Gaston Rebuffat Travels Beyond the Solar System

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Largo

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Jan 26, 2008 - 02:03pm PT
I remember as a kid trying to look exactly like Gaston, with that super erect posture and the poised but concerned look on his face. He was our spiritual guide. He made the whole thing romantic and imaginitive. He was a soul climber and will always be a hero to me.

JL
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Jan 27, 2008 - 02:03pm PT
Johnny the kid, poised, but concerned. Teflon at Rubidoux, 1972.

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 27, 2008 - 10:39pm PT
That's the way you do it, Le Gaston!


don coyote

climber
mahogany ridge
Jan 28, 2008 - 12:10am PT
Etoile et Tempete was always one of my favorites. Skip the instructional,read between the lines and dig the passion.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 28, 2008 - 08:24pm PT
And the fashion!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 28, 2008 - 10:01pm PT
Could someone please post the entry in the Sheridan Anderson Off Belay calender (alphebetized for your convenience) of Gaston Rabbitfat.

Too much.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 28, 2008 - 10:24pm PT
It is probably a good thing that NASA didn't pick the aid climbing shot that Jaybro posted. Wouldn't want to um, give the, uh, wrong impression with respect to intergalactic hangdogging! That earth cracks are easy! Au contrere! We is wild and crazy, thrill loving folks! LOL

But then again, those extraterrestrials might appreciate a nifty bit of slingwork.

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 28, 2008 - 10:26pm PT
ok NOW i've heard it all;

"intergalactic hangdogging"!!!!!!!!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 29, 2008 - 11:24am PT
Shhhhhhhhhhh! Don't say that so loud they can hear every word!
Larry

Trad climber
Bisbee
Jan 29, 2008 - 08:26pm PT
For Ron.


The bottle under his arm says "Breck."
Trusty Rusty

Social climber
Tahoe area
Jan 30, 2008 - 12:10am PT
Nice post O.D.

In 78 (at 15) Jim Wilson turned me on to Rebuffat's On Ice& Snow & Rock. I became "socially twisted" before finishing the book. A gold line, 12 roped stoppers, and a pair of Vasque vibram sole's coupled with Joe Brown's "Hard Years" put me in the new world. "Games Climber's Play" lead to levels 12 step programs are designated for. At age 42 I realized I had kids and had been divorced for several years, clearly pointing to the need for Rebuffat, Perrin, Brown,& Patey.
Thanks for sharing life's importances.

TR
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 31, 2008 - 01:07am PT
"even the most boorish and arrogant chamonix innkeepers." Too funny Larry.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 8, 2009 - 12:45am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_lhkJWiEGc
dig the belays!



Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Apr 8, 2009 - 01:39am PT
Had "Starlight and Storm" on the Super Topo Book Club a couple months ago along with Lionel Terray's "Conquistadors of the Useless". Both incredible books by leaders / philosophers in the climbing ascent community.
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Apr 8, 2009 - 01:49am PT
Very cool!
Johhny D, can you give us a blow by blow of that last video Ed posted? Your own synopsis will probably be better that a full translation...as i hope you know, I trust your wit!
local

Social climber
eldorado springs
Apr 8, 2009 - 09:46am PT
When we were kids growing up in Denver, we were fortunate to see Gaston give his presentation at South High School, Hans Gmoser's 'Skis over McKinley" at City Park, and Patrick Vallencant's 'El Gringo Eskiador' at Chem 140 in Boulder. Each time, the audience, as knowledgeable as any in the US, was speechless at the end of the show. Very inspiring stuff.
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Apr 8, 2009 - 11:05am PT
i have on snow and rock on my lap. the bonatti footage on the other thread had some dang similar aid climbing shots to old gaston.

i found my dad's copy in the attic when i was a kid. a great inspiration, we used to make up gibberish french mountain songs when we climbed at castle rock. this would have been early 90's if any of saw a couple of weird kids out top roping and leading on slings tied out an old orange 7mm.
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Sep 16, 2010 - 02:44pm PT
...exactly like Gaston, with that super erect posture and the poised but concerned look on his face.

HOH MAHN!. must reserve this page for image (to be scanned) of shirtless largo
emerging fully cut from monzonite in his wide cord knickers, prominent brisket
parting the desert wind, locks unfurled from the mast of a patented skowl.

there's something very alpha about two clumps of fist held wide behind implied holsters.
i took it to be bluster, a grand operatic gesture. relieved to know it was intentionally gastonic
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Sep 16, 2010 - 03:22pm PT
Rebuffat was a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, which I hadn't known.

Apparently no asteroid is yet named for him, but that wouldn't be hard to fix.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 16, 2010 - 08:40pm PT
One will be identified that exactly matches the shape of his hair!
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