The Five Most Badass Things Done While Conquering A Mountain

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Re: The Five Most Badass Things Done While Conquering A Mountain

Postby tmathews » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:25 am

I already love reading Cracked articles. This one, even more!
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Re: The Five Most Badass Things Done While Conquering A Mountain

Postby Tornadoman » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:41 am

I liked it! Good way to kill a few minutes at work before a few days off (and those off days include a trip to Colorado) =D>
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Postby wildlobo71 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:59 am

+BADASS!
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Re: The Five Most Badass Things Done While Conquering A Mountain

Postby Jim Davies » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:05 am

Messner is definitely #1. They didn't even have space to list some of his more badass stunts, like soloing Everest and stalking the yeti. Messner is so badass that 5,000-year-old frozen mountaineers have been known to melt out of glaciers just to meet him.
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Re: The Five Most Badass Things Done While Conquering A Mountain

Postby Exiled Michigander » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:48 pm

Ice axes and crampons consider HIM a vital piece of equipment . . . he is, the most interesting mountaineer in the world.

"I don't always drink beer, but, when I do, I drink Franziskaner."
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Re: The Five Most Badass Things Done While Conquering A Mountain

Postby Tuesdays » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:04 pm

Epic Winning.
- If you win the rat race, you're still a rat
- Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing
- Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift
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Re: The Five Most Badass Things Done While Conquering A Mountain

Postby kushrocks » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:45 pm

Exiled Michigander wrote:Ice axes and crampons consider HIM a vital piece of equipment . . . he is, the most interesting mountaineer in the world.

"I don't always drink beer, but, when I do, I drink Franziskaner."


HAHA Thats just Fantastic!!!
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Re: The Five Most Badass Things Done While Conquering A Mountain

Postby SurfNTurf » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:17 pm

Favorite line, and there were a few gems:

Joe Simpson wanted to give it a shot after a friend of his described it as a "challenging day out," partially because Brits are notorious for understating everything, and partially because mountaineers around the world are notorious for sandbagging the sh*t out of each other.
“There are two kinds of climbers: those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.” - Alex Lowe

"There have been joys too great to describe in words, and there have been griefs upon which I cannot dare to dwell; and with those in mind I say, 'Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste, look well to each step, and from the beginning think what may be the end.'" - Edward Whymper

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