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  • #16
    Originally posted by nangaparbat View Post
    Dougal Haston was a scottish climber who was part the expedition who made the first ascent of the South-West face of Everest, in fact he was part of the first ropeteam with Doug Scott who climbed the mountain.

    He unfortunately died in an avalanche in the winter of 77 near Leysin in Switzerland.

    Dugal Thomas && Molly McNutt made the FA of the Dugal route on the NW face of Gothics on jul 16, 1966.
    Thanks for the correction NP, I didn't get past "Dugal".
    Last edited by mudrat; 01-30-2014, 07:09 PM.
    May your ambition for the goal allow you to be a student of the journey.

    www.adirondackmountaineering.com

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    • #17
      Dougal Haston

      Following pic from

      http://www.konectdirectory.co.uk/dougal-haston.php



      Dougal Haston on the Hillary Step, just below the Everest Summit, 1975

      Did you know that is partner Doug Scott, who is one of the foremost mountaineer, nearly died at POKO Moonshine due to rockfall when he was standing at the bottom of Gamesmanship 5.8
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      • #18
        Hillary Step looks a little more snow covered than I've seen in recent pics. That's an incredible shot. THanks for the additional facts!
        May your ambition for the goal allow you to be a student of the journey.

        www.adirondackmountaineering.com

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        • #19
          Originally posted by mudrat View Post
          Hillary Step looks a little more snow covered than I've seen in recent pics. That's an incredible shot. THanks for the additional facts!
          The picture was taken on Thursday Sept 25th 1975, i.e. during the post monsoon season, when there is still lots of snow on the mountain.

          The pic of Dougal Haston on the Hillary step is an icon in Mountaineering and was taken by Doug Scott.

          There is an application that tell you which day of the week a given date falls on and can be found here.

          http://www.calculatorcat.com/free_ca..._of_week.phtml
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          • #20
            Pictures

            Some really nice pictures guys.

            Kevin traversing across the face at the top of the rising corner is an absolute winner. I won't bother deconstructing to tell you what I like it, but it is good.
            Mark

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            • #21
              Hey, I was close. Don't I still get a cigar?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by NoTrace View Post
                Hey, I was close. Don't I still get a cigar?
                HAVE A CIGAR from wish you were here Pink Floyd 1975

                Come in here, Dear boy, have a cigar. Come in here, Dear NoTrace, have a cigar
                You're gonna fly high, You're gonna climb high
                You're never gonna die, You're never gonna fall,
                You're gonna make it, if you try; You're gonna climb it, if you try;
                They're gonna love you. They're gonna read your TR.
                Well I've always had a deep respect, Well I've always had a deep respect,
                And I mean that most sincerely. And I mean that most sincerely.
                The band is just fantastic, The team is just fantastic,
                that is really what I think. that is really what I think.
                Oh by the way, which one's Pink? Oh by the way, which one's NP?

                And did we tell you the name of the game, boy? And did we tell you the name of the game, NoTrace?
                We call it Riding the Gravy Train. We call it climbing the biggest face

                We're just knocked out. The mountain is just climbed out.
                We heard about the sell-out. We heard about the past TR
                You gotta get an album out. You gotta get another TR out.
                You owe it to the people. You owe it to the forum
                We're so happy we can hardly count. We're so tired we can hardly walk out
                Everybody else is just green, Everybody else is just green,
                Have you seen the chart? Have you seen the number of reply
                It's a hell of a start, It's a hell of a TR
                It could be made into a monster It could be made into a monster
                If we all pull together as a team. If we all climb together as a team.

                And did we tell you the name of the game, boy?And did we tell you the name of the game, NoTrace
                We call it Riding the Gravy Train. We call it climbing the biggest face

                Lyrics by : Roger Waters
                Last edited by nangaparbat; 02-01-2014, 09:02 AM.
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                • #23
                  What was your descent route? How is the True North Slide doing? Is is skiable yet? Thanks!

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by afroom View Post
                    What was your descent route? How is the True North Slide doing? Is is skiable yet? Thanks!
                    We came down the cable route. I didn't get a good look at True north, but don't imagine it's skiable at the moment. Storm brewing Wed may change that, however!
                    May your ambition for the goal allow you to be a student of the journey.

                    www.adirondackmountaineering.com

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                    • #25
                      An incredibly awesome climb. And the pictures are always appreciated as well.
                      "Victory awaits him who has everything in order luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck." -Roald Amundsen

                      ADK 46- 35/46

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                      • #26
                        That's what I'm hoping! Thanks for the reply. ��

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