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  • RIP Doug Scott

    One of the truly great Himalayan alpinists.
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/08/sport...ntl/index.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Scott

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    Classic Doug Scott (and I posted this on another thread in the past)....during a two-day stretch when they had run out of food approaching a summit on a pretty technical peak, Scott told young Aussie protege and emerging Himalayan star Greg Child, who was complaining a bit,, "Lad, you'll never find enlightenment on a full stomach."

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    • #3
      I was about 8 years old, when he and Dougal Haston climbed Everest and it was quite big news here in the UK. I remember having an extremely quick bath so that I could watch all of the documentary on the expedition that the BBC showed a few weeks later.

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      • #4
        Just saw this...sad...a professor at Nottingham I knew well had a brother who climbed a few times with Scott.

        I saw a slide show he gave in Boston in the 80s....very entertaining....talking about Everest, the Ogre etc. But the thing I remember was just about every mountaineer in the dozens of slides was dead.

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