Pete Minks- where is he?

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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 27, 2010 - 11:24am PT
Trying to get contact info. for Peter Minks. Last time I heard from him he was in the Tahoe area.
nita

Social climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Mar 27, 2010 - 11:34am PT
Mr.Donini, I asked that same question 4 years ago, i never got the actual info...... i still want it.
Stewart Johnson

climber
yo mama
Mar 27, 2010 - 12:37pm PT
minksie lives in tahoe city and works at alpine meadows ski area
nita

Social climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Mar 27, 2010 - 01:40pm PT
"minksie lives in tahoe city and works at alpine meadows ski area"

I got the same info 4 years ago but am unable to get up there to inquire. Anyone have anything specific?
Mimi

climber
Mar 27, 2010 - 02:54pm PT
Jim, you should contact Steve 'Crusher' Bartlett in Boulder. He'll likely know. He posts here as Crush. He'll at least have a couple of entertaining stories for you. LOL
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 27, 2010 - 05:27pm PT
He posts as crunch.
Mimi

climber
Mar 27, 2010 - 05:36pm PT
Correction noted.
Stewart Johnson

climber
yo mama
Mar 27, 2010 - 05:41pm PT
i sent donini petes digits already, in his e-mail.
Fuzzywuzzy

climber
suspendedhappynation
Mar 27, 2010 - 10:43pm PT
Mastadon speaks with him now and then.
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Mar 27, 2010 - 10:47pm PT
I remember Minksie well from back in the early '80's valley days...And what a cool guy he is! Would also love to hear from "Crusher" Bartlett as well, he and the "Fatties" (Strappo, and Roger Whitehead) were all pals of mine!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 28, 2010 - 01:28am PT
I , me ,myself , and i , remember seeing this movie at the elks center in Long Beach back in 76 about this ascent of the eiger...Peter Minks, unroped....and unemployed ..(chuckles from the audience of smoked-out climbers) , takes a big slide and arrests himself from certain death...at some point the mention of packing loads ( stonemaster lore) drips off the soundtrack...a roar explodes from the crowd...idyllwild....Geoff Morgans pad....Let's listen to some umma gumma Peter....? ..Minks....that stuff puts me to sleep....Mono lake....1979...see minks tromping thru the sage at the 4th of july fireworks....haven't seen him since...? Tahoe...isn't that by Grindlewald?
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Mar 28, 2010 - 01:30am PT
Where is Donini?
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 28, 2010 - 08:41am PT
I thought that the guy that took the spill was Cliff Phillips not Minks, but I have the issue of Mountain with the photo of the four of them in the matching outfits.
IV

climber
tahoe
Apr 2, 2010 - 04:56pm PT
Credit: IV
Pete, at his house in Tahoe City.
I walked up one day and he was sitting there in the sun reading "Hard Rock" wearing sunglasses and reading specs....classic Minksy!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 2, 2010 - 04:59pm PT
Got his number from SJ and talked to him- thanks!
Stewart Johnson

climber
yo mama
Apr 3, 2010 - 10:27am PT
two older brits still at it at donner
two older brits still at it at donner
Credit: Stewart Johnson
peter minks and adrian burgess
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Apr 3, 2010 - 12:20pm PT
In the summer of 1978, there was a group of climbers working construction in Idyllwild, including Pete.

If my memory serves, it was Pete who related a letter he'd received from his mother, back in Britain.

She noted that he was now residing in Idyllwild, California and wrote something like, "It sounds like you have found a town appropriate to your character."

(i.e, idle+wild)

Cheers to you Pete,
Rick
IV

climber
tahoe
Apr 3, 2010 - 09:17pm PT
Why Stewart, Isn't that Alan Burgess?
Stewart Johnson

climber
yo mama
Apr 4, 2010 - 10:14am PT
someone is paying attention to the old fart thread.
it is allen!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 8, 2010 - 12:32pm PT
Minksie grappling with The Skull, one of North Wales hardest climbs.



A Tiger in his prime!
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