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Kim Carrigan BOOK 3-Mar-2017 At 5:15:58 PM simey
On 3/03/2017 One Day Hero wrote:
>Angie had tons of support and encouragement from the crowd at her local
>gym. What did you think? She was just going to Nowra at 7 years old with
>her non-climbing folks, and working things out?

There are plenty of kids who have parents who climb hard, who go on climbing holidays and have had far more opportunity than Angie ever had, but Angie has chased it harder than any young kid I have seen.

>There are top level crushers living in Canberra, but they have jobs and
>uni, and they don't bum in the you don't realise they exist.

Being a crusher is not enough of a story in itself. You need a few other interesting elements if you want to craft a story. Living in Canberra and holding down a 9 to 5 job doesn't exactly come across as a fascinating story that needs to be told.

>I wasn't that impressed with Valley Uprising for a couple of reasons.
>The most glaringly irritating part was that they edited out non-Americans.
>The offhand dismissal of the mid 80s through to late 90s with "everthing
>went quiet for 15 years" Croft, Skinner and Piana, Florine,
>the Hubers, Houlding? Nup, skip past them and on to the producers mates.

You can't include everyone in a climbing doco on Yosemite, but I couldn't believe that Valley Uprising didn't include Peter Croft.

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