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Heroes

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Amazing people that inspire/inspired you in the sport. Discuss.

 

Wolfgang Gullich was the man that juiced me for years when I started back in the late 80's. Powerful, thoughtful, gentle and spiritual - he had all of the elements that I aspire to in this world of climbing.

 

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I still miss him.... cry.gif

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There's so many! If I had to pick just one, it would probably be:

 

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Here's to you, Mugs Stump bigdrink.gif

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...and I can't forget about the greatest inspiration to me of the "Pure Form", now morphed into "padpeople" rolleyes.gif

 

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"He climbed with an inner quiet mingled with the concentration of artistic gymnastics, intimately involved with the beauty of nature."

---Pat Ament describing John Gill

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Dru said:

 

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and I can't tell you why because I would just start crying and I don't think you would get it anyways....

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Reinhold. And Bridwell. And Mugs. And Warren. And Marty Hoey. And Doug Scott. I could go on... and on... and on. bigdrink.gif

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Its about more than climbing, the all encompassing aspect of adventure, rebellion, respect, and angst.

 

The guy was freaking brilliant

 

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Cap'n James C....explorer of the Pacific.

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Giovanni B.......explorer, proto-archaeologist

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Sir Richard B.....intrepid explorer and scholar.

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Gaston R.....poetic writer and role-model for mountain guides.

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Dougal H......poet, bold alpinist.

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Dr. Yigael Y....archaeologist, leader.

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Dr. Thor H......explorer, scientist, writer, friend.

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Rabbi Richard R......teacher, philosopher, friend.

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Unfortunately, all are deceased.

 

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For his "Manifesto" and its role in accelerating American rock climbing standards and ethics into the European toilet.

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pope said:

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For his "Manifesto" and its role in accelerating American rock climbing standards and ethics into the European toilet.

 

i guess he is adhering to the fast and light technique? confused.gifyellaf.gif

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And let's not forget this guy, for his pioneering techniques in urine recycling and thermal-efficient man spooning.

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pope said:

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And let's not forget this guy, for his pioneering techniques in urine recycling and thermal-efficient man spooning.

 

Leave it to Trask and The Popester to degrade heroism to the common denominator - -

 

either of you running for office soon ? the_finger.gifboxing_smiley.gif

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