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(Boston.com)   Blind mountain climber breaks records, as far as he knows   ( boston.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, height, highest mountains, road racing, slight, Randy Pierce  
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2012-09-16 11:56:37 AM  
By following a dog, who was the third to accomplish this.
 
2012-09-16 12:00:48 PM  
Person seems more able than the editor of this article.
 
2012-09-16 12:03:50 PM  
A pic of the guy taken by his guide on top of the world's tallest mountain...

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2012-09-16 12:05:55 PM  
+1 subby.

I said, PLUS ONE SUBBY!!!
 
2012-09-16 12:06:58 PM  
 
2012-09-16 12:09:16 PM  
I would not want to attempt that. Walking up/down a single flight of stairs in the dark is enough of a challenge for me.
 
2012-09-16 12:10:24 PM  
Yeah but he was still below see level.
 
2012-09-16 12:17:26 PM  
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And to our left is the Arc de Triomphe.
 
2012-09-16 12:25:19 PM  
Niiiiiice, Subs
 
2012-09-16 12:39:19 PM  
Climbing the twin peaks of Kilamanjaro?
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2012-09-16 12:43:14 PM  
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Hmmmmm.... Mt Everest smells awfully rubbery.... And what's with that whirring sound?
 
2012-09-16 12:51:49 PM  
I'm a champion
 
2012-09-16 12:52:58 PM  
I was climbing Mount Willey that day and passed his crew just at the top of the "ladders". The ladders are a series of open log staircases with no railings. The are in sets of 7-12 and some sets are connected to each other by side-stepping from the end of one onto the beginning of another. Other sets are separated by a few feet of difficult terrain. There are about 80 steps all told.

My hiking partner and I had just finished them when we came upon the blind hiker and his group a few feet away. I was tired as hell, but I certainly wasn't going to complain after seeing a blind guy up there. He heard us coming and asked us if we had enough room to pass him.
 
2012-09-16 12:53:28 PM  
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Could easily do that
 
2012-09-16 01:15:39 PM  
 
2012-09-16 01:38:31 PM  

Makh: Person seems more able than the editor of this article.


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Wait for it!

Wait for it!

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2012-09-16 01:49:42 PM  
He didn't lose more than $25, yay
 
2012-09-16 02:05:58 PM  
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Impressed, but ballsier.
 
2012-09-16 02:14:29 PM  

Oldiron_79: I'm a champion


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2012-09-16 03:56:16 PM  

Walker: But he's gay....I mean he's gay....excuse me he's blind


Came here to say this. ;)
 
2012-09-16 04:15:54 PM  
"Next stop, Pike's Peak."
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"As far as I know."
 
2012-09-16 11:18:03 PM  
International Federation of Sport Climbing had their World Championships in Paris this weekend. That included paraclimbing.

Along with competitive amputee climbers climbing harder than I can, they had blind climbers, climbing harder than I can.It was completely inspirational.
 
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