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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by stephakett » Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:10 pm

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My best friend is in Nepal now to attempt Makalu. He had an unfortunate run in at a group dinner in Katmandu with a "pompous climber from Colorado who made it known immediately that he had a PhD."
i'm crying :lol:
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by Scott P » Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:22 pm

Off topic a little, but it seems every climbing state has a climbing villain. In Colorado it seems to be Dr. Jon. When I lived in Utah it was Dick Bass. California had one too, but I forgot the name.
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:26 pm

Oh, buddy, you know how to trigger me...
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by Kiefer » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:01 pm

cottonmountaineering wrote:
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XterraRob wrote:
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Can someone explain the game of "Fund Raising" in regards to funding climbs?
from talking to people who do that - one option is that they do motivational speaking, create a business and do some tax stuff to write off mountaineering trips as a business expense, then do speeches at large corporations

another type is they are the first person of "X" quality (first person named billy bob jr to climb everest!) and are able to fund raise from the billy bob association of billy bobs

another type is just rich to begin with

this only really works for everest trips as any of the other 8000ers dont have name recognition
I've never really understood the fund raising thing as it applies to mountain climbing either. I mean, it's a selfish sport by nature. If someone is raising funds to draw attention to Cause-A or Cause-B,
I think there's much better ways to do it than a sport that focuses the attention on what the individual is doing; kind of counter-productive me thinks.
And does anyone really give a s*it anymore if the first born of a 6th generation of illegal immigrants living in the 38th state is the first to summit Everest? That "first" honor has kind of lost its
importance over the years. It gets to the point where that initial awesome feat of summiting a peak like that, by say, a blind person or double amputee which, IS REMARKABLE becomes watered down
by someone else who thinks making an espresso at 29,000' is comparable. I find it disgusting.

While I don't know Jon and honestly, don't really care much about him or his exploits, I get the impression he's the kind of guy that falls into the category above. I mean, sleeping on all the 14er summits, really? :roll:
That's your claim to fame? He comes across as a tool. But he has a PhD!! :lol:
You wanna be impressed? Check out this guy named Chris Davenport. Dudes legit.
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by nsaladin » Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:27 pm

BillMiddlebrook wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:26 pm
Oh, buddy, you know how to trigger me...
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by Scott P » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:43 pm

Kiefer wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:01 pm
And does anyone really give a s*it anymore if the first born of a 6th generation of illegal immigrants living in the 38th state is the first to summit Everest?
Apparently a lot of people care about this climb since the Gofundme is over $208,000.

Since it goes to a good cause I might be willing to donate if Dr. Jon wasn't involved. I wonder how much Mike Posner knows about Dr. Jon?
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by d_baker » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:50 pm

So, uhh, who is Mike Posner? Lol
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by AnnaG22 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:16 pm

d_baker wrote:
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So, uhh, who is Mike Posner? Lol
Let me Wikipedia that for you https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Posner
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by dpage » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:21 pm

AnnaG22 wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:16 pm
d_baker wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:50 pm
So, uhh, who is Mike Posner? Lol
Let me Wikipedia that for you https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Posner
And after reading the wiki, I realize I still have never heard of him
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by peter303 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:36 pm

Apparently colorado treated him badly when he was here. A rattlesnake bit him, temporarily hospitalizing him. I wish him better luck on Everest,
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Re: Mike Posner to Climb Everest

Post by Scott P » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:37 pm

dpage wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:21 pm
And after reading the wiki, I realize I still have never heard of him
d_baker wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:50 pm
So, uhh, who is Mike Posner? Lol
Presumably you both have heard this? It was on the radio for at least 30 times a day for quite a while. :wink:

https://youtu.be/Wx9XYrRpHjo
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