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Extreme Alpinism: Twight

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Just picked up this book. A pretty good read so far. He has a lot of good insight into climbing smarter, ligher, faster...the whole deal. And rebukes many myths that seem to circulate pretty heavily in this world. And the pictures are incredible! I'm sure the people close to him, and those that have also climbed with him have their personal opinions about the guy, but he definitely has the huevos where some of those pictures are taken. Good stuff! thumbs_up.gif

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his take on clothing was what helped me most. don't know if they were his ideas first, but i read about them first in that book. his training ideas don't suck either, but i'm not man enough to do them fully.

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yes, a giving and caring soul. his work in the orphanages is moving and makes me want to be a better person.

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If you really like him or are just a groupie hoping to HCL.gif why don't you send him a PM

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Like Beyond Backpacking for climbing except without all the freaky fruity shit and pseudoscience.

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My favorite quote from the book (may be paraphrased): "It doesn't have to be fun to be fun."

 

Useful for graduate school too. boxing_smiley.gif

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“The goal of physical training for alpine climbing can be summed up in one phrase: to make yourself as indestructable as possible. The harder you are to kill, the longer you will last in the mountains.”

 

useful when trying to decide if you really need to go running tonight.

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I've always maintained that the more you train, the less time there is to paint the house. So I don't train.

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I've always maintained that the more you train, the less time there is to paint the house. So I don't train.

Paint fumes can be helpful for Alpine Route planning!

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"Sometimes you'll suffer, which is what alpinism is all about anyway. Enjoy it, it's what you signed on for."

 

Fuckin-A right! the_finger.gif

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