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lardbutt


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Not a very romantic topic, but I think it's worth thinking about. Here are a few that I can remember:

John Yablonski
Earl Wiggins
Tobin Sorenson
Derek Hersey
Dan Osman
Rick Cashner
James Lucas
John Bachar
Alain Robert


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JOHNNY WATERMAN and his dad, GUY WATERMAN...


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Earl Wiggins

I thought he died of cancer?


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Dan Osman

wasn't soloing when he died, if you want to be technical about it.


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Wasn't there a guy who had soloed some stuff but then last year fell out of a tree getting some ladies cat and died.


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Wasn't there a guy who had soloed some stuff but then last year fell out of a tree getting some ladies cat and died.

Selfish and egotistical - lives
Selfless and altruistic - worm food

Let this be a lesson to us all.


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Daryl Hatten. From Squamish.


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I know very little about Earl Wiggins, but I read that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Did he have cancer?


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Just curious. What is the point of this thread?

Gene


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Alain Robert ? When?


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Alain Robert ? When?

no, he's not dead, but the OP did include "soloists who've been injured" in his criterion list. IMO that pretty much includes any climber that has ever soloed, since I know very few climbers who have never been injured.
Kinda makes the list pointless too!


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Bacher is certainly not dead either.


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John Yablonski

what happened to him?


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a truly unique climber: Walt Shipley
He died in a river accident tho


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what happened to him?

Suicide I believe.


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Talk about a stupid inappropriate thread. It seems to be based on the premise that you have to be insane to be a good climber. WTF.


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Wow this stuff is crazy soloing must be really dangerous I've started another similar thread on others who have died.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/post/1101112


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WOWIE!!!!
What ridiculous topic......
Well...HERE'S a Few people who were "soloists, but later Died".... :roll:

Hannibal (the one who crossed the alps, dimwits)
Johnny Muir
Ansel Adams
Fred Becky...Is he finally dead yet????
Tenzing Norgay
Sir Edmund Hillary
Chris Bonnington
Warren Harding

JEEEEEZ....ALL those guys DIED after having gone Soloing......
MOst of them of course, died of normal, natural causes, though.....ALthough Harding's demise was somewhat self inflicted....70 years of serious alcohol abuse......
I guess This means that if you SOLO, YOU"RE GONNA DIE........Teeehee tehhheeee HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR


lardbutt


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Sorry, I thought it was obvious. Forum titles need to be short - it should have read "Soloists who have died or fallen and been injured WHILE soloing.


lidosis


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Ok then I think the next point is your list is still wrong.


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In reply to:
Sir Edmund Hillary

According to http://www.deadoraliveinfo.com/...es-nf/Hillary+Edmund, Sir Edmund Hillary is not dead.

:-|


mattq331


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Sir Chris is still running about as well, AFAIK.


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Bonington, Beckey and Hillary are all alive and well. Jesus...


lardbutt


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Ok then I think the next point is your list is still wrong.

uuhhh....ok, how is it wrong?


lucas_timmer


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John Yablonski

what happened to him?

Suicide I believe.
Does soloing a 5.14d count as suicide ??

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