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Postby The Chief » Fri May 28, 2010 4:36 pm

BorutKantuser wrote:
Tell me if I'm mistaken, but I think you climbed that one, didn't you?

March of '78 as I recall.
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Postby Diggler » Fri May 28, 2010 4:54 pm

An alpinist is someone who climbs mountains in the alps...........
you´ll know if you´re one! :wink:

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Postby dskoon » Fri May 28, 2010 5:15 pm

Nice pic there, Diggler.
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Postby rpc » Fri May 28, 2010 6:11 pm

Chief,
if this is one of Comici's pins, then yes there's original shit still left on N. Face of Cima Grande :lol: :

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EDIT IN:

The pins with the ring on them are also sub-modern but I doubt they date back to the FA....full res version of this pic has couple of them:

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Postby Alpinist » Fri May 28, 2010 7:24 pm

My definition of Alpinist: I climb, therefore I am. 8)
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Postby Lolli » Fri May 28, 2010 7:50 pm

why are people screaming?
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Postby adventurer » Fri May 28, 2010 10:06 pm

Lolli wrote:

"Why is everyone screaming"


Too much testosterone!
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Postby Lolli » Fri May 28, 2010 10:16 pm

;-)
that's an inverted compliment, very suitable for men who find a lot of testosterone being proof of manliness

the alternative answer is bad manners.
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Postby The Chief » Sat May 29, 2010 3:44 am

The Wood pegs are indeed Comici originals.

Thanks Radek!


Is that a Classic line or what?????

Something to cherish.
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Postby Lolli » Sat May 29, 2010 12:40 pm

Is that for the Bhagirathi group climb?
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Postby Alpinist » Sat May 29, 2010 3:08 pm

Great find!

Alpinist.1. A climber of the Alps
...........2 A climber

Such labels will always mean different things to different people. Shakespeare said it best.

What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
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Postby peladoboton » Sat May 29, 2010 3:19 pm

alp
alps
alpha
apline
alpaca
aplinist
alpvision
alpenglow
alprazolam






















































(dunno where that came from, but it seemed to fit)
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Postby Charles » Sat May 29, 2010 4:27 pm

Dingus Milktoast wrote:I recently obtained a copy of James Ramsey Ullman's High Conquest. He wrote it to capture the 'state of the art' in mountaineering, what was going on, round the world.

It was published in 1941, as war again raged on the European continent and the Alps were the back drop to global conflict.

Pretty weird, to think of a mountaineering book being published during WWII, huh?

Anyway, the lead off to chapter two, written 70 years ago, contains this gem, directly applicable to this thread. I shall type it word for word.... as age has not diminished these words at all.

It goes like this:

(Chapter) 2
A Sport is Born
The Winning of the Alps
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Alps.....1. A range of mountains in Europe
...........2. Any large range of mountains
Alp.......1. Any mountain in the Alps
...........2. An upland meadow or pasture
...........3. Any mountain
Alpine..1. Pertaining to the Alps
...........2. Pertaining to any mountain
Alpinist.1. A climber of the Alps
...........2 A climber

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So you see, 70 years ago the debate raged!!!1111 For 70 years alpinists and mountaineers have slaughtered one another on the field of debate, a Great Quibbling if you will.

Not 'why do you climb?' No. More to the heart -

Are you a .... real... climber?

Hah!

DMT

Actually there were a lot of climbing books published in WW2 - I´ve got a number published in Germany during the war. One is a translation of a book by the French alpinist G.R. Blanchet with an introduction by General Charles Granville Bruce (of British Everest fame no less) translated into German and published in 1943! That surprised me.
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Postby asmrz » Sat May 29, 2010 4:56 pm

ALLPEENIST

ALLPINIST

ALPIANIST

ALPINEIST

ROCK CLIMER ?

From the late Gary Embrey, May 1993.
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