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neebee

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calif/texas
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 9, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
hey there say, all...

oh my... i just found a very sweet tribute to doug buchanan...

oh my....

here it is:

http://packrafting.blogspot.com/2012/02/doug-buchanan-may-19-1947-february-7.html


he left quite a trail in this ol' earthland...

once again, as always, condolences to iloilo and his loved ones and
buddies...

FOUNDER OF THE ALASKAN ALPINE CLUB:

one more note here, too:
http://www.climbing.com/climber/alaskan-alpine-club-founder-dies/


SMALL bit about his climbs:
His climbs in Alaska spanned the Hayes, Delta and Wrangell Ranges. All were done in winter, which in Doug’s definition, meant November, December, January, and the sunny, balmy month of February. Summiting on March 20 was wholly unqualified as a winter ascent. Christmas Eve was the launching date of his ascent and traverse of a 12,000 peak, far above the 60th parallel coupled with the standard “wirst winter ascent” label; many of Doug’s climbs were new routes or coveted first ascents. None were reported in the mainstream climbing rags, and this writer will perhaps be “ripped a new as#@&%e” from the Great Beyond if this is ever printed in one. His stories of climbs in local journals used pseudonyms for all participants, and those participants were similarly coy about route details, personnel, and even the peaks themselves. Doug would’ve had the next ascensionist experience the same sense of adventure he had
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