by Marmaduke » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:42 pm
by Marmaduke » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:44 pm
by Marmaduke » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:26 am
Marmaduke, what exactly are the names of these books you're reading?
by Marmaduke » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:24 am
I've read a few of those books myself. I also recommend Lionel Terray's Conquistadors of the Useless, Lynn Hill's biography, Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World, and Long and Fidelman's The Stone Masters: California Rock Climbers in the Seventies, by Patagonia books.
I've never heard of any "good climbers" who ask older climbers whether they're ready to do a major climb. Sounds bogus to me. Good climbers intimately know their own experiences and abilities and make that decision for themselves, after maybe asking people who have done recent ascents of the climb in question.
by Marmaduke » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:47 am
Steve1215 wrote:Marmaduke wrote:I have read many books that have a consistant theme as part of the book. And that is "young, up-and-coming climbers recieve advice from the "old pros" on rather they are ready for that next big climb/expedition. And in most cases the advice come from climbers that only know of the reputation of the young climber, they actually haven't climbed with them. To give sound advice, shouldn't have these guys actually climbed with the younger guys?
Duuude...I gotta go back and explain yer own OP to you? Time for a glass of warm milk and beddy-bye, Marmaduke.
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