zdero1 wrote:Whatever you do, don't publish any more pictures of unconscious, bloody climbers (while they are still in the hospital with unknown prognosis, without their consent, and on a public forum) as a publicity stunt like you did on Snowmass last year. You are an egomaniac and your actions on Snowmass were appalling. I'm not saying this about the actual assistance provided to the climber, but rather the photos and posts.
I would never give you one cent of my money, and I encourage others to do the same.
Well said. It's great what you did for Jeff. It really is! He is a great guy. Whether you meant it or not, it came off egotistical in an otherwise very serious situation. The time to sell your book is not in those type of situations. Whether you want to sleep on the summits or walk backwards to every summit, so be it. I'm not the one to judge. At least your going outside. But at least be humble.
Reminds me of the story of Kennedy and Dawson on a winter summit bivy on Capitol Peak after climbing the NF. Or others catching sleep on the summit of Longs Peak after doing the Diamond in the winter.
It's usually the quiet ones you meet that tell you a tail of them and some close friends going to climb Masherbrum, or the NF of the Eiger. But don't think that since you did Everest and slept on the summit on the 14'ers that your better then everyone else. That would be the worst way to promote the book. I don't know your motives but by your posts, it can get a big overwhelming for the reader. Once again be humble, go light, and push yourself.
I hate to bash on someone, but sometimes it's needs to be said before the ego catches up to you. Mountains aren't a good place to have it, as I'm sure you know.
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