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Re: Mountaineering controversy

Postby Shawnee Bob » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:38 pm

[quote="susanjoypaul"] At my age, with my genetically-challenged physicality (I actually flunked gym in 9th grade) – mountaineering is hard, and when I do it, it ain’t graceful, or pretty, or worthy of an audience.

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Re: Mountaineering controversy

Postby rangerdrew » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:34 am

I read the rant posted by Cheeseburglar several months ago. I have read a few things about House and he sounds like a badass. He is an advocate of alpine style ascents that are sick. He also trains with or has trained with Mark Twight at Gym Jones. Check out the times below. Epic.


Taken from the Patagonia website...

Steve’s most (in?)-famous ascent occurred in September 2005. He and Vince Anderson pioneered a direct new route on the Rupal Face of 8126-meter (26,660-foot) Nanga Parbat. The 4100-meter (13,500-foot) face had never before been climbed in alpine style. During Steve’s 2004 season in the Karakoram he raised the standards of alpine climbing with his solo ascent of K7 via a new route in 41:45 hours (with 26 hours of nonstop climbing to summit) using no fixed ropes, no bolts, and only a seven-pound pack. It was the mountain’s second ascent.
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Re: Mountaineering controversy

Postby larkinrx2 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:53 am

rangerdrew wrote:Steve’s most (in?)-famous ascent occurred in September 2005. He and Vince Anderson pioneered a direct new route on the Rupal Face of 8126-meter (26,660-foot) Nanga Parbat. The 4100-meter (13,500-foot) face had never before been climbed in alpine style. During Steve’s 2004 season in the Karakoram he raised the standards of alpine climbing with his solo ascent of K7 via a new route in 41:45 hours (with 26 hours of nonstop climbing to summit) using no fixed ropes, no bolts, and only a seven-pound pack. It was the mountain’s second ascent.


ya, i bet TGC did it all before breakfast that morning and steve was the 3rd (2cd recorded since TGC signs no summit tube since its litter)
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Re: Mountaineering controversy

Postby Mel McKinney » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:14 am

susanjoypaul wrote: (I actually flunked gym in 9th grade) – mountaineering is hard, and when I do it, it ain’t graceful, or pretty, or worthy of an audience.


Who was your gym teacher? Mr. Woodcock?

I wasn't athletic as a kid either. Funny how the outdoorsy, mountaineering thing can turn one's life around. Who knew we'd be standing on peaks in the Colorado wilderness one day (Although it's not pretty when I climb either)? :D
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Re: Mountaineering controversy

Postby fleetmack » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:28 am

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Re: Mountaineering controversy

Postby Randonnee » Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:46 pm

cheeseburglar wrote:
grizz wrote:
cheeseburglar wrote:Grizz, you need a link to this in your post:
http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=1881604


Who is Steve House?

I don't know, I've never met him. Maybe he is a legend like TGC.
He does have a wikipedia page.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_House
And I think his latest super bad north face climb was in the last American Alpine Journal, they have it at REI flagship in Denver next to some nice couches. Unless it sold out.


I spent an afternoon with him and his girlfriend during the Ouray Ice Festival. He is friendly and enjoy sharing what he knows with others. Excellent climber on ice! He is not one to talk about himself likes to stick to the activity that is happening now.
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