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S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Feb 15, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
The army has some rad guys too.

A friend of mine:

Credit: S.Leeper
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Mar 27, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
I'm sure he is, looks like he's been to a ton of schools, I dunno many of those ribbons, but that's an Infantry Badge, it's not a Combat Infantry Badge. Just sayin'
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Mar 27, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
He's since been in combat...old picture, he's also an LTC now.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Mar 27, 2013 - 07:20pm PT
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 27, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
Salute to those two TGT.. Exemplary Americans.
WBraun

climber
Mar 27, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
Navy Seal on one of the survival of the fittest was in last place on the survival run.

All the climbers left him in the dust by a mile he was far back there.

Bad ass climbers make navy seals look bad .......

Climbers also kicked Army Rangers asses too!

Give Dean Potter a gun and train him to kill and he'll take out all the Navy Seals .....
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Mar 27, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
Werner, being a SEAL is about endurance and fatigue whilst persevering on radical assaignments.

Fitness is just one aspect. Being a SEAL is also a head-game that Potter would probably sh#t his pants in.

SEALs are the ultimate in combat surveillance and combat. Climbers are different,.

My links again;

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/469758/SEa-Air-Land

I did this before, but yeah, I appreciate them!!!
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Mar 27, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
I have been fortunate enough to have the privilege to work with the SEALs. I cannot emphasize enough what a privilege and an honor it is for me to get to share my passion and skills of climbing with these guys. Working and getting to know some of the team guys over the last couple of years have given me a whole new perspective on what the teams and all military personnel actually do for every single person that lives under our flag.

I have been very lucky as a climber and what climbing has given back to me. Big trips, filming projects, rigging gigs, whatever it may be, getting to work with the Naval special forces is by far, the pinnacle of my climbing career.
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Mar 27, 2013 - 09:04pm PT
Seals are not normal human beings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=p-ieBlnvxmk&feature=endscreen
WBraun

climber
Mar 27, 2013 - 09:10pm PT
Seals are not normal human beings:

WTF is the matter with you?

You watch a you tube video and then know Navy seal?

Be careful now.

I'm warning you.

better watch out .......

Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Mar 27, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
Bad ass climbers make navy seals look bad .......

No sh#t, when I was in Afghanistan they all stayed in the base. The Afghans hate the foreign troops more than anything in the world, that's probably why. I usually wore a shalwar kamiz and fit in fine. Here's a picture of me ten years ago on the *outside* of the Bagram base:

Don Paul riding T34 on the Shomali Plains
Don Paul riding T34 on the Shomali Plains
Credit: Don Paul
WBraun

climber
Mar 28, 2013 - 12:01am PT
Don Paul

That's a big gun you have there.

I don't think Joe Hedge will approve. :-)

Then again the doctor Ken thinks they're not normal humans.

We're all born, eat, sleep, mate, bleed and die. Where's not normal?

The only time things change is when the mission starts and the switch turns on.

The dentist does the same thing when it's time to pull the tooth .....

:-)

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Mar 28, 2013 - 09:41pm PT
SEALs are not common or normal. They are unusual flukes in the types of people we would task with the job of dropping EVERYTHING on a minutes notice to obey their orders from the Pentagon.

This is not like doing bong-hits and soloing Half Dome. These SEALs have to live life on the edge. And their families do too!

They have to go on a moments notice! They have to go into combat instantly. They have to be ready!

Potter? John Long? Bachar? Braun? I don't think so.

But of those 4, Werner might be best adjusted.....

ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Mar 28, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
Being a SEAL is also a head-game that Potter would probably sh#t his pants in.

biggest involuntary laugh of the month, made my month for sure. thanks
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.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Mar 29, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
It's true, Navy Seals never know when they will be called to attack some guy smoking drugs and watching porn at a house in the suburbs.

And the really good ones only lose one multimillion-dollar helicopter in the process.
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