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Misfit Mystic
(cooldrip)

Locale: "Grand Canyon of the East"
RE: Everest on 07/29/2013 18:42:26 MDT Print View

Just saw your post concerning your friend. I'm sorry for your loss. A climber willing to test himself against K2 is one of the greats in my book. I imagine he was like the truly great alpinists I've met: an amazing person regardless of his climbing exploits. While it's no consolation I know, I'm glad he was with his son, and in a place so remarkable, when his time came.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
half dome on 07/29/2013 21:14:38 MDT Print View

how many people here have done the gongshow on half dome?

most climbers think that hiking up halfdome is "stupid" ... if you dont have the skills to do the easy 5.7 (one move wonder route) you shouldnt go up it at all

what people do is up to them ... if they want to wait in line thats their choice ... if they want to spend $$$$$, thats also their choice ... better than wasting it on blo n hookahs IMO ...

almost everyone here havent been and will never go up everest ... almost everyone here will armchair general those with the drive to be up there though

;)

is this you ??????

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: half dome on 07/29/2013 21:48:00 MDT Print View

I bet there's a pic of the AT like that too