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Pate

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 22, 2009 - 07:02pm PT
Let's hear it for Dr. Doom.

Ed Bannister

Mountain climber
Riverside, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 07:10pm PT
I have never read more stirring words about climbing, than Mark's recount of climbing with Jeff Lowe.

wow and Thanks for always being the perfect craftsman with words.
micronut

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Oct 22, 2009 - 07:14pm PT
Kiss or kill is the finest of the written alpine word.

I love Justification For an Elitest Attitude.

I'm a Christian...He's not....definitely....but his writing, lifestyle and devotion to the game are inspiring and something I try to emulate as much as I can in my own way.
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Oct 22, 2009 - 07:18pm PT
"Come back alive
come back still friends
go to the summit
In that order."
Good advise from one who knows. Twight is a post-modern alpine guru of sorts and his writing is, from my perspective, as good, pointed and factual as it gets.
"The only difference between punks and hippies is that punks are angry"
Tony
Alpine Raven

Mountain climber
Eugene, OR
Oct 22, 2009 - 07:20pm PT
I hear he's now into bike endurance racing, 100 miles plus.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 22, 2009 - 07:28pm PT
This is gonna hurt me more than it hurts you...
Ray Olson

Trad climber
Imperial Beach, California
Oct 22, 2009 - 07:33pm PT
I learned more from Twights book than
anything else except Basic and Advanced Rockcraft.

In person Mark is approachable and engaging, takes time,
makes eye contact - no attitude...
as least none discernable in my experience.

His web site is/was a real tool of interesting training ideas,
pretty great, very thought provoking and not based on any
pop trends or dogma - hard core shizzle for sure.

I sent him this email once about "cheating" doing pull-ups -
he fired back a detailed well worded and very accurate explanation,
and agreed with my initial observation.

and those climbs of his - OMG.

MFT is opinionated, and his opinions are anchored in
the real world, right where they should be.

He seems almost more of a scientist, experimenting
with his own mind/body as a test tube using the Alpine
world as a lab.

So thanks Mark Twight, for telling it like it is,
sharing your insights, and stimulating
creative minds worldwide.

oh, one more thing - he has never placed a bolt.
General Ripper

climber
GnarthWest
Oct 22, 2009 - 07:35pm PT
Kit Lewis tells a classic story of driving with Twight over Stevens Pass at night in a snowstorm to go climbing in Leavenworth. Twight was behind the wheel all white knuckles driving at about 15 MPH. Twight's girlfriend was in the passenger seat, while Kit was in the backseat chugging beers. Kit finally got bored of the slow pace and berated Twight's winter driving skills until Twight pulled over and let Kit complete the driving for the rest of the journey at a reasonable pace.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:01pm PT
My wife, the infamous UberBabs, went to Twight's Gym Jones last August. The deadlift is 225. She is 53. Bring it on.

UberBabs deadlifting
UberBabs deadlifting
Credit: Maximus

Most climbers should do lots of these...
Most climbers should do lots of these...
Credit: Maximus

In her own words: "He is inspirational."
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:05pm PT
Wow! Kris, that is impressive! I've also found his work inspirational!!
kevsteele

climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:32pm PT
Mark on Stairway to Heaven, December 1993.
Credit: kevsteele
Ray Olson

Trad climber
Imperial Beach, California
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:39pm PT
BTW, the cover photo on Twights book is
of him doing an actual climb, which he completed
in the alps.

the pic was taken by the guy who motivated him to
write the book, who went to the top and fixed a line.

real simple reason MTF doesn't fake it, he doesn't need to.

Pate

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2009 - 11:41pm PT
Pate

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2009 - 11:45pm PT
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho, also. Sorta, kinda mostly, Yeah.
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:47pm PT
Yeah!
Pate

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2009 - 11:58pm PT
F*#K Yeah!
Pate

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2009 - 12:05am PT
Here's the quote about Lowe at the beginning of Kiss or Kill. Gotta stay true to the real deal if you're going to quote a guy-especially Dr. Doom.

Pate

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2009 - 12:15am PT
Ray Olson

Trad climber
Imperial Beach, California
Oct 23, 2009 - 12:27am PT
at a Neptune's slide show he told his
Nanga Parbat story, its in his book too.

Pate

Mountain climber
MILF Island
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2009 - 12:33am PT
I was talking to him in Boulder years ago. I was buying new tools and asked him what he thought would be the best buy and why.

"Terror-dactyls", he said.

"Why?" I asked.

"Because they look so evil," he answered.

I bought 'em.
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