Mans with no hands
October 10, 2000 10:26 PM   Subscribe

Mans with no hands fails to climb Everest. He lost his hands climbing McKinley, which is a sure sign that hands or non-hands you're a crappy climber, pal.
posted by skallas (7 comments total)

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Yeah, he's such a crappy climber he went back to McKinley and successfully climed it after he lost his hands.

Or the way he climbed Mt. Elbrus in Europe, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, and Mt. Aconcagua in South America? What utter crap.

posted by alana at 11:24 PM on October 10, 2000

I like the one where the rapist loses his tongue better.
posted by thirteen at 11:27 PM on October 10, 2000

so he lost his hands pursuing a dream. he's got a lot more guts than those who belittle him.
posted by bwg at 1:05 AM on October 11, 2000

see you on top of Everest, then, Skallas? No? Thought not.
posted by holgate at 6:35 AM on October 11, 2000

Lost his hands pursuing a dream? I thought he lost his hands climbing up a big rock. I mean, I think it's great that a disabled person can do extraordinary things, but you'd think that losing limbs would teach you that you might want to look for your jollies somewhere else. But, to each his own.
posted by Doug at 7:06 AM on October 11, 2000

I've done some reading about mountain-climbing. Hell, I don't even rock climb. But I'm impressed by the goal-oriented personality that it takes to be one of these guys. Most of them really aren't the type to be stopped by a little thing like, um, losing their hands.

Jon Krakauer covered this a little bit in Into Thin Air, and a bit more in Into the Wild, where he talks about the time he almost killed himself climbing a mountain in Alaska. There's a fine line, sometimes, between sure of yourself, and cocky.
posted by dhartung at 11:14 AM on October 11, 2000

Actually Krakauer's first book, Eiger Dreams, covers a whole slew of brushes with death he and other climbers faced on popular peaks and rock faces.
posted by mathowie at 2:13 PM on October 12, 2000

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