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first ascent [TR] Vesper Peak - The Ragged Edge 8/18/2013

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I read Warren Harding's "Downward Bound" earlier this summer and there's an index of climbers in the back, rating them by their moral purity.  Chouinard was the purest of  course, and I believe that Bridwell was pretty pure but "lacks the overall pizzazz to be God."

One climber I'd never heard of was mentioned, with a note that he'd found climbing too dull and had recently taken up whitewater kayaking, concluding that "we don't expect he'll be with us for long."

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Wonder if the climber in question was Walt Shipley? Sadly prophetic if that was the case. 

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16 minutes ago, JayB said:

Wonder if the climber in question was Walt Shipley? Sadly prophetic if that was the case. 

It wasn't Shipley, *him* I'd heard of!  It was Al McDonald, or a name close to that.

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