Goto Chockstone Home

  Guide
  Gallery
  Tech Tips
  Articles
  Reviews
  Dictionary
  Links
  Forum
  Search
  About

      Sponsored By
      ROCK
   HARDWARE

  Shop

DMM: DMM "Bug". (Anodised Grey) Great all-rounder with exceptional friction. IMO)- NB NEW lighter model with scalloped sides. Not as pictured. NB Only 3 left!  $25.00
22% Off

Chockstone Photography Australian Landscape Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape Prints





Chockstone Forum - General Discussion

General Climbing Discussion

 Page 36 of 39. Messages 1 to 20 | 21 to 40 | 41 to 60 | 61 to 80 | 81 to 100 | 101 to 120 | 121 to 140 | 141 to 160 | 161 to 180 | 181 to 200 | 201 to 220 | 221 to 240 | 241 to 260 | 261 to 280 | 281 to 300 | 301 to 320 | 321 to 340 | 341 to 360 | 361 to 380 | 381 to 400 | 401 to 420 | 421 to 440 | 441 to 460 | 461 to 480 | 481 to 500 | 501 to 520 | 521 to 540 | 541 to 560 | 561 to 580 | 581 to 600 | 601 to 620 | 621 to 640 | 641 to 660 | 661 to 680 | 681 to 700 | 701 to 720 | 721 to 740 | 741 to 760 | 761 to 764
Author
Quotes
kieranl
3-Aug-2011
10:03:56 PM


Not a quote, but this sign could do your head in.
(p.s. the park now has a name, Mamungari, which I suspect is Pitjantjara for "unnamed")

IdratherbeclimbingM9
4-Aug-2011
12:39:39 PM
On 3/08/2011 kieranl wrote:
>
>
>Not a quote, but this sign could do your head in.

Love it!
It was obviously a sacred ecret spot until ~v

>(p.s. the park now has a name, Mamungari, which I suspect is Pitjantjara
>for "unnamed")

widewetandslippery
4-Aug-2011
2:11:12 PM
from an Eiger Sanction thread on supertopo

Woman Journalist: Tell me, Mr. Bowman, in your opinion do these men climb to prove their manhood, or is it more a matter of compensating for inferiority feelings?
Ben Bowman: Lady, why don't you go get yourself screwed. It would do you a lot of good.


[Hemlock saves Meier from falling off the mountain]
Anderl Meier: You're very good. I have really enjoyed climbing with you.
Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: We'll make it.
Anderl Meier: I don't think so. But we shall continue with style.


And my favorite:

Ben Bowman: Wanna Beer?
Jonathan Hemlock: You gonna call room service?
Ben Bowman: We got beer.
Jonathan Hemlock: If you hauled beer up this rock you're insane!
Ben Bowman: I may be insane, but I'm not stupid. I didn't carry it, You did! It's in your pack.
Jonathan Hemlock: Christ, I outha throw you off this pillar! Besides, It's warm.
Ben Bowman: Sorry, just knew you'd draw the line at haulin' ice.
rockotter
4-Aug-2011
11:55:26 PM
Awesome Dave love your memory, t'was a classic I saw as a lad well before climbing took over ; )

IdratherbeclimbingM9
23-Aug-2011
10:05:16 PM
(A retro-classic):

On 12/08/2008 mikl law wrote:
>You can only have a proper adventure with no planning or skill. Once you have those things sorted it's all a bit spoilt.

kieranl
22-Sep-2011
11:43:34 AM
It’s strange I have never heard of a rogue trader bringing in billions in profits - only the losers are “rogue” traders.
What are rogue traders that make billions called - hedge fund managers?

http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/the-soa-blog/smarter-systems-should-spot-rogue-traders-48435

IdratherbeclimbingM9
22-Sep-2011
12:07:26 PM
simey has been hot lately in the understatement stakes...
(I liked these ones).

On 20/09/2011 simey wrote (comment on photo of the week);
>A photo that captures the full glory of this uninspiring wall.

&

On 21/09/2011 simey wrote (movie review);
>All I can say is - check it out for yourself. Smitten is undoubtedly the best Aussie climbing film made since the last one.

stugang
22-Sep-2011
8:58:16 PM
On 22/09/2011 kieranl wrote:
>It’s strange I have never heard of a rogue trader bringing in billions
>in profits - only the losers are “rogue” traders.
>What are rogue traders that make billions called - hedge fund managers?
>
>
>http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/the-soa-blog/smarter-systems-should-spot-rogue-traders-48435

Rest assured no money has been lost, only redistributed.
kieranl
26-Nov-2011
10:10:20 PM
"It is better to be immoral than mean", Norma Gray, Michael Kirby's Grandmother.

Cool Hand Lock
26-Nov-2011
10:56:37 PM
"'Blaaaaaa"' Natimuk ferral children.

"'Did those kids just bleat at me?"'
Natimuk climber walking past kids into milk bar.

"'Blaaaaaa"' Natimuk ferral children again.

"'Yes."' Another climber.

jkane
1-Dec-2011
10:35:33 PM
On 1/12/2011 in the tyrolean thread Will_P wrote:

"... shut up and get in the haulbag"

IdratherbeclimbingM9
13-Dec-2011
1:39:11 PM
mikllaw on 'venerability factor' as per I.F. Stone.
Duncan
5-Mar-2012
2:26:38 PM
"My rule is: if you can run up it, then it isn’t a climb. I also don’t like the idea of feeling I’m on this hostile mountain, fighting for my life and sanity, trying to juggle the summit or my toes, only to have some miserable fell runner with Vaseline on his balls and nipples jog past me in his dayglo shorts."

-Andy Kirkpatrick

White Trash
4-Apr-2012
2:13:16 PM
On 4/04/2012 mikllaw wrote:
>greg child took a blind man up everest and wrote everest the weird way.
>In th the same way that sex is improved by attempting it in the most uncomfortable,
>inneficient way, go for it.

- on macciza doing a line in the blueys.
One Day Hero
1-Jun-2012
5:33:16 PM
A couple of Mallory quotes, showing how much his attitude has deteriorated recently;

1920's Mallory;
"What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to live. That is what life means and what life is for."

Mallory now;

"What we get from this adventure better be what was promised in the brochure! We do not live and eat to make money. We work and make money so that we can afford to pay brown people to tow us up mountains which are way too hard for us to actually properly climb on our own"

20's;
"The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this; What is the use of climbing Mount Everest? and my answer must at once be, it is no use. There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever.”

now;
"What is the use of climbing Mt. Everest? Well........I'm planning to publish a book, and get on the motivational speaking circuit. A lot of people who don't know anything about climbing will see it on my cv and think it means I'm a bigtime climber........basically it's a career move. My modeling shows that I'll pay the trip off in 2 years with the extra revenue the raised status will generate."

1920's;
“I look back on tremendous efforts & exhaustion & dismal looking out of a tent door on to a dismal world of snow and vanishing hopes.”

now;
"I look back on tremendous efforts and exhaustion........that the Sherpas seemed to go through as they did all the hard work. I was looking out the tent door onto a dismal world of vanishing beer, that hot russian chick stripping for photos, and a patchy internet connection.......the dance party in the HimalayanAdventureExtreeemeConsultants tent was starting to hot up, I wandered over for a boogie."

And the classic:.......

then;
“Why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?"
"Because it's there..........and no one has done it yet, so being the first one to go up there will be kinda cool.........that's the adventurous part, y'know. Being way out there on my own and shit."

Now;
"Mt. Everest? Is that where this fixed line goes? I randomly clipped on back in town and here I am............I'm such a free spirit, I wander wherever the fixed toprope leads.........just me and my jumar, off to see the world"
JohnK
1-Jun-2012
6:44:41 PM
And some more Everest Quotes......

But now that I was finally here, standing on the summit of Mount Everest , I just couldn't summon the energy to care. " Jon Krakauer

"Such arrogance, I believe, is dangerous for any climber, but it is especially dangerous for one who purports to be a Himalayan guide " Jon Krakauer-regarding Anatoli Boukreev and the 1996 disaster

"Well, we knocked the bastard off !" Edmund Hillary, on first climbing Mount Everest
"Wouldn't Mallory be pleased if he knew about this" Sir Edmund Hillary-descending 1953

"The highest of the world's mountains, it seems, has to make but a single gesture of magnificence to be the lord of all, vast in unchallenged and isolated supremacy." George Mallory, 1924

"Oh, the absolute lethargy of 24,600'. You want to pee, and you lie there for a quarter of an hour making up your mind to look for the pee bottle." Chris Bonnington, 1975
"We agreed that this was going to be no ordinary climb. For the time being, Everest was rather more than a mountain." John Hunt, leader of the '53 expedition

"I have not conquered Everest, it has merely tolerated me" Peter Habeler

"All the winds of Asia seemed to be trying to blow us from the ridge." Peter Boardman, 1975, about the South Summit

"We encourage young people to go out and exceed thier goals. Everest is an icon of that" Neil Beidleman

JohnK
1-Jun-2012
6:45:17 PM
....and a few more I guess....

"The wind is the appalling enemy. It is mind- destroying, physically- destroying, soul- destroying..." Chris Bonnington, 1975

"No one remembers who climbed Mount Everest the second time." Na Nook
"Everest for me, and I believe for the world, is the physical and symbolic manifestation of overcoming odds to achieve a dream." - Tom Whittaker

"You've climbed the highest mountain in the world. What's left ? It's all downhill from there. You've got to set your sights on something higher than Everest." Willi Unsoeld

"You feel like you're one giant lung, as if breathing is all there is to life." Mike Groom

"Altitude is the great equalizer" Anonymous

"There was no more grass, no flowers, not even any moss: dusty granite blocks covered the ice and an occasional grinding groan reminded us that we were on a slow-moving glacier." Chris Bonington

"Technique and ability alone do not get you to the top; it is the willpower that is the most important. This willpower you cannot buy with money or be given by others..it rises from your heart" Junko Tabei-1975 after becoming first woman to climb Everest

"I can't understand why men make all this fuss about Everest--it's only a mountain" Junko Tabei

"Mountains don't kill people, they just sit there..." Ed Viesturs

"We just lay on our bellies in the snow, gasping and immobile." Peter Habeler, 1978, first oxygenless ascent [After] the Hillary Step.

"I must make top, you know . I know want go up more but, is not possible to make sponsors if no success here" Mark Batard-tried to reach summit in 24 hours

"Pasang and I, at either end of the break, managed to scramble off the moving sheet of snow, and Riddiford was left suspended between the two of us while the sheet broke into great blocks and slid silently into the trough." Eric Shipton, 1951 on the Khumbu Ice Fall

"Don't forget it's really just a big pile of rocks" David Breashears

"We have founded a support group for Everest climbers called Everest Anonymous, members can call each other up for support when thier thinking about returning to the mountain" David Breashears

"Getting to the summit is optional, getting down is mandatory" Ed Viesturs

"Everest is a matter of universal of human endeavor, a cause from which there is no withdrawl, whatever loses it may demand" G.O. Dyrenfurth

"I have climbed my mountain ,but I must still live my life" Tenzing Norgay

"Hey, look, don't worry too much about me" Rob Hall ..His last words via satellite radio-phone to his pregnant wife in New Zealand

"As far as I knew, he had never taken a photograph before, and the summit of Everest was hardly the place to show him how. Edmund Hillary, referring to the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.

"Pissing through 6 inches of clothes with a 3 inch penis" Anonymous Everest
summiteer when asked what was the hardest thing about climbing Mt Everest

"We will stomp to the top with the wind in our teeth." George Mallory, 1924

"I was in continual agony; I have never in my life been so tired as on the summit of Everest that day. I just sat and sat there, oblivious to everything.. Reinhold Messner, 1980

"The end of the ridge and the end of the world... then nothing but that clear, empty air. There was nowhere else to climb. I was standing on the top of the world." Stacy Allison, first American woman to summit Everest

"I am nothing more than a single narrow gasping lung, floating over the mists and summits." Reinhold Messner

"Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous." Reinhold Messner.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
2-Jun-2012
11:12:22 AM
On 1/06/2012 One Day Hero wrote (some gold) above:
>A couple of Mallory quotes, showing how much his attitude has deteriorated recently;
>(snip)

Link to the post/thread precipitating the ODH response!
JohnK
2-Jun-2012
12:11:33 PM
Really like this one:

"But now that I was finally here, standing on the summit of Mount Everest , I just couldn't summon the energy to care. " Jon Krakauer


Rocksinmyhead
3-Jun-2012
1:09:37 PM
In the spirit of Everest bashing, I liked a quote I read in a magazine article, I think by Greg Child. He may have been quoting someone else.

"just 'cause its the biggest sh!tpile in the world, doesn't make it the best sh!tpile in the world....."

 Page 36 of 39. Messages 1 to 20 | 21 to 40 | 41 to 60 | 61 to 80 | 81 to 100 | 101 to 120 | 121 to 140 | 141 to 160 | 161 to 180 | 181 to 200 | 201 to 220 | 221 to 240 | 241 to 260 | 261 to 280 | 281 to 300 | 301 to 320 | 321 to 340 | 341 to 360 | 361 to 380 | 381 to 400 | 401 to 420 | 421 to 440 | 441 to 460 | 461 to 480 | 481 to 500 | 501 to 520 | 521 to 540 | 541 to 560 | 561 to 580 | 581 to 600 | 601 to 620 | 621 to 640 | 641 to 660 | 661 to 680 | 681 to 700 | 701 to 720 | 721 to 740 | 741 to 760 | 761 to 764
There are 764 messages in this topic.

 

Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | Landscape Photos Australia

Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.



Australian Panoramic | Australian Coast | Australian Mountains | Australian Countryside | Australian Waterfalls | Australian Lakes | Australian Cities | Australian Macro | Australian Wildlife
Landscape Photo | Landscape Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Fine Art Photography | Wilderness Photography | Nature Photo | Australian Landscape Photo | Stock Photography Australia | Landscape Photos | Panoramic Photos | Panoramic Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | High Country Mountain Huts | Mothers Day Gifts | Gifts for Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Mothers Day | Wedding Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Ideas | Fathers Day Gifts | Gifts for Fathers Day | Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Fathers Day | Landscape Prints | Landscape Poster | Limited Edition Prints | Panoramic Photo | Buy Posters | Poster Prints