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Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 7, 2014 - 08:53am PT
i feel a bit more like whillans each year.

here's my recent spring training climb. yeah, july is a bit late for spring training. screw you.

Credit: klk

#summitcigarette, #downhillslide, #burymebesidethelazyboy

i'll look fitter once i have a tan

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 7, 2014 - 09:09am PT
LIGHT!!!!. ;-)

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jul 7, 2014 - 09:19am PT
How old was Whillans when we died?

You've got a couple years still I think, klk.

Just a couple.

Keep off the motorcycles!
ron gomez

Trad climber
Jul 7, 2014 - 09:21am PT
Right with you Kerwin! Except I'll have a beer in one of my hands while on our "traning" hikes.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 7, 2014 - 11:39am PT
Whillans was 52.....

Don't miss this terrific video, his last climb:

Joe Brown and Don Whillans on Cemetery Gates

Boulder climber
Jul 7, 2014 - 12:37pm PT
My God, Kerwin, I wouldn't have recognized you!

Try to get out of your office more. Do a little Pilates.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jul 7, 2014 - 12:40pm PT
I'm haunted by the ghost of Don Whillans.

Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Jul 7, 2014 - 12:46pm PT
Share your fags, buy him a few pints, and play some darts with him and you'll be good. Let me know the stories he tells. Look out for his hook if you end up pissing him off!

Don't miss the video Peter recommended. It's a classic and worth it just for Brown and Whillans banter.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Jul 7, 2014 - 01:05pm PT
Your problem is caused by your education. History is repeating itself.

Jul 7, 2014 - 01:12pm PT
Kerwin needs to locate one of the women from Avatar. Not quite nine feet tall, no tail, and not blue skin. But like a whip. Just like a whip.

Sport climber
Jul 7, 2014 - 01:19pm PT

The rest of the photo:

Whillans with an umbrella and the yogi with an axe.

Make of it what you want... ^^^^

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 7, 2014 - 02:28pm PT
I'm a lot like Whillans, only without all the, you know, talent and stuff.
scrubbing bubbles

Social climber
Jul 7, 2014 - 02:55pm PT
^^^^ Whillans was baffled by that yogi and harshly asked him if he was on some sort of a sponsored Charity Walk

That's what I recall from the Doug Scott book

Jul 7, 2014 - 02:59pm PT
This is a good post. Makes me feel better about my methods.
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