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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby susanjoypaul » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:51 pm

I can't imagine a better way to kick it! Well, maybe one other way...

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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby tmathews » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:13 pm

susanjoypaul wrote:I can't imagine a better way to kick it! Well, maybe one other way...


Oh, god, oh, god. OH, GOD. *plop*

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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby EZSide » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:16 pm

We'll never know if the dream helped him to make it to 70.
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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby MtHurd » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:36 pm

O man, you guys are so insensitive. :wink:

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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby moneymike » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:54 pm

Barry Raven wrote:O man, you guys are so insensitive. :wink:


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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby I fall a lot » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:49 am

Not a bad way to cash out....although I feel sorry for the porters who had to haul him down. That's a lot of dead weight.

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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby susanjoypaul » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:04 am

I fall a lot wrote:Not a bad way to cash out....although I feel sorry for the porters who had to haul him down. That's a lot of dead weight.

I had the same thought. Sure hope I end my days on a heavily glaciated peak - one final, spectacular, post mortem glissade would definitely be in order!

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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby djkest » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:59 am

According to the 3,000' foot rule junkies, it doesn't count because he didn't descent 3,000' (~1000 M)

Sad way to go. But happy at the same time. He died while he could still hike and had his mental faculties. Better than ending up wheelchair bound and incoherant and living to 85.
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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby fleetmack » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:55 am

rest in peace... odd because kili was on my mind all late last week since i summitted, it appears, possibly exactly one year before he did
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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:43 pm

Barry Raven wrote:O man, you guys are so insensitive. :wink:

To be even less sensitive, the guy didn't sound like a climber at all. I mean, he trained by walking around the neighborhood and climbing one 3000'-vertical class-1 hill, then dropped dead on Kili. Sorry to hear it, but they probably have a few "bucket-listers" kick it every year on that mountain.
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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby djkest » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:59 pm

Jim Davies wrote:
Barry Raven wrote:O man, you guys are so insensitive. :wink:

To be even less sensitive, the guy didn't sound like a climber at all. I mean, he trained by walking around the neighborhood and climbing one 3000'-vertical class-1 hill, then dropped dead on Kili. Sorry to hear it, but they probably have a few "bucket-listers" kick it every year on that mountain.


True. Do you think he was fully aware of the difficulty of the task he was going to undertake? I mean, that is like training for a marathon by running a 5k once...
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