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Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Nov 23, 2009 - 01:57pm PT
If I remember correctly (a big if), Dave's Dreadful Death-Defying Dive wasn't shown in the eventual 'national unity' ad, but there was a aerial panning shot of the group on the summit of Mount Rexford, waving into the sunset

No, there was good film of the fall, and it did make it into the final cut. I've actually got a copy of it on 8mm film somewhere in the basement. At least I hope I still have it. If I ever find it I'll get it transferred to digital.

What I do have is pictures of the whole thing, and in the next couple of days I'll get them posted into this thread.


Hmmmm. Maybe have to clear a couple of them with the censors first. Or at least give Tami the opportunity to pay me for not posting them here.
MH2

climber
Nov 23, 2009 - 02:51pm PT
momentarily watering the moon's light

perfect and precocious: I dunno what you mean about precious

my attempts to read that kept getting sabotaged by spasms in the torso and water entering the eyeballs

what a super look at Canadian funhogs
Tami

Social climber
Vancouver, Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 23, 2009 - 04:45pm PT
Andy - I typed it and read it at the same time without editing it. Given that the thing was originally written longhand as a journal entry thirty years ago, I wasn't sure just how it sounded today. Which was why I gave the caveat at the top.

If I don't mind thumpin' my own tub, it's not BAD. It could , of course, use the fine eye & fast fingers of an excellent editor ( Katie !?! ) but, as a story from BITD it pretty much catches the zeitgeist. Esp of the summit bivi. That really was a glorious experience.

I'm lookin' fwd to David's pix. Post whatchya want Davie.......tho' keep any pinnk parts out of it hahahahahaha.

And David is rite about the fall making it into the final cut. I recall seein' the thing on the telly. It's just that The Fall was edited to fit ( it WAS a 30 sec spot ; that's 720 frames of film only ) (said the animator in me )

I don't remember a sunset either. All the stuff we did was during the daytime.

One note that din't make it into my story was this :

When we were shooting on the summit of Rexford, our "technicians" ( Peter and Peder ) were obliged to hide so they weren't in the shot. A big fin of rock jutting out provided them shelter and so, behind it they went and sparked a fatty they did.
As the helicopter came in for the shot, the voice came over telling the boys to put the spliff out , that it looked like a chimney was atop that mountain spewin' forth smoke.

Hahaha....

flyingkiwi1

Trad climber
Seattle WA
Nov 23, 2009 - 04:52pm PT
Well.
While we await photographic evidence of these Canadiexploits, I offer again this incendiary example of how well some of you keep it up:
http://supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1015567&msg=1015567#msg1015567

Ian
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Mare Infinitum
Nov 23, 2009 - 05:06pm PT
Well, Did you save the country or not?
Ya must've, cuz it's still there.
Whew!
Awesome story, Tami.
Climbing dropout

Trad climber
Vancouver, BC
Nov 23, 2009 - 05:53pm PT
Bravo Tami et. al - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED !!!!! Add some photos somebody


Answer to MH2's question from previous thread ... No I wasn't involved in that ascent.



Unfortunately during that era I was operating under the premise of ....

"I had to drink a lot, in order to save the country"
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 23, 2009 - 09:03pm PT
HA HA HA HA!!!!!!

What a hoot, Tami!!!!

More, more!!!!!!

I just refilled my beer and got some popcorn!!!!!
Timmc

climber
BC
Nov 23, 2009 - 10:04pm PT

Classic!

Thanks.
MH2

climber
Nov 24, 2009 - 12:13am PT
"I had to drink a lot, in order to save the country" ....

An old story, but it could be a good one, Bruce. Your travels in Mongolia were well represented. I am sure you could help along that idea to pull the ST lens a mm or 2 off The Valley.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jun 28, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
Read this tale of woe and intrigue (actually more mirth and intrigue) now!!!!!

YOU WON"T REGRET IT!!!!

Thanks Tami, just what the doctor ordered on a hot friday afternoon!

Eric
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 28, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
BAAAAAAHAhahaahaaaaa .. YES agreed!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 28, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
Somewhere early in this thread I said I had some pictures, and would post them up in the next couple of days.

Well, a couple of days turned into a couple of years, then another couple of years, but I finally did post them in a TR...

http://www.supertopo.com/tr/Climbers-save-their-country-Yes-this-is-damn-on-topic/t11830n.html
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
David's TR is infinitely better than this thread. Let this one sink & resurrect his hilarious superhero story.....
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jun 28, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
David's TR is infinitely better than this thread. Let this one sink & resurrect his hilarious superhero story.....

Ain't no better -- just different. Reading your story I was reminded of things I forgot, or got wrong, and I imagine that reading mine you had a couple of "Oh, right, that's how it was" moments.

Big fun, though. And some decent dollars for bunch of dirtbags.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Jun 28, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Hilarious, Tami. I missed this first time around, so I'm glad it's been bumped.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 29, 2013 - 11:24am PT
This is awesome, never saw it before. I like the contrast between ur version & ghost's Tami. Funny sh#t, that's fer sure.

Edit- that's kinda what I meant fletcher, just some details don't quite match up, hence the contrast, all part of what makes it awesome.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jun 29, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
Nah, this version and Ghost's definitely go together, kind of like a Talmudic commentary of the commentary. I think this version has more hot women than the Talmud does. Might be a close contest, though.

Next step is a commentary on the commentary of the commentary. Who's gonna do dat? Ha ha!

Eric
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Jun 29, 2013 - 07:51pm PT
It is heartwarming to read about willing sacrifices made in the service of patriotism.
Bad Climber

climber
Jun 29, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
Great, Tami!

Another reason to love Canada.

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