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graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Jan 8, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
the reason I am the OP is simple: climbers were hurt in a foreign country and asked for help"

Well Patrick Compton, in an interview with a paper in Jackson, Jenny claimed they never asked for the fund to be set up.

So if they didn't ask for the money, who did?

That was also in the Jackson newspaper in the same article.

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=9416

Adams said the stranded group didnít ask anyone to launch the fundraising campaign. It was created by friends and family in the U.S.

More in a second article.

http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=9411

A friend, Rachel Segien, has set up a fund to aid them online, and the effort is in its second phase at CrowdTilt.com. An initial crowd-funding effort, which saw 265 contributors giving $15,787, was closed so the trio could access the funds.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:05pm PT






graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
All of those who claimed they weren't climbers... we'll see how many of them are willing to admit they were wrong.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:18pm PT
Glad you posted those GC. I found the questioning of whether they were climbers odd. And even if they weren't climbers, they are still fellow human beings.
AKDOG

Mountain climber
Anchorage, AK
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
As with everything there is probably another side to this story, but blaming the victims for being Patagonia poster models is wrong. Asking for money seems to be the new norm now, as is carrying enough electronic equipment to keep you wired and blog about your every move, if they can get people to pay to replace their gear and maybe even make enough money to continue their trip more power to them.

sht happens, anyone who has traveled in a third world country knows this, hopefully they will be okay. The bad luck for these folks is that when they first drove off they didnít drive back the way they came and jump on a main road. This could make a good movie (with a little Hollywood, "the hills have eyes" twist), more entertaining than watching a guy saw off his forearm.
pat

Trad climber
estes park
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
I dunno granite, is that the Black Corridor I see? I only see more accusations of unfettered wealth and opulence in their future.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
Thanks, I found them through the blog. http://adventureamericas.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/nightmare-in-peru/

There are many hundreds, maybe thousands of pics.

We like to think that bad things won't happen to us. This makes it easy to blame victims because it allows us to tell ourselves that it would never happen to us--we are too smart.

I see people here congratulating themselves on their superior sense and skills. They forget that they were also just lucky.
atchafalaya

Boulder climber
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
yea, it is really outrageous to question their story. Surely team iphone5 is planning to repay the cash after they return, right?
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:33pm PT
Black Corridor I see? I only see more accusations of unfettered wealth and opulence in their future.

Yes, but everyone here can recognize it for the same reason I can -- we've all climbed there ourselves! This was just one stop of many on their way to South America.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
People on THIS FORUM complaining about publicly soliciting funds for the cause of the day is LAUGHABLE.

Tards.

DMT
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
. Asking for money seems to be the new norm now, as is carrying enough electronic equipment to keep you wired and blog about your every move, if they can get people to pay to replace their gear and maybe even make enough money to continue their trip more power to them.

Yes, and many of these people start asking for money before they even leave home. They ask for donations and sponsors to help pay for their trip. Climbing expeditions are the best example of this.

People on THIS FORUM complaining about publicly soliciting funds for the cause of the day is LAUGHABLE.

Word.
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
+1 for the DMT irony post
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
How many fund raisers on the Taco on 2012?

Sheesh.

DMT
Alexey

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:44pm PT
All of those who claimed they weren't climbers... we'll see how many of them are willing to admit they were wrong.
graniteclimber, I can admit that I was wrong assuming that they are not climbers.
My wrong perception was based upon they did not claim lost of $3000 climbing gear in the list of stolen items
vininja

Social climber
NJ
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
MORE GIFs!!
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
Wow, that dude used to have nice teeth.........
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:47pm PT

"How many fund raisers on the Taco on 2012?"...

In my honest opinion, wayyyyyyyyyyy to fuking many!!!...(is it "too", or "to"???)...

pat

Trad climber
estes park
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:48pm PT
I know granite, I was being tongue in cheek. On a side note I remember getting absolutely humbled on a route in the black corridor well below my ability once, that one still stings for me.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:48pm PT
All that envy and anger over her having an iphone--they fit in your pocket and I doubt that she was waving it around and flaunting when the attack happened.

A DSLR is electronic gear that is more valuable than an iphone and I'll bet a lot of you take one with your on your trips to places like Peru.

I know granite, I was being tongue in cheek.

I saw that. My comment was for those who would not recognize that you were being ironic.
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