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CheesySciFi - Dec 31, 2012 12:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Well done

It's good to see the highest point of Antarctica here. Excellent work on the history of climbing Vinson. BTW, I found one of your books at the USGS library about mountain climbing in Antarctica. Since they were giving away duplicate copies of some of their books, I added it to my collection.

Damien Gildea

Damien Gildea - Jan 2, 2013 8:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Well done

Thanks CSF, I've spent a bit of time at the USGS over the years. They were a great help to me and we shared all of our GPS data with them too. They also have a good collection of Antarctic aerial images if you ever have lots of spare time!


Fletch - Jan 3, 2013 11:55 am - Voted 10/10


Damien - I'd love to get my hands on a copy of your book, but is it really $70? I think Amazon may be holding them hostage... Is it a coffee table book? Just wondering if there was a cheaper option... hope all is well and thanks for putting this page up. Best, James

Damien Gildea

Damien Gildea - Jan 3, 2013 3:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hostage

Proof of Life is at:

$45 with free shipping? Prices seem to vary but bookdepository is usually cheapest.


Fletch - Jan 3, 2013 3:09 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Hostage

Done and done. Thanks Damien. After I read it, I'll buy you a beer if you're ever in town and we'll chat about it. Looks very cool. Be well man...

Damien Gildea

Damien Gildea - Jan 3, 2013 3:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hostage

Thanks James. Just be warned that although the book is about $40 all the good stuff to climb in it is about $40,000! :-) I may well take you up on the beer though...


Fletch - Jan 20, 2013 12:28 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Hostage

Got the book last night. NICELY DONE. Pretty cool! Yes, next time you're in Denver, beers on me. Be well man.

Damien Gildea

Damien Gildea - Jan 20, 2013 3:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hostage

Thanks James, glad you like it. Careful though, I get thirsty...


ScottyP - Jan 5, 2013 9:16 pm - Hasn't voted


I enjoyed your books at the Union Glacier library while waiting for the IL76!

Damien Gildea

Damien Gildea - Jan 6, 2013 8:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Books

Thanks Scotty and congratulations on your summit!

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Jan 15, 2013 2:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice Page

Glad to finally see this peak represented. Thanks


Alpinist - Jan 30, 2013 3:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Outstanding page!

We finally have a page for Mount Vinson! It's been sorely missing! Thanks for adding it and great job!

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Feb 15, 2013 2:07 pm - Voted 9/10

Thanks ...

.. for sharing all the information of Mount Vinson with us. Great job and good pictures!

Take care -


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