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Comments by billl7 (7)


Article: Head Trip
5 out of 5 stars Unsolicited advice outside of the relationship? Abrupt answer? Sounds pretty balanced to me on the surface, maybe even at a deeper level. I do not know Krag but there is quite a bit more to the story that is not yet written here. Looking forward to reading the rest!

Article: Head Trip
5 out of 5 stars Good physicians have the same kind of problems as the rest of us. It was presumptuous to assume he had that much insight into Krag and his family.

"Bring me giants!"

Article: Head Trip
5 out of 5 stars ... presumptuous that he needed to be educated or enlightened, that he was told "what was up".

Article: Head Trip
5 out of 5 stars A day or so ago, I thought for sure there would eventually be an update for two reasons: i) the story does not mention Krag's father; and ii) the basic route on Guides Wall - the area of Krag's accident - appears to have been named after a 1959 ascent by a party that included Willi Unsoeld, Krag's father I believe.

Someone, correct me if I am wrong about these facts.

Article: Head Trip
5 out of 5 stars Found this <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=vys0ULRdAgkC&pg=PA341&lpg=PA341&dq=willi+jolene+krag&source=bl&ots=cwXu8PmvHQ&sig=XaeW6Crd_XfyD2pAWSOjQ2byhMA&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=3&ct=result#PPA341,M1">In Memoriam</a> for Willi Unsoeld who had a wife named Jolene and a son name Krag. Worth reading.

Article: Head Trip
5 out of 5 stars Krag, Thank you for responding - a rare treat for readers to interact a little with an accomplished writer/author.

My main reason for thinking there would be more was because of the widely known history from which you cannot escape. Overall, I agree with jumpingrock and believe I would have come to his conclusion sooner if it had been written by "Sam Jones". As you understand, the climbers in many of us will always want more technical details so I can very well empathize with Hendo.

As the story stands, I am thinking it may be well suited for my non-climbing loved ones. In my view, it comes as close as is practical to communicating what drives us to climb.

Thanks so much! Bill

Article: Head Trip
5 out of 5 stars I am thinking it must remain unfinished. When I try to follow the answers to why I take the risk, I very quickly get into issues that are uniquely me: childhood experiences, the kind of parents I had, my siblings, the spouse and children that I now have, how much or a risk-taker I am or am not, etc.. Others will follow other paths, and it seems problematic for a reality-based essay to capture them all.

The Liberty Bell experience starts to offer one answer, but I suspect for Krag that it merely scratches the surface - just barely. To go any deeper quickly becomes very personal and not something applicable to most.

I will confess that my skills are lacking in terms of abstracting to a level that I feel could be discussed publicly. Maybe someone can articulate for me?