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 Will Lou make it across?
Well, yes. He did every time. I took maybe 5 of these pics which means he jumped this crevasse at least 5 times. This shot is a scan from a slide photo, Kodakcrome ASA 25 film. (Lou is Lou Whitaker)

Another shot of Lou is HERE. In fact, this view is my favorite angle. Ira posted one of his pics from the crevasse jumping photo shoot in this book, "An Ice Axe, a Camera, and a Jar of Peanut Butter: A Photographer's Autobiography" The book is still available at Amazon.


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Voted 10/10

wow..great shot, dont repeat this lot of times.
Posted Nov 5, 2004 9:28 am



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Posted Apr 24, 2006 4:07 am

SassyApesOH my gosh!


Voted 10/10

Lou may very well lead an adventurous but short life. Yikes!
Posted Sep 21, 2006 10:12 pm

Woodie HopperRe: OH my gosh!

Woodie Hopper

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I met Lou and his twin last August- you will be happy to know they are just fine and in their 70's.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 5:29 pm

DeanRe: OH my gosh!


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I took this pic of Lou in 1969. Let's see,
2006 minus 1969 makes 37 years so far since this shot. April, I do think he no longer is jumping crevasses in this manner.
Posted Oct 1, 2006 8:57 pm



Voted 10/10

the hell did I miss this shot? Great stuff. And for '69 or so that's a pretty good picture!
Posted Oct 2, 2006 10:47 pm

nasakAlpine Acrobatics


Hasn't voted

Great photo! This seems like a good candidate for the Alpine Acrobatics album! :)
Posted Oct 6, 2006 7:04 am



Voted 10/10

Reminds me of this film where someone jumps across a ravine with 2 iceaxes and crampons on. :-)
Posted Nov 10, 2006 9:17 am

DeanRe: Nice!


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I remember that movie, pure "Hollywood" stuff.
Thank you for your vote.
Posted Nov 10, 2006 1:03 pm



Voted 10/10

It was just for the picture??
Posted Mar 21, 2007 8:24 pm

DeanRe: Brrrr...


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Yes, this was for the picture. I have several more of him jumping the crevasse that can be seen on this album Thank you for the vote.
Posted Mar 21, 2007 9:23 pm

pcirani@tiscali.itRe: Brrrr...


Voted 10/10

are you a stuntman...? ;-)
Posted Mar 21, 2007 11:21 pm

skunk apeNew Knees

skunk ape

Voted 10/10

You know Lou has new knees, He's probably out jumping again.
Posted Mar 26, 2007 10:28 pm

DeanRe: New Knees


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Wouldn't that be something? Of course, he probably he'd have to find narrower crevasses to jump. LOL.
Posted Mar 26, 2007 10:44 pm



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i am very farmiliar with lou. we summited nanga parbat in 78'
Posted May 12, 2007 7:23 pm

Dow Williamsfun shot....

Dow Williams

Voted 10/10

I have met Lou, great guy. Cool you took a pic of him way back Dean. Cheers.
Posted Jun 7, 2007 11:00 pm

DeanRe: fun shot....


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It was neat to spend most of a week with the guy. I learned a lot. Jim came up to Muir and entertained our group with the story of the 63 Everest climb. Of course, this was in 1969 so it was still pretty fresh and awe inspiring.
Posted Jun 8, 2007 12:33 am

Dow WilliamsRe: fun shot....

Dow Williams

Voted 10/10

very cool..read Jim's book, he signed it for me at a Banff event as I recall...I remember liking it a lot, but read it quite a while back...so many folks would not realize that Jim was part of the orgin of REI....cheers
Posted Jun 8, 2007 9:18 am

mbgriffiRe: fun shot....


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Wow great shot indeed!
Posted Jul 9, 2007 10:52 am

bongsunkeelookin fantastic!


Voted 10/10

very nice shot, dean.....
best regards
Posted Sep 14, 2007 7:30 am

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