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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 31, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
what used to be. If I, perchance, get a second go....please, please let me be one of them.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jul 31, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
I remember a few years ago showing Vitaly on Supertopo some of the kit I like to take on alpine routes, he was getting into it.

Now he's a G-damn superstar.

If it's any consolation, sir, my second half of life I'd like to be a Jim Donini (starting today...)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 31, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
That's really funny-cool, Jim.

So many other guys think that about you.

Lonely at the top?

I wouldn't know.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 31, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
Funny as im sure H and V are saying the exact same about the Donini-one-kanobi...Yur ALL gettin the shyt handled!!
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Jul 31, 2013 - 03:11pm PT
Donini-one-kanobi


LOL! Nice!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jul 31, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
That's cool & all Jim, I mean these boys are truly killing it.

But.



Haven't you climbed all these mountains already?

Suffered through freezing bivys?

Had epic descents & slogged for miles to get shut down in a whiteout?

Seen the mountains take away lives of many following this very pursuit?

Pooed inside a tent next to your partner numerous times?

Had your partner poo next to you in a tent numerous times?


Etc. etc.


I would think a man who has seen the places you've seen & done the climbing you have done would consider making their next pass as some sort of macho spaniard who lives on the beach and humps 13+ tufas & 5.9 Lolita's all day until you've OD'ed on type 1 fun?!?!


I see your reasoning tho, i am quite content with my life but I wouldn't mind a walk in their shoes either, or yours for that matter- seems like you guys are never working!!
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Jul 31, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
seems like you guys are never working!!

Prerequisite for all alpenists.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Aug 1, 2013 - 01:03am PT
Two brilliant climbers and really cool guys. The are just at the beginning of the arc. Definitely the new generation of Donini-Lowe type climbers.

If there was a TV show, "America's Next Top Climber" they would win.

So far this year:
Winter Ascent of The Watchtower
Both did routes on El Cap though not together
Now they are doing things in Peru that will be stories repeated around campfires for years.

This Spring Everest candidate Chad Kellogg went hiking in the local LA mountains with Hamik. That evening at the slide show he came up with the nickname "Hamik The Hammer" in reference to his hiking abilities. The nickname does not fit his personality which makes it amusing.
Burch3y

Mountain climber
San Diego
Aug 1, 2013 - 01:14am PT
Hamik's vid of the Watchtower this past winter, Vitaliy got on it twice actually. Warming up for the Peru nonsense.

hamik

Mountain climber
Pasadena, CA
Aug 2, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
Jim, I can point out a lot of other nice young men you should aspire to be, but today especially is not a good day to be Vitaliy or Hamik. 1) we didn't even get on our climb (I complained about a joint issue in my foot, then the weather turned to crap AFTERWARDS), 2) we had to walk 15 miles back to Huaraz with 70 lbs on our backs, and 3) California Cafe still doesn't have chocolate cake. Unbelievable.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Aug 2, 2013 - 06:58pm PT
I remember a few years ago showing Vitaly on Supertopo some of the kit I like to take on alpine routes, he was getting into it.

If you guys want to see something super funny search for an old thread I started when I just signed up for supertopo. I was asking people how to 'dirt-bag' in Yosemite. Actually there were multiple threads that are hilarious. Learned and climbed a lot from than. Hope to keep up my interest, and do many more peaks in the future.

Way to keep us on the spot Jim! We hiked into Cayesh valley and got shut down, yahooooooo! Didn't even attempt our climb...

YOU do NOT want to be like us. We are internet wankers that's all...
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Aug 4, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
"Ah memories of... What used to be. If I, perchance, get a second go..."

I don't think I believe in reincarnation, but maybe in a way, through the report and pictures you do get to do it again. Maybe in that lies an incarnation, or a seed of compassion.

Kudos to all of you on a life well living...
Burch3y

Mountain climber
San Diego
Aug 4, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
This thread warms the cockles of my heart and gives me the mega-lulz...

I know of a couple/three (one) person that is seething reading such things.

DANG INTERNET WONDERBOYS!!!!!!



harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Aug 4, 2013 - 10:55pm PT
It's nice to see people get SO into climbing that they just can't stop. Climbing almost fulltime you can certainly accrue a lot of experience in a short time. Their tr's remind me of all the fun and excitement to be had in the mountains minus the 70 lb packs of course! России жестких мужчин
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 4, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
Off to Tajikistan tomorrow....never too late for adventure! Hamik and Vitaliy will be back soon so I guess I have to keep the ST alpine fires burning.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Aug 4, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
Jim, I imagine flying in some of those planes might be more challenging than any of the mountaineering. Have fun, take pics.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 4, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
No chocolate cake, indeed! Fecking Latins got chocolate coming out their ears and no goddam cake?

Increible!

This is a good ruse, too, guys, talking about 70-lb. packs. Very few will realize they are only 31.75 kilos. Nice move.
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