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Tuesday, 03 January 2012


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Wish I could do something like him. The TV guy, that is. Excellent stuff.

Mr Honnold is an excellent climber but not a mountain climber. He's a rock climber. The difference between these two pursuits is like the difference between mountain biking and road cycling. Here's a short film about mountain climbing http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/journal/climb/video/bd-grassroots-athlete-jesse-huey-reports-on-his-ascent-of-denalis-islovak-directi-route .
Happy new year to TOP!

Wow, it isn't fear of heights that holds most of us back, but rather a profound sense of gravity.


you seem to be increasing in bravery - 20 feet up the rock face is more than you would have previously have ventured. Nevertheless, and despite myself being quite content with doing a SPIE flight with the USMC 500 feet over Camp LeJeune, I'm slightly with you on the disquiet with that video. Seems unnatural to me, as well as requiring not just momentary nerves but nerves for protracted periods.

But for an adrenaline rush, how about this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDBrdl2sZWs

As a marketing man, I'm just disappointed that he didn't cash in with a proper look at the can of energy drink to start with.

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