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Still There

May 01, 2012

Geography was not furthered by the achievement.

Scientific progress didn’t take a giant leap forward.

It was virtually useless, really, in the scheme of things.



Yet the feat knocked the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II off the front pages of British newspapers and made headlines everywhere.

True, it was ridiculously dangerous.

The climbing party, 59 years ago last month, didn't have the benefit that a National Geographic photographer just did, when he was airlifted off the mountain after suffering a possible pulmonary embolism.

In 1953, Edmund Percival Hillary of New Zealand and his companion, Tensing Norgay of Nepal, only lifted each other, becoming the first to reach the top of Mount Everest — at 29,028 feet then, the highest point on earth.

(In case any Everest buffs are ready to pounce, it’s the highest by another foot now due to something called plate tectonics.)



Speaking of feet, there was a question about whose foot got to the summit first and what country should claim credit. 

To prevent war from being declared, expedition leader Col. John Hunt officially announced that the two men had reached the summit "almost together."



Since then, thanks to supplemental oxygen, stronger ropes, tighter-knit teams, close to 2,000 people have reached the Everest summit.

And if you have a lot of cash handy, you might get there also.



But don’t count on it.

The ascension is marked with an icy graveyard littered with remnants of old tents and frozen corpses.

If you don’t slip up on the lower extremes, you’ll still have to contend with a variety of deadly threats, like cerebral edema and a combination of horrific ailments they call “mountain sickness” you don't want to know about.



Which brings us to the age-old question:

Why?  



Scientists have identified a previously unknown gene variant that doubles an individual’s risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

It even has a name: OCD.



At the risk of appearing a simpleton on the subject, I still prefer George Mallory's answer in 1924 when asked shortly before Everest did him in.

“Because it is there.”



J. Peterman

 

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May 01, 2012 12:09 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Life itself is a risk.

But it is one most are willing to take.

May 01, 2012 12:35 AM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

"Every man dies, but not every man truly lives..."

May 01, 2012 1:12 AM
M 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Penn said...

I used to think climbing mountains the cruising altitude of a 747 was purely suicidal. Then, I started to think that perhaps it was about something a lot less selfish.
 
That maybe it was about enduring pain, or how small we are as humans when we stand in the forces of nature.
 
Maybe these experiences remind us to be humble, even if we think we are so arrogant as to think we posses characteristics to be humble about.

more on the honor roll
May 01, 2012 1:19 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

that Men, trees, and mountains all cast shadows, says we are all seen in the eYe of the Lord as His creation, to share this world.

May 01, 2012 6:49 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 spring rain said...

The  Sherpa people are absolutely amazing.  I read a book about a dangerous climb, but sadly several lost their lives in a blizzard. 

May 01, 2012 7:37 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

We all take risks of some sort at some times.  I don't climb mountains, though I did climb cliffs out at Pinacles National Monument in California when I was in my twenties.  And I did go off to war; I went to Vietnam when I could have avoided it.  I took a risk when I went to New York City at age 18 to go to college.  I've had two divorces but am married for a third time.  One wag suggested it was a triumph of hope over reason.  But I am happily married now.  We will celebrate 15 years on July fifth.  Some people seem to need greater risks than others.  Some climb mountains or plunge into the bottom of the ocean.  Others travel up the Amazon to it headwaters or explore dangerous jungles.  And others live in tiny towns and never venture out.  Perhaps it is the triumph over fear to savor the novel and the exciting.  We like our moderate adventures.  We travel out of country and have a wonderful time.

May 01, 2012 8:36 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

I admit, i have never really understood the thinking behind that kind of risk taker. As Lynn said, we all do take risks in our lives......sometimes, as it turns out, foolishly. What we do may seem risky to some: raising a family, facing an illness, falling in love. But I will continue to applaud those for whom that isn't enough while sitting here with my coffee......and hope I don't burn myself.

May 01, 2012 9:44 AM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

"Mountains don't kill people, they just sit there..." As you get some snow on the old rooftop, you realize that the inevitable is hanging out with you like an old glue buddy and no use waking up a sleeping giant like Mr. Death the same way you did when you were young. God's playground can be safe like a baby swing or more daunting like the monkey bars. It's your call. Dying ain't the worse thing that can happen to you. You can kill me but you can't destroy me said Hemingway. I was born and roamed around the Appalachians born of a collision below the surface a billion years ago. I used to get up early to see the purple silhouette of that craggy faced friend, Walden Ridge and knew he could crush me but he didn't; preferring to allow me to determine my own fate. We would climb to the top of the House Rock because it was as big as one and view the kingdom below, the only existence I knew then but later found there were bigger mountains to climb, real and metaphorical. And flying on a plane I would later look down below to the mountain and say "Look up old man. Here I am above you and the echo back in my head was you have no idea where you are young man. Call me in a billion years." Love this topic. Love being a human.

May 01, 2012 9:49 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Dreams and goals are essential for happy and productive lives. IMHO. And as ANDY points out, risks are inherent in every thing we do. I am a lily liver when it comes to possible physical injury for recreational purposes. I will lift a giant stock pot of boiling liquid and pour it or run into the street to grab a stupid pet, but ski? No not for me. On the other hand, my daughter lives to go rock climbing, hiking, white water rafting--all sorts of activities that I would rather be nibbled by ducks than participate in.

However I have never been afraid on any street anywhere. Raising my kids in NYC my husband and others were worried that I was not teaching them to be wary of strangers. That has not turned out to be the case.

But back to the actual topic, I agree with Mr. P that my favorite reply to "Why?" is still "Because its there." I find that I do feel that the need to risk ones life in a death defying adventure speaks to me as perhaps a self esteem issue but if I pursue that now I will be typing here all day.

Pouring rain here, hope you're all having a good May Day! I love May!

May 01, 2012 9:50 AM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

Andy-The most daring thing I've done lately is picked out a "Other than black" pair of socks, as my lovely bride put it.

Today, however, will be different. I have decided to replace a water pump on my youngest daughters front wheel drive automobile. The mechanic we took it too said $1,200.00 which I instructed her would come from her pocket, OR, she could help her old man, and we'd do it together. I have thankfully been blessed with a mechanical ability and the willingness to try, plus, my baby is getting the idea she'd like to wander away from our nest and this might be one of the last big adventures we have together.

College and the rest of her life are next.

May 01, 2012 10:09 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Ummgawa - Good luck! Let us know how you do.

May 01, 2012 10:51 AM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

We are all looking for something ...... It's grandness is in the perspective and eye of the beholder.

I respect a person who conquers fear, takes on challenges and overcomes obstacles. I admire more those who do so and keep it to themselves 'cos they really do great things because such challenges 'are there'; which is reason enough.

Life is too short to be patting one's self on the back for past accomplishments which speak of themselves.....even if only to you.

Jmho.

May 01, 2012 10:55 AM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Umm- Great lesson. My son moved downtown and one of his favorite topics is how much he has trimmed his electric bill. This coming from a guy who had to have his dad go behind him and cut off lights and readjust the thermostat repeatedly. They wander away but they come back to their universal center. In the poker game of life, HOME is an ace in the hole.  

May 01, 2012 11:02 AM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

We all take risks every day.  What makes us different is how we evaluate our risks. I would never climb Everest: I've never had the physical strength. But when I was 17, I left home and went to college 1200 miles away. I thought nothing of it.  When I think about my current daily life, I can't think of any particular risks that I face, but I'm sure if someone more timid than I would evaluate my life, it would frighten them, just as those who climb up sheer faces of rock frighten me.  Yes, not only do we do risky things because "they are there", but because we each feel that they need to be done. We each determine that our action is worth the risk.

May 01, 2012 11:21 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

I really can't add to the eloquence of Miss Penn and Peter Lake.  Well said, you modern sages!

May 01, 2012 11:35 AM
Bwme 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 nachista said...

Tonight I'm going to be dusting off one of my James Ramsey Ullman climbing novels and having a good virtual climb. 
 
I understand in my own way why people climb.  There is something divine about hiking and climbing.  Ancient cultures realized how special these pinnacles were, most of them regarded mountaintops as temples or holy places or even the homes of the gods.  Through mental determination and physical work you can achieve the celestial heights that few seek out and it is a special moment when you reach your first summit. 
 
I've only topped little mountains near my home and then only by hiking, no extreme rock climbing for me, but it is still very special.
 
 

May 01, 2012 11:39 AM
Bwme 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 nachista said...

Or if you are at the Jackson Hole mountain resort ("the village"), you hike to the top of rendezvous peak (over 10,000ft) for a waffle at Corbet's cabin and a free tram ride to the bottom.  I suggest the brown sugar butter waffle.

May 01, 2012 12:09 PM
Walker_gym 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoFirst-review Luddite said...

 
Penny: I know, better than anyone in the world, how humble you are. You can't say it about you, so I will. Your humble observations today, and your generally kind hearted commentaries here, where there often is much preening and posturing, are always worth reading.
"They say every man needs protection. They say every man must fall. Yet I swear I see my reflection, somewhere  so high above this wall."
 
Someday I'll climb that - one more mountain - and have a talk with Levon.

May 01, 2012 12:23 PM
Img_3899 10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photo Kate of Oak said...

For myself in life I have taken many risk's, however never climbed a big mountain. Camping alone..yes..hiking lone trails in Oregon, yes..2 divorces...yes...working hard, and seeing that I have started my 26th year with my company..YES! And..better yet, enjoying my job. Lynn's comment about a happy 3rd marriage..gives me courage to even give thought to, perhaps that will happen for me one day. As long as he dosnt mind camping and hiking! Smile.

May 01, 2012 12:23 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

I think the climbing fraternity should get together and do a litter pick on Everest. I hear that discarded 'ordinary' litter is an eyesore, not to mention abondoned tents and the frozen corpses of those who didn't make it - or did they? Were they on the way up or down? Who knows. Round here the place swarms with climbers swathed in ropes and clanking with a harness full of climbing kit. And people who hang glide off the top of the cliffs. Alas, my risk taking is reduced to standing on a chair to change a lightbulb.

May 01, 2012 12:24 PM
Img_3899 10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photo Kate of Oak said...

For myself in life I have taken many risk's, however never climbed a big mountain. Camping alone..yes..hiking lone trails in Oregon, yes..2 divorces...yes...working hard, and seeing that I have started my 26th year with my company..YES! And..better yet, enjoying my job. Lynn's comment about a happy 3rd marriage..gives me courage to even give thought to, perhaps that will happen for me one day. As long as he dosnt mind camping and hiking! Smile.

May 01, 2012 12:25 PM
Img_3899 10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photo Kate of Oak said...

For myself in life I have taken many risk's, however never climbed a big mountain. Camping alone..yes..hiking lone trails in Oregon, yes..2 divorces...yes...working hard, and seeing that I have started my 26th year with my company..YES! And..better yet, enjoying my job. Lynn's comment about a happy 3rd marriage..gives me courage to even give thought to, perhaps that will happen for me one day. As long as he dosnt mind camping and hiking! Smile.

May 01, 2012 12:36 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

any day now, any day now....

May 01, 2012 12:59 PM
Bwme 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 nachista said...

Ahhh now the posting poltergeist has attached itself to Kate.
 
Life is full of risks, if we never took risks we would never get out of bed in the morning.  As attractive as that thought is some mornings (scratch that, MOST mornings), I choose not to give in to fear and laziness.  I don't want to be a shell of a person who hides from life.  Whatever the consequence I choose to live my life, work hard, love who I will (even when it isn't reciprocated), and enjoy as much of it as I can...even the difficult stuff, because it makes me stronger.
 
Too much risk mitigation leads to paralysis.  There is freedom in risk.

May 01, 2012 1:12 PM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

n- And as Shaft would say "Right on". Freedom always involves Risk and Risk is not a bad Boardgame either.

May 01, 2012 1:31 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

I did climb this:
http://www.petermanseye.com/photos/283921
And jump this:
http://www.petermanseye.com/photos/283971
All, I am embarrassed to say, just to show off. If she hadn't been there, it wouldn't have occurred to me.

May 01, 2012 2:05 PM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

There are, as mentioned, all kinds of risks. Joining in on this site, entering the talent contest. Many things that to some are seemingly done without thought, to others takes real courage.

May 01, 2012 2:44 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

CAROL................double ditto your 11:21.............................
 
PL....................you sly devil, we got it..................
 
CHEFD...................stop it, seriously........................a food question....................someone recently said that she keeps her garlic in the fridge to keep it fresh & prolong the life of said head (that rhymes!).......................true or not??????????????? Clueless minds would like to know..............................
 
I am off today & climbing no mountains, but I am putting a mountain of melted chocolate on my peanut butter cookies to send to my husband.....................mmmmmmmmmmmm..........chocolate peanut butter cookies..............
 
UMM......................lovely project to do w/ your daughter............................you the man!

May 01, 2012 3:02 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

"Does this taste funny to you?"

May 01, 2012 3:06 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

Camping: the taking up of temporary residence in a place without a well-stocked
bar.
I have known personally only one adventurer and when asked upon his death, to
comment on the non-adventurous experience we shared, the demurral was as subtle
as the slamming of a jailhouse door.
Large and highly regarded in his public feats, he was, in his private comings and
goings, an obstacle to be overcome not to mention a taker of credit undue him.
Interesting to watch, a little of him went a long way.
The funeral comments of his only son said it all: "Dad, you are, in your goneness,
no more remote than ever you were in your fidgety, darting-eyed seldomness. The
only difference is that now all doubts about you actually listening to one whole
sentence are settled."
Small things are enough for me like the mystery of ten pounds of ice cubes in a
urinal… just to add a little fun to relief?
Or the fact that one stuffed shirt can attract wives in numbers greater than one.

May 01, 2012 3:16 PM
Bwme 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 nachista said...

Stoney, my friends in the global network of deva define camping as staying in a motel 6 AND using their complimentary toiletries.

May 01, 2012 3:31 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

in this woild of trouble and woe, try and make people smile, as much when you come, as when you go.......

May 01, 2012 3:39 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

STONEY...................I was just thinking of you! And voila! Do the ice cubes steam???????????????????

May 01, 2012 4:07 PM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

Stoney, that is a sad comment for a son to make.                                                                                                               I had a friend who would not camp.  She called it sleeping on dirt.

May 01, 2012 4:24 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

Isn't it funny, when you think about it...One can only know the highest mountain he or she ever climbed until it has been done, and then maybe years later?

I remember the absolute zenith of my athletic ability. It's a tie between taking on a dude that was almost seven inches taller than me and one hundred pounds heavier. That was my day.

But it's a dead even tie with getting run slap over by a Jeep while bike riding, 22 years ago, laying in a hospital bed for two years, and finally "walking" out...sorta. I win the best scar contest every year at the annual family reunions, barely beating out my dad's brother John. So, something good has come of it.

The big dude caused me to be sore for four days. The second has caused me great pain from the day it happened until this very moment. I can assure you I and not complaining, I have been blessed and given a great life, loving parents and siblings, a wife of 27 years who I still call my bride because I can't believe, even now, she said "yes". Kids and grand kids.

God has been good to me.

May 01, 2012 5:51 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

Stoney/UMMGAWA/Roady~ Heavy, man ( in a good way)!To me, life is a precious gift not to be be unpurposfully endangered. I've known a couple who did not knoe fear ( both dead now) but the people I admire are those who can overcome fear to achieve worthwhile goals...like an eight year old boy I've  known , the oldest able bodied male availabl at the time, who in the wee hours of the dark morning walked two miles through the dreaded "Dead Man Curve" to  get the midwife to deliver my sister-in-law's firstborn...Roady, could I rent your coin-operated mirror? I've posed for pictures at many ribbon-cuttings but that was my highwater mark, I guess.

May 01, 2012 7:28 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Ok, well, bully for them, but climbing huge dangerous mountains is not anywhere on my bucket list, not even at number 5,999. My life has been too precious to me to risk losing it over such as that, or something like jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, or parasailing off a cliff, or bungee jumping off a bridge, or even swimming in shark-infested waters! My nod to danger is driving in the Atlanta traffic a few times a month to see my granddaughter and my kids. That's all I got. No great admiration for those who dare, either. There is such a slim line between heroism and insanity in some of those cases.

May 01, 2012 8:02 PM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Mooseloop ~ Absolutely!

May 01, 2012 8:12 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

Mooseloop~ Well said!

May 01, 2012 8:28 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Thankyew!!! It just bubbles out like that! Sometimes the truth is not a "convenient truth." I realize that National Geographic disagrees, but let the daredevils do their thing and I must do mine....to each his own...."You go climb those mountains, Sherlock!" I will stay right here and read this book, and see that video of your ascent.

May 01, 2012 8:50 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Stoney: I was thinking the same thing. There's one for everyone and more for some and I can't figure it out how this some got more than one.  Life's a mystery.  Played out like a comedy of errors.

May 01, 2012 8:52 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

As for literal climbing:  Ain't no mountain high enough - so I'll just skip the whole thing.

May 01, 2012 8:57 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Daredevils have a different tolerance for danger, they like the rush, they probably like the plunge into the crevasse preceding their deaths, we do not know, because they are not alive to tell us how good it felt - or not.  I just don't much care for pain.  I have had enough physical pain and so I'm spending the rest of my life avoiding it to the best of my ability.  As for mental pain and/or anguish, it's unavoidable, and I wouldn't trade it for anything, the wrestling with the common word, the bare-fisted slugfest with a line that won't rhyme even internally - I like that kind of mental pain...but the physical, I leave it to those brave and sometimes deceased folks between the covers of NG.  I mean, every performer needs an audience and I'm delighted to fill that role.

May 01, 2012 9:13 PM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

The Eiger Sanction is one of my favorite movies about climbers and international intrigue. Eastwood was cool as usual and some great camera work. Third Man on the Mountain was a 1959 Disney Classic about the first ascent of the Citadel that had me on the edge of my seat. I loved James MacArthur's role in that beautiful piece about conquering the mountain that killed his dad but not as much as Spencer's Mountain, a "true" family film of significance and the terrific Wally Cox. Mountains provide a backdrop for good storylines.

May 01, 2012 9:48 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

Nachista, I remember James Ramsey Ullman's White Tower which I read in high school (a very long time ago).  An elderly man in the story said something I still remember: "To know a little less and understand a little more, that is our problem."  Why is it that some of the biggest adventurerss seem also to have the biggest and most vain egos?  And the ability to roll over everyone else?

May 01, 2012 10:00 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

hhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......................

May 01, 2012 10:24 PM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

May 1- National Hamburger Month kicks off- I start at the beginning- 4 bag of Krystal originals- and now a handful of Fruity Tums

May 01, 2012 10:56 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

More falls happen at home....strap on your helmets and hold tight!

May 01, 2012 10:56 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Bebes, the noive of some peoples....... That one almost made me throw up in my mouth a little.........hhhmmmmmmmmmmm indeed!

May 01, 2012 11:05 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

not all mountains are vertical; next time you see a fireman run into a smoke filled building,not knowing if there is a floor,or if the ceiling is about to fall...or the policeman entering to see why someone is screaming....

May 01, 2012 11:08 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

 Capt. Sullenberger, "sully" , placed a ginormus areoplane on top of the water , scarcely larger than a mountain top....

May 01, 2012 11:10 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

William DeBakey reached into a man's chest and installed a mechancal heart...no one had ever reached that pinnacle....

May 01, 2012 11:11 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Chuck Yeager, rememer him? faster than...anything!! and he was sitting in the front of that speeding machine....

May 01, 2012 11:14 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Look around you.....little kid taking his first step....vertical, or, horizontal, same thing.....never went down the 'slide' alone?   "WHEEEEEEEEE"

May 01, 2012 11:16 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

RY, they had a purpose bigger than themselves......

May 01, 2012 11:16 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

oh, and just a couple more....start with C. Colombus, Marko        Polo.....and all of those that wanted to see if there really  was an edge to fall off....

May 02, 2012 12:32 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


My heroes are the nice guys, good husbands, dads, neighbors and friends. I don't care what they've clumb.

bebe ~

Yup.

I marjorie ~

The guy blew two million in trust money on fun and games before dying in someone else's bath tub.

Is it just me or is this place a lot more fun since the Hall boys came aboard?

Park4 ~

I know-ho.







May 02, 2012 1:56 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Stoney~ actually, this place IS just more fun. And thank you for your  serrvice

Honor Roll


I used to think climbing mountains the cruising altitude of a 747 was purely suicidal. Then, I&nb...

-Penn

May. 01, 2012 1:12 AM

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