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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 dude9478 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:19 am

Badass!

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

Postby tmathews » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:25 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 9:41 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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Re: The Five Most Badass Things Done While Conquering A Mountain

Postby runnerofmountain » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:48 am

Badass!!!

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

Postby wildlobo71 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:59 am

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

Postby Jim Davies » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:05 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 1:48 pm

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

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

Postby Tuesdays » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:04 pm

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

Postby kushrocks » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:45 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 zoriloco » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:49 pm

Great read!

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

Postby SurfNTurf » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:17 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.
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