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Cemetery Headstones

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Cemetery Headstones

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing

 

Page By: hansw

Created/Edited: Jul 11, 2006 / May 21, 2010

Object ID: 206811

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This may not be the funniest of albums but it might still be of interest. When traveling I have the habit of visiting churches and cemeteries. Believe it or not but life seems to be a deadly occupation. Mountaineers are no exceptions; some live long lives while other comes to rest sooner than was planed. At the cemeteries in places like Grindelwald, Zermatt, Saas Fee, Pontresina, etc. you can find many headstones telling about mountain activities.

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pablocontribute ?

pablo

Voted 10/10

i've got picture of famous climber... no way to add it ?
Posted Jul 17, 2006 2:37 pm

hanswRe: contribute ?

hansw

Hasn't voted

Sorry, my mistake.
Please contribute.
Posted Jul 17, 2006 5:58 pm

pabloRe: contribute ?

pablo

Voted 10/10

Thanks Hans. I think this album is a very good idea. It tells us another edge of the mountains, paying homage to those who loved them to the point of giving their lives.
Posted Jul 20, 2006 12:03 am

hanswRe: contribute ?

hansw

Hasn't voted

Pablo,
To be honest I had to think twice before I created it. In addition to paying tribute to those how lost their lives in the mountains this album may tell something of the history of mountaineering.

Thanks for posting “Lionel Terray”. When I saw it I had a look in my old copy of Conquistadors of the Useless. I recall the famous Eiger rescue in 1957 when Terray made an outstanding performance carrying Corti to the summit. I once spoke to the Dutch climber Tom de Boij who also took part in the rescue. Boij said that it was he who had come up with “Conquistadors of the Useless” as a title of Terrays book.
Posted Jul 20, 2006 9:47 am

pabloRe: contribute ?

pablo

Voted 10/10

Wao ! that's an amazing coincidence. Anyhow it's a "delicious" book, one of my favorites, showing the high level/"altitude" of its writer. A great human being and an exceptional Alpinist. Glad that you finally decided to open the page... I am sure behind the "Useless" term/concept underlies a lot of "Useful" matter that help us moving ahead !.
Posted Jul 20, 2006 12:08 pm

Augie MedinaVery Creative

Augie Medina

Voted 10/10

Nice idea.
Posted Jan 22, 2007 6:22 pm

hanswRe: Very Creative

hansw

Hasn't voted

Thanks. It was meant to be a bit of history and I was hoping more people should contribute - like Pablo.
Posted Jan 22, 2007 7:24 pm

schmid_thThanks for creating

schmid_th

Voted 10/10

Since the beginning mountaineering is connected with the fate of climbers. So death is part of climbing even if many push it away.
Your album helps not to forget people who died for their passion.
Greets Thomas
Posted Mar 19, 2007 10:47 am

hanswRe: Thanks for creating

hansw

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So true...
/hans
Posted Mar 19, 2007 2:29 pm

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