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Monday
Jul262010

Mountain to climb

An old school friend has sent me pictures of his successful ascent of the Eiger last week - or what he modestly describes as "a long 14-hour day".

Three weeks ago we were knocking back a bottle of red wine HERE plus several pints of Cobra and a curry HERE.

So if he can do it ... No, you're right, I'd probably die in the attempt.

Government warning: do not do this without months of training and professional supervision. Climbing one of Europe's most fearsome mountains could seriously damage your health.

H/T Bill Roberts, photos courtesy Miles Bright

Reader Comments (4)

Wouldnt it have been great Simon, if you had given him a banner to unfurl at the top of the mountain saying 'Save our Pubs and Clubs'
And then send it to the publicity dept of ASH!!!

July 27, 2010 at 9:07 | Unregistered Commenterann

Great idea Ann. It could easily be added to that lower picture with Photoshop...

July 27, 2010 at 9:12 | Unregistered CommenterLiberty

Is he a smoker? That would be one in the eye for ASH who think that we can't stand without wheezing....

July 27, 2010 at 9:57 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

I too have looked down from the Eiger.

There's a railway line that goes up inside the mountain on its way to Jungfraujoch and has windows about halfway up the Eiger's North Face. Much safer and far less effort all round!

July 27, 2010 at 21:38 | Unregistered CommenterRick S

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