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Brigitte Muir on SBS 16th Jun

Nick Kaz
9:42:18 PM
Just a heads up for those intrested:

In 1988, Brigitte Muir had a goal to climb the seven highest mountains on each of the seven continents. She thought it would take two or three years. Nine years later, after many trials, the deaths of many friends and four attempts at Everest, the goal was met. (Commissioned by SBS Independent, in English) CC."

12:39:06 PM
thanks nick, i was thinking about letting a few people know about this. I tried reading her book but couldn't get through it, television should make it so much easier

1:08:14 PM
>I tried reading her book but couldn't get through it

a few too many stories of lovers and not enough climbing for my liking

The Elk
2:55:38 PM
I thought the book was pretty inspiring. Almost made me want to have a crack at climbing big scary mountains....

I guess it was all the background, and personal journey that made it all more than just a mountaineering book. I appreciate the climbing a little more knowing what made her have a go and what inspired her...

To each their own though, a couple of Joe Simpson's books have frustrated the bejeebies out of me at points.

10:01:22 PM
I guess Simpsons books can get a little samey, and get sidetracked easily, mostly on pesism about why I climb

*my Simpson claim to fame: My aunties doctor used to be Joes friend Tat (mentioned at large in Storms of Silence, perhaps? I forget. It was one of the whingey ones anyway)

1:27:48 PM
So how was the program? I was out bouldering and missed it..

2:27:50 PM
It was certianly entertaining. Some great footage and personal insights into Brigette and her friends climbing experiances. There were lots of great shots of Nati from 20 years ago! Her perseverence to return to Everest year after year was truley inspiring. Aparently she is now taking an extened break from mountaineering, as she saw too many of her close friends killed in accidents.
2:34:10 PM
.. as has several if not many on this forum. Big mountains are dangerous. Food for thought.
- Steve
p.s. just to make sure this isn't ending on too serious a note, saw some of "True Grit" last night - especially the first bit where the guy takes a whipper onto a small cam and nearly hits the ground from the top moves. Those guys are deranged! Neil - if you would like a bolting expedition to the UK I am happy to buy the drill bits.

Nick Kaz
2:42:46 PM
On 17/06/2005 adski wrote:
>So how was the program? I was out bouldering and missed it..

Wish i was so lucky, aparantly my house's tv schedual is locked in and everythign comes second to watching "lost".

2:44:32 PM
On 17/06/2005 gfdonc wrote:
>saw some
>of "True Grit" last night

Hard Grit not True Grit.
2:54:11 PM
On 17/06/2005 Nick Kaz wrote:
>aparantly my house's tv schedual is locked in and
>everythign comes second to watching "lost".

Sounds to me like you need some new housemates, Nick!
4:02:44 PM
On 17/06/2005 nmonteith wrote:
>Hard Grit not True Grit.

Oops that's right I forgot - "True Grit" was the name of a soppy Glen Campbell song from the 70's. Or was it 60's?

Now didn't THAT just spoil everyone's afternoon! (Stop humming)

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