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    In one of the articles in the new Windswept there is a description of the "300 Club" at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and a comparison to the Century Club on Mount Washington. As hard as the Century Club is to comprehend the 300 Club appears totally insane. Basically it involves going into a 200F sauna on a day that is -100F and then running around the pole (yes, the South Pole) wearing only boots.

    Here's a couple of links:

    http://theglobalguy.com/antarctica/the-300-club
    http://members.tripod.com/~AntarcticNet/300club.html

    Any members of the Century Club here have any inclination to try this?
    Mark

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    Maybe some of those pansies would like to join me on my Nekkid W48 4K expeditions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot View Post
    Maybe some of those pansies would like to join me on my Nekkid W48 4K expeditions!

    KDT
    Good point! Maybe not -100, but surely not a quick jaunt around the pole and back to the sauna.

    Now according to the MWO FAQ membership in the Century Club in unofficial.

    The 300 Club has an official patch (as does the regular 4K club)


    Perhaps an official patch and membership certificate for the Nekkid W48 4K would help raise the level of participation
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    there's no patch? Those bast_rds!

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    What is the Century Club?
    Only one way to go.. Up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColdWeatherClimber View Post
    What is the Century Club?
    In regards to Mount Washington or college?
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    Century club on mt. washington. Runnin naked up top in -100 ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColdWeatherClimber View Post
    Century club on mt. washington. Runnin naked up top in -100 ??
    you gotta make it all the way around the deck in 100+ MPH winds without gettin knocked on your a_s!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M View Post
    you gotta make it all the way around the deck in 100+ MPH winds without gettin knocked on your a_s!
    Here's the text from the official FAQ (for the unofficial club ):

    31. What is the Century Club and how can I join?

    To join the Century Club, one must brave winds averaging 100 miles per hour while taking a stroll around the rooftop viewing deck, without falling over or holding on to anything for support. On a calm day such a stroll takes merely a minute or two. In 100 mile per hour winds, the walk becomes a potentially dangerous adventure which can last up to 20 minutes before arriving back at the Observatory tower door. Add an icy deck into the equation, and completing this feat becomes quite an accomplishment. Membership in the Century Club is unofficial.

    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot View Post
    there's no patch? Those bast_rds!
    Just doesn't seem right, I know. If you have a list (OK, I guess this isn't really a list) you've gotta have a patch, right? Of course if you had a patch for the NW48-4K where would you wear it?
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M View Post
    you gotta make it all the way around the deck in 100+ MPH winds without gettin knocked on your a_s!
    Naked? If it takes 20 minutes, that could freeze stuff .....
    Only one way to go.. Up!

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