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Fletcher

Trad climber
Pasadena, CA
Nov 21, 2009 - 11:15pm PT
That's awesome!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Nov 21, 2009 - 11:18pm PT
Agree Eric,

What gems are out there !!!! Thanks to All who take the time to share the ones they have. Peace, lynne
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Nov 21, 2009 - 11:30pm PT
Wonderful!

What a treasure.

Classic Nelson, please get someone to scan that for you and post it up. There are enough "old boys" on here that spent time with him and it would be a treat to hear more of the man.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 22, 2009 - 12:39am PT
Very special letter indeed! Your dad is a bright guy to make such a request. I would also like to see a scan and you might consider an archival sleeve for that letter if you haven't been storing it flat.

What is the Kilimanjaro Mountain Club connection about?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 22, 2009 - 12:44am PT
hey there say, randisi... what a wonderful peice of history, thanks so very kindly for sharing this...

kind of like a treasure map from part of one's soul...

leading another onward...

thanks again... :)
Randisi

Boulder climber
PA
Nov 22, 2009 - 07:22am PT
I'll try to get a scan of it some time soon.

Guido, do you or anyone else know how Anton acquired the sobriquet "Ax"? I've always been curious about this.
Evel

Trad climber
Slartibartfasts Newest Fjiord
Nov 22, 2009 - 08:53am PT
Yo Randisi! Thanks for sharing that letter. When are you going to be in Boulder? Mix
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Nov 22, 2009 - 01:58pm PT
Nelson lived in Kenya for many years after his Valley days.

On return to Berkeley he worked as a Contractor and built a number of houses. Harper worked with him for a spell on some new houses near Tilden Park and always had tales to share.

Ax? Don't really know the origin. Perhaps if Lauria would return in earnest to ST we could find out?

Of course Roper would know, but he is most likely off bird watching.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 22, 2009 - 02:14pm PT
Thanks!
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Nov 22, 2009 - 02:50pm PT
Very Thoughtful letter to get....


True advise



Thanks for the nostalgia!!!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 22, 2009 - 02:59pm PT
Birdwatching!?! There goes his Zone 10 status...LOL
Urmas

Social climber
Sierra Eastside
Nov 22, 2009 - 07:48pm PT
I had the good fortune to accompany Ax on a Sierra Club outing as a teenager. My memory is of driving with him in his old pickup, up the Kings River Road above Pine Flat Resrvoir. He drove that twisty road with his torso hunched over the steering wheel - forearms in full contact with the upper half of the wheel - And talking the whole time! I wish I could remember the stories, I just remember the man...nobody else like him!
Brunosafari

Boulder climber
OR
Nov 22, 2009 - 09:06pm PT

Shame on you, Randisi, for keeping this to yourself for so long. We could have died!

Bruce A.

Poway Mountaineers
Quakers Anonymous
Ray Olson

Trad climber
Imperial Beach, California
Nov 22, 2009 - 09:37pm PT
that is a really neat thing Randisi - thanks for posting
Randisi

Boulder climber
PA
Nov 23, 2009 - 08:20am PT
Quakers Anonymous, Bruno?

For recovering Quakers?


(Hey, Cruella d'Evel. Kind of stuck here in central PA. You know the feeling! I hope all is well in 'Slartibarfasts,' CO!)
"Gag"

Mountain climber
San Francisco, CA
Feb 27, 2010 - 06:39pm PT
Heh - I was in that pickup with you Urmas, on that trip...! : ) And what I really remember about Ax, aside from his super-human endurance and incredible energy is that old Ax almost gave me a heart attack several times the way he drove that truck on that road. : ) lol

I think he was telling us about his (the) first ascent of Lost Arrow Spire... and about climbing Spanish Mountain all the way from the bottom at the Kings river? Something about 8,000-12,000 feet of lose shale, and of course probably many other tales.. an amazing time that was.

 Garo
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Feb 27, 2010 - 08:16pm PT
Randisi and all: Great stories. Very Cool stuff, you don't see in the books or mags. Thank you!
Randisi

Boulder climber
East Side
Dec 3, 2010 - 05:47pm PT
I'll try to get a scan of it some time soon.

Does a year qualify as "some time soon"?

Anyway, Guido, here are the scans:

photo not found
Missing photo ID#180663
photo not found
Missing photo ID#180665

The envelope is deteriorating:
photo not found
Missing photo ID#180666
eKat

climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Dec 3, 2010 - 05:49pm PT
Does a year qualify as "some time soon"?

You betcha!

TFPU!

eKat
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Got my DOUBLEWIDE!
Dec 3, 2010 - 05:56pm PT
THANKS! Thread Redux of the Month! I missed it the first time around.

DMT
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