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Lincoln Hall Dead

MisterGribble
21/03/2012
12:37:56 PM
Another legend passes on......

http://www.smh.com.au/national/mountaineer-lincoln-hall-dead-at-56-20120321-1vj7t.html

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-21/lincoln-hall-dies-in-sydney/3903640

Marssan
21/03/2012
12:45:06 PM
Awwww man.

RIP Lincoln

Climboholic
21/03/2012
12:56:21 PM
Vale Lincon.

This news shocked me as I didn't know he was sick. White Limbo first inspired me to try my hand at mountaineering then Dead Lucky came out... Wow, what a story!

Wiki says mesothelioma is a cancer of the organ linings (often lung pleura), usually caused by asbestos. I wonder if his prolonged exposure at high altitude contributed to this disease?

Sabu
21/03/2012
1:01:31 PM
On 21/03/2012 Climboholic wrote:
>This news shocked me as I didn't know he was sick.

Likewise.

Very sad news. My condolences to his family and friends.

benjenga
21/03/2012
1:24:30 PM
Wow that sux ;(
I was kind of hoping I would open this post and find it was a joke but sadly no.
RIP
Damo666
21/03/2012
1:48:50 PM
Yep, very sad news. A wonderful bloke, always helpful and generous to younger generations of climbers. 'White Limbo' and 'The Loneliest Mountain' are two of the best expedition books ever written. They are a credit not only to Lincoln, but to an era of Australian climbing that was both outstanding and still unmatched.

I spoke to Lincoln late last year, knowing how sick he was. He thought he picked up the mesothelioma when he was younger, not from anything climbing related.

Lincoln always had some funny story to tell about mountaineering in the 80s, not the sort of thing you would ever read. It was always great to see him and have a chat. Like so many others, I will miss him.

Vale Lincoln.
kieranl
21/03/2012
2:30:52 PM
Very sad. I'm surprised at how much this news has affected me because, even though we were contemporaries we only met once or twice. I think that Lincoln in his first NZ season in 1975 was in Malte Brun hut at the same time as me, also in my first NZ season, for a couple of days but the hut was crowded and I have no recollection of him there.
The next time was at Arapiles in, I think 1981. We gave him and Tim McCartney-Snape a ride back to melbourne where they were to give a show about their latest climb - I think it was Ama Dablam. Their alpine bivvies over the years would have been good preparation for the 4 hours trapped in the back seat of Robyn Storer's little Datsun, nursing all of their packs to Melbourne. I don't remember any specifics except that it was a cheerful trip.

kuu
21/03/2012
4:08:23 PM
On Friday 30th March at 12:00 noon on ABC Classic FM, Margaret Throsby will replay an interview with Lincoln. For those not familiar with her programme, it lasts for just on an hour and includes a lot of chat plus (usually) five musical items chosen by the guest that have some particular meaning to them or a special connection with some aspect of their life.

If you can't listen at that time it will most likely be available as a podcast within a day or two of the broadcast, on the Classic FM website:
http://www.abc.net.au/classic/program/midday/

kuu
21/03/2012
4:20:10 PM
More coverage can be found on the ABC Online News website:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-03-21/lincoln-hall-dies-in-sydney/3903640

Perhaps of particular interest here are the hyperlinks to videos of Andrew Denton's talks with Lincoln on the TV programme "Enough Rope"
BA
21/03/2012
5:22:18 PM
I can't believe that there was an insurance company advert at the start of that story.

There's other things I'd like to say but they'd only upset me more (and others as well).

Capt_mulch
21/03/2012
5:29:20 PM
Vale Lincoln, pure legend. Thankyou for the inspiration, your editorial skills, and so much ACT granite.

Capt_mulch
21/03/2012
5:47:06 PM
When I first went to Orroral Tor one of the first climbs I looked at was "Dead Horse Gap
The obvious right angled chimney corner on the river side. Straight up from just inside the chimney and finish up the slab. 30m" Lincoln Hall, solo, 1975. Balls. A big fat granite chimney that curves up to the right, and in the top quarter of it at least you would have to transition to slab climbing. I looked at it seriously and my balls shrunk inside my body cavity.

Capt_mulch
21/03/2012
5:55:18 PM
Old school 14 - 30m off the deck solo? 14?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
21/03/2012
8:14:47 PM
On 21/03/2012 Climboholic wrote:
>Vale Lincon.
>
Likewise, & I too am shocked due to not knowing he was sick.

>This news shocked me as I didn't know he was sick. White Limbo first inspired
>me to try my hand at mountaineering then Dead Lucky came out... Wow, what
>a story!
>
>Wiki says mesothelioma is a cancer of the organ linings (often lung pleura),
>usually caused by asbestos. I wonder if his prolonged exposure at high
>altitude contributed to this disease?

ABC news tonight said he contracted mesothelioma helping his dad build him a cubby house out of asbestos based material when he was a kid.

I really liked the quote they did of him from 'Enough Rope'.
Words to the effect of;
Q 'If you died and were before God, what would he say about you becoming a buddhist'?
A "So, you chose that path. Welcome anyway!"

... We are collectively the poorer for his passing.
My condolences go to his family and friends.

Paulie
21/03/2012
8:53:03 PM
Sad news indeed, a true inspiration in every way...condolences to family and friends.

peterc
22/03/2012
12:33:34 AM
Very sad news. My condolences to all his friends and family.

freepete
22/03/2012
8:49:15 AM
That sucks. What an inspirational human. RIP Lincoln
maxdacat
22/03/2012
10:16:52 AM
On 21/03/2012 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>ABC news tonight
>

A real inspiration....for me beginning with the first australian ascent of Everest.back in 1984, which seemed to be ignored by the news coverage in favour of the more recent "death defying" rescue.

Climboholic
22/03/2012
10:59:01 AM
On 21/03/2012 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>
>ABC news tonight said he contracted mesothelioma helping his dad build
>him a cubby house out of asbestos based material when he was a kid.

Unbelievable! Think of the implications of this... after everything he overcame to survive. How such a seemingly insignificant thing can cause ripples that persist so far downstream and grow into waves that can wash away a giant.

A butterfly flaps it's wings...
hero
22/03/2012
11:50:48 AM
Sh1tty way for a nice guy and Australian climbing great to die.


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