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Quotes about climbing

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"Climbing is just another self centered, assholish thing to do." - Warren Harding

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"It was like climbing Everest. I knew it could never get any better."

---Richard Nixon after a golf score in the low 80s

 

"I have an appointment in some ER."

---Death

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"I climbed Mount Rainier the other day. I did not intend to, but got excited and soon was on top" - John Muir

 

"I think we forgot ourselves so much as to shake hands on it" - Tilman, with a typical stiff British upper lip, on the first ascent of Nanda Devi.

 

"When I look at the DMM Predator ice axe, I think of murder" - Stephen King

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"Clipping bolts and chugging cock. That's what I call a great day in the mountains."

 

Franco de Sitstart

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I would rather be a bold climber dying in a pool of my own blood than an old climber dying in a pool of my own piss.

Quote: by dickhead, as he gets on Freeway over the 4th of july weekend wave.gif

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Not sure if this one has been mentioned yet, but it's one that I really like. (I didn't bother reading the whole thread).

 

"So, as you would imagine, I grew up exuberant in body but with a nervy, craving mind. It was wanting something more, something tangible. It sought for reality intensely, always if it were not there...

 

But you see at once what I do. I climb."

 

John Menlove Edwards

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"The hardest part about climbing Everest was getting two inches of dick through eight inches of down"

 

Sir Edmund Hillary, in a lighter moment.

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Mountaineering is the least environmental sport...Surfers are more aware than climbers.

Quote by: Yvon Chouinard: climber turned surfer? rolleyes.gif september issue of Rock and Ice

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It was like having sex with death.

 

It's sort of like having fun but not.

 

To find adventure on a tame planet, the children of comfort plunge themselves into ever more bizarre escapades. Wilhelm Bittorf

 

Don't knock on death's door, ring the doorbell and run away, death hates that.

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Buckaroo said:

Don't knock on death's door, ring the doorbell and run away, death hates that.

 

That's texplorer's auto sig. Auto sig quotes, no matter how profound, must be considered inadmissable. Case closed. wave.gif

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richard_noggin said:

Mountaineering is the least environmental sport...Surfers are more aware than climbers.

Quote by: Yvon Chouinard: climber turned surfer? rolleyes.gif september issue of Rock and Ice

coonyard is a fuckin chuffer.

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Yeah! He dis'ed on Mountaineering, bouldering and sport climbing.

He did'nt dis on WALLS ( that he is famous for ) or surf'n that is his sport of choice now rolleyes.gifyelrotflmao.gif

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Gaston_Lagaffe said:

"> I am working on a research paper. My topic is: How Do Glaciers Move? Can you please tell me what you know about the movement of glaciers ?

Glaciers feel best when they have one movement per day. Some glaciers do just fine with fewer movements, but when they don't have movements for a long time the result can be quite bad. Glaciers which move much more frequently tend to have loose and soft terminal moraines (also called rock piles).

Glacial movement is almost always associated with the release of water. But sometimes glaciers release water without experiencing a movement." — Mike Garrison's answer."

 

Mike's a pretty funny guy in person sometimes, too...Gaston, do you know him?

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"Just because it's the biggest shit pile doesen't mean it's the best shit pile" Greg Child on Everest.

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Thinker said:

Gaston_Lagaffe said:

"> I am working on a research paper. My topic is: How Do Glaciers Move? Can you please tell me what you know about the movement of glaciers ?

Glaciers feel best when they have one movement per day. Some glaciers do just fine with fewer movements, but when they don't have movements for a long time the result can be quite bad. Glaciers which move much more frequently tend to have loose and soft terminal moraines (also called rock piles).

Glacial movement is almost always associated with the release of water. But sometimes glaciers release water without experiencing a movement." — Mike Garrison's answer."

 

Mike's a pretty funny guy in person sometimes, too...Gaston, do you know him?

 

I met Mike once at Alpental. Very nice guy.

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"There I lay staring upward, while the stars wheeled over...Faint to my ears came the gathered rumour of all lands: the springing and the dying, the song and the weeping, and the slow everlasting groan of overburdened stone."

J.R.R. Tolkien

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"Climb if you will but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be at the end."

Edward Whymper

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