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    Alex Hannold: the most interesting man in the world?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR1jwwagtaQ

    The guy is calm + relaxed. He's livin life.

    Even other climbers can't fathom what he does.

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    atleast post the vid in the thread


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    I really like him. If I woke up to the news he was dead I would be sad, but wouldn't be surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommieGunshot View Post
    I really like him. If I woke up to the news he was dead I would be sad, but wouldn't be surprised.
    well, most of his friends in this "sport" have died

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommieGunshot View Post
    I really like him. If I woke up to the news he was dead I would be sad, but wouldn't be surprised.
    Two EXPERIENCED climbers died at El Capitan recently. When Alex free-soloed El Capitan...it HAD TO be a death probability of 4% or more. Think about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckyTheGoat View Post
    Two EXPERIENCED climbers died at El Capitan recently. When Alex free-soloed El Capitan...it HAD TO be a death probability of 4% or more. Think about that.
    the federal govt passed a right to try

    now people on their death bed cant try

    think about that

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    saw his documentary can't remember what channel it was on, that guy is ice cold to climb with no ropes

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    That docu film about him was great
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    I recommend Meru if you want to continue the climbing movie theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byronbb View Post
    I recommend Meru if you want to continue the climbing movie theme.

    thxl checking it out

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    If I had to list my "Top 5 Most Interesting Men in the World"...think this would be my list (off the top of my head):

    *Alex Hannold, rock climber
    *Rob Gronkowski, NFL football player (now retired)
    *Mick Jagger, Rock singer
    *Laird Hamilton, surfer and fitness enthusiast
    *Rocco Siffredi, adult film star

    Sure I'm forgetting someone:
    1) I read that Hannold did in fact take a serious fall earlier in his career. Suffered injuries but really could have died. I imagine he has to check the weather reports closely. Imagine being on the side of a cliff when a thunderstorm opens up.

    2) Gronkowski has been a free spirit that even Tom Brady admires. On field, was unstoppable and gave up his body for the cause. At his peak one of the top PLAYERS in the league (at any position), will go down as one of the three best Tight Ends ever. Was also respected as a teammate. They knew he was working his ass off and would deflect attention in interviews.

    3) Jagger has been the front-man of one of the top-selling rock bands in the world. Has done it over an extended period of time.

    4) Hamilton is married to a model/pro athlete. Job description is "Surf's up in Australia. Let's fly in and do it." Not sure how active he is anymore. Has aged well.

    5) What more needs to be said about Rocco? Guy has unapologetically lived life on his terms. Made good bank in an industry where the most actors work for $400 per shoot. He scoffs at the concept of being monogamous. As if it's the most laughable concept ever.

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    Mods, plz move thread to Saloon. Thanks!

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    Wow....

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    Chucky worry about yourself and not others

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe_Word View Post
    Wow....
    Roscoe, is that a good Wow? Or a bad Wow?

    I think Hannold is a very interesting case study. Completed climbs that most in the community viewed as impossible.

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    That's a definite good wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Chucky worry about yourself and not others
    Goldy, post an Audio clip.

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    The face of Yosemite is a beautiful thing.

    Being frivolous, but I think Captain Kirk was climbing it untethered; and Spock had to appear with an anti-gravity suit.
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