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    Senior Member B the Hiker's Avatar
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    Author David Roberts passes away

    Author and mountaineer David Roberts died of cancer on August 20, 2021. He was 78.

    I know that more than a few of the folks on VFTT have enjoyed his books and articles over the years.

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/08/...iting-dies-78/

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    Brian
    Last edited by B the Hiker; 08-23-2021 at 08:47 PM.

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    David Roberts was probably my favorite outdoor essay writer. Looking at my bookshelf, I see that I have three books of essays (On the Ridge Between Life and Death, Moments of Doubt, and Escape Routes), and the book In Search of the Old Ones. All highly recommended. He wrote about rock-climbs, alpine climbs, and general exploration/ trekking. Some very intense stories in there.
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    Here is a good write up from what of my favorite adventure sites:
    https://www.adventure-journal.com/20...es-away-at-78/
    I don't believe in lists to enjoy the outdoors. My dog never did ..... Just enjoy the ride.

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    My favorite is The Mountain of My Fear. Read it in High School. He was a great author and climber. I'm sorry to hear of this.

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    I forgot to recommend the Roberts' book "Finding Everett Ruess: The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer". A very strange compelling story of a vagabond explorer who disappeared and has never been found. In the same genre as the stories of Chris McCandless or John Waterman.
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