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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    I was most impressed with the chapter on Dr. Ball.
    "...whose determination to reach the summit was exceeded only by an unwillingness to heed the advice of those more skilled & experienced than him." (Paraphrased from a memory of having read it 4 years ago).
    Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth & the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

    Psalm 90:2

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    Quote Originally Posted by lx93 View Post
    "...whose determination to reach the summit was exceeded only by an unwillingness to heed the advice of those more skilled & experienced than him." (Paraphrased from a memory of having read it 4 years ago).
    A man after my own heart. A true peakbagger in the finest tradition.

    Just kidding. What impressed me was that he lived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    A man after my own heart. A true peakbagger in the finest tradition.

    Just kidding. What impressed me was that he lived.
    Yeah, I think anyone who's done any amount of peak-bagging has to concede to having done some things which "seemed like good ideas at the time".

    Didn't Dr. Ball die later on, though, on some other adventure? In Africa, I think?
    Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth & the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

    Psalm 90:2

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    In the incident on Madison,there is mention of a Boy Scout troop,and the leader. We were at Madison in August,a few years ago,and in conversation with a couple of new hikers,they asked us about dressing for conditions. I was telling them about the McDonald Barr incident,and into the conversation came the AMC hut volunteer,who was nearby,listening.
    " McDonald Barr...I was here that night....I'm the Boy Scout troop leader" and his face went very serious. It was an eerie moment.

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