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Hankster

Social climber
Golden, CO
Jan 30, 2013 - 09:16pm PT
YAY JIM!!!! He's like a sophisticated Fred Beckey.
Texplorer

Trad climber
Sacramento
Jan 30, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Word on the street is Donini's tears cure cancer. Too bad he had never cried.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jan 30, 2013 - 09:19pm PT


DONINI

There once was a lad named Donini
Who some thought a bit of a meany

Cantankerous at best
He slandered the rest ?

While frontpointing a slab of Linguine
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 30, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
Wouldn't that be nice..........

He's certainly cooler than that karate dude.
this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 30, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
Werner if we all were living in a dream we'd all be rich and have the ability to fly.

Stupid foreigner American.....
WBraun

climber
Jan 30, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
Everyone is already rich (they just don't know it yet) and has the ability to fly .....
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jan 30, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
Being new to this campfire and recently returned to climbing after a 30 hiatus,
Mr. Donini has been critical with me in a motivational way,

Welcome back, use your old gear, bemoan being 55, stay out of shape, climb 5.5's or........
your choice.


and supportive of my return.

edit: T Hocking, love your attitude. I'll be in Yosemite the entire month of May....come down and tie in.

Thanks for the advice Jim!

It's guys like him that make me feel young again.

Tad




MH2

climber
Jan 30, 2013 - 09:33pm PT
First I heard of him it was that he was a Generator Crack aficionado. Turned out he was more than that.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jan 30, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 30, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
Jon from Asana crash pads, Donini and Yerian at the OR 2010.
Jon from Asana crash pads, Donini and Yerian at the OR 2010.
Credit: LL LL

Think I first heard of, met, saw Jim Donini at the Nose Reunion in the Valley about 4 years ago. Then other places like OR and Skip and Erik's wedding and the reception IN the Merced (?) river.

What a kind, generous person. So even if I don't make it to the AAC 50th Everest in February I will cheer you with a toast of scotch, Sir. Smiles, lynne


TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Jan 30, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
Jim's one of a kind!... thank God.....;)
TY
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 30, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
Donini has got,


















































































THE RIGHT STUFF!!!

photo not found
Missing photo ID#287249
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jan 30, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
Mother Donini, during her toughest years of sworn chasty and penury as she toiled in the Black Hole of Calcutta with the poor and desperate:



What J-Do looked like in 1971 before his vows:



When J-Do met Maestri for a momentous debate at the World Sushi Summit:

Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jan 30, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
WOW!

DONINI APPRECIATION!

This seems to be mostly in favor of the old-lad, and Peter gets points for the most imaginative photos.


Is Donini the "MOST INTERESTING CLIMBER IN THE WORLD?"


Time will tell, when he is still leading, and being fun in his 90's.

Credit: Fritz

Credit: Fritz
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 30, 2013 - 11:22pm PT
Donini don't surf........heh heh heh
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 30, 2013 - 11:26pm PT
^^

U sure bout that?

I heard he did the first base jump offa wave
nah000

Mountain climber
canuckistan
Jan 30, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
+1 for someone to type up a donini story or two.

and for those out of the alpinism loop, here's a short version of his c.v. ripped from the internet:

1976 First Ascent, Torre Egger, Parque Nacionale de los Glaciares, Argentina
1978 North Ridge of Latok 1, Karakorum Himalaya. Attempted first ascent, remains unclimbed.
1979 Mt.Siguniang, Sichuan Province, China
1983 Autana Tepui, Venezuela filmed for American Sportsman TV
1985 First Ascent (First Alaska Grade 6 climb in history) Diamond Arete, Mt.Hunter
1988 First Ascent, Grupo La Paz, Cordillera Riesco, Fiordo de los Montagnes, Chile
1989 First Ascent The Cobra Pillar. Mt.Barille, Alaska Range
1995 First Ascent “Old Smuggler’s Route” Cerro Poincenot, Parque Nacionale de los Glaciares, Argentina
1996 First Ascent Bourbon Bottle Route, Mt. Bradley, Alaska
1998 Mt Epperly, Antarctica
1999 First Ascent, Torrecita Tito Carrasco, Cerro Pollone, Parque Nacionale de los Glaciares, Argentina
2002 Cerro Steffen, Lago O’Higgins, Patagonia
2006 Diamond Couloir, Mt Kenya, ascent of ice route drastically increased in difficulty by changed by climate change
2008 First ascent Avenali Tower, Valle del Rio Avellano , Aisen
2008 First ascents, Cerro Condor, Cerro Sombrero, Cordon las Parvas, Aysen

cheers to donini: it's always nice to see climbing nobility willing to muck about in a little supertopo mud now and again.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 30, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
I have a FEW Donini pics also.


:)
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 31, 2013 - 12:50am PT
I got to meet him and some of his friends in Leavenworth. The kind of friends a man has says a lot about his character. Good folks all the way around. Cheers to you, Jim Donini.

I have a bottle of Italian wine with the Donini name on it. I wonder if it is any good? Who wants to try it with me?
WBraun

climber
Jan 31, 2013 - 12:58am PT
it's always nice to see climbing nobility willing to muck about in a little supertopo


That's what's so impressive about him.

Donini is huge and at the same time he's so at ease with common folks.

He's a great man ....
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