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To get a mountain named after you

Postby etai101 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:02 pm

Vladimir putin never stops to suprise me cant wait for his biography russian storng man dose it agian. :D

http://en.rian.ru/world/20110104/162044069.html
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Re: To get a mountain named after you

Postby etai101 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:20 pm

so all you got to do to get a mountain named after you is: get control of one of the strongest countreys in the world thus weelding your political cloute on a small mountainess nation.
the only other way i can think of achiving mountain naming status involves dying in some horific way, but that will only get you a small cliff or hill in the middle of "no body cares ville".
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Re: To get a mountain named after you

Postby jdzaharia » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:29 pm

Obviously, I must not know my USSR/Kyrgyzstan history (or current events, for that matter) very well, but what is the Kyrgyz fetish with naming mountains for Russian leaders? The Lenin refernce is at least understandable, but Yeltsin and Putin?
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Re: To get a mountain named after you

Postby blazin » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:34 pm

Since Kyrgyzstan was a Socialist Soviet Republic, i.e., part of the USSR, until 1991, I'd wager that it was Moscow, and not actually the Kyrgyis that named Peak Lenin. I guess now they have some serious ass-kissing to do.
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Re: To get a mountain named after you

Postby thespiffy » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:02 pm

This thread requires a picture of said mountain.
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Re: To get a mountain named after you

Postby Bob Burd » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:02 pm

It's unlikely Putin had anything to do with it. More likely a bid by Kygyzstan to get more russian tourist/climbers to visit and spend money in their country. Kinda like Mexico naming a volcano after Reagan or Obama or Justin Bieber.
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Re: To get a mountain named after you

Postby Damien Gildea » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:34 pm

Well Bob, how about naming a peak in a foreign country after your expedition sponsor?

This was the case at: http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=50072

This story is not dead. It stunk too much to stay buried.

If you're going to murder the truth, don't erect a neon sign over the shallow grave.

More to come ...
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Re: To get a mountain named after you

Postby JasonH » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:52 pm

In Soviet Russia, peak names you.
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Re: To get a mountain named after you

Postby Tim Stich » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:48 am

My uncle flew survey flights in the Air Force over Antarctica back before I was even born. They named a peak after him, which is a cool little bit of family history now that climbing peaks and such is a part of what I like to do.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stich_Peak

When I worked briefly for a company in Denver, I met a very neat woman who also was in the Air Force. And you guessed it, she had a peak named after her as well! We put push pins where the peaks were in a map on our cubicles. Ha ha ha.
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Re: To get a mountain named after you

Postby McCannster » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:07 am

So who's gonna be the first to put up the SP page?
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Re: To get a mountain named after you

Postby drpw » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:12 pm

JasonH wrote:In Soviet Russia, peak names you.


Awesome.
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Re: To get a mountain named after you

Postby etai101 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:26 pm

good names for mountains plenty of crapy names for mountains ou there, best change them to something worth while like mt chucks norris or maybe mt jegermiester... just spitballing here i could honostly go all day with this.
oh another one mole hill masssif.
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