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Anker does like Mallory

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What a bunch of idiots.

 

NOT! At least Anker and Holding.

 

Admirable is my thoughts on their efforts. Not idiots.

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So if an idiot calls you an idiot, is that an ultra-insult or could it be considered a confirmation of worthiness, in a double-negative sort of way?

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What a bunch of idiots.

 

It appears to me that what Anker and Houlding are doing is an expression of personal style. The guy trying to summit an 8000 meter peak in shorts, that's an idiot.

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. The guy trying to summit an 8000 meter peak in shorts, that's an idiot.

 

Yes....that is an idiot. That is my opinion

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So if an idiot calls you an idiot, is that an ultra-insult or could it be considered a confirmation of worthiness, in a double-negative sort of way?

 

I dont know....I am too much of an idiot to understand what your question is?

 

Uh....Yes?

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Anker doesn't like Mallory as much as the late Dave Chesmond did. When I first met Dave Chesmond, he told me "I'm just back from Everest, buggering Mallory's dead body"

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You gotta give Houlding serious credit for his (rock) climbing style- always pulls his ropes, and climbs every day from the ground up, etc. Has he done any other high altitude trips?

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They ran some tests based on fabric samples recovered from Mallory's body, and found the clothing he was wearing at the time (some combination of heavy cotton, silk(?) and gabardine) was actually better suited to high altitude conditions than all the fancy space-age synthetic stuff we use today. In the lab, it was found to be warmer, lighter, more breathable, and allowed greater mobility. Conrad probably saw that as a challenge to try the stuff in real-world conditions. I think it's a cool experiment, and will be interested to see how it all performs.

 

I'm not so sure about the home-made oxygen apparatus, though.

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They ran some tests based on fabric samples recovered from Mallory's body, and found the clothing he was wearing at the time (some combination of heavy cotton, silk(?) and gabardine) was actually better suited to high altitude conditions than all the fancy space-age synthetic stuff we use today. In the lab, it was found to be warmer, lighter, more breathable, and allowed greater mobility. Conrad probably saw that as a challenge to try the stuff in real-world conditions. I think it's a cool experiment, and will be interested to see how it all performs.

 

I'm not so sure about the home-made oxygen apparatus, though.

 

 

pffffffff how many windshirts have you sold, buddy?

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pffffffff how many windshirts have you sold, buddy?

 

None lately, actually. We sold a few when I first opened 8 years ago, but they never really did all that well, so I eventually stopped carrying them. I've got a few of the Mountain Hardwear versions here now, but they don't attract much attention.

 

Wool, on the other hand, has been a reliable best-seller for about the last 4 or 5 years. Now, if I can just convince Icebreaker to make a merino-based gabardine jacket...

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whether they put it back or not, you can be sure there will be another closeup of anker on outside magazine (I heard they ran out of laird hamilton photos last month, which I thought was impossible)

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It was not clear whether they plan to put the ladder back in place. Should they?

depends - is it a wilderness zone and will they be using power-tools?

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Judging by the collection of trash I saw on the north side Everest is not a wilderness area.

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