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Majid_S

Mountain climber
Bay Area , California
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 4, 2011 - 12:18am PT
Are you still Tajikistan Jim ?


Happy BD

Majid



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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jul 4, 2011 - 12:28am PT
Happy Birthday, Jim......party down.....
Mimi

climber
Jul 4, 2011 - 12:29am PT
Happy Birthday, Jim!

Hope all is very well!
eKat

Trad climber
RuralFrikkenMontana
Jul 4, 2011 - 12:45am PT
HapHapHapDonini!

ox
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 4, 2011 - 01:09am PT
keep going until they run out of numbers Jim!
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Jul 4, 2011 - 01:17am PT
Happy birthday Jim
locker

Social climber
CO
Jul 4, 2011 - 01:29am PT


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!...

reddirt

climber
PNW
Jul 4, 2011 - 02:03am PT
We found you a Farsi speaking dual Iran-US citizen who climbs at least 10's the day after you took off... but it sounds like you're doing quite alright from your other half's facebook page:
phone call from 14,000' in Tajikistan. Jim and Bo summitted an unclimbed peak in the Pamirs. New route 14 pitches, 5.10,A1. They're going shopping on Saturday in a market just over the border in Afghanistan. Great cell phone service, easy border crossings? Who'd have thought?
Thursday at 7:39am

Happy birthday... Tavalodat mobarak تولدت مبارک
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Jul 4, 2011 - 03:01am PT
Way to fill those unforgiving minutes!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 4, 2011 - 03:03am PT
Happy birthday, you ageless prick. :^)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 4, 2011 - 03:04am PT

Happy Birthday to one of the greatest, period.

Give us a slide show on the front range, please, Jim!!!!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jul 4, 2011 - 03:32am PT
Whoot!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 4, 2011 - 04:36am PT
Thanks Majid- I'm in Dushanbe getting ready to fly home tomorrow. Did the first ascent of a nifty, unclimbed 16,000 ft.rock peak that is technical from all sides- details and pics when I return.By the way, my birthday isn't until the 23rd.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A community of hairless apes
Jul 4, 2011 - 11:44am PT
Hahaha.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jul 4, 2011 - 12:34pm PT
Well who cares its not until the 23rd ... you get to party twice! Keepin' comin' Susan
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Jul 4, 2011 - 12:36pm PT
Happy Birthday Jim.....
TY
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 4, 2011 - 12:44pm PT
the great thing about getting old, if there is a great thing except the fact itself, is the precision with which our friends calculate our birthdays gets better as a percent of our age... what's 20 days out of 20,000? something like one part in a thousand, or a tenth of a percent... where else do you get something that close?

...if there is one piece of legislation I'd like to see passed, it's that our summer vacations remain the same percentage of our lives... when you're 5 and in school, you've lived 60 months, a 3 month summer vacation is like 5% of your age... it would be kick ass that at age 50 you get a 30 month "summer vacation." We should do this, the demographic is advantageous now to get this passed!

jahil

Social climber
London->Paris->WV->CA
Jul 4, 2011 - 01:19pm PT
Happy Birthday Jim.
Ed: We should start a PAC to get your legislation in the house.

steve
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 4, 2011 - 03:17pm PT
Damn Jim, missed this cause I was in the Sierra. Happy Birthday old man, keep makin' the rest of us look bad at our age and hope yer doing well.
Peace
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 4, 2011 - 03:28pm PT
Best wishes Jim.
My neighbor says he'll loan you the leaf-blower,..



















































for your cake.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jul 4, 2011 - 03:32pm PT
You need to set up a gene therapy clinic and bootcamp for aging climbers.
the goat

climber
north central WA
Jul 4, 2011 - 04:18pm PT
Used to think, "man that guy looks old!" Now 35 years later, you look the same and I'm "looking older than dirt." What gives, what's your secret?

BTW, Happy Birthday!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 4, 2011 - 05:48pm PT
Don't you read the threads?
Burmese orphan's blood.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 4, 2011 - 06:46pm PT
HBD 2B, JD!
Disaster Master

Social climber
Born in So-Cal, left my soul in far Nor-Cal.
Jul 4, 2011 - 08:11pm PT
Once more around the Sun. Still havin' fun, it seems.

Hippy-B-Day
Paul and Ruth.
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
Jul 4, 2011 - 10:28pm PT
What Ed Hartouni said!
Happy Birthday.
Bruce Berryhill

Trad climber
Tulare California
Jul 5, 2011 - 12:24am PT
On reviewing "Genisis...Coming of Age" in Ascent 2011 I was very surprised as I kept turning the pages, not to see your name and photo. What's up with that? You should have easily made that list. Feliz Cumpleanos
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 5, 2011 - 02:29pm PT
Christ! Missed connection and stuck in Almaty- where is Borat when I need him? Hope to get home some day.
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jul 5, 2011 - 03:16pm PT

Screw Donini !









Last time I climbed with him...



























He wanted to get into a fistacuffs with me.

I refused, the old man would'a kicked my arse then I'd get carted off to jail for messing with the old goat!


Love yah Jim ;)
Wishing you a great B-day and many more spins around the sun.
T.B
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Jul 5, 2011 - 03:25pm PT
Hey Jim,

All the best on your up-coming birthday. See you in about 3 weeks.

Steve
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Jul 5, 2011 - 03:28pm PT
That Dude is still alive?!

;-)

Have a GREAT BDAY Jim!


Jeremy Aslaksen
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Jul 5, 2011 - 03:30pm PT
Happy Birthday Jim.

That crack you were walking up to in those pictures looked very nice.
Safe travels.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jul 5, 2011 - 03:30pm PT
Jim I heard Majid is a spy, please confirm!

DMT
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jul 5, 2011 - 04:06pm PT
So what if we're a few weeks early. Happy birthday, and keep 'em coming. Your climbs have inspired me for decades.

John
Majid_S

Mountain climber
Bay Area , California
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2011 - 01:11pm PT
Dingus

Ask Jim what happened to them when they were taking photos near some unmarked battery factory in Tehran that belonged to the Iranian revolutionary guard.

Majid
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jul 6, 2011 - 01:31pm PT
Burmese orphan's blood
Jim
The big question is do you mainline it or drink it? Enquiring Minds must know.

Whatever happened over there all stays in Tajikistan until we see the pictures.
Happy n'th birthday!
Fred
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 6, 2011 - 02:45pm PT
Complete transfused replacement. Usually only goes through three of them per "treatment".
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 7, 2011 - 09:04am PT
Cooling my heels in Abu Dhabi waiting for my next flight on my convoluted journey home. Steve W. I'll be coming to the Front Range, can you arrange a visa for me?
Ron, did you have the Layton/Jeff soiree?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jul 23, 2011 - 03:40am PT
Happy birthday, Jim! Today's really the day.

Proof that humans walk the earth with dinosaurs. Or maybe that dinosaurs walk the earth with humans. But nice dinosaurs. See you at the FaceLift!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 23, 2011 - 10:21am PT
HBD from suburban Deto
glad it's real, this time!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 23, 2011 - 11:46am PT
Happy Days Jim!!

Your girlfriend sent me a pic of what she's wearing for you tonight.





Or maybe it was this one......
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Jul 23, 2011 - 11:49am PT
Happy 29th!!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 23, 2011 - 12:17pm PT
Again......
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jul 23, 2011 - 12:18pm PT
Jim D's theme song...


I was born about ten thousand years ago.
There ain't nothing in this world
I don't know.
I saw Peter, Paul, and Moses
playing Ring around the Roses
and I'll whup the guy
that says it isn't so!!!



HB, JD!!!!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Jul 23, 2011 - 12:23pm PT
Happy Day JD!

Thinking about booking you for a grand visit to LA. Contact you later when I get off my ass.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jul 23, 2011 - 09:46pm PT
Happy Birthday Jim. Keep On Truckin'
Fred
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 24, 2011 - 12:30am PT

Happy Real Birthday, James!!!!
I'll get your visa for the People's Republic of Boulder!!!
(unless you wanna do the show at the AAC in Golden)!!!!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jul 25, 2011 - 12:02am PT
Happy belated birthday. See you on the 2nd.
Captain...or Skully

climber
or some such
Jul 25, 2011 - 12:05am PT
I don't do birthday threads...but 306 has gotta be a modern milestone.




WooHoooo!!!!!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 25, 2011 - 01:30am PT
hey there say, donini.... ohmy... i am too tired tonight, i can't
remember if i posted happy birhtday to you...

i SAW this but i was getting off line...


happy birthday, just in case i missed it...
*will have to backtrack later...

god bless to you and your family, and hope it was a very speical day...
:)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 23, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
They say seventy is the new Thirty Five, so finally Donini is old enough to be our president Thank Gawd!

Happy birthday!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
I wouldnt vote for him for president, but if he was filling out his dance card for climbing, id cheat to get to the front of the line!;-)

HAPPY B-DAY SIR!
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
RECYCLED BirDay for OUR donini?

:-)

HapBirDayOldDad!

oxoxo
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:02pm PT
Gratulerer med dagen!



THE TYGER (from Songs Of Experience)

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare sieze the fire?


And what shoulder, & what art.
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?


What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?


When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?


Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:03pm PT

Happy B-day Uncle ;)
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
Happy Birthday, Jim.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
How many times we gunna do this???

He probably won't even see this cause he's out climbing something too cool for me.

One dude who simultaneously gives me hope and crushes it.

Happy B-Day man!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
I had the privilege of being at the celebration a few weeks ago....it was something to behold!










































Credit: Cragman
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
LMAO!!!!!!!! "GUD" one Crag!!!!!!!!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
Happy Birthday Jim and much respect to our favorite Super Topo CragMudgeon.
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
Jim,
I hope you're giving the NIAD a go with GL today. What a great way to turn 70. Thanks for saving my ass on Thunder Mountain and thanks for all the other good times we've had.

See you in October.

Mal
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
He's still looking for my gift.........





































Credit: Cragman

Bottle of Geritol tied to a Blue Camalot, somewhere in there.
jgill

Boulder climber
Colorado
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:36pm PT

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?




Finally! We learn that Jim is Red John!

Keep on crankin' old guy
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
Have a great B-Day Jim!
Tad
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
You ROCK Jim. And Ice and mountain and mixed.
Happy Birthday.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 23, 2013 - 03:44pm PT
Interesting that the thread next to this one right now is called....

The Flames
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jul 23, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
Happy birthday to a helleva fellow!


Donini doing a little night-time reading.  The bright light is his hea...
Donini doing a little night-time reading. The bright light is his headlamp, not his halo.
Credit: Fritz
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jul 23, 2013 - 06:20pm PT

Happy Birthday, Jim! I hope you're havin' fun!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jul 23, 2013 - 06:37pm PT
Happy Birthday Jim! You're still killing it!!
Park Rat

Social climber
CA, UT,CT,FL
Jul 23, 2013 - 06:41pm PT
Happy Birthday, Jim.

I hope it is a good one.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jul 23, 2013 - 07:03pm PT
Happy Birthday to You.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 23, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
hey there say, jim donini! happy birthday and happy whole new birthday year...

was fun to hear that you got to climb with my brother in yosemite!!

:)


god bless!
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jul 23, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
Happy Birthday Jim.

Mine was 3 days ago. Steve
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
Jul 23, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
Happy Birthday, Jim -- thanks for inspiring the rest of us by your shining example!
(nice photo, Fritz)

:-) em, posting from chrome-plated walker in the old climbers home
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jul 23, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
Happy Birthday, Jim!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 23, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
best wishes Jim,
you seem to be a force of nature... good for you!
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Jul 23, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
Happy Birthday Jim.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jul 23, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
Happy Fekkin' birthday Jim. I'm lookin' fwd to being old like you :-D HAHAAH
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jul 23, 2013 - 09:41pm PT
Happy Birthday Jim!


The Black this fall, yes?!?!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jul 23, 2013 - 10:16pm PT
Happy birthday, Gentleman Jim
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jul 23, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
That time again? I wish you a Happy one, and many, many more!

Rodger
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jul 23, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
BBST

Cheers Jim
Crump

Social climber
Lakewood, CO
Jul 23, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
Give my cheers to your lovely lady, and happy birthday to you!

I was hearing from some of the clan as how you played yourself off as the old man. Back in the valley, early '70s...

I guess we now need to recognize truly that you are the Great Man and age has jack sh#t to do with it!

Just wondering cause I struggles to figure it out!
Happy Birthday Sir James!

Cheers,
--james

Oh, I haz witnesses! :-)
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jul 23, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
Happy Birthday Jim !

Your posting about climbing the Nose recently, was really great !

THANKS ! ! !
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Jul 23, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
Hey Jim,
Happy Birthday today. You made it and I know you'll make a bunch more whilst still climbing.

Are we going to the Bugs? Let me know.

Arne
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Jul 23, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
Sending sincere wishes for many more years of wonderful happiness, health and adventure to you.

Phyl
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 23, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
Jim..hope you had a wonderful day with your lovely wife. Sending our best to you.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 24, 2013 - 12:02am PT
Best to you J-Do. Love you man. It's been 43 years now, hasn't it? Seems impossible.
mission

Social climber
boulder,co
Jul 24, 2013 - 01:33am PT
Portrait of the artist as a young man.
Portrait of the artist as a young man.
Credit: mission
Gilroy

Social climber
Bolderado
Jul 24, 2013 - 02:05am PT
Always a good one, senor mission. That steely-eyed glance fired with summit fever. Hap B-day, Jim, And many more, lad.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Jul 24, 2013 - 02:35am PT
Happy Birthday Jim and many more to come. You are such an inspiration.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 24, 2013 - 09:35am PT
Just thought I add this...great day on the Wunsch's Jim...maybe 15 years ago?

Credit: Bob D'A
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jul 24, 2013 - 11:13am PT
Indeed! Another year means MORE CLIMBING DAYS AHEAD for Jim!!!
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Nov 1, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
Why is the Donini/Lowe NIAD story being kept under such tight wraps? So what if it wasn't under 24 hours. It sure seems like it would make a great story. I'm hoping it's being saved for a great magazine piece somewhere - the greatest story ever told........or movie, or...... anyway, I keep searching and keep waiting, twiddling my thumbs and twerking away.

Even the stories leading up to the main event are worthy; the rockfall from the Muir Wall that disturbed one of the training days, Jim getting struck by another team's haulbag on another training day. We could have perspective by Chappy, and on and on. Bring on the ghost writers; Lauria, Robbins,.....

I had to go to an important meeting this week and had to get up too early. Just thinking about how badass Jim is snapped me into action!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Nov 1, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
Happy Bday donini!


In 8 months!








Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 2, 2013 - 12:01am PT
have a great day Jim...
best wishes going your way
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 2, 2013 - 01:06am PT
Best to you, J-do. What a man.
hellroaring

Trad climber
San Francisco
Nov 2, 2013 - 01:43am PT
an inspiration. and that is a truth. happy birthday Jim.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 2, 2013 - 02:06am PT
Best wishes, Jim. Are the candles in Runic or Roman numerals?
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Nov 2, 2013 - 02:29am PT
A bad ass dude and who I want to be when I grow up. Happy b day, JD!

Edit: crap! Not your b day? Well, hapbirday in advance, sucka!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 2, 2013 - 05:05am PT
HA!
HA!
HA!
HA!
HA!

Check your dates, gentlemen.

Just sayin' don't embarrass yourselves any more than necessary or take away any more decades remaining to JD...

This ain't the first time this has happened here, I bet.

Off-the-Crouch photos here.

http://gregcrouch.com/2013/jim-donini-in-patagonia
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Nov 2, 2013 - 08:08am PT
Mouse

+1
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Nov 2, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
Noticed a bunch of you clicking over on my website stats. Fun. Although I think we've missed the old reprobate's birthday by a country mile. But what the hell, every day is a victory, right Jim? ;-)

I've linked to 'em from other threads, so forgive the redundancy, but there are a lot of good pics of Jim in my Shaken, Not Stirred and A Fine Piece posts.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 2, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
That was some real James Bond stuff, Greg, with all the hush-hush.

I'll buy you a martini someday, OK?
Gregory Crouch

Social climber
Walnut Creek, California
Nov 2, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
There are some secrets I can keep, Mouse. And yes, I'd love that martini. :-)
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 3, 2013 - 09:05pm PT
A second birthday? Nice at this age. I've been sans internet while doing the Arizona trifecta.....Cochise, Granite Mtn., and Sedona, great time, wonderful weather, Chilling in a motel in Flagstaff, first shower in a while....home tomorrow.
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