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guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 5, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
DR recently asked me to repost this onto this thread, so here it is.

Climbing Art magazine.

Excerpts from an interview Mort Hempel did in 1986, titled "Minstrel of Despairs." Pat Ament was the interviewer in this wonderful and insightful passage into the life of Mort.

Credit: guido
Credit: guido








JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Jun 6, 2013 - 12:40am PT
Bump for awesome
stunewberry

Trad climber
Spokane, WA
Jun 8, 2013 - 10:13am PT
bump, again. Read every word. Worth keeping on the first page forever.
Anastasia

climber
Home
Jun 8, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
Wow Doug... I hope when I go, you are around to write something so beautiful too. :) That is such an incredible tribute.
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Jun 8, 2013 - 11:51pm PT
Hard to believe that I've missed this thread till now. I've read nearly every word here, shed some tears over the eloquence and love express here, I'm humbled without words of my own to add. Thank you to all who have contributed to this thread and to sharing your views of Chuck's life. I do have a few photos to add:

Chuck Pratt, C4, 1969
Chuck Pratt, C4, 1969
Credit: BooDawg

Chuck Pratt, C4, 1969
Chuck Pratt, C4, 1969
Credit: BooDawg

Chuck Pratt, C4, 1969.
Chuck Pratt, C4, 1969.
Credit: BooDawg

Chuck Pratt and Jeff Dozier &#40;Dr Deeg&#41;, C4, 1969 wearing two of...
Chuck Pratt and Jeff Dozier (Dr Deeg), C4, 1969 wearing two of the sheepskin coats that Dozier had brought back from Afghanistan.
Credit: BooDawg

Hennek, Denny, Pratt, 1969, C4.
Hennek, Denny, Pratt, 1969, C4.
Credit: BooDawg

Chuck Pratt, Summit of Sentinel Rock. Morning after FA of Gobi Wall, 1...
Chuck Pratt, Summit of Sentinel Rock. Morning after FA of Gobi Wall, 1969.
Credit: BooDawg

Chuck Pratt, C4, Afternoon after FA of Gobi Wall, 1969.
Chuck Pratt, C4, Afternoon after FA of Gobi Wall, 1969.
Credit: BooDawg
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Jun 9, 2013 - 06:44pm PT
Nice photos. Thanks for those. Incidentally, the interview of
Mort, called "Minstrel of Despairs," was mine, in the
Climbing Art....

Good to see this thread come up again, to remember our friend.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Jun 9, 2013 - 10:24pm PT
1969 was the last year I ever saw Pratt. It must have been right around the time these photos were taken as that is exactly how I remember him. Thank you for posting them and once again bringing back the memories.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 9, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
Rest day, Tetons summer of 71 with Hennek, Mavis Jukes, Trish dah Dish, Chuck and Dennis Mennek(sic) and lots of Kimchi.........
Hennek and Mavis
Hennek and Mavis
Credit: guido
Mavis and Chuck
Mavis and Chuck
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Credit: guido
Trish and Chuck
Trish and Chuck
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BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Jun 9, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
Over on youtube there is a seven part interview of him in the early eighties when he was guiding in the Tetons. You can tell that it was torture for him, but he chugs beers and makes it through the ordeal.

I remember turning 18 in the Moose Bar in the tetons and going to the bar for my first legal beer. It was in the middle of the day and Pratt was the only other guy in the bar, a few seats down. He seemed to be deep in thought as he nursed a red wine, so we didn't bug him, but of course we recognized him.

It's funny in that interview, because he looks younger than I do now.
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Jun 11, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
Bump
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jun 11, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
Bump
Mimi

climber
Dec 28, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
DR on Chuck Pratt holiday bump!
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