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sungam


Nov 5, 2009, 6:03 AM
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There seems to be a difference. I've met very few climbers who have not heard of the Cirque of the Unclimbables, and of Lotus Flower Tower in particular - but who was the first person to stand atop this pillar of shear granite?
Everybody knows Mallory, Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Edward Whymper and the likes, but let's see what people know about some other famous mountains around the world.

Can anyone tell me (without using google etc. Mad) the people who were first to climb the following mountains:

1)Mont Blanc
2)Denali
3)Lotus Flower Tower
4)Fitzroy
5)The Eiger
6)K2
7)Kilimanjaro
8)Half Dome


In your own time, carry on.


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sungam wrote:
There seems to be a difference. I've met very few climbers who have not heard of the Cirque of the Unclimbables, and of Lotus Flower Tower in particular - but who was the first person to stand atop this pillar of shear granite?
Everybody knows Mallory, Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Edward Whymper and the likes, but let's see what people know about some other famous mountains around the world.

Can anyone tell me (without using google etc. Mad) the people who were first to climb the following mountains:

1)Mont Blanc
2)Denali
3)Lotus Flower Tower
4)Fitzroy
5)The Eiger
6)K2
7)Kilimanjaro
8)Half Dome


In your own time, carry on.

1) paccard and that other guy
2) the sourdoughs,,who cares if they didn't bag the true summit, "couldn't see it from anchorage"
3) sandy bill
4) bridwell
5) clint eastwood, no, heckmair
6) charles houston,
7) some native long before euros
8) royal robbins


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sungam


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Answer edited away. Keeep guessing.


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jcrew


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i thought you'd let a bunch more people flail before you gave all the answers.......more?


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jcrew wrote:
i thought you'd let a bunch more people flail before you gave all the answers.......more?
Yeah, I double checking my facts and gettings some more peaks ready, though maybe I should edit anyways.


olderic


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At least two on your list $5 and #8 - imply a certain route on the formation - the ones perhaps best known to (armchair?) mountaineers. But you did not explicitly name that routes - the answer could be ambigious. Another - #2 - is still conterversial. Some - like a previous post - will give the sourdoughs credit. Others still think Cook got a raw deal. the answers are not always black and white.


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olderic wrote:
At least two on your list $5 and #8 - imply a certain route on the formation - the ones pedrhaps best known to (armchair?) mountaineers. But you did not explicitly name that route s- the anser could be ambigious. Another - #2 - is still conterversial. Some - like a previous post - will give the sourdoughs credit. Others still think Cook got a raw deal. the answers are not always black and white.
Gray answers are the best. It gives a fuller account of the history of attempts on the mountain. Preferably include all info on ascents (whether it be who really climbed the mountain first or the different routes eg Half dome face vs the side) in any answer. Should have said that...


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#2-

Cook lied about it

Team of local gold miners with no mountaineering experience called the Sourdoughs climbed the north summit in an amazing one day 18 hour push from 11,000 feet to the summit and back.

No one believed the Sourdoughs until the Karstens-Stuck party reached the true summit to the south and they were able to see the flagpole that the sourdoughs planed on the north summit.


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