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Climbing the Eiger

  1. Nov 14, 2005 #1

    Astronuc

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    Challenging the Wall of Death
    by Richard Bangs

    http://adventures.yahoo.com/b/adventures/adventures1185
    Stunning video of the Eiger and the Alps!
     
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  3. Nov 14, 2005 #2

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    Daddy's last lesson to little Johnny doesn't seem to have gotten through.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2005 #3
    wasn't that an episode from the Simpson's?
     
  5. Nov 14, 2005 #4

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    Isn't that an episode from South Park?
     
  6. Nov 14, 2005 #5
    Butters is maybe the coolest character in the history of television
     
  7. Nov 14, 2005 #6

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    They say insanity runs in families.
     
  8. Nov 14, 2005 #7

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    One of my mates lost his father in a mountaineering accident in the Alps. For some reason, this only fuelled his own passion for climbing.

    I think it's a personal challenge, coming face to face with the possibility of death. There's nothing quite like the feeling of complete isolation you have when you're a few hundred feet up a rock face, dangling by a few bits of string and steel, it's very humbling.

    Astronuc, - book rec. 'Touching the Void' by Joe Simpson. He's a fellow Sheffielder. Barking mad, but very self motivated and driven, and a rather nice chap too.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2005 #8

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    I thought I told you to stop making that face!
     
  10. Nov 16, 2005 #9

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    Somewhere there is a thread of top ten places, but it's way back there somewhere.

    Anyway, here is a site with lots of cool pictures from around the world.

    http://www.adventurephotographs.com/index.asp

    If you love mountains, Karakoram, Nepal, and New Zealand have some awesome sites.
     
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