1977 Airplane Crash in Yosemite

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Braunini

Big Wall climber
cupertino
Nov 3, 2014 - 01:45pm PT
This made me laugh out loud. Sidmo has had the time to follow this thread for years and type up over 300 posts to it. And Sidmo is a one-thread wonder. He has never posted to any other threads, only to this one.

It's very important that you realize that he could not care less
Synchronicity

Trad climber
British Columbia, Canada
Nov 3, 2014 - 03:14pm PT
Makes you wonder how OCD/narcissistic he can be with things he ACTUALLY cares about....

There are so many interesting offshoots that came from the plane crash and the "gold rush" that followed for the poor climbers of Camp 4 and the adventures that spawned as a result. I've heard several that would make for great storytelling, including one about how a well-known canadian climber who was one of the first up there with a chainsaw cutting through the ice and how he managed to get his loot back across the border into Canada.

Between all the stories and info provided by this "climbers" website and coupled with the backstory of the plane and it's occupants, you've got more than enough info to write a book. Maybe Sidmo is right, are you even working on this anymore? Did you lose interest? Did you realize the task was too great to put into words? The plane crashed in 77, this thread started in 2005, in all that time you still haven't put any pen to paper? If I were you (not only would I be done the book) but I'd take the advice several have given on here and publish the easy story, the gold rush for dirtbags. It's an easy sell a ton of people would love to read. Sure you can claim that climbers are too small a demographic but a lot of mountain literature sells very well. At least well enough for you and Sidmo to get some couples counselling.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Nov 3, 2014 - 03:49pm PT
There are so many interesting offshoots that came from the plane crash and the "gold rush" that followed for the poor climbers of Camp 4 and the adventures that spawned as a result. I've heard several that would make for great storytelling, including one about how a well-known canadian climber who was one of the first up there with a chainsaw cutting through the ice and how he managed to get his loot back across the border into Canada.

I'd like to hear about these and would buy a book that covered this.

I'm not interested in reading about what kind of engine was in the plane, or what kind of sneakers the mechanic was wearing when he last worked on it.
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Nov 3, 2014 - 03:53pm PT
"I've never seen anyone not care this hard" x2

Agree. The amount of hate is sad.
sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Nov 3, 2014 - 10:52pm PT
Oh please. You think I hate licky? Or you? Or any of you faceless phuckheads? Hate's big dude, I don't hate licky. Jeez, thatís like all stupid and stuff. Hold his feet to the fire, he should've published by now, unless he's not going to - coffee with me ain't gonna get it done
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Nov 3, 2014 - 11:14pm PT
Heh. I got your number, "sidmo."
sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Nov 4, 2014 - 09:14am PT
ask Licky when he's going to publish
Licky

Mountain climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2014 - 12:03am PT
I'd think by now sidmo you'd have known the answer to your question. I'll publish when I have the complete story. Period. Would you have me do anything less? Simple question, yes or no?
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Nov 5, 2014 - 01:03am PT
I'll publish when I have the complete story.

There is everyone's answer.

The "complete" story (like every story) will never be known therefore this one will never be written.

Lorenzo

Trad climber
Oregon
Nov 5, 2014 - 01:39am PT

Topic Author's Reply - May 24, 2014 - 12:59am PT
Reilly, there is always only one pilot. The other is the co-pilot. The pilot was married, the co-pilot was not. The pilot was Jon Glisky, his co-pilot was Scott Nelson

Topic Author's Reply - Nov 5, 2014 - 12:03am PT
. I'll publish when I have the complete story. Period. Would you have me do anything less? Simple question, yes or no?


Pretty sure you have the copilot's name wrong. It might be a while if you wait for the complete story.

sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Nov 5, 2014 - 01:52pm PT
YES


Somebody ask Mr. Licky IF he's going to publish
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Nov 5, 2014 - 06:13pm PT
Uh, why not just publish what you have now and do a sequel or addendum?

Are you accounting for diminishing returns?

If after all this time, you don't have 98% of the story, then I'm
gonna have to question your research strategy.

sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Nov 5, 2014 - 07:03pm PT
YEAH LICKY, YOU HEARD HIM - LISTEN UP, DUDE - ZBRO'S RIGHT
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Nov 5, 2014 - 07:32pm PT
I gotta say that getting closer to the ten year mark on this thread that will not die is a high/low water line for this forum. I sincerely hope Itchy and Scratchy work it out and stop all the fightin' and fussin'. Theirs could be a love supreme if they just let it happen.
sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Nov 6, 2014 - 07:47pm PT
Timidity, you're back! Cool! You talk to him, he always listens to you. Ask Licky if he really wants to publish . . . or not?
Braunini

Big Wall climber
cupertino
Nov 6, 2014 - 08:02pm PT
Wow, brief AND coherent

you back on your meds for a little while?
sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Nov 6, 2014 - 09:22pm PT
Brawny! My buddy, get on board, brother - ask Licky if he sent that manuscript to the printers yet
Braunini

Big Wall climber
cupertino
Nov 6, 2014 - 09:24pm PT
I would except i don't really give a f*#k

he can never publish for all i care
sidmo

Sport climber
general delivery
Nov 6, 2014 - 10:40pm PT
see, that's the problem

Licky wants you to care, to wait patiently as he toils away - he wants you to help without thanks, to confess without benefit, to betray without penalty

and to kiss his ace the whole time

everybody ask Licky if he's planning to publish
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 6, 2014 - 10:57pm PT
everybody ask Licky if he's planning to publish

Sometimes it's just about the journey.
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