Who is the Baron??

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The Baron Von Bergshrund is one of the following people

Poll ended at Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:13 pm

1 - Cushman
22
23%
2 - Andy Leach
29
31%
3 - Jared Workman
8
9%
4 - CVRTI5 (highly unlikely, but this is the internet, his gauge of wind speed makes this more unbelievable)
9
10%
5 - Any other suggestions???
26
28%
 
Total votes: 94
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Who is the Baron??

Post by lordhelmut » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:13 pm

So since no one else is going to ask, I figured I'd throw it out there for shits and giggles, since this has been a topic of discussion with a few fellow friends from this site. Just some friendly banter and speculation. Any feedback or additional suggestions is welcome, as well as why you think that person is him.

p.s. I guarantee you its not me.
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Post by dubsho3000 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:16 pm

I thought he was Bean for a while there. They seem to tag team certain threads, and seem to have similar beliefs. Over time I've strayed from this line of thinking, but I'm not sure why.
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Re: Who is the Baron??

Post by Neil » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:21 pm

Andy. 100%!
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Re: Who is the Baron??

Post by Doug Shaw » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:23 pm

I have a suspicion that The Baron is Tom Pierce's Mr. Hyde...
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Post by SuperPolok » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:25 pm

Doug Shaw wrote:I have a suspicion that The Baron is Tom Pierce's Mr. Hyde...
I have a suspicion that The Baron is Doug Shaw's Dr. Jekyl...
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Re: Who is the Baron??

Post by robco » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:28 pm

You mean he's not the earthly manifestation of TGC?
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Re: Who is the Baron??

Post by JohnWilliams » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:32 pm

Is he Jesus?(God)
-I tend to be a Longs Peak nerd. If you have questions about the Longs Peak Massif please, feel free to ask.

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Re: Who is the Baron??

Post by jaymz » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:34 pm

rustic/western/matting's intelligent alter-ego.
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Re: Who is the Baron??

Post by bif » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:38 pm

I read the baron here , I thought he was from europe, Baron de Rothchild.guess not. Now me question is; who is Andy?
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Re: Who is the Baron??

Post by Carl » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:47 pm

dubsho3000 wrote:I thought he was Bean for a while there. They seem to tag team certain threads, and seem to have similar beliefs. Over time I've strayed from this line of thinking, but I'm not sure why.
As a good friend of Mr. Bean, I can confidently say I'm certain it isn't him. Although I can't say I don't see where you're coming from :)
lordhelmut wrote:So since no one else is going to ask, I figured I'd throw it out there for shits and giggles, since this has been a topic of discussion with a few fellow friends from this site. Just some friendly banter and speculation.
Good thread Brian.

As for my guess, I'm going to have to go with [edited]. I think this is supported by the fact that the Baron's alpine knowledge is extensive as to rock climbing, but more limited as to other topics, such as snow travel (backcountry skiing, snowpack analysis, etc.). The Baron obviously gets out a lot, and knows what he's talking about, but he can't be an expert at everything. I know that some people on this site know for certain who the Baron is (I'm not one of them), which adds great weight to the assumption that the Baron is someone who did/does post on 14ers.com.

At the end of the day, I find the Baron's advice helpful and appreciate the contribution, by whomever is behind the screen name.
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Re: Who is the Baron??

Post by JB99 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:48 pm

The Baron is just the Baron, he's real. If we all believe in him enough...
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Re: Who is the Baron??

Post by kimo » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:49 pm

bif wrote:I read the baron here , I thought he was from europe, Baron de Rothchild.guess not. Now me question is; who is Andy?
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