El Capitan Fatality

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El Capitan Fatality

Postby painless4u2 » Tue May 21, 2013 7:54 am

Sadly, a rock climber lost his life Sunday climbing Yosemite's El Capitan:

http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/05/20/3307022/rock-climber-dies-in-fall-on-yosemites.html
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Re: El Capitan Fatality

Postby Steve Climber » Tue May 21, 2013 8:15 am

Bad news...RIP to Mr Robison. Heart and thoughts out to his family and partner.
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Re: El Capitan Fatality

Postby geojed » Tue May 21, 2013 8:26 am

• It's by getting away from life that we can see it most clearly... It's by depriving ourselves of the myriad of everyday experiences that we renew our appreciation for them...I've learned from my experiences in the mountains that I love life. — Dave Johnston
• Mountains are not climbed merely to reach a geographical location — but as personal and spiritual challenges to the participants. — David Stein
• The best climber in the world is the one who’s having the most fun.— Alex Lowe
• Why do I climb the mountain? Because I'm in love! — The Captain

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