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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 30, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
Coz suggested we start one on another thread. I thought to myself, surely there must be one already? There was one last year, but apparently it was deleted. http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1555851&msg=1556013#msg1556013

I would love to hear some classic Donini tales!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 30, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
Big Mike, I know you mean well but I'm afraid this will lead to Jim's joining
Locker's Big-Headed Club and that's not a good thing.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jan 30, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
yeah, but what's he done on grit?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 30, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Maybe it was deleted for a reason: watch your back!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2013 - 05:53pm PT
Jim seems pretty down to earth. It's hard to see him getting big headed.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
If Jim has a problem with it, I will delete if he makes his wishes known.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 30, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
No it's cool, I think it's gonnah fly.
We dig you Jim.

"We Donini Stinking Badges!"
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 30, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
Donini>Honnold

nuff said

fanboi mode off

Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 30, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
Even if you are an unrepentant troll, at times.
See you in The City!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jan 30, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
He's a good climber and a good leader.


Also a good Troll.



He does slide shows from time to time. They are not to be missed.



I like him and want to hear more from him.
Ben Harland

Gym climber
Kenora, ON
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
Donini wrote one of my all-time favourite posts here
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/825943/Cerro-Torre-the-lie-and-the-desecration
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
Jim is pretty much all around good. Might need to sharpen up the musical interests a bit, he's been stuck on Tiny Tim.

ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:05pm PT
I was literally in diapers when Donini sent the Egger. Cool in my book.
orangesporanges

Social climber
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:08pm PT
I was literally in diapers when Donini sent the Egger

I'd probably be smart to wear a diaper myself, if I went for the Egger
this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
Donini is still living the dream and I can appreciate that.
WBraun

climber
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:12pm PT
Everyone is living in a dream

But all hail the man .... Donini

Hoorah .....
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
I meet Jim in Cochise last year - one nice & good man, and that is more important than his amazing accomplishments. & amazing they are.
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
Appreciation? Is really THAT good?

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eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
I tell ya. . . when he'd come to camp, we'd all hang on his every word. . . either crowded around the table on rescue or kickin' up dirt in the parking lot. . . it always felt like somebody FOREIGN came to play.

Bridwell and I sat and cried at one of his Patagonia slideshows. He did it with a lady (gee, I wanna say wife - but it may have been a GF) - she did a very cultured, non-climbing voice and, of course, his was so mind bendingly WORLDLY. . . I may not have understood a single word.

Here's to donini. . . keepin' it real!

oxoxo
DanaB

climber
CT
Jan 30, 2013 - 06:16pm PT
In my opinion, Donini still has one of the funnier posts on ST.

The topic was "How did you get staretd climbing?"

Donini wrote that he was reading a magazine in the dentist's office and there was an article about Chris Sharma that made climbing look like fun - so he decided to give it a try.
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