MIGHTY HIKER Appreciation Thread


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Trad climber
Idaho Falls
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 16, 2007 - 10:57am PT
The last several days have taken ST backward in terms of understanding and good will. The positive vibes and social correctness flowing from the Yosemite facelift doesn't seem to be detering many of us from celebrating contention and admiring the roadkill. Civility is more than extra cheese on our pasta. Don't we have to appreciate civility and work at incorporating it?

I confess, I don't know Anders personally. But the equitable manner in which he conducts himself on this forum is testament of a sober, considerate and clear thinking individual. Has anyone read nasty unpleasant posts written by him?..... filthy language?....or even anything lacking in courtesy? Anders doesn't apologize for his viewpoint or attempt to schmooze with folks he doesn't agree. Yet even in disagreement he doesn't malign others or resort to name calling. He's obviously loyal to his friends but doesn't attempt to flatter them unrighteously, neither does he attept to vex those opposing his view.

A standard of civility? I'm compelled to nominate Anders, and would be pleased hearing from those who agree. No doubt, those who know him well can enlarge on his legend.

Social climber
Across town from Easy Street
Oct 16, 2007 - 11:02am PT

Anders is a great guy, a bastion of civility and a generous spirit.


Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Oct 16, 2007 - 11:06am PT
He makes a mean marmalade!

It is dee-licious by the way - thanks!

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Oct 16, 2007 - 11:10am PT
Definitely one of the good guys of ST.

Trad climber
Oct 16, 2007 - 11:10am PT
don't care much about civility(it's online, don't tend to think much of what people write about me or my beliefs) BUT . . .

i have to say, the brothers Ourom(sp?) put up some of cooler cragging routes i've done in the Squamish area. Apologies for dragging this topic back into climbing, but major kudos are due to anyone that spends that much time digging out moss for our collective enjoyment.

Social climber
Charlevoix, MI
Oct 16, 2007 - 11:12am PT
Yeah but he's a Canadian!.... Just kidding, I just met Anders at the Facelift, we had some beer. Hard worker, honest, all around good guy.


Social climber
Ventura, California
Oct 16, 2007 - 11:23am PT
I like to think of Anders as an ambassador to ST!

A pleasure to correspond with and one level headed guy. Eh!

right here, right now
Oct 16, 2007 - 11:25am PT
I like your style Anders!

Half fast climber
the Gunks end of the country
Oct 16, 2007 - 11:27am PT

But "Mighty Hiker"?

A bit ostentatious.

Oct 16, 2007 - 11:28am PT
Anyone trying to put together a short list of Anders's great qualities and contributions has taken on a very tough assignment. That list refuses to come out short. During Facelift 4 I detected nothing amiss, but it turns out Anders was not feeling well. (All better now.)
Anders went to Facelift to help and that is precisely what he did.

Trad climber
Oct 16, 2007 - 11:33am PT
The first guide I ever bought (as in, actually paid for), is A Climber's Guide to the Squamish Chief (1980).

Of one former activist, Anders wrote, "He was active for a year or two in the U.S., but has since abandoned climbing in favor of a more balanced lifestyle."

Social climber
St. Looney
Oct 16, 2007 - 11:37am PT
Anders is a doll. His giving nature is clear, but what we see is only a fraction of his true generosity. He friggin' totally cracks me up as well.

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Oct 16, 2007 - 12:21pm PT
Seems like a mighty good guy.
Standing Strong

Trad climber
this space for rent
Oct 16, 2007 - 12:30pm PT
props to mighty hiker! mh is a very creative, abstract, and fun personality. woot woot!

i don't know what is going on with all the fighting being mentioned since i don't see it... guess those are the threads i don't click on. i choose not to view negativity in general. guess that's what keeps me on cloud nine.

the Hooterville World-Guardian
Oct 16, 2007 - 02:07pm PT
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

and i'm usually a bit averse to the northern literal climate.

right here, right now
Oct 16, 2007 - 02:09pm PT

A chartreuse glider in an azure blue sky...
Oct 16, 2007 - 02:13pm PT
Don't know Anders personally, but his posts are wonderful and he's always looking ready to climb in all those photos of him that keep popping up--that's the way to live life!

Social climber
The West
Oct 16, 2007 - 02:16pm PT
If you think he's a good guy here, online, you're right.

but, just wait till you meet him in person, the online persona is just the tip of the iceberg.

Big Wall climber
Oct 16, 2007 - 06:03pm PT
Anders has given a lot to the Squamish climbing community and continues to act on behalf of all of us with his commitment to the Access Society up here in BC. We owe a lot to this guy - glad to see he's getting props from across the border!

I don't know Anders personally but local legend has it that he took Peter Croft and Tami Knight down to the valley for their first visit. Now that's MIGHTY!

Oct 16, 2007 - 06:07pm PT
All hail the Mighty Hiker, Anders.

He makes nice marmalade, thanks bro.
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