Tom's EL CAP REPORT of Alex's Solo


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Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jun 9, 2017 - 06:26am PT
Everyone looked good. Alex. Yosemite. El Capitan itself. The climbing community.

Everybody - except National Geographic.

Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
but to scared to climb them anymore
Jun 9, 2017 - 06:50am PT
I respect Nat Geo and been dealing with them for years on several fronts. In my opinion much of the content seems to be getting political vs exploration/scientific stuff. Guess I am just cranky about a deal they pulled out of with me.
Anyways...go Alex!

Mountain climber
Clackamas, Oregon
Jun 9, 2017 - 07:21am PT
What legal leg does National Greedographic have to stand on to stop him from posting his own pictures taken in a public park?

Tom isn't usually on the left side of the meadow at 5:30AM. Nat Geo contracted with him to do a project for them. Control of the pix goes with the territory. The problem is that one member of the organization said what the photographer would want to hear (i.e., lied) about the nature of a contract to get an easy signature. My guess is that Tom would have grudgingly signed it anyway had he known the legal implications, depriving us of the 5 pix that do survive on the wayback machine.
Todd Eastman

Bellingham, WA
Jun 9, 2017 - 08:09am PT
Natty Geo is now part of the Murdoch news empire...

... aka Fox...

Trad climber
los angeles
Jun 9, 2017 - 04:22pm PT
Well you can't beat the internet, Barbara Streisand effect anyone?

EDIT: just realized no photo of the crux tho! Guess whoever this is didn't get em all.

Social climber
deep inside the internet
Jun 9, 2017 - 11:19pm PT

Mountain climber
Jun 10, 2017 - 08:43am PT
^ TFPU that link! And also to whoever archived that page.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Jun 10, 2017 - 12:39pm PT
A sad and unbelievable story!

Social climber
Southern Arizona
Jun 10, 2017 - 07:33pm PT

My heart was in my throat throughout. Jesus.
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