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Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Jan 20, 2010 - 01:34am PT
Okay Rotten John, I've don't remember that Whillans story. You ought not do that coming from Whillans would shake up most of us. Is there more to the story?
rotten johnny

Social climber
mammoth lakes, ca
Jan 20, 2010 - 11:10am PT
Don...that's all there was to the whillans story....there were plenty of lunch time stories about southwest climbing trips and trucks stuck in the quicksand and TM's renditions of country western songs. TM's layed back personality, stories and humor annoyed the hell out of the overly serious boss. Finally TM had had enough of the guy who was now crying and on the verge of a breakdown..TM raised both of his hands and waved them towards the boss as if to say , " phooey " , then got in his beige toyota truck and drove off.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 17, 2010 - 12:45pm PT
Tough Mutha Bump!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jan 11, 2011 - 01:48am PT
For a wonderful and enlightening of portrayal of Mr Herbert Sir, written by Lauria, check out the winter 2010/2011 edition of The Backside of Beyond, the Bardini Newsletter. The winter edition was dedicated to John Fischer.

For that matter check out all the previous editions of the Bardini Newsletter!

http://bardini.org/Newsletters/Backside29.pdf
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Jan 11, 2011 - 02:19am PT
TM and I climbed some route down below Reed's. I can't remember what i...
TM and I climbed some route down below Reed's. I can't remember what it was called, but about 5.10. We had done MidTerm earlier in the day, and TM kept moaning, as he led up into that dark deep squeeze chimney of Midterm, "Never again to see the light."
Credit: Patrick Oliver

Later, on that route below Reed's, TM was into Kor and at a hard move would say, "Ohh nyyyo, I'm coming off. We're both going to die."
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 13, 2011 - 09:12pm PT
Classic photo Pat! There's that amazing mug again...
mctwisted

Social climber
superslacker city
May 13, 2011 - 09:18pm PT
i just have to throw this pic of t.m. in!
i just have to throw this pic of t.m. in!
Credit: mctwisted
ya gotta love this guy!
Guck

Trad climber
Santa Barbara, CA
May 13, 2011 - 09:40pm PT
Two or three years ago (senile memory), while leading the second pitch of South Crack on Stately Pleasure Dome, I heard a gentle "Please excuse me for a minute." I just had time to turn around to see two shoes right by my nose, dancing up the rock. On the outside was written "TM Herbert." I did not even have time to see the face of this "old" man soloeing the crack! He gave me hope that in a short few years, when I reach the tender age of 70, I will be half as good as he was then. What an inspiration! TM, keep on dancing!
mctwisted

Social climber
superslacker city
May 14, 2011 - 08:00pm PT
karrine,sue and t.m. behind the mountaineering school in tuolumne
karrine,sue and t.m. behind the mountaineering school in tuolumne
Credit: mctwisted
mctwisted

Social climber
superslacker city
May 14, 2011 - 08:03pm PT
yms campfire
yms campfire
Credit: mctwisted
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 14, 2011 - 08:09pm PT
How is, Grampa these days?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 14, 2011 - 08:22pm PT
We are hoping that he is able to make it to the 50th anniversary gathering for the first ascent of the Salathe Wall this coming October 22 in Yosemite.

T.M. was involved in an attempt to do a continuous ascent with Royal and Tom Frost in 1962. Both Royal and T M caught a debilitating stomach bug after a couple of days up and they had to bail. Those classic Frost shots of him clowning around were taken on this attempt.

Later in the season Tom and Royal pulled it off in grand style going about as light as possible, sweaters and a bivi sack! They didn't even carry a camera!
mastadon

Trad climber
crack addict
May 14, 2011 - 09:09pm PT


Herbert in Tuolumne



TM and Ed Barry at a Camp 4 reunion



TM in his glory-with his grandkids

m_jones

Trad climber
Carson City, NV
May 15, 2011 - 01:12am PT
When I was about 13 my parents bought me a week long climbing class in Toulumne meadows (best birthday present ever!) I camped and every day would walk over to the climbing school for the days class. TM was our class instructor for the week. Showed us how much fun just climbing could be and was very entertaining. Pretty much set me on my path of having to be outside, enjoying the mountains and more importantly never feel like I had to have a real job - which I have never had.


And for that, I am forever thankful.

Cheers TM,

Max Jones
tom Carter

Social climber
May 15, 2011 - 06:12pm PT
Max, you and Ron both had TM for your first rock climbs - wow!

Here is a photo (I think it's Pinky's shot)

Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
May 15, 2011 - 06:23pm PT
Ran into lots of old friends
Ran into lots of old friends
Credit: Mike Bolte

August 2010

Dan - this is weird. I might have been there when you took those shots behind the gas station in the Mds. Fer sure one night Karrine, Sue and Herbert were sitting right there in that order and we talked about the expanding universe across the fire. He loves astronomy and knows a lot about it.
tom Carter

Social climber
May 16, 2011 - 05:24pm PT


Pinky's shot I think?

TC
tom Carter

Social climber
May 19, 2011 - 02:44pm PT
tom Carter

Social climber
May 20, 2011 - 04:03pm PT
Bump for Herbert!!!

Who once shouted up to me...

"You aree going to fall sooooo far you'll never hit the ground"!!!!!!!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 19, 2012 - 12:50pm PT
T M for President in 2012!

Year of the Lighthorse Candidate! LOL
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