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ricknie


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Have you ever offered your condolenced to someone that lost a family member due to.....naw....I won't get started here. Sometimes the trolls get to have their moments.


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Indeed. The devil takes his due. I don't care how long it takes, ricknie. Make it good. Make it right. And I'll be there to buy it in hardcover.


ricknie


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j_ung wrote:
Indeed. The devil takes his due. "

Notice I said troll, not devil. Very big difference


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i was just talking to a mate the other day about this crash (and some mutual friends who benefited enormously from it)... pretty interesting bit of climbing history!
Please let me know when it comes out, i will definitely be buying a copy.


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You can bet that there will be a whole pile of orders for the book from Calgary when you're done. There are a ton of us waiting patently for this one.


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hacksaw wrote:
I'd just like to see the book published, since I'm interested in climbing history. Just like I'm really enjoying reading Pete Takeda's book, An Eye At The Top Of The World. Its about Indian and American climbers placing a atomic powered listening device on top of Nanda Devi in the 1960's.

Ah yes.. the 4lbs of missing (still to this day) plutonium.

Back to the topic at hand,
I'm really frikken curious now which stories that I've heard over the years will turn out to be BS, and which ones had a grain of truth to them. The different versions of the 77 crash have always made for a great campfire tale. As much as want to KNOW, I subscribe to the, "Serve no Wine Before it's Time" philosophy.

the_climber wrote:
You can bet that there will be a whole pile of orders for the book from Calgary when you're done. There are a ton of us waiting patently for this one.

Add me to that list of Calgarians Wink


ricknie


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The different Federal agencies that I have contacted are now coming forward with their info. Sorting through what is fact and what is fiction/legend is becoming very interesting not to mention time consuming.


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ricknie wrote:
The different Federal agencies that I have contacted are now coming forward with their info. Sorting through what is fact and what is fiction/legend is becoming very interesting not to mention time consuming.

Have you thought of hiring a research assistant? Is that something the publisher might consider?


ricknie


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Any funding for this project is coming strictly from me. So far, that's the deal. But, good thought.


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Well then, I have one word to say to you: intern. Smile

Edited to add smiley.


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And by the way, I hope your publisher has some coin laying around to promote this thing. It's got bestseller written all over it.


ricknie


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Posted: Looking for intern to do research for free. No benifits, no recognition, no chance for advancement.


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Who wouldn't want some of that action? Laugh


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No recognition? Better not forget to put their name in the Acknowledgment part of the book at least.....

And....was J_ung hinting that he might like to work on the project?


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ricknie wrote:
Posted: Looking for intern to do research for free. No benifits, no recognition, no chance for advancement.

SOLD, haha.

Can't wait for the book to come out!


ricknie


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Well people are still contacting me with great, first time stories. So as the stories come in, away I go with my finger tips on keys.


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happiegrrrl wrote:
No recognition? Better not forget to put their name in the Acknowledgment part of the book at least.....

And....was J_ung hinting that he might like to work on the project?

Ha! I have my own book to worry about.


boymeetsrock


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Well, it's been like six months since you posted last. Hope you've been getting some good typing in.

I have to admit this is the first time I have patiently/ impatiently awaited a book release before. Tongue

Seriously though I can't wait to read this!!


limeydave


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boymeetsrock wrote:
Well, it's been like six months since you posted last. Hope you've been getting some good typing in.

I have to admit this is the first time I have patiently/ impatiently awaited a book release before. Tongue

Seriously though I can't wait to read this!!

Didn't you see Numb3rs? I think they skipped the book and turned it onto 41minutes of CBS wankage.

Seriously though - yeah, how's the book coming, I have an amazon voucher.


ricknie


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The book goes well. I'm still interviewing people. Not all of them are climbers. Lots of Park Rangers, even a few of those that were a member of the drug organization. They referred to themselves as "The Company".

Right now I'm reworking the time line of events. The Federal agencies that were involved have been coming forward with their info based on my Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Not much news there, but every so often a tid bit that flips everything on its ass, making me go back and re-interview people just to make sure I'm not missing something.

The actual route of the plane vs what the official report was is my lastest focus.


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I can't wait!!!

You should publish the cliff notes first! Tongue


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I climb with a guy who said he guided people to the crash to recover some herbs.

PM me


ricknie


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SGREER, check your email


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There is a story By John Long in his book "Long on Adventure" that has some stuff on this and what the people bought with the money they got from the stash. I think its in the story "birds boys" or "rats", can't remember which one but it was a good story! Tell me if you found out about any more books with this in it, thanks!


ricknie


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Yes John Long has written quite a lot about this event in many of his publications. To date, I have found roughly half of a dozen books written in the fictitious format that addresses this event. Not all by John Long. However, none of them are factual, and most are speculative.

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