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Man summits Kili, then dies

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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby climbing_rob » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:11 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.
Yeah sounds like he was indeed not a climber, but I'll wager 80% of the folks that climb Kili are not either. Kili is a high altitude walk. Antero is a slighly lower altitude walk (and killed a bucket-lister a couple weeks ago, right?). Folks die on walks, sadly. Better there than watching TV.

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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby DeucesWild » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:31 pm

climbing_rob wrote:Yeah sounds like he was indeed not a climber, but I'll wager 80% of the folks that climb Kili are not either. Kili is a high altitude walk. Antero is a slighly lower altitude walk (and killed a bucket-lister a couple weeks ago, right?). Folks die on walks, sadly. Better there than watching TV.


Prolly better that he didn't train. Would've died on a lesser mountain like Antero or Bross instead.
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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby susanjoypaul » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:14 pm

I didn't mean any harm or disrespect to the man or his family - and I doubt if anyone else did either, with their individual comments - but all together we do come across as a rather callous and insensitive lot!

In all sincerity... what a great way to go. When I was born (1960) American men weren't even expected to live to the age of 70, never mind hike up mountains at that age. Good for him. Cool that he got to text his wife, too - I sure hope my final communication to those close to me is something positive.

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Re: Man summits Kili, then dies

Postby Lavich » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:39 am

R.I.P, Mr Cook.

Good thing you made it.

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