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Postby highlandvillager » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:01 pm

MoapaPk wrote:Who was the 1st schizophrenic to climb the 7 summits? Was it John Christiana?
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-christiana/5/17b/a99


Does that count as 1st and 2nd? And maybe 3rd, 4th, etc.?
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Postby MoapaPk » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:02 pm

:)
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Postby MoapaPk » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:07 pm

MoapaPk wrote:Who was the 1st schizophrenic to climb the 7 summits? Was it this guy?
http://www.inyoregister.com/content/view/116920/27/

EDIT: PC filtered.


I've often wondered if this guy's slip into schizophrenia wasn't aided by brain damage from his quests. He intentionally cut down his oxygen use, and stayed an extra day at high camp, so others would have enough O2 for their bids.
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Postby butitsadryheat » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:55 pm

MoapaPk wrote:Who was the 1st schizophrenic to climb the 7 summits? Was it this guy?
http://www.inyoregister.com/content/view/116920/27/

EDIT: PC filtered.


I know the perfect guy to introduce him to! :lol:
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Postby Arthur Digbee » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:28 am

Hate to return to the OP and all, but the general obsession with "firsts" seems silly to me. One could always either define oneself sufficiently narrowly (first sheepshagging elf up Mount Lamb) or engage in a stunt (first guy in a mankini and an umbrella up Mount Harding), which seems pointless.

I've been up a few mountains with a transgendered person -- some obscure peaks, some popular. He wouldn't imagine making the claim to be first transgendered person to summit whatever. Who cares?
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Postby Bob Sihler » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:40 am

FortMental wrote:one man's quest to be the first to downclimb El Cap, in rollerskates.


One thing for sure, that would be one cool video, especially the end!
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