November 29, 2019
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I’m so sorry to hear that @bradgobright just died in a climbing accident. He was such a warm, kind soul – one of a handful of partners that I always loved spending a day with. I suppose there’s something to be said about being safe out there and the inherent risks in climbing but I don’t really care about that right now. I’m just sad for Brad and his family. And for all of us who were so positively affected by his life. So crushing. Brad was a real gem of a man. For all his strengths and weaknesses (like his insanely strong fingers, or living out of a Honda Civic…) at the core he was just a good guy. I guess there’s nothing really to say. I’m sad. The climbing world lost a true light. Rest in peace…
You know what they say about what happens when you play stupid games.
A world-renowned American free solo climber has died attempting to descend the side of a cliff face.
Brad Gobright, 31, fell around 300 meters (1,000 ft) to his death in El Portero Chico in northern Mexico.
His companion, fellow climber Aidan Jacobson, 26, fell a shorter distance and survived with injuries.
Gobright was best known for free soloing, or climbing without any safety gear, but at the time the two were abseiling, a technique using ropes.
Abseiling accidents are believed to be the most common cause of fatalities in the sport.
The two men were simul-rappelling – a technique where two climbers descend opposite strands of an anchored rope, with their bodies acting as counterweights to each other – with a 80m rope, the Outside website reports.
Rock climbing has existed as a sport for a long time. Free soloing is a retarded version of rock climbing that is purposefully and unnecessarily dangerous.
Dying is bad and so on, but why was this guy doing this?
Presumably, he was doing it to get laid.
People die doing this all the time.
Wikipedia even has a section on “motivations” in their article on free soloing:
High-profile climbers have cited simplicity and speed with which one can climb as reasons for free soloing, as well as the intense concentration required which brings a Zen-like state of being in the moment. The most successful free soloists also become well known in the climbing community and in rare cases attain notoriety outside the small circle of rock climbers.
The practice is mostly confined to routes familiar to the climber, whose difficulty lies well within the climber’s abilities. However, inherent risks such as loose rocks or sudden change in weather are always present. Some high-profile climbers have died while free soloing, including John Bachar, Derek Hersey, Vik Hendrickson, Robert Steele, Dwight Bishop, Jimmy Ray Forester, Jimmy Jewell, Tony Wilmott, and John Taylor.
They do it to get laid. That is a non-controversial fact.
This is what you have to do to gain the approval of women in the age of the matriarchy.
We need to seriously reconsider the core concept of giving women complete control over mate selection. It simply is not sustainable.
Next we’ll have to start doing Russian Roulette on the street just to get a girl’s phone number.