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Jul 5, 2012
Ok, sorry, that was an insensitive topic, but in all honesty, I meant the question.

After watching the triple crown teaser I couldn't help but realize the possibility of my question becoming reality. All due respect to Alex, he is a bad ass in my book, and I look forward to watching his career, I don't think he should stop, nor do I think anyone should be allowed to tell him what to do, but it seems likely that Peter Mortimer might actually be the one to watch it through his lens if it happens.

We have lost so many great free soloists, but that was in an error when soloists were not doing it for the Camera. If you were lucky to snap a photo, good for you, but soloist used to just solo, (Alone)

Seems as though the odds of seeing more stuff on camera is inevitable. With the onset of GoPro's, Social Media, Sponsorships, etc, it seems everyone and their mother is making movies or is a movie production company these days.

Cameras are everywhere and we are starting to see it all, From Avalanche burials through a first hand head cam to this recent find of Russian Base jumping gone bad.

youtube.com/watch?feature=play...

after watching that video the first time my jaw dropped, but then by the third or 4th time it was kind of funny. I know terrible.

Yes, I posted Anonymously, the old AC from back in the day, but I really didn't know how people might react to this topic.
JimReaper
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WHOA, WTF. Looks like that guy prolly sustaind multiple fractures, That was a pretty damn big crater in the snow. mitchy
From nunya gotdamn business.
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Jul 5, 2012
No, I doubt it will be Honnold. Instead, it will be some gumby trying to immitate Honnold, as we've already seen a handful of "retard falls XX feet while free soloing" videos recently.

Also, for every free solo that Honnold does on video, I bet there at plenty more that he does off camera. I don't think he does it for the camera...free soloing at that level is something that has to just be a part of your core.
Ian Stewart
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Jul 5, 2012
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He'll be the first soloist to die because of because of envy aka me shooting him with a paintball gun from above. Jeremy Hand
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Jul 5, 2012
Or a Red Ryder Lever action BB gun. mitchy
From nunya gotdamn business.
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JimReaper wrote:
...first Free Soloist to die on film?...after watching that video the first time my jaw dropped, but then by the third or 4th time it was kind of funny.


Didn't your mama teach you any manners? You're warped, need help and are deserving of a round-house right to your nose. BAM!
ABB
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Jul 5, 2012
Chuck Norris stlye or Bruce Lee style? mitchy
From nunya gotdamn business.
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RJN
The best is the lack of reaction from the camera guy. Not sure if what he saw just happened. And yea honnold will be the first to die on camera. Ryan N
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Jul 5, 2012
I prefer Jackie Chan Style, or even better would be Steven Seagal. I think Steven could woop Bruce's butt.

JimReaper
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Jackie Chan could MAYBE hold his own against a deceased Bruce Lee, But doesn't stand a chance against Chuck. Chuck Norris is a bad mofo, he could fix a wet dream going bad. mitchy
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No. He is generally shot on digi, not film. Sam Lightner, Jr.
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Jul 5, 2012
Two of my all time favorites.



youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature...
JimReaper
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Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Translated Russian story:

"March 8 Konakovo district of Tver region resident of Tomsk jumping with a parachute. In a terrible accident, he did not open, the young man fell to the ground from a great height.

The tragedy occurred on a holiday. 28-year-old Ivan decided to try out new experiences and a parachute jump. For this purpose, he chose to support the power line near the village of Glinka Konakovo district, TIA reported in the press service of the Office of Emergency of Russia in the Tver region. Jump extreme sportsman made​​, but the parachute did not open. Man fell from a height of 150 meters, he was taken to the city Konakovo CRH in a very serious condition.

How to tell the doctors, now a young man is in intensive care unit, he was conscious, but his condition is serious. From the hit man has received numerous injuries: concussion and brain contusion, fracture of the pelvis, spinal injury, contusion of the lung, gemopnevmotoraks (presence of air and blood in the pleural cavity)."
Stich
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DAMN, after i gave myself the once over to determine i was ACTUALLY ok, I would have PUNCHED the belayer in the effing face for dropping me like that. That should teach someone not to let go of the break hand. I'm the MAN you're the HAND don't eff it up. Then i woulda lit up a doobie and thanked god i was ALIVE. mitchy
From nunya gotdamn business.
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MY ANKLES ARE BROKEN!! I'VE GOT BROKEN ANKLES!!!





(the quote now heard from every kid on the chairlift)
Buff Johnson
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It is a good sized roof. Photo: Jimbo
I hope not. 1Eric Rhicard
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Jul 5, 2012
Nice one of Tanner Buff, here is a nice ski one as well.

This skier comes up way short on a gap and goes head first into the wall.

youtube.com/watch?feature=play...!
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Jul 5, 2012
 Morning Dew ,self portrait
IMO this is a disgusting thread. Next thing people will be placing odds and layin down their bets. Just gross. s.price
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after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.
s.price wrote:
IMO this is a disgusting thread. Next thing people will be placing odds and layin down their bets. Just gross.



LOL really dude? If this offends you I suggest you cancel the internet...
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I would like to see this thread die! Kenny Thompson
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Ellingwood Point Summit, Little Bear in the backgr...
skiclimber wrote:
Nice one of Tanner Buff, here is a nice ski one as well. This skier comes up way short on a gap and goes head first into the wall.



Haha now that one's just plain funny!

In reply to the thread title: I sure hope not. Would hate to see that, and Alex is one awesome climber.
Nate Reno
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skiclimber wrote:
Nice one of Tanner Buff, here is a nice ski one as well. This skier comes up way short on a gap and goes head first into the wall. youtube.com/watch?feature=play...!


That is the funniest thing I have ever seen on Youtube, by far.

Please, please, please, keep them coming.
T.C.
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skiclimber wrote:
Nice one of Tanner Buff, here is a nice ski one as well. This skier comes up way short on a gap and goes head first into the wall. youtube.com/watch?feature=play...!


THIS IS GOLDEN. Keep this thread going.
Brendan Blanchard
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Jul 5, 2012
San Juans.
I think it is bad juju to even bring up such a subject about Alex. He is gifted far and above as a climber. Let us enjoy the example he sets, not paint a what if this or that type bs. Life is too short. I too am way more worried about the wannabe solo dogs. Jaaron Mankins
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Jul 5, 2012
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JimReaper wrote:
...Yes, I posted Anonymously, the old AC from back in the day, but I really didn't know how people might react to this topic.


If you feel a need to post under a different name, it's a good sign you shouldn't post. Seriously, while the internet is full of bad taste, this post holds a special place in that realm.
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