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Yvon Chouinard

Postby JM21760 » Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:49 am

Yosemite big wall pioneer, Yvon Chouinard. I want to meet this man. I'm pretty square with his beliefs. This is an interview with the legend, which I hope fits into this thread as "Quotes". His adventures are remarkable. Check it out.

http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/200403/interview.asp



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Postby Skibum » Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:37 pm

Yep, he's one of my heros too. I just read his latest book "Let my people go surfing". It was pretty good. :thumbsup:
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He is truly a great pioneer.. self effacing at that.

Postby Bearlover » Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:56 pm

I choose to sleep under a Yvon Chouinard pyramid tent.. simple efficient shelter.. I don't know the guy but judging from his designs.. I like him. Between him and Ray Jardine is a toss up for MVP backcountry enthusiast of the century.
There is a Bear.. Where? Over there!
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Postby mountaineer » Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:28 pm

Chouinard: ...If I were 20 or 30 years younger, I’d get out of the country, because just by living here I feel like I’m supporting the Bush administration.



I invite him to get his arse out now. Statements like that make me inclined to view him as an extremist and forget all of his good accomplishments.

On the flip side, here is a picture of him in the 1950's on the porch of the Jenny Lake Ranger station in the Tetons. My dad took this of Yvon, John Gill, and Ken Weeks clowning around.

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Postby ridgeline » Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:29 am

My Chouinard ski poles are "my lucky poles". Their clothing line is the best, finally a shirt that wicks the way they are supposed to!
http://community.webshots.com/photo/505 ... 9326QlGjVL
There was an article I read once where Yvone said that saying he was a businessman was like saying you were an alcaholic at an AA meeting.
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Postby AldeFarte » Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:57 pm

Ditto's Mountaineer. I can't figure guys like that out. When clinton was busy doing his evil deeds, I just hunkered down and prayed for blue skies. The worm always turns. jls
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