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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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Jan 26, 2014 - 03:20pm PT
I remember that article!!!!


THANKS Marlow! All of a sudden the Sierra peaks didnt seem that hard after reading that..



edit: The Lean Mean Doninimachine.. At this point im somewhat certain he was area 51's first "encounter"..The one never written of.. Heard it was because the thing escaped. This was in the very early 40s.. hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 26, 2014 - 09:27pm PT

Big bump for Jim!
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Jan 26, 2014 - 09:48pm PT
Donini is good, but Ron Anderson can take him any day!!!

;)
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Apr 13, 2014 - 08:46am PT
I've just returned to my home in N.H. after climbing with JD for a week in Yosemite. As usual, I had trouble keeping up with him; even thou he is 3 years older than me. Jim tells me he has never broken a bone, whereas I've broken many, ( Jim's technique is far superior to mine).
Just wanted to add here that there is a nice article on Jim and three other "older" climbers--all friends of Jim, in the latest issue of Ascent magazine.
It's a great read!

I was lucky to do the Salathe Wall with Jim, back in 1971, and he is still out there crushing it.
Karla

climber
Colorado
Apr 13, 2014 - 04:14pm PT
I couldn't agree more with you Steve! Jim is a wonderful guy on & off the rock. It means a lot that he loves my dog so much;)
Hugs to you Jim and thanks for all the climbs, dinners, laughs, adventures..I hope there are many more to come!
Karla
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Apr 13, 2014 - 05:04pm PT
Karla,

Yes, and Jim cooks a fine meal. In fact he eats healthier than any climber I know. Jim bought a few juicy salmon steaks for "big bird", who arrived in Fresno, as I was leaving.

Perhaps their diet will assist them in doing the NIAD.
Karla

climber
Colorado
Apr 13, 2014 - 10:57pm PT
Hi Steve!

Let me guess...that besides the salmon steaks he also had fresh asparagus, new potatoes and a Chilean Malbec?!

Yes, Thom/Big Bird/Mission(as he's known as here), will be in good hands dietarily so for the duration of his trip.

I'm thrilled that these two are getting a chance to connect for some high adventure. It looks like the weather will be perfect for quite some time!

I hope you and your Mrs are doing well!
Karla
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Apr 13, 2014 - 11:22pm PT
Jim Donini is the real deal. Period. I hope to be one-tenth as productive, and to have one-hundredth of the style, as he has demonstrated throughout his climbing career.
Anastasia

climber
Home
Apr 13, 2014 - 11:35pm PT
If all climbers were like Donini... I would hang out at climbing areas 24/7, begging climbers to influence my child.


Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Apr 14, 2014 - 10:53pm PT
Few major climbers and first ascent peak baggers, if any, are as gracious as Jim and his wife Angela. Many of the hard core, famous ones, hang with an elite cadre.

You can imagine my surprise when Jim and Angela encouraged me along with a friend who had never ice climbed, to accompany them to the ice park in Ouray, CO. With Angela, Jim and friend Ralph Tingly supplying the gear and the guide experience my friend and I both sended. It was so much fun and totally an awesome experience.

Jim shares his love of climbing with the common folk. In my book that makes him incredibly special. Don't know to many others that do.

Cheers to the Donini's along with Tuff, Boqui, and Lela. :)

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