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paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20730

Hey .... where's his helmet? And the safety ropes? And .... I think this might not be the first time he climbed that route!

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Jessica Sant

Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

Dan Osman is nuts.

5.7 is considered an intermediate climb... and even though I believe he is capable of climbing stuff like 5.13-14... its still a climb you can fall off of.

He's nuts.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24187

Evolution in action.

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Ashok Mash
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stara szkapa
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Originally posted by Jessica Sant:
Dan Osman is nuts.

Or rather was.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
author and iconoclast

Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24187

Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Evolution in action.

Ouch. Kind of an insensitive comment -- a bit too close to home. I just Googled this guy and see that he died in 1998 in a rock climbing accident (or rather, while jumping off a mountain with a rope tied to his ankles, which is sort of rock unclimbing, I suppose). My apologies to anyone I may have offended.
Michael Ernest
High Plains Drifter

Joined: Oct 25, 2000
Posts: 7292

Sounds like he never hurt anyone but himself, although apparently he was a
nuisance on any number of fronts.

The emergency medical response community I was part of was deeply divided over guys like this, who can get into situations that put rescue workers in similar risks.

I guess he died doing what he had to do.

EDIT- just fixed that link for you Michael. - Angela
[ September 11, 2006: Message edited by: Angela Poynton ]

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