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WBraun

climber
Mar 29, 2013 - 12:17am PT
Potter WILL make your head spin Blue .....
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Mar 29, 2013 - 04:29pm PT
I was once introduced as 'An Outstanding American' by my Commanding General.

The audience figured I was a Brit - Doh!

Steve
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Mar 29, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
Potter? John Long? Bachar? Braun? I don't think so.

Riiiggghhht.
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Mar 29, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
As to whether or not top notch climbers would be good in combat......

Well, some would, but being good at either doesn't guarantee you would be able to cope with the other. When you're climbing you might think the mountain is trying to kill you - but of course it isn't....

When you are in a dirty fire fight you know the bastards on the other side are trying to kill you and IMHO you have much less control over the outcome.

Some folks get habituated to either and cope admirably, and at one level some of the characteristics are the same. But I wouldn't put a lot of money on all hot shot climbers being any use in a trench.

Steve
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 29, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
It's just an old Russian tank, there's hundreds of them everywhere. It's dangerous to take one step off that road. The whole place is a minefield and there are red markers that mean it hasnt been cleared. Afterwards my friends told me never to do this again, since the tanks may be booby trapped. In fact, Afghanistan has part of the Hindu Kush and it would be a great destination for climbing, except for the land mines. The insurgents like the mountains too.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 29, 2013 - 06:06pm PT
Your timing on your insults is perfect.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/29/17520371-member-of-seal-team-6-killed-another-seal-injured-in-parachute-accident?lite

Just the training is dangerous enough.

Sombody cratedrs almost every other class at HALO school.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 29, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
You never did it,

in the dark

from 35,000 feet

in close formation with for or five others

with a 100 lb pack between your legs.

and opened at 1,000 AGL or less
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Mar 29, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
Never said I did.


But you know a lot of about this stuff!

Tell us your personal tales of military courage!

How many episodes of "Surviving the Cut" did you watch from your couch?


Um, you don't have to be a SEAL to appreciate how grueling their training and missions are. They have to organize missions at the drop of a hat from the DOD/CIA. They are constantly ready to go, and with amazing professionalism/integrity/clarity.

They are the best. The British SAS is pretty close though.

Lithuanians are supposed to be "crazy" hardcore too!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 29, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
My boy throws airborne pukes off his plane for a living almost weekly.

Worked the HALO school for a month or two as well.

As an electrician and electrical contractor I worked hot circuits for years,all the way to 12KV.

Nothing compares to what these guys do just for practice.

BTW Seals, or Berets don't have to pass or even take that class to keep their jobs.

The AF TAC guys do.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Um, you don't have to be a SEAL to appreciate how grueling their training and missions are. They have to organize missions at the drop of a hat from the DOD/CIA. They are constantly ready to go, and with amazing professionalism/integrity/clarity.

They are the best.

Word.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
I do respect the the military. I respect anybody that has a tough job and does it well. But the idea that people in the military are more altruistic than others is bullsh#t.

You want altruism? Join the Peace Corps and send us a postcard.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Mar 29, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
Yeah, American military troops are very professional. Sometimes too much so for my taste, but they are the best.

Know why? Because nobody else does anything! We have to go first and catch all the BS criticism.

F*#k everybody else and our detractors. I can count on one hand the military troopers I have respect for.

Australia, Canada, France, Britain, Lithuania. O.k., Israel too....
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 29, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
Speaking for myself I would be wary about going up against a bunch of Rooskie Spetsnaz.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Mar 31, 2013 - 11:09am PT
Speaking for myself I would be wary about going up against a bunch of Rooskie Spetsnaz.

Oops, yeah, the spetznaz dudes are on par with our SEALs. Those dudes are tough!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 31, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Well coz, I recall a comment by a SEAL about a butane lighter, so I am not so sure about your promotion comment, but I know it was a by product of testosterone fueled bravado.

Certainly they are our best, and their training is rigorous.

They are a precision scalpel in a very large tool box.



Kos' link seems to dead end at #10 (taxi driver).
I wonder if "climbing guide" is on the list. Seems to me that it exceeds the fatality rate of crab fishing.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 31, 2013 - 02:36pm PT


I was never in the Military (My Father was however... Army Air Corp, Pilot)...

But one thing I LOVE is how the "Armchair" fukers THINK they know so much...

Fuking ALWAYS cracks me up!!!...

LOL!!!...



PS... Those of us that have NEVER been in the Military should really SHUT THE FUK UP about sh!t we know NOTHING about...

JUST my personal opinion...

Don't SHOOT me with an AK47 please!!!...

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Mar 31, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Ya never understood the anger torwards are troops. Who keep us safe.and ask for nothing in return.

I'm now going on my 24 year working with the Navy and can say they are tougher, stronger, and smarter than 99% of the top climber I've climbed with.

Many, Many have died, so many that at one point, I lost most of the men I'd been training to injury, death or PTSD.

They never promote themselves, and never question why, they give their all to take out people who would kill us without remorse for just believing in equality and justice for all. They rescue those being held hostage and being tortured, raped and murdered.

They are not appreciated by the liberal media, or by the white elite who make up are self absorbed climbing community.

But they deserve our respect and gratitude, and on this spiritual day honoring a man who gave his life for a power greater than himself, perhaps we should take a moment to honor the fallen who never asked for anything and paid the ultimate sacrifice so we can live in peace.


Well said, Scott!
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