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Fred Beckey

I met Fred Beckey on my recent trip to the Ruth Gorge. What a treat! it was one of the highlights of my trip. See the pic on the link below. He shared with me what it was like while climbing the Northwest Ridge of Denali way back in 1954. I would have been happy meeting him anywhere, but to meet him on the Ruth was a real treat. He is a man who truly ...
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Alpine climber

I have just had a interesting PM conversation, which caused me to wonder how the alpine climbers among us define "alpine climber".

The person I had this conversation with, did not make a distinction between alpine climber and alpine style climber.

To me, the first is about which kind of mountains, the second about how you climb them. A rather important distinction. But maybe it doesn't exist?

What say you?

(Of course I know that ...
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Climb Kili for a Cause

In case summitting Africa’s tallest peak wasn’t enough of an incentive on its own, why not Climb Kilimanjaro and help build a better health system for Africa? My name is Josh and I am with the Touch Foundation, a non-profit organization working in Tanzania to address the health care crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. We work with private and public institutions to create more health care workers and facilities and provide the average Tanzanian with the ...
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kewl old skool texas vid

yeah, that's right. texas.


nothing spectacular here, but i still think it's pretty cool.

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Another SPrs view of Pellucid Wombats decisions

Mark has a very heartfelt article "Why we Climb...." that I'm sure many have read. One SPer has left a message to the article lambasting Mark and his actions. Maybe I shouldn't start this thread and this guy just goes away, or maybe he needs to be heard from some others on the subject. I can't speak from a technical perspective but from a humanistic standpoint, I can. I found his message to Mark rather ...
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Debris covered glacier

Something I've been thinking on, how safe is it to walk on a glacier that is completely covered by rocks/boulders?
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DuckDuckGo now has a !summitpost operator

Hi all,
I've been using the new search engine DuckDuckGo, which is more anonymous, quicker, less cluttered than Google, and also offers a nice keyboard interface (vi-like keys to scan results).

But more importantly, they have a neat feature that lets you run a search directly in an important site. I requested a summitpost operator and they obliged, so in the search box you can type !summitpost Owens River Gorge and directly run the search ...
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More than 14 8K peaks

We all know that there are 14 mountains with summits higher than 8000 meters but a few of them have more than one. For example, Lhotse has three: Lhotse Main 8516m, Lhotse Shar 8383m and Lhotse Middle or East 8413m. I've counted about 23.

Are there any climbers who have climbed them all? Who has the most?
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How many people have climbed icebergs?

I'm trying to figure out how many people have climbed icebergs, not beached bergs in Antarctica, but icebergs completely surrounded by water. I know Will Gadd and Ben Firth did it. Twight climbed icebergs for a cigarette commercial. Who else has climbed icebergs?
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"Similar" mountains in the world

Hello SP'ers!!

I don't know if this is the best place to open the topic, but I prefer open here than South America regional board, because more people can show another examples and similarities about rock formations or mountains in the world.

I have a good example about this research, showing two places of different continents: South America and Africa. In despite of these two continents were united ( all continents ), the coincidence is ...
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