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  posted on 1/10/2008 at 09:23 PM
Sir Edmund Hillary the first person to summit Mt. Everest the world highest peak at 29028 feet in May of 1953 passed away today. He was one of my heroes growing up and climbing Everest was always one of my deams, I'll settle just to see it these days. His son Peter followed his father footsteps(litterally) by summiting Eversest twice, his last summit he was able to sat-phone his dad back in New Zealand. RIP Sir Edmund your spirit will always dwell on Everest.

 

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  posted on 1/10/2008 at 09:34 PM
Bob, I thought of you immediately on seeing the news. He was a lifelong inspiration to this wannabe adventurer. I never knew how accomplished he was even without considering Everest.

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  posted on 1/10/2008 at 09:54 PM
R.I.P. Sir Edward .

I read " Into Thin Air " , what a great book , not about Sir Edward , but about climbing Everest .

 

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  posted on 1/11/2008 at 02:04 PM
dimples - I agree with you on Into Thin Air ... excellent book. If you like Krakauer try out Into The Wild (haven't seen the movie recently out but the book is amazing) or Under the Banner of Heaven.

As for Hillary - what a life lived largely and on his own terms. Godspeed and rest peacefully, Sir Edmund.

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  posted on 1/11/2008 at 02:06 PM
Because it was there,

 

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  posted on 1/11/2008 at 02:11 PM
If you like that sort of reading, try Seven Summits. Great read.

 

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If you like that sort of reading, try Seven Summits. Great read.


I'll have a look for this one.

I'll throw in my 2 cents....C W Gusewelle A Great Current Running

 

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  posted on 1/11/2008 at 04:09 PM
I've got a bookshelf of this stuff but another you might look into is The Last Step, the story of the 1st American ascent of K2 in 1978. Great Read and the photography is worth the price by itself. BTW, any climbers around here?

 

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I've got a bookshelf of this stuff but another you might look into is The Last Step, the story of the 1st American ascent of K2 in 1978. Great Read and the photography is worth the price by itself. BTW, any climbers around here?



I've scaled many a barstool.

 

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I've got a bookshelf of this stuff but another you might look into is The Last Step, the story of the 1st American ascent of K2 in 1978. Great Read and the photography is worth the price by itself. BTW, any climbers around here?



I've scaled many a barstool.



LMAO , me as well .

 

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  posted on 1/11/2008 at 04:34 PM
Thanks for the book tips, Jon and Mark - looks like some good material! And Mark, not a climber but I do enjoy a good hike.

 

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  posted on 1/11/2008 at 04:52 PM
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I've got a bookshelf of this stuff but another you might look into is The Last Step, the story of the 1st American ascent of K2 in 1978. Great Read and the photography is worth the price by itself. BTW, any climbers around here?


Mark, long ago I dabbled in it, but went to backpacking because I was a chicken. Did sort of climb/hike Cloud's Rest in Yosemite(10k ft) in 05, but lost my nerve to try the cable climb on Half Dome. You find out who your real friends are when on belay. But please, tell us what you do, and where.

 

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  posted on 1/11/2008 at 05:18 PM
That guy was one serious bad a$$. He conquered Everest before they had all the fancy equipment and ropes and ladders set up along the way to help. RIP.

 

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  posted on 1/11/2008 at 05:31 PM
"That guy was one serious bad a$$"
You got that right.

Brock, my climbing is like my guitar playing: AVERAGE. FWIW I've climbed Rainier, Mt.Hood, Grand Teton and failed on some others.

 

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  posted on 1/12/2008 at 11:05 AM
RIP

 

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  posted on 1/12/2008 at 11:10 AM
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Thanks for the book tips, Jon and Mark - looks like some good material! And Mark, not a climber but I do enjoy a good hike.


Your welcpme Deb, the Guswell book is a bit more on the mellow side but he documents his experiences so well they become visual.

 

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