTMTMWFUMSFO ”

    Rolling on the floor Laughing uncontrollably whilst ten Thousand Midgets tickle me with Feathers until my Spleen falls out.

    • Bretta says:

      GREAT Idea!!: “…$$P Books and calendars displayed would put them in the correct aisle, I think the aisle is labeled Toilet Paper…”
      My next Monkey Wrench action is to put a “Toilet Paper for your Outhouse” sticker on all her stuff.
      thank you Barry thank your the wonderful idea – I was just turning them upside down & backwards & putting them on the bottom shelf.

      • laingirl says:

        I’ve heard that people are putting them in various places in stores like Walmart. I rarely go there but will try it the next time I go.

  104. Barry says:

    In regards to anything Sarah I quote Bugs Bunny ” What a Maroon ”

    It would also be nice if all the Grocery stores that have the SP Books and calendars displayed would put them in the correct aisle, I think the aisle is labeled Toilet Paper
    and I don’t just ROFL I ” ROTFLUWTTMTMWFUMSFO ”

    Rolling on the floor Laughing uncontrollably whilst ten Thousand Midgets tickle me with Feathers until my Spleen falls out.

    • Bretta says:

      GREAT Idea!!: “…$$P Books and calendars displayed would put them in the correct aisle, I think the aisle is labeled Toilet Paper…”
      My next Monkey Wrench action is to put a “Toilet Paper for your Outhouse” sticker on all her stuff.
      thank you Barry thank your the wonderful idea – I was just turning them upside down & backwards & putting them on the bottom shelf.

      • laingirl says:

        I’ve heard that people are putting them in various places in stores like Walmart. I rarely go there but will try it the next time I go.

  105. seattlefan says:

    She (or her ghost twit) will have to “refudiate” this. LMAO! What an idiot! BTW, who here really believes she is climbing anything today.

    • fishingmamma says:

      Social Climbing?

      • ValleyIndependent says:

        Love it!

        I have sent Discovery/TLC my suggestions for some alternate hosts, you know, the kind that actually know something about the state, its people, and their cultures. I am so tired of shows that are full of inaccuracies or otherwise don’t do Alaska justice.

        Just today I saw a blog post gushing about how much she had done for us in Alaska, written by someone who was obviously not from here and had no idea what she’s really done. Sadly, we need to continue to call her out until people like that poster finally get it.

  106. seattlefan says:

    She (or her ghost twit) will have to “refudiate” this. LMAO! What an idiot! BTW, who here really believes she is climbing anything today.

    • fishingmamma says:

      Social Climbing?

      • ValleyIndependent says:

        Love it!

        I have sent Discovery/TLC my suggestions for some alternate hosts, you know, the kind that actually know something about the state, its people, and their cultures. I am so tired of shows that are full of inaccuracies or otherwise don’t do Alaska justice.

        Just today I saw a blog post gushing about how much she had done for us in Alaska, written by someone who was obviously not from here and had no idea what she’s really done. Sadly, we need to continue to call her out until people like that poster finally get it.

  107. Alaska Pi says:

    aw c’mon Linda- you sure it’s the sweet/sugar thingie she messed up?
    Was hoping it was the Alaska part and she’d found someplace to go we never heard of and would never make it back from never-nerver land…
    dang.

  108. Alaska Pi says:

    aw c’mon Linda- you sure it’s the sweet/sugar thingie she messed up?
    Was hoping it was the Alaska part and she’d found someplace to go we never heard of and would never make it back from never-nerver land…
    dang.

  109. jojobo1 says:

    I would have to see pictures before I believed she climbed those cliffs.She is to soft and Todd hasn’t worked in some time so he probably is also.and Willow oh my.Now the youngest girl I could believe she is a tough one.

    • honestyinGov says:

      It will be even harder climbing it with Trig strapped to her in his backpack.

      FlyinurEye could come up with a great caption of THAT. Makes me laugh just thinking about it.

      ” Get Crackin “… Fly.

  110. jojobo1 says:

    I would have to see pictures before I believed she climbed those cliffs.She is to soft and Todd hasn’t worked in some time so he probably is also.and Willow oh my.Now the youngest girl I could believe she is a tough one.

    • honestyinGov says:

      It will be even harder climbing it with Trig strapped to her in his backpack.

      FlyinurEye could come up with a great caption of THAT. Makes me laugh just thinking about it.

      ” Get Crackin “… Fly.

  111. Jo Ann says:

    Palin needs more folks to call her out like that. Thank you!

  112. Jo Ann says:

    Palin needs more folks to call her out like that. Thank you!

  113. rocket says:

    Tough climb in Naughty Monkeys.

  114. rocket says:

    Tough climb in Naughty Monkeys.

  115. tallimat says:

    Sowa has her sliver(s) all mixed up, bunched up and generally messed up.

  116. tallimat says:

    Sowa has her sliver(s) all mixed up, bunched up and generally messed up.

  117. Winski says:

    This one never ceases to amaze the level of moronitude (don’t know if that is word but we’ll go with it) to which she will venture… Does her complete ineptness glow around her like a aura?? I am astonished…

  118. Winski says:

    This one never ceases to amaze the level of moronitude (don’t know if that is word but we’ll go with it) to which she will venture… Does her complete ineptness glow around her like a aura?? I am astonished…

  119. Spectre says:

    Is she checking it out for mountaintop mining?

    • fishingmamma says:

      Hey – not a bad idea! A little mountaintop mining would lower the peaks and make them more accessable to us Rill Umerikuns that just want a good place to take the family without running into any of those elitist climbers that want the mountains all to themselves.

  120. Spectre says:

    Is she checking it out for mountaintop mining?

    • fishingmamma says:

      Hey – not a bad idea! A little mountaintop mining would lower the peaks and make them more accessable to us Rill Umerikuns that just want a good place to take the family without running into any of those elitist climbers that want the mountains all to themselves.

  121. Syrin says:

    It’s amazing isn’t it? Thanks Diva for fact checking that!

  122. Syrin says:

    It’s amazing isn’t it? Thanks Diva for fact checking that!

  123. LoveMyDogs says:

    That rock wall looks like an excellent place for anti-Sow-ah signage. Any Talkeetnan climbers up for hanging something out there to let Umericans know how we Alassssskans really feel about her? Or maybe just some well placed words on the back of a T-shirt while climbing near her…

    • akbatwoman says:

      Greenpeace should create a giant banner of her face with a red circle and slash. If they can board whaling ships and hang their banners, a stationary cliff should be a piece of cake.

      With Sarah’s view on the environment, combined with her desire to be leader of the free world, Greenpeace seems to me to be the natural enemy of the Palin.

  124. LoveMyDogs says:

    That rock wall looks like an excellent place for anti-Sow-ah signage. Any Talkeetnan climbers up for hanging something out there to let Umericans know how we Alassssskans really feel about her? Or maybe just some well placed words on the back of a T-shirt while climbing near her…

    • akbatwoman says:

      Greenpeace should create a giant banner of her face with a red circle and slash. If they can board whaling ships and hang their banners, a stationary cliff should be a piece of cake.

      With Sarah’s view on the environment, combined with her desire to be leader of the free world, Greenpeace seems to me to be the natural enemy of the Palin.

  125. honestyinGov says:

    Being a ‘ rill dill ‘ Alaskan…. you would at least think she would KNOW what is in her OWN backyard?
    Apparently NOT. And Mr. Burnett… THIS is the person you want to speak for Alaska..?

    ( Alaska… Can you Divorce her… she embarrasses you EVERY day )

    And seriously folks….It would be easier for Sarah to climb Denali’s Sugartooth…. than
    for her to master spelling and the English language. ( insert Keith O quote)

    • benlomond2 says:

      I’ll do it, I’ll do it !!!……….”That woman is an IDIOT !!!……..heheheheh!! :)

    • anan says:

      Well, Joe is in her backyard, now, Toad has been in her backyard, Levi has alluded to being in her backyard, It’s been reported that Hanson spent quite a bit of time in her backyard…and last time I checked that a lot of activity for the size of her backyard.

  126. honestyinGov says:

    Being a ‘ rill dill ‘ Alaskan…. you would at least think she would KNOW what is in her OWN backyard?
    Apparently NOT. And Mr. Burnett… THIS is the person you want to speak for Alaska..?

    ( Alaska… Can you Divorce her… she embarrasses you EVERY day )

    And seriously folks….It would be easier for Sarah to climb Denali’s Sugartooth…. than
    for her to master spelling and the English language. ( insert Keith O quote)

    • benlomond2 says:

      I’ll do it, I’ll do it !!!……….”That woman is an IDIOT !!!……..heheheheh!! :)

    • anan says:

      Well, Joe is in her backyard, now, Toad has been in her backyard, Levi has alluded to being in her backyard, It’s been reported that Hanson spent quite a bit of time in her backyard…and last time I checked that a lot of activity for the size of her backyard.

  127. mea says:

    my family members are “14000′ers”. they hike the mountains over 14.000 feet. (I don’t, but I watch all the videos they take.) I read at c4p that the Palins were going to go up to at least 9000ft. I suppose they could do a day hike like that, but it would not be a restful excursion. I myself have difficulty just climbing Mt. Lassen, and our mountains near home still have snow patches on them; so I’ll be interested to hear how the Palin’s hike up the hill went ….not.

    • Baker's Dozen says:

      That’s how they’ll do it! Sarah will watch videos of a climb while walking on a treadmill set at flat! :-)

      And, yawn. 9000 is nothing. I used to live at just under 8000. But getting that high isn’t always easy. Of course, it also matters how high you are when you start, doesn’t it.

      • Baker's Dozen says:

        Oh, and you get rid of your fleas, too!

      • bluebanshee says:

        One of the bits of trivia locked in my brain is the fact that Estes Park CO at the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park is 8000-9000 feet. This is where all the tourist hotels are located since there are few facilities in the park itself, especially along the Rim Road. So I am not impressed with claims of SP and co “starting at 9000 feet” — Denver’s above 5000 and Estes Park is well above that.

    • PA~John says:

      She’s gonna summit in her Naughty Monkey Climbing Shoes. ha

  128. mea says:

    my family members are “14000′ers”. they hike the mountains over 14.000 feet. (I don’t, but I watch all the videos they take.) I read at c4p that the Palins were going to go up to at least 9000ft. I suppose they could do a day hike like that, but it would not be a restful excursion. I myself have difficulty just climbing Mt. Lassen, and our mountains near home still have snow patches on them; so I’ll be interested to hear how the Palin’s hike up the hill went ….not.

    • Baker's Dozen says:

      That’s how they’ll do it! Sarah will watch videos of a climb while walking on a treadmill set at flat! :-)

      And, yawn. 9000 is nothing. I used to live at just under 8000. But getting that high isn’t always easy. Of course, it also matters how high you are when you start, doesn’t it.

      • Baker's Dozen says:

        Oh, and you get rid of your fleas, too!

      • bluebanshee says:

        One of the bits of trivia locked in my brain is the fact that Estes Park CO at the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park is 8000-9000 feet. This is where all the tourist hotels are located since there are few facilities in the park itself, especially along the Rim Road. So I am not impressed with claims of SP and co “starting at 9000 feet” — Denver’s above 5000 and Estes Park is well above that.

    • PA~John says:

      She’s gonna summit in her Naughty Monkey Climbing Shoes. ha

  129. DLBinPDX says:

    OMG. That woman is an idiot. I hope AKM has sent this post to Keith Olbermann – he’ll have a great time ripping her apart for this stupid tweet.

  130. DLBinPDX says:

    OMG. That woman is an idiot. I hope AKM has sent this post to Keith Olbermann – he’ll have a great time ripping her apart for this stupid tweet.

  131. WakeUpAmerica says:

    HA! Boy, I love Linda’s dry sense of humor.

  132. WakeUpAmerica says:

    HA! Boy, I love Linda’s dry sense of humor.

  133. Lani says:

    [have learned I cannot ROFLOL and type at same time]

  134. Lani says:

    [have learned I cannot ROFLOL and type at same time]

  135. rebekkah says:

    All I know of a Sweettooth is a race-car character in my son’s old “Twisted Metal” Playstation game.

    Oh, well, as long as she’s climbing, the name doesn’t matter.

  136. rebekkah says:

    All I know of a Sweettooth is a race-car character in my son’s old “Twisted Metal” Playstation game.

    Oh, well, as long as she’s climbing, the name doesn’t matter.

  137. ks sunflower says:

    Linda, thanks for catching that!

    I wonder how many errors she is going to make in her show?

  138. ks sunflower says:

    Linda, thanks for catching that!

    I wonder how many errors she is going to make in her show?

  139. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

    The pee sea is already defending her stupid tweet. Actually, they are just still defending the stupid twit. Their mantra…”Resistance is Futile!” Remind you of anyone?

    • Ratfish says:

      C4P says: Earlier the Governor tweeted the following:

      “Todd,Willow & I head to Denali to climb Sweettooth=tiny sliver of Mt.McKinley, No.America’s highest peak;cool air &elevation=good 4 the soul

      Alaska has thousands of peaks, hills, lakes, rivers and other land features some of which have official names and others that have no names other than those given by the locals. Some places in Alaska can appear on a map as one thing while people will call it something else. An example would be Mt. McKinley which is often referred to as Denali.

      Alpinist.com shows the prominent southwest ridge of Sugar Tooth Mountain. The spire below the summit is named Sweet Tooth Spire. The larger peak that continues up past the summit of Sugar Tooth is the Eye Tooth (9,000′). Follow the link for more details and pictures.”

      Yeah right. Todd, Sarah and Willow are going on a highly technical climb. In fact, right no the threesome are hanging vertically in sleeping bags as they await the glorious sun rising above the amazing eastern horizon to fill our hearts with blue-sky filled joy.

      What a lie.

      • lilybart says:

        The c4pers think she is using climbing ropes and they are worried she might hurt herself!! I am sure she will claim she is a trained technical climber.

  140. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

    The pee sea is already defending her stupid tweet. Actually, they are just still defending the stupid twit. Their mantra…”Resistance is Futile!” Remind you of anyone?

    • Ratfish says:

      C4P says: Earlier the Governor tweeted the following:

      “Todd,Willow & I head to Denali to climb Sweettooth=tiny sliver of Mt.McKinley, No.America’s highest peak;cool air &elevation=good 4 the soul

      Alaska has thousands of peaks, hills, lakes, rivers and other land features some of which have official names and others that have no names other than those given by the locals. Some places in Alaska can appear on a map as one thing while people will call it something else. An example would be Mt. McKinley which is often referred to as Denali.

      Alpinist.com shows the prominent southwest ridge of Sugar Tooth Mountain. The spire below the summit is named Sweet Tooth Spire. The larger peak that continues up past the summit of Sugar Tooth is the Eye Tooth (9,000′). Follow the link for more details and pictures.”

      Yeah right. Todd, Sarah and Willow are going on a highly technical climb. In fact, right no the threesome are hanging vertically in sleeping bags as they await the glorious sun rising above the amazing eastern horizon to fill our hearts with blue-sky filled joy.

      What a lie.

      • lilybart says:

        The c4pers think she is using climbing ropes and they are worried she might hurt herself!! I am sure she will claim she is a trained technical climber.

  141. boodog says:

    Isn’t Sweettooth the name of the candy store with all the stairs, at the base of Denali?
    (good one Linda!)

  142. boodog says:

    Isn’t Sweettooth the name of the candy store with all the stairs, at the base of Denali?
    (good one Linda!)

  143. North of the Range says:

    Anyone else on Twitter would say, “N. America’s highest peak.” But “No.America’s highest peak” is even better for her. It’s exactly where the would-be leader of the party of No would want to go, right? Literally and politically. Forget Rill America when you can have a photo op on top of No America.

    Thanks, CD.

    • ks sunflower says:

      Love your comment on NoAmerica!

      • beth says:

        I say we let her be Governot of NoAmerica. Anyone want to help set up her investiture? We could do it tomorrow, if there are no serious objections.

        She’d do well at the job and could quit at any time – no harm, no foul. It’d be right up her alley (and it would keep her the hell away from the rest of this nation!) She is an idiot. beth.

  144. North of the Range says:

    Anyone else on Twitter would say, “N. America’s highest peak.” But “No.America’s highest peak” is even better for her. It’s exactly where the would-be leader of the party of No would want to go, right? Literally and politically. Forget Rill America when you can have a photo op on top of No America.

    Thanks, CD.

    • ks sunflower says:

      Love your comment on NoAmerica!

      • beth says:

        I say we let her be Governot of NoAmerica. Anyone want to help set up her investiture? We could do it tomorrow, if there are no serious objections.

        She’d do well at the job and could quit at any time – no harm, no foul. It’d be right up her alley (and it would keep her the hell away from the rest of this nation!) She is an idiot. beth.

  145. Irishgirl says:

    I read that earlier, I must admit that I thought CD’s tweet was hysterically funny . :)

    • jojobo1 says:

      Me also I am on twitter but don’t really know much about how to use it.Sort of like face book games I play a few but have no idea about how they really go.Some I found out just by accident others????? Can ya answer back to someone’s tweet?

  146. Irishgirl says:

    I read that earlier, I must admit that I thought CD’s tweet was hysterically funny . :)

    • jojobo1 says:

      Me also I am on twitter but don’t really know much about how to use it.Sort of like face book games I play a few but have no idea about how they really go.Some I found out just by accident others????? Can ya answer back to someone’s tweet?

  147. CorningNY says:

    Maybe we’ll get lucky, her climbing ropes will break, and she’ll fall. NOT that I wish her dead (well, not often, anyway… ), but maybe a good bonk on the head will knock some sense into her. We can hope, can’t we?!

  148. CorningNY says:

    Maybe we’ll get lucky, her climbing ropes will break, and she’ll fall. NOT that I wish her dead (well, not often, anyway… ), but maybe a good bonk on the head will knock some sense into her. We can hope, can’t we?!

  149. benlomond2 says:

    ,,,Chortle… what do you wanna bet they have to re-film her intro,,, cuz she wrote “SweetTooth” on her palm ??

  150. benlomond2 says:

    ,,,Chortle… what do you wanna bet they have to re-film her intro,,, cuz she wrote “SweetTooth” on her palm ??

  151. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

    How would she know? She doesn’t possess one. Twit.

  152. Martha Unalaska Yard Sign says:

    How would she know? She doesn’t possess one. Twit.

  153. benlomond2 says:

    BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

    • seattlefan says:

      I second that and double it!!!!

      BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

      • Rene says:

        BHahahahaha

        Sweet- Sugar is like “any of them, all of them.” I don’t know the name so, I will just make it up. That is so funny. Come on Gov, at least “google” it first! BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

    • LiladyNY says:

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  154. benlomond2 says:

    BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

    • seattlefan says:

      I second that and double it!!!!

      BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

      • Rene says:

        BHahahahaha

        Sweet- Sugar is like “any of them, all of them.” I don’t know the name so, I will just make it up. That is so funny. Come on Gov, at least “google” it first! BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

    • LiladyNY says:

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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