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nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 25, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
When J-Do met Maestri for a momentous debate at the World Sushi Summit:

I forget that Jim was representing me at the Summit. Maestri didn't stand a chance.
Taylor Spiegelberg

climber
Wyoming
Dec 2, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
I met Jim Donini over Thanksgiving at the Creek. He was the nicest guy Ive ever met climbing and told us story after story about his days in Patagonia, the Karakoram and Alaska. We ended up spending hours around a fire and he asked us to come to Thanksgiving dinner at the Technicolor wall with him. We had an awesome night especially since we went to The Creek knowing absolutely no one. Hopefully I run into him again someday!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 2, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
He has always been cutting edge - first guy I knew who had a Mac.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 2, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
Donini is one of the few who are born with the ability to earn the respect of other men. And Cosmic is still one D smurf down...
10b4me

Ice climber
Bishop/Flagstaff
Dec 2, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
In Alpinist Issue 2 ("A Climber's Life"), Jim Donini describes his 1978 attempt, with Michael Kennedy, Jeff Lowe and George Lowe, on the north ridge of Latok I (7145m) in Pakistan's Karakoram Range. The four men, perhaps the strongest American alpinists of the day, climbed more than 100 pitches on the ridge before Jeff's altitude sickness forced an end to the ascent. The resulting descent/rescue defined the term "epic." More important, in the nearly thirty years that have passed, twenty expeditions, comprising the world's strongest climbers, have thrown themselves at the ridge to finish those last three pitches without success. What has emerged is one simple fact: the 1978 effort may have been one of the strongest climbing attempts in the history of alpinism
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 2, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
.............. to earn the respect of other men


Eliminating half the population respecting him????


Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 2, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
Cheers, Mr. Donini. I respect the wonderful life you've lived. Will never catch up with all your travels, but you are a great inspiration to me.

lynne
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 3, 2013 - 02:06am PT
Tami

Your point: Donini is one of the few men who are born with the ability to earn the respect of women. ;o) And Cosmic is still one D smurf down...
Johnny K.

climber
Jan 10, 2014 - 09:45am PT
TTT, Respect
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 10, 2014 - 02:30pm PT
Missed this one.


Much respect for doninis wisdom, hope to tie in with him sometime. Either up here or down in the grounds he stomps. Cheers!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 10, 2014 - 03:13pm PT
Did I mention that he is a big inspiration for many reason?! Well he is, to me! Especially because it seems like he continues to enjoy climbing at a pretty high level after so many years of doing it and is not getting tired of it! Love it.
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 10, 2014 - 03:19pm PT
I guess if I could sandbag climbers 1/3 my age, I would like it too. Ha,Ha

Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Jan 10, 2014 - 03:22pm PT
Real deal. Thanks for your service. Allez. TFPU. Keep your dog away from him at the crags. I don't know how he maintains the wiry frame, but I've heard dog meat is lean and tough (but might pair well with a hearty burgundy).
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 26, 2014 - 12:29pm PT

A great story to be retold: Jim Donini. The Torre Egger Climb. Mountain 51, 1976.
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Credit: Marlow
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 26, 2014 - 03:10pm PT
Thanks for the scanning and posting Marlow!

I have been too busy to do much of that lately and it really adds to the conversations here.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 26, 2014 - 04:11pm PT
Two Blues for 100' of climbing.

Jim bringing too much gear on Supercrack.
Jim bringing too much gear on Supercrack.
Credit: The Larry
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Jan 26, 2014 - 05:18pm PT
Donini gets my vote.
Thx Jim for all you do.

Plaid
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 26, 2014 - 05:36pm PT
What, he doesn't wear socks? Quelle gauche.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jan 26, 2014 - 08:59pm PT
Many contributions much appreciated, thanks Jim!

Charlie D.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jan 26, 2014 - 09:26pm PT
Jim often writes what I'm thinking.

But has the credibility to get away with it.
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