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2004-05-27 03:14:16 PM  
I wish the article would have said how long it took them to make the ascent
2004-05-27 03:31:07 PM  
I've seen people trying to post this for about a week now and am shocked this was the headline that was greenlit.
2004-05-27 03:37:53 PM  
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2004-05-27 04:05:33 PM  
Damn, I had fifty dollars riding on Junior Green Jeans.
2004-05-27 04:08:59 PM  
Isn't it about time they put in a trolley ride to the concession stand at the summit? Plenty of people up there these days it seems.
2004-05-27 05:15:49 PM  
He almost didn't make it through the blizzard of ping-pong balls.
2004-05-27 06:25:48 PM  
brap - I think Mr. Green Jeans was the sherpa.
2004-05-27 09:57:19 PM  
"When not climbing the worlds tallest mountains Keeshan is pursuing a double major in religion and molecular biology and biochemistry at Middlebury, and plans to attend medical school after graduation."

Well look at Mr. Goody Two-shoes.
2004-05-27 10:11:17 PM  
2004-05-27 10:12:42 PM  
Well look at Mr. Did Somthing With His Life
2004-05-27 10:12:45 PM  
A native of Greenwich, Con., Keeshan summited Everest just after 9 am local time. He was one of 17 climbers, guides and Sherpas in the AAI expedition to summit. This feat broke the 2-year-old record held by Japans Atsushi Yamada, who was 23 when he completed the Seven Summits.

Take that Japan. Captain Kangaroo's grandson kicked your ass.

/Waits for some asshat to take this seriously.
2004-05-27 10:14:02 PM  

once at the top a bunch of ping pong balls
fell from nowhere.

/really really sorry
2004-05-27 10:15:57 PM  

sorry Jangofett

Lagavulin dulls the senses.

or so i'm told.

2004-05-27 10:18:30 PM  
that captain kangaroo was one wierd cat.

i'll wait for the elevator to be installed.
2004-05-27 10:20:51 PM  
I'd like to be able to say I've completed the Seven Summits, but not enough to actually go to any trouble.

/back to the couch then
2004-05-27 10:21:37 PM  
Who the fark is captain kangaroo?
2004-05-27 10:22:17 PM  
this means captain kangaroo was able to score.

there's hope for all the lonely farkers.
2004-05-27 10:23:04 PM  
whitelighter- you're going to hell for that.

2004-05-27 10:25:20 PM  
No seriously i have no idea who they are/were

/goes back into recluse mode
2004-05-27 10:26:13 PM  
whitelighter- they don't have Captain Kangaroo in England?

Captain Kangaroo was before my time.
2004-05-27 10:27:12 PM  

That's the most astute observation anybody will make in this thread. You win.
2004-05-27 10:27:21 PM  
can't say we do if we have then i never heard of them
2004-05-27 10:28:26 PM  
Captain Kangaroo was this old guy...who had a children's show that was on for like a million years. My dad watched it, it had some puppets on it or something. Like I said, before my time
2004-05-27 10:28:30 PM  
Captain Kangaroo beats all of today's kids shows hands down. The Captain rules. So does his grandson. I wonder if the grandson refers to his grandfather as grandfather clock.
2004-05-27 10:28:40 PM  
Mr. Moose and Mr. Bunny Rabbit unavailable for comment
2004-05-27 10:28:58 PM  
Yeah, well, the grandson of the guy who operated Ebenezer's puppet from Pinwheel just made assistant manager of the Granite Run mall's Brookstone, but you don't see me calling all the papers.
2004-05-27 10:29:00 PM  
on a serious note.. i just finished "into thin air", a book-u-mentary of the expidition that miserably failed and killed around 20 people along mount everest, including two of the top guides in the world at that time. if i had any desire to climb anything before reading that book.. its gone.. and IMO anyone who sets foot on that mountain is farking insane. good reading though.. check it out. (pops)
2004-05-27 10:30:44 PM  
this means captain kangaroo was able to score.

there's hope for all the lonely farkers.

He was also somewhat famous. This man has also nailed more women than any of us can concieve of.
2004-05-27 10:31:44 PM  
everestnews?? must be one of the slowest news sites around.
-march (snowed)
-april (more snow)
-may (NEWS FLASH: donkey died at the base of mountain)

2004-05-27 10:32:07 PM  
2004-05-27 10:34:50 PM  
My money was on the son of Uncle Backwards
2004-05-27 10:36:56 PM  
I think I saw a documentary about that same expedition. Is that the one where the climber is videoing a farewell to his family coz he knows he's gonna die?
2004-05-27 10:37:16 PM  
I bet he can't kick ass at Far Cry (first person shooter, PC) like I can dammitall!!
2004-05-27 10:37:45 PM  
Slow News Day.
2004-05-27 10:39:19 PM  
2004-05-27 10:21:37 PM WhiteLighter

Who the fark is captain kangaroo?

After extensive research, this may be of help. You're welcome.
2004-05-27 10:39:31 PM  
I learned to tie my shoes from Captain Kangaroo. The Captain showed how you can tie your shoes by creating bunny ears with the laces and then looping the ears. Knot soon after, I learned the ropes. (I don't know what's wrong with me tonight.) Really, that method helped me further my independence before I could grasp the proper way to tie a shoe (25 years later:)

- The Captain was a nice fellow and when I saw the headline I thought of some guy leaping up the Mountain (even though the Kangaroo was about the pockets). I wonder if this guy was shown how to tie his shoe by the Captain, too. The article is about The Captain's grandson's feat isn't it?
2004-05-27 10:41:26 PM  
I didn't get much from that... The equipment was cool though. Why didn't they just say Britton Keeshan just climbed the tallest peak in the world, and he made his trek with this equipment. Oh well, not everybody has the same interests that I do.
2004-05-27 10:44:15 PM  
Is it possible to start a flame war on this subject?
2004-05-27 10:44:39 PM  
I don't recall anyone video taping a goodbye in the book... I think one was able to manage a phone call to his wife though. Most were caught in a surprise blizzard.
2004-05-27 10:45:18 PM  
hate it when i do that
2004-05-27 11:03:11 PM

Holy crap. What kind of news could there be about a mountain?
2004-05-27 11:19:20 PM  
I plan to be the oldest person to finish the 7 summits. I'll get a move on here in about 60 or 70 years.

In other news, I am going to marry Lynne Hill, and our children will finish the 7 summits while still in diapers.

(I think it pops)
2004-05-27 11:20:15 PM  
Okay, it doesn't pop - sue me.
2004-05-27 11:38:23 PM  
Captain Kagaroo was for my generation what sesame street has been to young kids for the past 25 years: educational entertainment.

He was NOT an old man when he started, but he played one on tv. He started the show when he was still a teenager and television shows were broadcast live.

It's true that almost anyone can get to the top of everest these days. The tour company holds your hand and carries the oxygen up ahead of time. But of course that's how Sir Hillory got up there the first time--his sherpa guide pulled him up behind him.

2004-05-27 11:57:58 PM  
"He was NOT an old man when he started, but he played one on tv. He started the show when he was still a teenager and television shows were broadcast live."

If by "teenager" you mean 28 years old you're dead on. It's "Kangaroo" not "Kagaroo" and you might try catching at least one episode in repeats sometime.
2004-05-28 01:10:24 AM  
rythmik1, yeah Into Thin Air was a great book. From reading the news you get the impression that any idiot can summit Everest. That's absolutely not true. It's some scary, dangerous shiat.

Personally, I've only ever climbed one mountain: Mount Rainier. Sidebar: I just decending from the summit of Rainer with 9/11 happened. Anyways, it was hella hard. Rainier is a cakewalk - it's just an endurance trek. But let me tell you, it takes some serious training and it hurts like hell. Everest is difficult beyond the imagination of ordinary mortals. My hat is off to anyone who's even been close.
2004-05-28 01:16:54 AM  
as a climber (since 1980) I am reaaaallly offended by the seven summits thing. It's a matter of money, not talent.

why don't you guys google:
George Lowe
Steve House
"Fred" (Beckey)
Jerzy Kukuczka (far above messner)
Herman Buhl (solo pre gore tex, no O2 of 8,000M peak)
Dave Cheesmond
Mugs Stump
and hosts of others
guys who pulled it out of their ass and completed ascents that truly mean something.

I'll have respect for Keeshan after he solos the NF of Alberta, and even more if he does it in January.
2004-05-28 01:26:37 AM  
He was a genuinely good guy, from what I understand.
I remember his show from my childhood.
I'm glad his son is doing well.
2004-05-28 01:39:52 AM  

Baby Boomers reminise about our beloved Captain
Generation X,Y,Z want to start a flamewar.

I weep for the future.
2004-05-28 01:46:51 AM  
Ahhhh, real mountain climbing, the traditional way; with hand-forged pitons, hemp rope, and oil-cloth and fur clothing. Damned straight!
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